I finally got a chance to make a visit to Dan at the Luthiers Access Group today, and thought that some of you might be interested in what I tried out (and what I thought of it). Although Dan has a stack of great custom, hand-crafted basses, my main purpose was to shop for a new rig. I tried an Epifani 1X12 and 2X10 while using a Glockenklang Soul head, and also tried out one of the new Accugroove cabs. While it would have been fun to demo an El Whappo, the only Accugroove Dan had so far was a 1X12 w/ 6" and 2 tweeters...just as well because I'm trying to move away from my Redhead to something that is more portable and easier for one person to carry. Overall, I was very impressed by the Accugroove. It was very capable as a "stand-alone" cab, although just one would be more appropriate for acoustic gigs than larger venues and more aggressive music. The Accugroove was a great match for the Glock, as my '77 sounded EXACTLY like it should, with no coloration or exagerated "falsely boosted frequencies". The cab was very clean and articulate and accurately reproduced the sound of my bass, but sounded very different from the other "hi-fi" cabs that are very popular now...Epifani, SWR, Eden, Bergantino, EA, ACME, etc. While I was impressed by the fact that the cab doesn't sound "scouped", and truely does sound even and balanced across the sconic spectrum, I felt that the smoothness of the tweeters and overall top-end really destinguished this cab from most other modern cabs. It handled power well and didn't break up under pressure, but sounded very clear and under control. I was very surprised by the fact that the top end did NOT have that same "hiss" or "zing" that so many modern cabs have. I am guessing that the tweeters response characteristics will mean that more ole' school and finger-style players will be much more receptive to this cab than they would otherwise be to a cab that is clearly voiced for slappers and poppers. It would be interesting to hear several of these cabs together, as I think that the capability to fill a room would be much improved. Needless to say, I was impressed. While these cabs might not be for everyone, Accugroove has definately differentiated its product from all other cab manufacturers, and many players may find a cab that meets their needs that has not existed before. Good Job Accugroove.