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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chef, Sep 25, 2012.
The pics are upside down!
what's all that schmootz all over my beautiful cabinet?!!!
by the way---on any cabinet---ArmorAll is awesome! It fills in little scratches and make everything more uniform---cleans everything well too.
The Crazy 8/88 are designed for a different purpose than the Thunderchildren. It's all about which compromise you want. The Eminence drivers give you a lot of notice before they start smacking the back plate. The Faitals are really weird---it's true---I've never heard a driver that sounds so good until it gives up the game. But then it REALLY gives up the game. I consider it a necessity to use a HPF with them. Then you can goose the bass without as much worry.The TC112 is an ASTOUNDING cab as far as maximum volume and tone. It's the flattest cab I've ever played. Sounds just as good on acoustic or electric. And goes louder than it has any right to. Personally I think that it's a smarter design as an 8 ohm cab. A perfect cab to double up on.
The woofer that the Crazy 8/88 uses sure looks to me like the front-runner for a really sweet acoustic session cab, conceding of course that a pair are not going to keep up with a band like a 12" Kappalite woofer will.
I don't want to go head-to-head with the Crazies, so I'll be doing something that is perhaps a bit crazy on its own terms, with the emphasis on playing nicely in a small setting where the other musicians are using acoustic instruments. In fact a while back I was considering doing a wierd little 2x8 cab designed specifically for amplified acoustic guitar, until spending a bit of time on an acoustic guitar forum convinced me that the market for such is actually extremely small, but hey if there's a little market niche over here in bass guitar land I'll sure take a shot at it.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I don't know if crazy in this case means a dipole, speakers in a soup can, or ???, but I have confidence that whatever it is, you'll make it sound great.
except many of us will never carry 2 cabs to a gig. i believe thats the market duke was origionally targeting, while squeezing as much juice out of the modern micro heads as possible with the 4ohm design
Yep. I love my tc115 as the ultimate 1 cab for 90% of gigs situation. At 33 lbs, its a no brainer for me.
I was pro 8ohm at first, but the 4ohm cab in this case makes a lot of sense, since it's designed to be a single cab solution. And with micro heads being what they are, a two amp/two cab solution is a more viable alternative than it's been in the past. Jeez, can they make this stuff any smaller? I'm expecting the next wave of amps to be the size of ball point pens and speakers will be made from assplodium, a little known metal that actually is lighter than air and reduces the weight of the cabinet rather than adding to it.
Thought I should mention---
Due to some serious health concerns I can no longer make composite cabs. I've been dealing with some very bad sinus infections that I've had to take some uber strong antibiotics to take care of. In spite of always wearing an industrial dust mask.
Now I've got dermatitis from the dust. Even while wearing long sleeve shirts and gloves. I love the technology and I've been trying to pretend that it will get better but it's just gotten worse.
The only way to work with the dust is to have complete isolation from it and use industrial dust collection.
I'm finishing the orders I've got but not accepting new orders. Thanks to all who have been supportive.
Sorry to hear that, but of course your health must come first. All the best to you!
Your health is WAY more important than bass cabs, Mike. To your health, sir; to your health.
Sorry to hear that Mike. Your expertise will be missed in that area. I assume wood will still be an option for you and other areas will benefit from your attention.
not sure about the sinuses, but how about something like this for the skin?
Don't blame you a bit, Mike. I've seen how hard you work, and your time and energy ought to be devoted to projects that aren't damaging your health. I have some experience with fiberglass dust, and you lasted far longer than I did. Thank you for building the very best versions of my cabs, and for taking such good care of your (and our) customers.
Man, sorry to hear that, Mike.
I really enjoyed working with you on my compact composite TC115 and Crazy 88.
Mike, you seem to be a man of great integrity and I wish you the best for your health priorities. And, I have seen some of your performance videos --- play the bass, man, you are a great player!
Get well & do your best to stay healthy -- Live long & prosper!
Sorry to hear that, Mike. Get yourself healthy. No doubt, a talented guy like you will have other gigs that allow you to breathe!
Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I am sure you will feel 100% again soon. Getting back to wood isn't all bad either. There have been very famous carpenters. One of which very inspirational. Wood is natural and I look forward and pray for a healthy return.
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