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Reason Speaker Cabinets

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by G'OlPeachPhan, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. G'OlPeachPhan

    G'OlPeachPhan Member

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    I did a search, but could not find anything about these cabinets here. Who owns one? Any reviews and pics you guys are willing to post would be great. Thank you!
     
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    Nobody owns one? Well, then I guess I'm going to be Anthony's first customer from TGP. ;)
     
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    I have two of them Peach. I am 100% satisfied with each of them. One is a 2x12 ext cab to match by Blockhead First Born 18, and the other is a white 2x12 combo cab which houses a 36W TMB chassis (18w x 2). Quality of construction is excellent, and tone is all I expected/wanted it to be.

    Carl
     
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    Glad to hear you like them Carl! You wouldn't happen to have any pictures handy would you?
     
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    I've seen his head cabinets up close. DAMN fine work.
     
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    great product and anthony is a great guy.
     
  7. G'OlPeachPhan

    G'OlPeachPhan Member

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    big mike, just curious... does he build Nick Greer's head and speaker cabs? If that information is double top secret, then please just pretend I didn't ask. ;)
     
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    I'll second this...I haven't purchased a cabinet from him yet, but I have talked to him and exchanged e-mail with him, and I WILL buy a cab someday. He does really beautiful work and he is one heck of a standup, honest guy. A zero BS kind of guy.
     
  9. G'OlPeachPhan

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    Very cool... Thanks for all the info guys! This cab from Reason should be great then, and Anthony has indeed been superb to deal with.
     
  10. G'OlPeachPhan

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    A few weeks ago I ordered a new slant front 2x12 cab from reasonamps.com to match my Ghia, and it just showed up yesterday:

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    The cab has a convertible back, and I loaded it up with a Scumback H75 and a Weber 30 watt ceramic light dope Blue Dog --
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    The cab is VERY well constructed. It's a new model that's not yet shown on Reason's website. I've completely fallen in love with slant front 2x12's since they give you most of the bass response of having a horizontal 2x12, but you also get most of the projection up towards your ears that you'd get if you had a vertically oriented 2x12. The convertible back is a great option for times when I find myself wanting a closed-back sound, but 99% of the time I'll be running it with the middle section removed, as I dig the more ambient, room-filling response...

    The fact that Reason offered cosmetics that matched perfectly my '98 Ghia was a nice bonus... I really dig the 'hand-cut' tolex corners too - Anthony @ Reason does really nice work!

    The Blue Dog isn't broken in yet so it sounds and feels a little stiff, but it sure sounds GREAT right out of the box... not like the Celestion Blues I've owned where they need about 20-30 hours of pounding to really start to sound good (but they DO sound great after that!). The Blue Dog is a perfect mix with the Scumback. It sounds similar to the Scumback H75/M75 (h30/greenback) mix in my Avatar slant front 2x12, but there's a little less speaker breakup with the Blue Dog (bigger magnet), and a bit more sparkle and chime from the Blue Dog versus a Greenback... it definitely works well for the Ghia's voicing. I also like the more solid and present lower midrange and bass response of the ceramic Blue Dog versus the Alnico Blue Dog... the ceramic also sounds a little more open and less-compressed when pushed, while also retaining a tighter low end. I'm hoping the Blue Dog will get better as it breaks in, but it sounds GREAT as-is!

    In summary, Anthony @ Reason was great to work with, he builds fantastic cabs, the price was fair, and the wait time was short. What more can I ask for in this era of instant-gratificatiousness?! A+ ;)
     
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    Does your amp need to be able to support ReWire? :confused:
     
  12. G'OlPeachPhan

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    Nah, but this IS definitely a 'pro-tool.' ;)
     

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