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I just got my Accugroove Tri112L

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Nov 16, 2005.


  1. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
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    It sounds AMAZING. So clear, so full... (and so loud)... Wow..

    It makes my alembic sound like a real alembic. Makes my warwick sound like a real warwick. Makes my Lakland sound like a real lakland. It brings out the character of each bass.
     
  2. kjones

    kjones Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2004
    Maryland
    I just got home from playing mine all evening, and you're dead right. Amazing how when I play jazz swing, it's good for that, and when I want to play hard rock it's good for that as well.
     
  3. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Congratulations!

    And I agree with your observation: what you put in is what you get out. Nothing added, nothing subtracted. Very clean and even sound.

    Best cab I've ever used.
     
  4. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    while, i'm not a fan of most 12" loaded cabs, the Tri112 is definitely the BIGGEST sounding 1x12 i've ever used.
     
  5. westland

    westland

    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong

    Congratulations, and welcome to the club. I purchased a Thunderfunk / Accugroove Tri112L two months ago and have been very pleased
     
  6. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Welcome to the club! I am so digging my Tri112/Tri110.
     
  7. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Italy
    Ah ... so NOW you too, my friend, know what the word "sound" means! Welcome to the club! ;)
     
  8. The Tri 112L's are very good aren't they. I have had mine for about a year now and love them too bits.

    Now all you need do is get a second, turn the volume up to 11 and watch your band mates run for cover. :D

    By the way what amp are you using. I use an Accoustic Image which is not that powerful but when I run both my Tri112L's it is very loud. The best bit, as you mention, is their ability to reproduce faithfully what goes into them.

    Matthew
     
  9. DLM

    DLM

    May 25, 2004
    California
    A bass cabinet can sound differently at different levels of volume.

    Do you Tri 112L owners find the cab reproduces a consistent tone at all levels of volume, assuming enough power is being used to drive it?
     
  10. I would say a qualified yes. My rig sounds the same when practicing at home and also when warming up at a gig at a louder volume. However the qualification would be I have not heard it at gig volume on its own, only with other instruments.

    My amp only gives me 200 watts but if I have to go louder I always use the band PA reinforcement and my rig becomes my personal monitor with one cab turned towards the drummer for his benefit. So far I have never lacked volume or tone.

    I use a Clarus [uncoloured] into two Tri 112L's. I use a fretless 7 string bass with both piezo pickups and Bartolini magnetic pickups. I potentially have a lot of notes at my disposal with my 7 tuned B-F and I find the Tri112L's give a consistant reproduction across the entire range. This means that I can go anywhere on the fretboard without any nasty suprises leaping out at me.

    A friend also recently used my rig to run his accoustic guitar and all I had to do was roll off a little bass on the Clarus to get a very faithful copy of his unamped sound. Obviously my bass rig would not hold back on the bass side of things on the accoustic, so rolling the bass off a tad cut the small amount of boom that we could hear. This test above all convinced me of how well the Clarus and the Tri112L's reproduce the instrument and not an interpretation of the instrument.

    Hope this helps

    Matthew
     
  11. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Italy
    I may be wrong but IME it's difficult to find a cab that reproduces a consistent tone across all the frequency spectrum at LOW volume. I've never heard anything that reproduces better than my TF500+Tri112L rig all the nuances of my bass.
     
  12. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Yes, I do. I think that it is one of the strengths of Accugroove cabs. They sound consistent across various volumes. Even a large cab like the Whappo Jr sounds great at a low volume, as well as a loud one. It still retains the tonal characteristics of the instrument, just louder or softer.
     
  13. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Italy
    +1
    Loud or soft always NATURAL!
     
  14. Back on topic,

    Whafrodamus what amp are you using with your new Tri112L?

    Matthew
     
  15. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'm also somewhat new to the Accugroove products, but am officially a permanent addict. I also got the Tri 112L, but just recently picked up a Tri 210L as well (both used/mint).

    I'm continually amazed by the Tri 112's ability to be a chameleon. If you wanna' hear something dangerous, plug an MTD (also known for their clarity) into one with a decent amp. When you get done changing your underwear, post a comment.

    I did it with all my basses, including an MTD, and my wife started complaining about the extra laundry. :)

    Here are my observations:

    +1 on the post where you can really hear the characteristic diffs from bass to bass (as well as between string brands!).

    +1 on the output to weight amazement post.

    And my own - despite the black eye AG's getting about the switch, Dave's customer service is absolutely exemplary, and I continue to be a huge fan of the products and an extremely happy customer.

    P.S. I don't mean to derail this thread about the switch - I only brought it up to emphasize my enthusasm about the products... besides, the 112 doesn't have it. However, if you want to read/discuss it, there's a megathread about it here: Acmeswitch?
     
  16. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Oh, I've used these amps with mine:

    Eden Time Traveler (older - 330)
    EBS HD350
    Mesa Walkabout
    GK 1001RB-II

    Right now, my fave with it is the Eden - just pairs up perfectly with it before you even touch any EQ. As a second fave, probably the Mesa. It's clarity and full but not muddy low end pair super nicely with the Mesa's tooobey goodness. :)
     
  17. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    A couple of weeks ago I played at my town's premier live music venue and was told by the sound guy (best of the three regular knob twisters) that I had one of the best sounds he'd ever heard on that stage. Plenty of national touring acts cross that stage, and the guy is not one to give empty praise, so I count this among the best compliments I've ever received.

    The rig? MTD 535 -> Alembic F-1X -> Crest CA9 -> two Whappo Jr.s

    Truly underwear's worst enemy. :D
     
  18. That sound like a cool rig :cool:

    -Christian
     
  19. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I can both understand that as well as assure you I'd be afraid to play the first note on that rig without a set of large Depends. DAYUMMM!!!! :eek: :D
     
  20. USAJO

    USAJO

    Apr 13, 2005
    On a trade I had the choice of an Epifani T-112 or the Tri-112 older version (I think) I went with the Epi on a hunch and have no regrets but I would love to have one of each to compare.
    My main point is I'm just glad this is a thread gushing about something other than Shroeder cabs.........Bwaaaaa-ha!