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DB750 + ACME B2 = Tone Heaven

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by matt11, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. matt11

    matt11 Supporting Member

    May 19, 2006
    Montreal
    People have different ideas about what a good tone is, I know, but I have found MY tone heaven. I play mostly original country/latin/jazzy pop/rock. I play fender P's and J's and use no effects other than an EBS multicomp on Tube setting and sometimes a hint of Analogman chorus. I've been playing either an Eden WT550B or my Aggie DB750 into an Eden 210xst/210xlt rig for the last ten years. I really liked the full Eden rig--which I since sold--but could never find the right cab match for the DB750--and I tried a bunch, including Aguilar cabs. Just picked up a mint second hand Series 2 4ohms Low B2 for $250.00: holy smokes! for my sound (fat, deep, smooth) this rig is unbeatable. The mid-range detail is simply gorgeous with the attenuator almost zeroed, and there is so much smooth thump on the bottom. I slightly roll off the tweeter, and the harmonic content is beautiful, not at all harsh or zingy. The cab is super-accurate (the similarity between the DI-out post-eq tone and the sound from the cab is almost indistinguishable to my ears). Can't recommend this pairing enough for anyone who likes a really smooth, deep, fat but still detailed kind of tone. Now I just need to keep my eyes peeled for a second Series 2 in the Talkbass classifieds!
     
  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    A pair of B2s is my go to system. I would not even try to gig with just one, I own four, but a pair in a vertical stack does everything I ask of them.

    Edit: P.S. The low end out of them is really quite addictive! :D
     
  3. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    ACME makes great cabs. I remember the first time I heard one, some guy in a jazz fusion band was playing through a little ACME 110 (un-mic'd) and I could hear every single note! He was a great player, no slop, but he was getting that Jeff Berlin tone from the early Bruford albums. Sweeeeet....
     
  4. matt11

    matt11 Supporting Member

    May 19, 2006
    Montreal
    You lucky man! I'll be completely rig-fulfilled with just one more! Quick question: are your all series 2? Or do you combine series 2 and series 3?
     
  5. matt11

    matt11 Supporting Member

    May 19, 2006
    Montreal
    Yeah--that's a perfect bass sound as far as I'm concerned.
     
  6. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Series III? Paul has had his Acmes for a number of years, so I doubt very much that any of them is a Series III. If memory serves, two of them are Series I and the other two are Series II. Is that right, Paul? :meh:

    MM
     



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