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BY Terexgeek
#832398
Molly wrote:They charge a 'nominal' customization fee of $100 for specifying 16 ohm over the standard 8.

Translation "We order a bulk lot of 8 ohm on cheap freight, we have to order in and courier in the 16 ohm so we don't get the bulk discount and the cheap transport". I am guessing there but seems consistent with the type of charge suppliers and organisations I have worked for use.
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BY Dharmajester
#832415
While I'm hugely impressed with the virtually perfect sound distribution delivered by these boxes I can't help but wonder how they would perform in a stage situation where some degree of isolation is called for by the front of house guys to achieve a servicable mix. The perspex screen approach favoured by some of todays louder guitarists would require placements on all sides at which point a conventional cab might serve better. Is this going to turn out long term to be another case of "well it sounded fantastic in the store , but....."?
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BY Danger Mouse
#832426
It does seem to be more for the shitty pub gig and basic practice space market than a decent stage set up. The kind of places where there's only a vocal PA and no foldback unless you bring it with you.
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BY H671
#832434
All I can say is:-
Molly, for King & Country - do your duty & buy one to evaluate and take measurements for us :D
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BY MakoGat
#832600
Ive been talking to Alex at Barefaced about matching speaker to my head and what I want out of it, been very helpful and just about to push the button on ordering a cab - exciting
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BY Molly
#832713
I just ordered the 1x12. Went with all the standard options (8 ohm V30) to keep the price down. There's always time to experiment with other speakers down the line. Interested to compare it with my near identically sized Friedman 1x12.
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BY MakoGat
#833585
Molly wrote:I just ordered the 1x12. Went with all the standard options (8 ohm V30) to keep the price down. There's always time to experiment with other speakers down the line. Interested to compare it with my near identically sized Friedman 1x12.


So what amp/s are you going to run this with?

Im running a Marshall Origin 20 head clean with pedals, mainly overdrive, and modulation in effects loop, low to medium volumes and for the life of me I cant decide what speaker to get, tending towards G12H(75) or Alnico Cream, looking for tight bottom ;) warm to pushy mids, clear but not ice pick top end - uuuuugh research, youtube, reviews, history haha

Ive not been one to get into speakers until now, any tips ladies and gents?
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BY rickenbackerkid
#833591
Dharmajester wrote:While I'm hugely impressed with the virtually perfect sound distribution delivered by these boxes I can't help but wonder how they would perform in a stage situation where some degree of isolation is called for by the front of house guys to achieve a servicable mix. The perspex screen approach favoured by some of todays louder guitarists would require placements on all sides at which point a conventional cab might serve better. Is this going to turn out long term to be another case of "well it sounded fantastic in the store , but....."?


No, I think this is good for just about any gig.
The thing about tradition cabs is that they are really directional, so you tend to blast someone - yourself, the crowd, the sound guy, the singer or a combination of all of the above.
This seems to spread out the sound so it's less IN YOUR FACE, which probably means you can turn it down a bit. I'd rather like to try it
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BY griff7628
#833596
MakoGat wrote:
Molly wrote:I just ordered the 1x12. Went with all the standard options (8 ohm V30) to keep the price down. There's always time to experiment with other speakers down the line. Interested to compare it with my near identically sized Friedman 1x12.


So what amp/s are you going to run this with?

Im running a Marshall Origin 20 head clean with pedals, mainly overdrive, and modulation in effects loop, low to medium volumes and for the life of me I cant decide what speaker to get, tending towards G12H(75) or Alnico Cream, looking for tight bottom ;) warm to pushy mids, clear but not ice pick top end - uuuuugh research, youtube, reviews, history haha

Ive not been one to get into speakers until now, any tips ladies and gents?


My 2c.
I play a Friedman 20watt (in the marshall camp too)
My current main cab is a 412 with Greenbacks and G12t75's (ex BG) and its glorious.
But I think either of those speakers by themselves in a 112 will show their shortcomings to an extent.
The greenback has a beautiful woody sound with a nice midrange but can lack tightness, the 12t75 makes up for that.
I like v30s . Super tight, articulate with a massive bottom end. If you have an eq in the loop you can tame the mid spike a bit with a cut between 1 and 2k. But they are a bright speaker!
A sleeper speaker is the Eminence GB128. Theyre on TM. Theyre supposed to be a higher powered greenback clone. They're pretty tight, real nice midrange and articulate with a laid back high end. Awesome for rock.
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BY Molly
#833603
I'll be running a Kemper through it.

Just contacted Zilla about collecting some speakers next week. A G12 65 Heritage and a V-Type. Between those two the V30 and the couple of others back home I'll have a few options.
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BY Bg
#833607
Molly wrote:I'll be running a Kemper through it.


It had to happen sooner or later....
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BY Molly
#833628
Bg wrote:
Molly wrote:I'll be running a Kemper through it.


It had to happen sooner or later....


Been on the cards a while as it 'appens. Do hesitate to hit the 'confirm' button, mind. Spendy thing that it is.
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BY Bg
#833631
ah well, you can always use it for toasting your bread.