Who's played with a 21" subwoofer cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by line6bassist, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin
    I just finish a small 2 hour gig at this small pub.We never played there before.Before we headed out we just got the word to bring our guitars only. PA was provided including two guitar amps and one bass amp etc. So i decided to bring my Trusty Warwick $$ buck 5 :D So when i got there i Plug in thru their bass rig for a quick sound check. the cab I thought was a 4X12 cab or something like that.

    It was larger than a 410 cab but couldnt tell due to the mesh grill. The bass head was an older peavey head ..All i remember it said Mark IV or something like that. I Did a quick sound check notice the diffrence right away. And when we started playing my bass just sounded so darn good. Even the drummer/bandmates was giving me the thumbs up during the sets! Everything i was plucking just sounded nice and clean. My B string was so clear and defined:eek:

    So after the gig was over, we packed are things and we got paid from the owner of the pub..and before i left , I quickly ask him about the rig. I told him that it sounds so good..He then replied "yall your not the only one,, everybody that plays thru that 21" bass cab wants to buy it from me..I was like ...SAY WHAT!!!:eek: And sure enough he walk me to the stage grab a screwdriver and removed the cover and i couldnt believe it...it was a 21 inch sub , and yes ive seen 18 inch sub but i never seen an 21. It didnt have a name on it but the owner said it was a pyle. And I know it wasnt the Bass head. Or Maybe?

    my question is has anyone played thru one before? and where can i get one? Anyone:ninja:
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I've had a couple of 18's, but no, never a 21.
  3. One of my first gigs EVER i played through a 21" sub. It was some DIY deally. I was 16 and playing punk though, so i wasn't really aware of things like.. "tone" and whatnot. I do remember it being loud, and that's all that i really cared about then :D
  4. (b)Assman


    Jun 22, 2008
    Champaign, IL
    that sounds beefy but I can't imagine trying to run distortion into it and expecting it to sound lively and fierce.
  5. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin
    now im gassing for one:(
    cant find anyone who makes them thou:(
  6. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    someone mroe knowledgeable will be along in a minute but you'll be wanting the Accugroove El Whappo Grande.

    s'not cheap, mind!
  7. experimental bassist

    experimental bassist

    Mar 15, 2009
    This is pretty cool! :bassist:

    Next time you're at this pub, could you snap a pic of the cabinet as to get some idea of the dimensions?
  8. I've played through a 15" but never an 18" or anything bigger. I'll stick with 210s methinks...
  9. beebassdude

    beebassdude Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Sterling, VA
    i had an eden 1x18 and it was deep as hell, but i use 2x15 right now and thats even more brutal.

    accugroove makes that whappo cab with a 21 in it, i know the speakers are better at picking up ******** low frequencies for like 8-10 string basses that have that F# string.
  10. Foz


    Jul 26, 2008
    Jax FL USA
    +1 please... I have a 21" Beyma and am pondering what sort of cab to build.... currently considering building a ported box on the scale of an Ampeg 410 for stacking purposes, but input on the details of cabs others have used and liked of the 21" caliber would be appreciated.
  11. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    You have specs (TS's) on that Beyma?
  12. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin

    No problem...i should of done it with my phone but i didnt want the owner to get the wrong idea:ninja:

    i do know that it was pretty deep.
  13. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

  14. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    Here is a video of my bass teacher Darryl Williams playing through two Accugroove cabs (one of which was the 21"er)~ even through a tiny vidcam mic you can hear the deep bass & I could feel the waves hitting my chest.

  15. Foz


    Jul 26, 2008
    Jax FL USA
  16. Dear God! Pyle has a 2x21" PA cabinet!! :O Can you say brown note?
  17. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

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

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

    E-V used to make a 36" driver. Can you say OOOOM PAH!
  19. rbonner


    Sep 25, 2008
    The E-V driver was 30" a model 30W... Only 60 watts however. When I was a kid I had ALL the EV information from the company including building plans for a Patrician. I still wish I had some of that stuff... I do have the "smaller prints" of professional plans.

    I am working on dual 21" subs for my bass rig. I should be testing sometime next month. I just bought a pair of SVP1600's to drive each speaker. If it works out I should be adding 6 of those cabs. We'll see.

    The 30W in the TL303 Bass Box was 8' tall and 4' wide and 32 1/4" deep. If built to specs weighs 550#. Normal 3DB down point is 26HZ but what would you expect from a full sized box of 76 cf?

    The serious stereo guys who used this speaker would take a room or closet and convert it into the bass box for one or two... This is where the true term for infinite baffle came from.