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fEarful™ 12/6 & 15/6 enclosure designs - FREE! (Part III) Getting Green!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Thor, Jul 10, 2009.


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  1. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  3. flight120

    flight120

    Mar 10, 2008
    Denver, CO
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Apparently I'm in too. Having an enthusiastic builder who's excited to do something new and different, I'm getting frequent photo updates already...even without any box construction yet! Yesterday I got a photo of the ply in the back of his truck... ;)
     
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  6. Yeah, I'm here too-although I had to log in on myblackbeery to do it.
     
  7. davio

    davio

    Nov 2, 2006
    Boston, MA
  8. I'm trying to figure out a good tuning frequency for my 2x15 and 2x6.5 design. I'm using the 18 sound 6nd410 and kappalite 3015LFs. After figuring out the internal volume after subtracting bracing, etc... I'm left with ~9.5 ft^3. I was thinking of tuning to around 42-43 hz. Sound reasonable?
     
  9. himppe

    himppe

    Feb 22, 2009
    Finland
    Here you can find 12/6 project pictures I promised to share.

    Actually the cabinet is almost ready by now but unfortunately I don't have a picture from updated situation.
     
  10. NickRich

    NickRich

    Oct 13, 2008
    Quebec, Canada
  11. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
  12. bkim

    bkim

    Apr 28, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    Is anyone running a 15/6 with a Markbass F1? I'm considering building it and was interested if anyone was running that combo and what they think of it.
     
  13. Passinwind

    Passinwind ......Charlie Escher Supporting Member

    We tried an F1 with my 15/6/1 cab (not a fEarful, but pretty danged close) at a GTG a while back. I also tried the Shuttle 6.0 with the same cab at another GTG. They both worked fine, and I could easily gig with either one, but I preferred the Shuttle by a little.

    I didn't really get to wring either one out much though. Personally, I would start at 500 watts@ 8 ohms at the minimum, which is where I'm currently at for gigging. But I am a very soft player by nature, and it typically takes a lot more power to keep me happy than most people go with.
     
  14. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Seattle
    Disclosures:
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    I may be building 3 to 5 fEaRBs - timeline tbd.

    ...and I'm in. :D
     
  15. King David

    King David

    Dec 13, 1999
    Indiana
    The Carvin 6" neo was mentioned in the original thread. Has anyone tried it yet, or have any information/opinions on this?
     
  16. architect

    architect

    Feb 23, 2009
    Netherlands
    2 pictures
    i also made a drawing of 3015lf
    a mesh wrapped around 9mm triplex is in front
    little changes, side panels are bigger, so most panels can have the same width
     
  17. I finally was able to try one of these cabs (and LDS 15/6.5 based on Greenboy's design and Passinwind's crossover). WONDERFUL! Fat, smooth, warm, and a unique combination of both 'tight and deep' (i.e., real bass extension without any boom). VERY nice design, and Don did a very nice job with the cab execution IMO.
     
  18. architect

    architect

    Feb 23, 2009
    Netherlands
  19. mkrtu9

    mkrtu9

    Mar 2, 2006
    Tuscola
    confused.. you like the shuttle but would start at 500 watts at 8 ohms at minimum. Doesn't the shuttle push 375 at 8 ohms? Do you think this is too little to push this cab?
     
  20. I was actually quite surprised at the wump this cab put out using my MB F1. Yes, I had to turn the master up more than on my 4ohm 410's, but it didn't feel compressed or 'underpowered'. This cab design is an uusual (IMO and IME) combination of big lows but also relatively high SPL's.

    That being said, I had the feeling the cab could take a LOT of power, and that, for example, a bridged Eden WT800 or a bridged Hartke LM1000 (or possibly the new Epifani PS1000, that also bridged big power into 8ohms) would really set the cab free.

    I unfortunately didn't have my Markbass LMTube800 long enough to try it with this particular cab desing, but that might be another very good micro option, since it puts out around 500 watts into 8ohms.

    K
     
  21. mkrtu9

    mkrtu9

    Mar 2, 2006
    Tuscola
    I already have the shuttle so that is what is going with my cab. In the process now of building so we'll see if my 375 is good enough. Never heard of the LMTube800 though.
     



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