Upright/Cabinet combination problems

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Danny Adair, Jul 9, 2001.

  1. I have had a problem getting a decent sound out of my "electric" rig with my upright, and I wonder if the cabinet is to blame.

    Some background:
    Acoustic rig: 1987 Schmidt bass, Realist pickup, SWR Workingman's 12
    Electric rig: Aguilar DB659, Mackie 1400i, Eden 210T (awaiting delivery of an Acme Low B2)

    I have found that, while the eletric rig offers more volume, it has a more compressed, through-a-megaphone sort of sound. The electric rig also sounded unsatisfactory with my old GK 800RB head, which is what leads me to speculate that the Eden cabinet may be the primary culprit.

    Has anyone had experience with using a similar Eden cabinet with an upright bass? Does anyone have upright bass experience with Acme cabinets?

    Thanks for your help,
  2. DANNY, the problem is probably the Eden cab. I like the Eden for electric but hate it for DB. I've used a 210T a few times and experienced a little too much in the low mids. I now use an EA VL208 for my doublebass and love the sound. You will probably like the acme as it has a flat response like my EA.