Re: 12-inch bass drivers?

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Posted by bassie12 on October 29, 2000 at 13:16:37:

In Reply to: Re: 12-inch bass drivers? posted by Datsgor on October 29, 2000 at 06:44:28:

: : have any of you ever played through cabs loaded with 12-inch bass drivers?
: : what do they sound like? bassy, middy?
: : and what about the response...tight? loose?

: : thanks, cameron

: Cameron, funny you should ask. I play through an old Peavy cabinet with 4 12" Black Widow speakers. It has always sounded great, crispy highs, not muddy at all. Plenty of clean low bass, It handles my 6 string fine. I have heard in the past that 12" are not good for the bass frequency, but I love this old cabinet and will always take it to smaller gigs and such. One thing I like about it(and i really hav'nt thought too hard about it) is I can play all night clean and punchy, but then when i really get into the bass, I can drive just a bit of natural distortion into those speakers and they sound fantastic. anyway......thats my story.............peace

Hi Camereon,

I've been using a couple of Tech Systems bass cabs for a few years now. Tech Systems is a German company that is marketed as a "high end" product here in the U.S- but I get the feeling that, in Germany, they're run of the mill manufacturer like Peavey. One cab is a regular 2X12 with tweeter, and the other is a "compact"2X12. It's half the size of the first(the second 12" is "folded" inside the cab). I like these things a lot! The smaller cab is a bit middy, but fine for small rooms. The bigger cab just sounds great. They work reall well together!!!! The low end couples beautifully, and the smaller cab's midrange push adds a cool SVT like growl. I find the 12s are quicker feeling than 15s, but with more lowend push than 10s(which always sound a bit "hiFi" to me unless they are in an SVT cab).

Datsgor, you're right about peavey 4X12s! I hada Peavey 6X12 guitar cab in the 70s that was useless for guitar but sounded great for bass!


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