Alumabass - what do you know. a.s.a.p?!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bassbarbie, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. Anybody out there know anything about Alumabass cabs?

    They seem cheaper than Hartke, and I believe they do a 10 day 'at home' trial. They also seem to be rated at higher powers, though I need to check tomorrow to see whether they are the correct resistance.

    I'm in a hurry to replace my blown Hartkes.

    Any info would be gratefully received!
  2. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I know they got nice reviews in Bassist a couple of years ago. And here´s a link to their site if you didn´t have that:
  3. captainpabst

    captainpabst Guest

    Mar 18, 2001
    hey bassbarbie

    i know you're in a hurry, but once you get thru your current dillemma, you could check out these cabs - tons of power handling and great tone.
  4. Many thanks for that - I'd tried various options but hadn't managed to track them down. They still don't give the resistance ratings or weights, but I'm a little wiser now.

    I know they reviewed some Alumabass stuff in Aug '99 Bassist, but can I find that mag??? :rolleyes: I definitely had it, and I can find every other one!! I shall have to go and rummage under my bed now....

    Meanwhile... Eden cabs look pretty light and powerful too.
  5. Cheers! I'm checking them out now..... then I'll look under the bed! :)
  6. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    If my memory serves me right (can´t find that issue of Bassist but I found a lot of stuff under my bed:D ) the Alumabass cabs got ngative respons for their lack of tweeter in the 410 and for being heavy. Much heavier than Hartkes transporter series.
    I´ve never heard the Acmes but only heard great things about them.
    Hope this helps:)
  7. Mmm I wish I'd read your post before I phoned them. I think they do do a 4x10 with a tweeter now, but I said I wasn't interested in that! Perhaps I should be. I thought a 4 x10 would be trebley enough without one. Funnily enough they don't do a 1x15 with one.

    You're right they are quite heavy, but pretty powerful. The 4x10 is 114lbs!!

    Smartsound do other cabs too - I think mainly for DJs.

    I could get some relatively cheap Carvins, but again the impedance isn't ideal. I'd like a 1x15 and 2x10 again really.

    Anyway I'll carry on hunting......

    BTW there was a lot of fluff under my bed, but not that mag! It's definitely lurking somewhere.

    The acme cabs do look good. I wonder how easy it'd be to lay my hands on some over here.
  8. Matthew West

    Matthew West Guest

    Sep 7, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    Just remember that Acme's are very power hungry.
  9. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    As you are in Europe check out Hevos and I´m sure they´d be as good as Acmes.
    I´m thinking of buying their Donar cab.
    BTW they are not powerhungry as Acmes seems to be.
  10. Hevos is not as good as Acme. You can't compare those two. Hevos builds totally different cabs. While Acme focuses on low end response, Hevos focus on brightness, overall tone and light weight.
  11. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I ment just as good qualitywise and that the sound may be just as good from an other point of view. I´m sure they don´t sound the same and Acmes has better lowend respons. But as the discussion was about Alumabass cabs and those turned out to be too heavy and Acmes are hard to buy in Europe. I simply drew the comparison between Acme and Hevos ´cause they both are small companys building high quality cabs and seem to know the fysics of sound and how to build a great cab. Didn´t mean to step on an Acmelovers toes.;)
  12. captainpabst

    captainpabst Guest

    Mar 18, 2001
    you'd have to call up acme to see about shipping...i'm sure they'd work something out.

    bassbarbie - that 600 watt amp you have is screaming for an acme low b4...;)
  13. I'm working myself up to it...... haven't phoned yet.... but think I might order the Eden 2x10XLT for Saturday and run it with my ailing 2x10 until I can get the Eden 1 x 15 XL to accompany it in a few weeks time. I have a loud gig in 3 to 4 weeks time.
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    A lot of the stuff that people talk about on here is just never available in the UK - there is actually quite a limited range of amplification gear carried by UK dealers. You can get just about any bass - usually at a huge price!! - but I imagine that amps/cabs being much heavier are harder (and more expensive) to export.

    Best stuff I've found in the UK is Eden and Euphonic Audio.

    Eden gear sounds great, but was just too heavy for me, with back problems. Euphonic Audio seem to be perfect for my needs, light compact and excellent "Hi-Fi" sound, but I play different music.
  15. Frustrating isn't it?? ... and the stuff we can get seems so expensive! Anyway I'll stop whinging because I've already parted with my cash.... well thank heavens for credit cards and delivery companies!

    As I've already mentioned on the 'blown it' thread, I've ordered some Edens - a D210XLT and a D118XL and have a weeks approval, so I can send them back if I hate them (???)

    I checked Euphonic Audio on the Overwater Emporium website. Can't remember why I didn't pursue it further - perhaps because of the configurations or because I hadn't heard too much about them.

    The Edens will be heavy, but almost everything seems heavy. I'm just goig to have to start relying on helping hands from men :rolleyes: ah well it could be worse! It's the twisting to get it in and out of the car that's the real killer isn't it??
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I bought my EA cabs on "interest-free credit" from Overwater - they are very much Hi-fi cabs and are light and portable - best sound I've ever heard from a cab; but they are probably not up to the volume/power ratings that you seem to need. Although I seem to remember that somebody on here used 2 EA VL210s with something like a 1,000 watt amp! :eek:

    Eden cabs are rated very highly by most people, but they were just too heavy for me - trolley to the car I suppose? I think that Eden and EA are the best-sounding cabs you can get in the UK, so I'm sure you'll like the ones you've ordered. I had an EA VL208 stolen from my car, recently, so it will be a few months before I can buy any new gear - that's if I don't over-spend at Christmas!! ;)
  17. Sorry to hear you had your cab stolen. I've never lost anything like that, but I do worry about someone carrying off my guitar at the end of a gig. Somehow I don't think anyone will be strolling off with these Edens!!

    Call a present truce at Christmas ;) We sometimes do that in my family because we all hate shopping and most of the presents end up being silly ones anyway. We only buy for the children...... maybe we're just miserable! :)