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Ashen cabs?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by lsabina, Mar 28, 2014.


  1. lsabina

    lsabina Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    WNY
  2. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
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    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Solid wood is kind of not great to make cabs out of, but matters less on little ones with small panels. Don't appear to be made really wrong like some of the mostly about looking fancy sorts, kinda expensive for what they are. Living room cabs.
     
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  4. lsabina

    lsabina Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    WNY
    Looks like the powered one has an EQ too.
     
  5. Allrounder

    Allrounder

    Mar 26, 2014
    I recently purchased one through eBay and can say its great! $390 +$85 shipping to Australia 3012LF, controllable tweeter, 12 kilos, sounds like any good custom boutique cab should. Same ply that markbass use. These guys know their stuff, after many emails to confirm what I wanted ( crossover and all ) they went ahead built my custom cabinet and then emailed me as to when it was going up on ebay, the transaction side of it was painless through PayPal. It's "clear" and "full range" sounding. Well matches my GKMB500. I've played upright>Victor pickups>K&K>MB500 at a wedding and fender h-1> mb500 at a pub love it! I'm a former EVTL15 stalwart of 22years! In with the new
     
  6. Allrounder

    Allrounder

    Mar 26, 2014
  7. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    The 3012LF needs a mid driver. It is not a stand alone speaker.
     
  8. Allrounder

    Allrounder

    Mar 26, 2014
  9. Ashen Amps Official

    Ashen Amps Official

    Yesterday
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    Ashen Amps & Cabs
    Hey Mr. Foxen! We are always looking to learn from our customers and since we are a small start up company each and every opinion that people has is important to us. We want to make our cabs out of the best possible woods/materials and if solid wood has a bad reputation in your opinion we were wondering why it has that reputation? Thanks so much for your feedback!
     
  10. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Disclosures:
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    It has a disproportionately good reputation with respect to its engineering properties for cab making. Engineering things properly is not a matter of opinion, only the choices of what engineering goals you are aiming for depends on opinion. Solid wood is a poor choice for function of cabinets. Good for marketing to people with poor knowledge if you prioritise that over function.
     
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  11. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Aesthetics over function make me wonder what other compromises have been made.
     
  12. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    Lets be fair and give some solid reasoning here. Solid wood is void free, but also resonate and with the grain only aligned one way remains quite flexible.
    OSB and MDF are rigid and void free but are heavy, more susceptible to damage. Plywood while not void free has the gain of the plys layered across each other providing much better structural rigidity over solid wood. This saves great cost over the use of expensive tight grain old growth hardwoods.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015 at 3:02 PM
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