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Skjold speaker cabinets ROCK!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tbone0813, Apr 23, 2006.


  1. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    I got to hear Pete's new line of Skjold speaker cabinets this weekend at the Dallas Guitar Show. WOW!!!

    He was playing through a single 15 amp with a mid & tweeter. He was using a 7 string bass (which I might add is the most stunning 7 I have ever seen/heard), and chording in the upper registries. I was amazed at the sound that cabinet was producing. The highs were crisp, and very pronounced. And it was a 15.

    The low B through that baby was simply amazing. Nothing floppy sounding. All the notes were out there, and noticeable. No trying to distinguish between the B & C , or C & Db. I can't wait for the Skjold 212. If it sounds half as good as the 15, I will be selling my EA cabinet.

    :hyper: :hyper:
     
  2. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Sounds very interesting!

    Yet another reason I need to drop my Pete's shop.
     
  3. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, TX
    I too am totally impressed by Pete's new cabs. I had the chance to play through them at his shop last week and did a little review of them on skjoldplayers.com.

    As soon as the 12" cabs are ready, my EAs are going back on the block as well!

    Pete's got all kinds of cool stuff he's about to release that going to keep him out-of-control busy!
     
  4. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    I can't find much on these yet, but I see they're 3-ways!

    Looks like he's got it right. Should be killer cabinets, one to watch for.
     
  5. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    Yep. I think he said the mid rolls off at 800, and the highs roll off at 3K. I only saw 1 attenuator on the back of the cabinet so I'm not sure exactly how that works. Maybe controls the mid & high??????
     
  6. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    Hmmm - maybe just highs, He's probably got the bass-mid very flat together.
     
  7. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, TX
    The attenuator is for the highs only, IIRC. I set it at 12 o'clock and left it. If I wanted to tweek the highs I did it on the bass pre. Worked great. Sounded killer.
     
  8. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I've been talking to Pete about these cabs for a while, now, but I am dying to hear one! :)
     
  9. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    I asked him if you had placed your order yet? LOL:D
     
  10. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    I'd love to hear a stack: (2x10 over 1x15 / or / 2x10 over 2x12).

    Any more news on availability of the various models?

    Also, what's the latest on the availabliity his preamp?
     
  11. schmittuml

    schmittuml

    Oct 25, 2004
    Lowell, MA
    VERY interested to hear/see these, and hear tom's comparison against his arsenal.
     
  12. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I am very interested to do this comparison!

    Tom.
     
  13. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    The 15 was Pete's favorite too. I liked the 10 as much or better personally, but the 15 is a bit warmer, with almost the same punch, so its really a toss up hehe. And neither cab suffers from missing frequency response, being 3-ways.

    I am really looking forward to hearing the whole package. Skjold pre-amp, power amp (being developed now I think), and cab's, with one of his custom basses. I think the tonal possibilities will be almost limitless, and won't be able to get a bad tone on any of it. Then once all that is done, I want him to build a combo I can afford lol.
     
  14. I'm looking forward to trying these myself. I think a 2x12 over a 15 would be a killer setup!!
     
  15. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    Hmm, I wonder if Pete could make me a 2x12+1x15 cab... ;)

    Talk about boo-tay! :hyper:
     
  16. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Pete's making cabs? Cool.
     
  17. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    70853b88.

    Just thought Id repost the pic from the skjold boards :)
     
  18. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    Hey.... you could get a Skjold 115 with that red baffle covering, an LDS 210 with the blue baffle covering, and an old white EA iAmp and do a pretty good American flag for those 4th of July gigs (or Southern rock gigs at any time of the year):D
     
  19. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Somebody please smack him. It's clearly been too long since someone has... ;)

    Oh, and while he's layin' on the floor, dibs on his Celinder. :D
     
  20. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    Anyone know when these might be available??
     

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