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Trace Elliot ELF

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by grrg63, Jan 19, 2017.


  1. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011

    I've posted this pic before, but I wanted to point out how I had the cabs almost touching the wall. This really helped out with projecting a big sound. The sound was a little thinner moving the cabs up odd the ground, but placing close to the wall and letting the port work it's magic really seems to help me dial in the sound. This set up was perfect for most small bars under 100 people or so.

    Hope this helps pcake!
    image.
     
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  2. I declare, that's the sound of a second Compact 4 calling my name.
     
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  3. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    that's very useful info as unfortunately i have no wall that doesn't project loudly to the upstairs neighbors.
     
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  4. CElton

    CElton I'm a new note finder...

    Just curious, but has anyone tried the Hartke HD112 with the 4/8 ohm switch with the Elf? Thinking it would be a nice mini rig being able to run at 200 watts.

    Never owned a Hartke product so not sure how it would match up or preform. I would be interested in low B handling.
     
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  5. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Sounds like you are in the same boat as I am. They sound good at lower volumes, and you can get a good sound regardless of where it is, my point was you can really tune it to a room by using walls and floors.
     
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  6. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    I probably shouldn't show you this picture then. The sound is simply amazing.

    image.
     
  7. I can hear that with my eyes :woot:
     
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  8. Zbysek

    Zbysek

    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    I am using the ELF with Hartke HX112 (it features the same 4/8ohm switch). It's a great fit. Once, I played an outdoor gig without PA support (for bass). The rig did great job in matching guitars, vocals and cajon which went through FOH...
     
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  9. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    This rig was ridiculously good. The ELF was there as a backup, but I did not use it.

    IMG_1001_zpsjnydnwau.
     
  10. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017
    Isn't that 2 ohms worth of cabbage?

    Or is it bi-amped as two 600 Watt sides for stereo?
     
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  11. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    The AH1200SM has two output sections (each of which can drive a 2-ohm load). I had one 1x10/2x8 stack running off of each side. The old amp and new cabs paired up very nicely! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :thumbsup:
     
  12. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    The 2x8 and 1x10 work well together? I demoed the 2x8 with some high wattage MarkBass heads but not the ELF but it seemed like the 2x8 had more low end OOMPH and volume than the 1x10.
     
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  13. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Yes, I was skeptical at first, but they do play nice together. If I were to only have two of the new TE cabs, though, I would get a pair of the 2x8's. They definitely have more volume, can take more power, and have a wider frequency response. But if you don't need as much volume, the 1x10 is a very nice cab in its own right. It's a bit more warm/round, but still quite clear.
     
  14. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Thanks. I have the 1x10 and am pretty happy with it. If I need more low end extension I use the ELF with a Peavey 1x12. I've had good luck with the 1x10 up on a stool to get the sound to project more. I haven't used the ELF/1x10 with a full drummer yet as I'm not sure how that would project, but the Peavey Headliner 1x12 does the job well.
     
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  15. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017
    Can't wait to see you running it with 8 of those 2x8 cabs.
     
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  16. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    BAM!!! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :D :thumbsup:
     
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  17. elfish

    elfish

    Jan 24, 2019
    Now available in red without the ugly rounded corners:

     

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  18. One of these things is not like the others.

    I always figured B'ringer for the clone at some point.

    Meh.
     
  19. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Peavey owns Music Group??
     
  20. With a buck-and-a-half street price, they'll probably sell a few.
     

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