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NCD - Barefaced One10

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SLPimp, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Been looking for a small cab for awhile. Was previously using a Genzler MG12TV as a combo with my MG350.

    After a job loss, I sold a lot, including my Genzler cab. It was 24# and I wanted even lighter.

    I've never owned a single 10" cab before, but have played several 210 variants on stage (Ashen, Carvin, and Raezer's Edge) . The BF has been widely praised on TB as being used for small gigs, which are 90% of what I play.

    Played for 15 or so minutes before I had to hop onto a Zoom call and here are my first impressions:

    - Loud. Loud. Loud. I had to adjust the volume on my MG350 down from where I even practiced with my 210.

    - Moves air. Even at low volumes, my legs got a breeze.

    - Deep. I was worried this would be an issue, having read the cab has its own character and is without a tweeter. Is it deep? Heck yes. I was surprised. I could feel notes, and this gave my MG350 even more weight than it already had. But even with flats on my Reverend, all the notes were even and it took EQ (dialed in high mids) very well.

    - does Genzler justice. The contours on the Genzler amps are great. They don't always come out well on ever cab. I found both the modern and vintage settings popped more with this cab.

    - super light weight, finish is fantastic, yada yada.

    Can't wait to try this in a rehearsal. Who knows when.

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  2. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Glad you pulled the trigger on it! Looks great.
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  3. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Also, I ordered this Sunday and Andertonsgot it to me today. Not bad at all.
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  4. Benko


    Dec 16, 2014
    Tokyo, Japan
    Love mine too! This cab is missing NO low end!
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  5. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    I started my Barefaced journey with the One10, then tried a Two10, then a Super Compact. then came back to the One10 (2 of them, actually). In all my years of playing, it’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Enjoy!
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  6. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    I will. Alex said it might not be for me since I play clean, but I still like this type of character.
  7. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Yup. It's the standard for minimal weight with maximal volume/tone.
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  8. Fun Size Nick

    Fun Size Nick

    Feb 21, 2006
    Hong Kong
    Welcome to the club! Completely agree with you on all those points (except for re Genzler...I've never tried one).

    I got one out of the very first batch made and haven't regretted it.

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  9. EddiePlaysBass


    Feb 26, 2009
    I got a Super Twin (212) myself, and it's probably the best bass purchase I've ever made. If I had the funds, I'd get a One10 just for rehearsal, so I could leave it at the drummer's place. Enjoy your purchase!
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  10. Where / how do you buy Barefaced in the US? Is it still order and ship from Jolly Old ?
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  11. Cowboy in Latvia

    Cowboy in Latvia

    Mar 1, 2015
    Congratulations. It's a great cab.

    I'm still fighting with my workplace to get mine back as they decided to claim it over the summer.
  12. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Ordered from Andertons.
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  13. lermgalieu

    lermgalieu Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Mill Valley, CA
    Love my One10
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  14. BassTank84

    BassTank84 Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Sidney, OH 45365
    Can you explain any differences between the two cabs, genzler vs barefaced? I was thinking of getting a genzler, but now this opens up new options. The genzler 10-2 array is not too much more money than the barefaced, but the barefaced is lighter.
  15. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Here's what I wrote to someone in a PM comparing the BF with the Genzler 112, my last cab. I'll add i owned the BA 10-2 and loved it, but think the 112 is the better of the two. Not much heavier, better for gigs, better form factor. There's a 112V for sale for 650 on eBay and Reverb, btw. There's also a 10-2 on sale for 579, i believe, on reverb.

    "I only have a little time at low volumes to compare them. But the BG requires less output to achieve whisper volumes and still sounds good.

    With my 112 I set the clipping at 12:00 and volume around 9. With the BF i had to cut the clipping to 9.

    I found the tones using the contour to be much different, but the Genzler seems more neutral. I feel more low end with the BF, but response and sound wise I think they're both great. The BF has a down firing port too, which i believe improves bass.

    I'll weigh in more once I have a chance to open it up some more. With rehearsals on hold its hard to really tell.

    Overall, I'm very happy, and the BF was less expensive and lighter. But no tweeter, so no response above 4.5khz."
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  16. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Alright! Another mini-rig of doom.

  17. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    I’d love to try that Genzler 350 with my pair of One10s. I’ve used a GK MB200 for years, but that head looks interesting to me.
  18. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    It's my favorite sub 500w head. It would be more perfect of it were 500w, but it has heft to it that makes up for the power power. And the EQ contours are really great.
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