What is your favorite cab for upright?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by aluminumbassguy, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Looking for a standalone cab for my upright. Really looking at single 12's right now. I will be using a transducer and/or mic. What is your favorite and why?
  2. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

    Jun 14, 2004
    EA Wizzy 12 M-Line

    Why? Cause it sounds good.

    It is a very even clean sounding box. Do a search. Lotsa goodies on this site.
  3. Do you think the MLine is a little mid shy? Or is that just because of the increased low end from the MLine design?
  4. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

    Jun 14, 2004
    I've never found it to be mid shy or that it has an increased low end. If anything I think the M-Line design gives the cab a less directional sound. I love it 'cause it can really hear it no matter where you stand. Drummers really dig it too since they are often set up to the side of the bass cab. I find it to be a pretty even sounding box.
  5. ezrs


    Sep 24, 2008
    the schroeder Mini 12+ and the epifani UL112
  6. 61pollmann

    61pollmann Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    I've tried a lot of db cabs over the past 40 years. By far, IMHO the best is a Bergantino 112. I haven't tried the new AE cab, but am hoping to get to Chicago soon.

  7. I had a folded baby sub with a single 10 in it.. the entire box resonated.

    I believe it was made by "dawn" a US company (Illinois?)

    The sound was basically a boxy boom.
  8. Roger Davis

    Roger Davis

    May 24, 2006
    Surely there is no perfect cab. Different cabs suit different instruments. If you're talking about a best all-rounder you are talking compromises.

    Sorry I called you Shirley, I won't do it again.
  9. bolo


    May 29, 2005
    Apex, NC
  10. bolo


    May 29, 2005
    Apex, NC
    Same here. For a single 12, the M-line sounds pretty big to me, but well behaved and controlled. It is not mid-shy at all IMO. In fact I think the mids and the cab's ability to project are what distinguish it from other cabs I've heard. I blend a pickup and a mic most of the time.

    The M-line and the regular Wizzy 12 seem to have this combination of warmth and accuracy that I really dig. Not in the extended upper range, but definitely in the lows and mids.

    One of the things I like best about it as I said is it projects out into the room really, really well. I get lots of compliments on the sound. Sits great in the mix too. And I like the off-axis dispersion like fingers said. Also works great for EB for me.

    I have not tried the Bergantino, but it is very popular too. A/B them if you can. They both make a good sound.
  11. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

    Jun 14, 2004
    The past couple weeks I have been either blending pickup (as little as possible) and mic (Realist/Beta57) or going mic only. I've tried it with a couple cabs (aforementioned EA, Aguilar GS112nt, little1x10 I built, MBX112) and the EA wins hands down. I feel like it has a nice fullrange sound with the least extended low or high end. It also seems to be the least feedback prone. I feel like I can really crank it before feedback becomes a problem.
  12. Uncletoad


    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    I gotta give props to my fave. EA VL208. Don't make it anymore. Pretty heavy for a little box, compared to the Neo loaded 12s. Sounds like nothing else.

  13. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    My first EA cabinet a VL 108 sold me. They just sound great with DB.
    So I would take Bolo and Fingers suggestion. There are of course other cabinets out there, but I think if you did a little survey you would find that a great many of us use EA's. I understand that others have had good luck with Bergantino's as well.

  14. my personal favorite is actually the Acoustic Image downfiring cab that comes on the combos or you can buy without the amp on it. depending on your needs. i dont use mine for trying to project sound to the audience, it sounds really good to me on stage playing in a acoustic string band. i run a direct out of my contra amp for foh sound.

    i do own the wizzy m-line as well. that is also a great cab, but usually puts too much volume on stage for my situation. part of the reason i prefer the ai cab is it seems to be more forgiving of poor technique. the wizzy definatley puts out what you put into it. there are alot of folks the donwfiring ai cab does not work for, but for my playing situation it seems to do the best job.
  15. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    EA WZ 110. Very clear and focussed; it projects without being loud, which is helpful in dealing with feedback issues should they arise.
  16. jweiss


    Jul 5, 2007
    Park City, Utah
    Any of you use Acme cabs with your DB? E.g. Low B1 (1-10) or Low B2 (2-10).

    I really like the sound of the B2 with the AI Focus, but that is with a Rob Allen fretless EB.
  17. Wally Malone

    Wally Malone

    Mar 9, 2001
    Boulder Creek, CA
    AFM International Representative Endorsing Artist: Accugroove Cabinets & MJC Ironworks Strings
    I like my Accugroove Tri-112. It also has a six inch and a pair of soft dome tweeters. The cabinet does have a control for the mid 6" and the tweeters. I haven't had to turn them down as the tweeters are not harsh like the compression drivers in Eden and SWR cabs. Mine is one of the older Tri-112's and is a little heavier than the current ones Accugroove is selling. They also just introduced a Tri-112 combo containing their new Synergy amp. I haven't tried it yet but am looking forward to it.

  18. favorite cab currently is the Euphonic Audio CXL112EV, good full-range sound, more mids than the EA M-Line that I used to own.

    my old favorite is the EA Wizzy10 that I still love and use for the smaller gigs and familiar rooms, keeping in mind that a 10" speaker has it's limits. if the room is new or unknown, the CXL is the one to bring.

    I've used it for db and even plugged in a vocal mic at the same time (a singer wanted to sit in but we had no p.a.) and it worked pretty good.
  19. Basicbassist


    Feb 9, 2007
    New Jersey
    Don't know why, but when I respond to questions like this one by saying that the Raezer's Edge Bass 10 and Bass 12 sound better to me than any other cabs of similar configuration, I feel like a lone wolf howling at the moon. Regardless of which power plant I use (an AI Focus-III, AI Clarus-SL or EA iAmp 300), these RE cabs always do it for me.
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  20. I must say that I have read alot about the EA's in this forum for DB. I am sure that alot of other cabs sound fantastic as well. Some of these have been mentioned above. But I must say I have heard about more guys using EA cab's probably more than any other. Probably not so much in the EB forums but more so in the DB forums. I have been looking at the wizzy and the MLine wizzy for a while. I am really leaning towards the MLine. It really isn't much more weight and alot of guys really like it for DB as well as some liking it for EB as well. It really is hard to make comparisons by what others hear. But when you don't have a bass specialty store near you then this site is like the next best thing. If anybody has any other suggestions I would be glad to hear them. Thanks alot.