New Cabinets Arrived - Bag End Content.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 57pbass, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    5DEA3B43-8B40-402E-8DD2-C7A61742FC48.jpeg AC602566-A6A4-4EB4-B933-E3865666CD0F.jpeg AC1C5FD5-B38D-400B-B45C-065855F10C0A.jpeg C33012A9-4D4D-44A1-B105-94F8043D5344.jpeg C40796D3-D6F9-4D57-A686-689B5BF3F767.jpeg After years of playing passive Bag End cabinets, S15 x 2 and a variety of bass heads, I decided to go with their powered 15’s and explore the many different pre amps that are out there... many great inexpensive options available to really change up your tonal options. Like the other Bag End gear I’ve used, these cabs are rock solid and from the testing I’ve done at home with the pre amps pictured..I’m going to be very happy. I love the color..there’s an underlying purple that appears in certain lighting...
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  2. stigbeve


    Sep 24, 2014
    Can see the purple in the second pic. Congrats
  3. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    I used the flash to get that shot.. thank you
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  4. Wow these look amazing. Google search time...
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  5. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    There not too much information out there on these.. I checked often. I purchased them anyway.. I trust Bag End gear.. they always seem to get it right.
  6. JW56789

    JW56789 Guest

    Feb 18, 2017
    If I had the money, I'd have the powered single 15 w/the concentric tweeter sitting on top of one of the single 18 subs, with the power and ELF processor/crossover built-in. Then like your rig, add the preamp, and off I'd go.

    Brilliant. Bag Ends are the most overlooked serious cabs out there, built like tanks. One of the few smart enough to build a 410 with an angled baffle. Enjoy !
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  7. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    I thought about the hi frequency dome on one of the cabs when ordering but went with the straight 15’s. That’s my sound..
    I’ve been using their gear for 20 +years..
    great company.
    Thank you
  8. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    I purchased them from Dale Audio.. they were very reasonably priced..
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  9. ezstep


    Nov 25, 2004
    north Louisiana
    I still have the large (not cube) S15B-D. Huge sounds - it fills the room effortlessly. Write a review in a month or so, once you get everything figured out. Interested.
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  10. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Dale in NYC? I had no idea they carried Bag End!
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  11. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    I like those a lot. My favorite cabs of all time we’re my S15s.
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  12. BasturdBlaster


    Feb 19, 2012
    Crandon WI

    I'm so jealous!

    I'm also very happy for you!:hyper:
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  13. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    This seems like a great way to go. A lot easier to flick a preamp pedal than an amp.
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  14. jshinal


    May 28, 2013
    Raleigh, NC
    I've always been confused by these. Is the ELF processor NOT actually required ? Is there a big difference in performance without it ? Does the processor control overexcursion at very low frequencies, or just provide EQ or what ?
  15. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    Elf is not required..just a pre amp.
    The Elf which has been discontinued is used with a series of subs that will deliver down to 8 htz..Did not research them. I do believe they have been replaced and are used in permanent installations, theaters, stadiums can be incorporated into a musical system.
    My cabs are straight ahead..plug in a pre amp and play.
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  16. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    They were great..awesome pricing
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  17. JW56789

    JW56789 Guest

    Feb 18, 2017
    The obvious signs of groggily posting in the middle of the night (I'm refusing to say 'senior moment' . . . . ) . ELF was the original Ed Long / Ron Wickersham system, later tweaked by Bag End and now called INFRA. Available in many forms through their product range, here's the MI version I was thinking of:

    Not real concerned with 8hz (as if I could hear such a thing), but would really rock as a real-world subwoofer for that last bottom octave. Never lived with one, and honestly the jury is still out for a lot of people, but I'd still love to give it a try in a 'turn-key' form like this.
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  18. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps!

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    OP: nice cabs! Congrats!

    Which exact model is that? I can read "PS15" on the back panel, but the Bag End website doesn't list just a PS-15.

    Are your cabs the PS-15-N? (nebula coated)
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  19. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    killer looking! Whats the weight on each 15?

    my first "good" rig was a Demeter/Crest rack with the D10XD and a S15D. Crisp, deep and full. Sounded amazing. I used to drool over those ads with Pattitucci running his Aguilar 680+728 into a Bag End 410 and 18. I mean, seriously though....
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  20. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    They actually make a sub woofer for home use thats free standing and goes down to 8htz..
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