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Pt. 8: fEarful™ 12/6 & 15/6 enclosure designs - FREE!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chef, Nov 29, 2010.

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  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  2. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    First? :p Recex screws rule!

    Adding some useful info here:

    I talked to the guys at DigModa, and the 1050 is definitely available direct for around 800 bucks. This is really tempting.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on how to load one of those on the back of an existing fEarful? Should you recess it some, or build a little chamber for it so that you can get the fins inside, or what?
  3. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'm digging this combo so much, I just had to post this pic again here in Part VIII. :cool:

  4. Sigurd


    Oct 27, 2004
    It can't be "The Beat Goes On"...that was the LAST one. :bag:
  5. WCunha


    Nov 15, 2004
    I believe I saw Vlad's 15/6 build in the Wiki that it looked like he drilled holes in all the bracing. What was that for? Weight savings?

  6. That was an older version. If memory serves, the braces were wider and had holes in 'em to save weight. Turned out to be a bit of a pain to do all the drilling, so yer man changed the design.
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Nice. Yet again. Back is the incredible! The fEarful! Bass...How low can you go?!?
  8. WCunha


    Nov 15, 2004
    Got it! No holes except for the port divider.
  9. Sigurd


    Oct 27, 2004
    If one were to find it NOT to be a pain to do all that drilling, is it still advisable? Can I drill the 1.5" braces? What purpose do the holes in the port divider serve?
  10. thudfromafar


    Dec 12, 2007
    I'm really interested in those thingamajigs. Hopefully someone works one out!
  11. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    If I can get my deal with Putnam worked out to convert my M80 into a pedal preamp with an integrated high pass filter, and I can find some good method of installing it, I may do it.

    I believe Unclejam or someone with Uncle in the username was already committed to buying one though, so I imagine he'll be first :)
  12. cableguy

    cableguy Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    Anybody in the Seattle area have any gigs coming up where they will be playing the 12/6 or 12/12/6? I would like to be able to hear one at some point. Feel free to shoot me a PM with time & place. Sounds like it would be a good project. The 12/12/6 looks like a killer!
  13. CDweller


    Oct 24, 2009
    Clearwater, FL
    Now that's just too sezzy! BTW- normally I don't post the pictures associated with a quote, but again...
  14. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Someone needs to dust their ports... ;)
  15. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    a 12.6 on a 12.sub is killer ... Two 12.6's is killer to... to those I can attest.
  16. mytmous


    Mar 10, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Sheesh Tom. Were you playing a gig at a construction site? Those ports are FILTHY!

    EDIT: Now I see that I was only 15 minutes late behind BurningSkies with that joke.
  17. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings

  18. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Jeez, you guys are gonna start suggesting see-through plastic cab covers next, like is on all the furniture at Grandma's house.

    When I've dumped a plate amp onto the back of something I've just used rubber cab feet for each of the screw holes to stick out for protection, and no recess. I thought about putting a runner on each side but it just worked fine the way I had it. Make sure you use gasket tape.

    I'll have to look at what you are talking about though.
  19. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Lol. The digmoda fins look like they stick out quite a ways. I'm a little worried about it getting dinged up. But hell, it's cheaper than a 500 w @ 8 ohm micro amp, so that's awesome. Think it winds up being 500w / 250w @ 8 ohms @ 1%thd. Worth noting that the power figures are measured at 1% thd, so if you measured them like a power amp I think they'd probably be closer to 400w/200w.

    Still, it's 12lbs for a ton of DSP and lots of power. 825 is the price btw, Unclejam I think quoted that before.

  20. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    What do you mean going internal to a cutout? Like mounting it from the inside, with a cutout to access the stuff?

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