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new amp ->glockenklang

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Hannes, May 1, 2006.


  1. Hannes

    Hannes

    Mar 28, 2006
    I played the glockenklang duo 2x10" cab yesterday at my local dealer and was very impressed! :hyper: I want to use it for my db and my eub, can anyone tell me which amp would be good for this cab?
    Has anyone made some (live) experiences with this cab and a doublebass?

    Yes, I used the search function!
     
  2. A Glock Bass Art Classic head would be best for this cab...

    Cheers,

    Vincent
     
  3. 16fuss

    16fuss

    Apr 25, 2005
    i am using a glockenklang space deluxe(12 and a tweeter) with an acoustic image contra amp. it fits very well and i am happy. but- play db only
     
  4. jsbarber

    jsbarber

    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
    I agree with Vunz - if you can afford the Glock BAC go for it, you won't regret it. [If you have the opportunity, audition their Acoustic Art Cabinet, it is supposedly amazing (but amazingly costly as well).] Actually, you might want to audition the double (2X12), depending on your preferences you might like it better than the duo.

    Jim
     
  5. Hannes

    Hannes

    Mar 28, 2006
    The point is that the 200w of the acoustic cab is not enough for me! I would feel safer with the 400w of the duo cab.
    Is the difference between the duo and the acoustic cab huge?

    Do most db players use 2x10" or 2x12" ?

    I'll play the BAC top next week! Here in germany the glockenklang amps are way more affordable ;)
     
  6. I only use one Acoustic Art cab with my double bass, and it is more than enough for me! For electric gigs (when I use my Fichter EUB), I use two.

    Cheers,

    Vincent
     
  7. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I have Duo (and Duo Wedge) an a Space Deluxe, and I am just so very impressed with them. Glockenklang definitely makes some of the best gear on the planet, IME/IMHO. That said, these cabs tend to sound good with every head I have tried with them. Therefore, I'd pick a head that is well suited to doubling and well matched to your needs, and roll with that. Glockenklang cabs are not, IME, cabs that perform drastically differently with different heads. If it's a good head/amp, it should work great with the Glocks.

    That said, some amps to consider would be the EA iAMP 500/800, Walter Woods Ultra, AI Focus (series III), or EBS HD350 (all of which I have tried firsthand), or anything from Markbass or the new Epifani UL-902C, which I have not played, but which receive glowing reviews. And of course, any Glockenklang head would be a safe bet. :smug:

    Tom.
     
  8. Hannes

    Hannes

    Mar 28, 2006
    ok, I'll try the ebs also, I'll get my microbass II next weak :hyper:

    One general question: Do I need a really good poweramp for doubling? It's because I own a Ampeg B4r Top, maybe I could use it with my microbass II or a glockenklang preamp for doubling.
    I know that the preamp is very important for a good sound - i owned many really bad ones, but are poweramps also so important?

    Thx for the answers!
     
  9. bassist14

    bassist14

    Oct 17, 2005
    Germany
    hi hannes

    i would try the markbass lmk
    http://www.markbass.it/products.php?lingua=en&cat=1&vedi=68

    i use one (older model) for db. works good with several pickups without preamp and gets good reviews for bg also(severel threads here on both sides BG/DB) has two channels, 500w at 4 ohm, only 2,9 kg.

    you can send me pm if you like. i can explain better in german...)
     
  10. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Well, I certainly wouldn't recommend that you use a top flight cab and a top flight preamp with a less than ideal amp. I am not familiar with that model, but if it were me, I'd would want to keep my entire signal path "up to snuff." A compact amp like the Focus SA might be a good idea. Or maybe one of those really little Stewart amps.

    Of course, if'n it were me, I'd just haul a big, heavy Crest CA9! :bassist: :D

    Tom.
     
  11. bassist14

    bassist14

    Oct 17, 2005
    Germany
    i agree with tom about the focus.
    but there is really a price-difference here in germany.
    the focus costs about 1700 euro and the lmk ca. 600 euro...
    (i got mine used for 300,-:) )
     
  12. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Good point. And again, I would think that a Markbass head would be a very viable option, from what I have heard.

    Tom.
     
  13. Hannes

    Hannes

    Mar 28, 2006
    I think if I buy a complete new top then it will be a glockenklang...
     
  14. Hannes

    Hannes

    Mar 28, 2006
    I played both cabs (duo and double) a few hours ago! They both sound amazing. But I don't know which of them I should buy. The problem ist that i don't have any "live" experiences with them... I just heard them at my dealer. I'm playing mainly jazz in a combo, sometimes bigband stuff....
     

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