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Old 11th January 2012, 01:54 PM   #1
60ndown is offline 60ndown  United States
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Default I need ideas on an unusual bass guitar cab/speaker

Id like to build the bass guitarist in the band im in a bass cab/speaker for our rehearsals.

I'd like to build it to sound more HIFI then his current stack.

Genz-Benz NEOX-212T 600W 2x12 Bass Cabinet: Shop Bass & Other Musical Instruments | Musician's Friend

which is designed for use on stage, to project the sound forward, but sounds a little ugly (nasal/loose/middy) ??? in a smallish room.

im thinking about using a car audio subwoofer (high power handling, long excursion, low fs) in a sealed box, with a pair of 6"s to take over from 200hz and up.

any thoughts ideas appreciated.

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Old 11th January 2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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something like this between the 12" and the 6"s ??

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Old 11th January 2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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Hi 60ndown,

4-string or 5-string bass? Any ideas on volume? Maybe this one would survive for a little while:

TC Sounds Epic 12" DVC Subwoofer 293-650

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Old 11th January 2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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there are a couple of ElementalDesign sub drivers with higher sensitivity
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Old 11th January 2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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You could try stuffing the box with BAF, rockwool or similar.
For no reason that makes sense music speakers cabinets are
mostly unstuffed and you get very bad box space resonances.

I stuffed all my bass cabinets for a smoother and deeper
effect, but leave room for the ports to work, usually.

I really cannot see why they should be bad for rehearsals if
you play with the amp EQ and correctly set the tweeter level.

The harmony central reviews are good, shouldn't be a problem.

rgds, sreten.
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