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Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Chef, Sep 25, 2012.

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  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
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    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  2. I'll just say 'hi' and 'subscribed'. Will be pounding my TC115 Composite Compact with Aguilar TH500 and the VP5 this weekend. Should be fun... rather large pop/dance band with integrated DJ.
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    "TC212 on order" would be my current contribution..........
     
  4. babebambi

    babebambi

    Jan 7, 2008
    YTZ
    Eagerly waiting for more info / impression of the 12/15
     
  5. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
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    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    My TC112AF is still awesome to me. :)
     
  6. anderbass

    anderbass

    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    Duke, thanks for building that amazing little Hathor 1544 cab, and letting me be one of your beta testers. Its been a really cool experience dealing with you, plus I've ended up owning a really cool cab that's so much easier to tote around!

    Both of my bands are preparing to record new albums, I've already done some live-band test recordings and know I prefer the mic'd tone of the Hathor to any of my other cabs in my bands mix. So I fully expect Its gonna be getting a lot of use both on stage and in my studio!

    I wish I had the talent for posting the elegantly descriptive terms like rpsands, Tom Bowlus or KJung do here on TB, but all I can say Is: I'm just so dam Impressed with the tone, feel and volume-potential of this very cool cab! The fact that its so small, lightweight and easy to tote, is just another plus for me!

    ps:
    I truly wish I would have brought your Hathor 1544 to my big Crescent Ballroom gig (that I'd told you about in our last phone call) instead of my Bergantino NV610, that cab sounded great on stage but (once again) ended up being way overkill for this gig.

    They mic'd my cab with a Sennheiser 421-II (sweet!) through their awesome sounding house PA. They didnt alow me to have a very loud stage volume, (no big surprise there...) so it turns out the Hathor woulda definitely been the better choice... I'm just gonna start bringing the Hathor to all my gigs that have decent PA support, or that call for a reasonably-loud stage volume w/o PA support :cool:

    Sorry for my crappy pic quality here, my camera settings must be all messed up or something...

    But anyways, here's My Hathor 1544 w/my SVT-II:

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    Sideways w/my 1972 SVT blueline:

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    Mesa/Boogie 400+:

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  7. Well that answered one of my questions... The Hathor seems to be 24 or more inches tall and 4 ohms due to being used with an SVT above this post...

    So that question is now down to; Could you rotate the axis of the mids to make it a better sideways cab? If that was how one would use it most of the time?

    In addition to tube amp compliance of the 15/12(24 inches in one direction and 4 ohms).

    I'm asking for others, I simply think these cabs fill a unique market niche that needs them.
     
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
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    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Nice collection of tube heads, there, anderbass. :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :cool:
     
  9. thudfromafar

    thudfromafar

    Dec 12, 2007
    Chicago
    +1

    First pagE!
     
  10. IntrepidCellist

    IntrepidCellist Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Manhattan
    112AF here. Fits between the turnstiles on the subway, and hardly a burden to walk to gigs/jam sessions with. Sounds awesome... just so incredibly clear throughout the range, it makes all the backline cabs just sound "wooly" to me!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass Supporting Member

    TC115 compact composite. Terrific cab - and just 33lbs!! Hats off to Duke & Mike Arnopol!
     
  12. steve_rolfeca

    steve_rolfeca Gold Supporting Member

    After gigging steadily all year with my 112AF, I can't say enough about Duke or the Thunderchild.

    I originally thought that I would end up buying a second one for big/outdoor gigs, but I've gotten through festival season just fine with the one cab. Most of the time, I've got PA support, but it has carried the whole low end in a couple of large venues where I was sure I would need more.

    I will confess that I'm giving some thought to getting a 212AF for some venues, though. Not so much for tone or volume, as to have a taller stack.

    At nearly 6' 3" tall, there are crowded stages where I can't get quite far enough away from the 112AF to hear the highs properly without elevating it. It sounds amazing as a personal monitor when I put it up on my home-made stand, but then it doesn't have quite as much "heft" out in the room. Perfect for jazz and acoustic music, but not quite as satisfying for the louder stuff...

    [​IMG]

    FYI, I haven't had to touch the port plugs, since I started driving it with a G-K MB800 instead of the Streamliner. I was initially struggling with some "woofiness" down low, and kept going back and forth between parametric EQ and the plugs, trying to tune it out.

    In the end, it just turned out to be a not-so-great match between the beautifully voiced lows of the Thunderchild, and the baked-in EQ of the Genz head. I hate to admit it, but once again, Ken Jung turns out to be spot-on with his equipment evaluations...
     
  13. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Here's Walter, and TC my go to rig, for most any gig.

    Ric
     

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  14. 3rdcurve

    3rdcurve Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2008
    Bourbon, MO
    :meh:

    Well, it seems that there are several of you that were disappointed in the streamliner tc pairing. I love my 900 and have been in search of the perfect cab to match it up with. The 212 had me stoked. Do you think the lower tuning of the 212 would lend itself better to the streamliner, or is the baked in tone something that just wont translate well through this series of cabs? I have preferred my amp through my sealed 810e and acme flatwounds(with their super low tuning), as they are nice and tight in the bottom. The TC should get considerably louder than the acmes, and be WAY easier to transport than the 810.
     
  15. 3rdcurve

    3rdcurve Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2008
    Bourbon, MO
    Hi Ken,

    I am flying back into MO this weekend, will this be a STL gig?
     
  16. kringle77

    kringle77 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    Massena NY
    I much prefer the grill on that composite build. Very nice.
     
  17. Mike Arnopol

    Mike Arnopol Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Chicago
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    Owner of MAS Soundworks
    That was probably the first one in the country. We should have more in October.
     
  18. anderbass

    anderbass

    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    Yep 4-0hm and mine measures 25-1/2" to the top of the corner protectors.
    And yes, it sounds amazing with a tube powered SVT's! Plus I can crank-em up to 11 or 12 o'clock and still have a realistic stage volume.

    Thanks Tom!
    I hear you were supposed to be the next beta test dummy, whoops I mean beta tester in-line to flog the Hathor.
    Sorry, I just couldn't let it go, so I had to made Duke a 'deal he couldn't refuse'. So anyway, after he woke up the next morning with that dead horses head on the pillow beside him, he just totally saw things my way... ;)

    But seriously: I hadn't heard, Is Duke gonna build another Hathor 1544 for you to check out?

    Stay tuned to this Bat-channel... I think I've got a really cool Idea for a cloth grill mod on my Hathor. I'll be posting some pics when I get it done :cool:
     
  19. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    9 times out of ten, this works.

    That tenth time, well, that one's rough. :ninja: :bag:

     
  20. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    NE US/CAN line
    I learned a lot from the STL eq primer thread. IME, once I "got over" extreme eq knob twisting and accepted that dialing back the bass to 9 o'clock is "OK", I found the Streamliner to be much more satisfying in a mix......but it's no M9
    :D.

    I think if you love your Streamliner, a TC cab will fly gloriously with it.



     



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