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Wet cabinet speakers

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by ethereal cereal, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. ethereal cereal

    ethereal cereal Wave upon wave of demented avengers... Silver Supporting Member

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    I've got a couple of 1-12 speaker cabinets that I intend to use as wet cabinets in a W/D/W rig. These will be run 100% wet so I'm leaning toward some higher wattage speakers to reproduce high fidelity reverbs and delay repeats. Does this sound ideal?
     
  2. ChrisB

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    Good question. Interested in this too.
     
  3. veldt666

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    I've used a W/D/W set up for years, & in that time, experimented with a lot of speakers.

    I find that a high power neutral speaker works best, so, I settled on EVM12L's, in all my cabs.

    In a similar vein, try Eminence Delta's, Tonker's, Swamp thang.

    I tried Celestion Century's when they arrived,(Not the Vintage), they were Ok, but a bit "Spiky", & suffered from, slight, cone cry.

    Good luck.
     
  4. TubeLuvr

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    someone help me
    what's a wet cabinet?
     
  5. Tele Wacker

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    Wet cabinet? I've been around this stuff a long time but have never heard of a wet cab. Did somebody just make it up?
     
  6. ethereal cereal

    ethereal cereal Wave upon wave of demented avengers... Silver Supporting Member

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    Wet cabinet=effected cabinet. A common way of running effects that leaves the original amp tone intact (dry). A line out signal is taken from the dry amp and sent to an effects processor usually set for 100% effected (wet) signal which is amplified through another amp or sent to a power amp and pair of speakers for stereo effects. This results in effects being added much in the same way they are in a studio. I add a volume pedal in front of the effects processor to control the amount of effect (reverb and delay).
     
  7. TubeLuvr

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    ah ha! thanks

    so what do you mean by W-D-W?
     
  8. ethereal cereal

    ethereal cereal Wave upon wave of demented avengers... Silver Supporting Member

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    Wet-dry-wet. Dry cabinet in the middle surrounded by 2 effected cabinets providing stereo reverb and delay.
     
  9. splatt

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    for another perspective:
    i've consistently used a w/d/w or w/d set-up since around 1983,
    both for live performances & recordings.

    for the wet-sides, i like to use 2 open-backed 2x12 cabs;
    i want headroom, a lack of beaminess,
    and don't want the wet-side sounds to depend upon nor be colored by "pushing" the speakers, at all.

    to guarantee the headroom, wet-sides are 100w tube-amps, per side;
    so, i tend to use 100w open-backed combo-amps:
    the signal goes straight into the power-amps, bypassing all pre-amp stages.

    the speakers are well-broken-in celestion g12-85's:
    i have no beaminess, no cone-cry, etc.
    works for me!

    for the last few years, i've most often been using a simpler w/d set-up, fwiw,
    wherein the wet-side (loops, reverbs, special fx) are, on their own, mono.
     
  10. ethereal cereal

    ethereal cereal Wave upon wave of demented avengers... Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the input Mr. Torn. I have a pair of 1-12 open back cabinets for the wet signal, think I'll try some higher wattage speakers in them. Since these cabinets are 100% wet I've been using a 100 watt/side solid state amp as I'm not looking for any tube coloration ( is that a word?) of the wet signal.
    BTW, big fan of your playing and sonic innovation sir!
     
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    Sounds like fun except for every time I'd have to talk to the sound guy about mic'ing multiple cabs.. of course, I guess you could do your own micing, run a little mixer and send him an xlr.
     
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    I have used Tech21 power engines for this purpose for a long time. Recently added a GR-55 to the rig and needed more highs. These Eminence speakers go lower and up past 8k. They reveal more hiss in the PEs, but so far I dig them. Wider frequency response, but affordable. 225 watt speaker

    Eminence Beta 12-LTA
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