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Glasstone Lil "g" cabs are back

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Drue Williams, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Drue Williams

    Drue Williams Commercial User

    Aug 26, 2013
    Owner of Boom Bass Cabinets
    I have been using Glasstone for the last 3 years
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2014
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  2. It was nice knowing ya Drew. I give this thread 2 hrs before it's shut down.
  3. Steelpulz


    Nov 4, 2003
    Inglewood, CA
    I am tempted to get one.
  4. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    I didn't know they were gone.
  5. telecopy


    Dec 6, 2009
    Where's the other 12" driver? Is it "isobaric" like the Orange cabs? Those cabs seem to have a lot of controversy about the value of the design. Can someone comment about the Glasstone Lil' G? I have to assume they have high quality construction and components. How is the sound? I'm guessing they're aimed at acoustic bass?
  6. telecopy


    Dec 6, 2009
    Also, I like how they nicked the look of the Bag End "Deep Red" series carpeting. I couldn't find that stuff when I searched for it.
  7. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    No, it is down-firing.

    Not specifically.
  8. telecopy


    Dec 6, 2009
    Thanks for the answers. I see the Glasstone 2012 has a hidden driver too. Now, is that 12" in the 2x10 cab in its own chamber?
    If not, isn't it unwise to have different drivers sharing the same volume of space?
    Is the 2012 12" driver crossed over to act as a sub-woofer?
    Is the Lil' G down-firing driver out of phase with the front-mounted driver?
    Believe me, I'm not questioning Glasstone.. I'm just trying to learn. As we know, we see so many opinions around here.
  9. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    There was a reported case of someone using two. The bottom cab vibrated enough to shake the top one off.

    There are several cab designers that would frown on this, as the drivers will react with each other which can effect the impedance curve.
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    They work great with acoustic bass but are designed with electric bass in mind. Where are you located, maybe there's one near you.

    There are people who've never heard them that have strong opinions on them. Now the quality of construction is being questioned again, again with no experience and apparently no interest in the cabs. Take that for what it's worth. I've been gigging my cabs for a couple of years professionally and they don't move around. They do put out a lot of sound.

    An unwise design IME is one that doesn't accomplish its goals. If it sounds great but doesn't conform to how people THINK things should work, the problem is...?

    My advice, check one out for yourself then decide. That's the smart thing to do regardless of what you're looking at.

    They're offered in several carpet colors and now several tolex colors too.

    The 2012 cab is no longer offered. It was superseded by the Lil G. There are a couple of larger cabs, the 2-15 version of the Lil G and the 2-10/1-12 Slap G cab, which isn't just for slap. Both likely as annoying as the Lil G seems to be.
    Last edited: May 27, 2014
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Here's my Slap G, narrower than the 19" rack and came in ~40 lb.


    Here's my Lil G with Genz Benz Shuttle 9.0. My main "big" rig.

    Here's the purple tolex Lil G I use on Sundays. Along with my Kustom KXB500. This easily replaced an SWR Goliath III 410 cab.


    I get nothing but compliments on my sound and the occasional stink eye from the drummer when I'm gone in five minutes. Love the load in/load out with these cabs.
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  12. I've been using my Glasstone LilG with a Orange Terror Bass 1000 for the past month or so. It is a great combination. A lot louder and lighter than my old Mesa Walkabout scout.
  13. Bob-I


    Sep 12, 2014
    One of THOSE :rage:

    I have a rule I imposed on myself years ago, I leave when the last piece of gear is loaded out.

    But I hear you, I love a small light rig. The gig yesterday was one trip, gig bag with bass mic and wires on my back, GK ultralight in my right hand, mic stand in my left. :cool:
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    I work with a variety of bands, each musician is responsible for their gear. And the sound systems are usually hired out. I have no reason to hang around any longer than I have to. I'm not schlepping someone else's gear or providing rides. On to the next job. :D

    I do one trip with:
    Folding aluminum handcart
    One powerful tiny cab
    Computer bag with two amps and accessories
    Heavy duty music stand
    Two bass stands
    Garment bag if needed
    Double gigbag

    Easy. And I typically drive a tiny sports car. :D