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What's your favorite 1x12 cabinet?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by MikeS, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. MikeS

    MikeS Member

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    Looking for ideas on 1x12 cabs. Would like something big sounding. Something for a wide variety of styles.

    Ideas?

    Thanks in advance. :dude
     
  2. e-z

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    I'm hoping my favorite cabinet will be the Bob Burt 1x12 that I have on order. It should be ready any day now.
     
  3. rh

    rh Robo Sapien Noise Maker Gold Supporting Member

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    TR112.

    (Although I imagine a Bob Burt 1x12 would be quite the killer.)
     
  4. brad235

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    im the same as E-Z, but mines a tone-tools legend cab. it should be done any day. i can tell you that the fat cat 1x12 im borrowing sounds fantastic though. brad
     
  5. tonefreak

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    Custom Audio Electronics 1x12
    Bogner Cube
     
  6. MattB

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    Bogner Cube all the way.
     
  7. gulliver

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    Post with clip

    The cabinet I used in the above clip is just a converted combo (internal dimentions given). You can here a huge difference over the small volume cabinet. When it comes to sealed cabs, size is everything.

    I have a medium volume sealed cabinet coming (being converted from a combo as well), I'll compare to the above and see if it falls in between tone wise, or maybe is large enough of a volume to sound more like the large volume cab.
     
  8. rwe333

    rwe333 Supporting Member

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    Tone-Tools Fat Cat 1x12 for me...
    http://tone-tools.com/
    Exactly as was described in first post - big sound, great throw, versatile...
    I understand their new Legend 1x12 is also killer, though it is for lower wattage amps - the Fat Cat model suits louder players (does sound good quiet too).
     
  9. m1911

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    Have a couple of Dr.Z 1x12's in open-back....Well built...Sound great!
     
  10. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    My favorite is the Bogner 1x12 Shiva cab. It's ported and contains a lot of poly batting which gives is tremendous low-end. It sounds more like a decent 4x12 than any other 1x12 I've tried (including Mesa, Mesa/Theil (sp?), Bogner cube, Bogner Metropolis 1x12 cab, Marshall 1x12, Divided by 13 1x12). It is NOT the same as a 4x12...but it's the best compromise I've found. I'd like to try the Tone Tools and Avatar but haven't found any yet.

    Here's a clip of my Orange with a Emi Wizard through the Bogner Shiva 1x12. (With the clip I was trying to produce cone cry...but didn't :) ).
     
  11. trucks

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    Take a look at www.earcandycabs.com. You described my Sovereign 112 pretty well. Lots of choices and Tim is great to work with.
     
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    Another vote for Tone-Tools :D
     
  13. gulliver

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    I don't know, those Tone-tools ( and some others) are kind of pricey. These are just wooden boxes, not supercomputers. Maybe better off going with a sultone.com and enjoying the distressed wood look once it gets beat up. :p
     
  14. tybone

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    I am having good luck with one of these too.
     
  15. gulliver

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    Poly batting makes the internal size of a sealed cabinet react with the speaker as if it is of a larger volume than it really is. I don't know the A/B difference, but my guess would be that the change is equal to the difference in volume by a matter of cubic inches, not cubic feet.

    Hi fi speakers will have a batting lining inside so that the internal standing waves don't cause mayhem. I don't think this is important in guitar speakers, as they are designed to distort from the get go.

    My question??? ... if you are happy with the sound of your sealed 1x12 and buy a sealed 2x12 trying to get about the same sound, do you have to get one with twice the internal volume, or does the mathematics not double the volume needed? In other words, the internal pressure (and bounce) caused by adding the second speaker may or may not require twice the internal volume.

    Yawn :eek:
     
  16. Killa-B

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    Is birtch ply, pine, antique pine, or another more exotic wood the best sounding? You see many made of each in every price range.

    What is the best sounding covering? Tolex, tweed, nothing at all?

    What's the best size cabinet for a 1x12?

    I think you've got to fit the cab to your application for the BEST sound.

    Right off hand, I'd mention Bob B. ,and also yell at Distortion. His Bubinga Vibro King cab was unreal looking. I like solid wood, and these guys can do a lot with it. Solid uncovered old pine is tough to beat for tone IMHO.

    Good Luck!
     
  17. flicker180

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    i've got an open back Mesa 1x12...love it.

    dave
     
  18. casazera

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    Hi Gulliver,

    I could build them cheap too, but I choose to use hi grade materials and dovetail all my cabinets and give my customers a lifetime structural guarantee and also have invested heavily on research and sound engineering to provide the best sound that I can possibly produce.

    Also at $289 for our Fat Cat 1x12, I don't consider that pricey at all.

    Just my two cents, peace!

    Cas, Tone-Tools.com
     
  19. flicker180

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    your pricing is right inline with what i'd expect for a 1x12. no worries... :)

    dave
     
  20. RL in Fla

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    You could always try the O'Sullivan models at Walmart .
     

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