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Will the rumble 210 bass amp be enough power to be heard over acoustic drumset without damaging speaker due to higher volumes? What would you suggest for additions to maximize sound and/or volume?

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It should be adequate... If necessary put shields around the drumset and tell the drummer to take it easy and don't showboat.

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What you're hearing is FEEDBACK caused by the nearness of the guitar to the amplifier speaker. Always mute it when not in use, or don't move it close to the guitar amplifier speaker when unmuted.

Usually, even though you hear a high-pitched screech, the problem is actually caused by low frequencies, sometimes below the human hearing threshhold (i.e., subsonic) because they are more omnidirectional and thus more easily easily can loop between input (the guitar pickup, especially on a hollow-body guitar) and output (the speaker). The screech frequency is determined by the distance between input and output, determining how quickly the output reaches the input (then loops around through the amplifier). Therefore, reducing the BASS a bit will often alleviate some of the problem.

This is basically the same type of feedback heard when a microphone is turned up too loudly or the mic is pointed at the PA speaker. Avoid those actions and your feedback will be minimized.

Only time and experience will allow you to automatically take actions to avoid feedback. I worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a manager and sound man for rock bands and several nightclubs for 22 years. My college major was Physics (which includes acoustics).

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The woofer would only blow if it was overloaded with too much signal. The common cause of this connecting a speaker of lower power than the amp or ohms than it. The simple way to cut out rumble is at the amp by reducing the bass, however most amps will cut all the bass and not what you want. Another way is a filter designed to cutt bass or low sounds. However your best bet is to use a Graphic Equalizer to control the tone, most have a 31khz control which will cutt the rumble you describe, but keep the wanted bass sound.

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It unfortunately sounds like a blown speaker. Try getting at the speaker and gently moving the cone with your fingers. If you feel a rubbing sensation you will most likely have to consider a new speaker. Make sure you get one with the same impedance (ohms) and the same or better power handling.

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I just fixed my bass amp with a similar problem last week: the problem is related to a loose connection on the PCB board (likely).
A bass amp is a rough place for circuitry: the low rumble and power shake a bass amp more than a guitar amp.
In my case, the power transistors needed to be re-soldered and then the grounding bolts and screws needed to be removed and cleaned because the connection was bad. Remember that when two different metals needed for an electric connection are toughing, there is the likelyhood that corrosion WILL happen.
My bass amp did basically the same thing yours did: sounded good at low volumes, but at higher volumes it would act up.
In short, there is nothing you can do (unless you are a repair person): you need to take it to a local music shop and have a tech fix the intermittant contact problem: someone who knows what they are doing should only take an hour at most.

Hope that helps!
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Replace C21 (10uF/50V) and C38 (2.2uF/50V) and it will work great.

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