Tags: barefaced live worth. Apr 4, 1. Dec 14, New Delhi, India. Apr 5, 2.The Best all-round 1x10 Bass Cab on the Planet? - My thoughts on... Barefaced One 10 -
Aug 26, New Zealand. Apr 5, 3. Apr 5, 4. Jun 2, There is no "hype". You can believe what they say on the Barefaced web site.
If you want to get the best cab for you, email Alex at Barefaced and have a conversation with him. He'll help you achieve your objective. Masher88Al Kraft and saltydude like this.
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Apr 5, Dec 4, Groove Doctor likes this.Are Barefaced cabs really that good? Tags: barefaced bergantino cabs vanderkley. Apr 16, Jun 2, Plutonium likes this. Apr 23, Europe. Mar 16, Atlanta. I play in dive bars and loud rock venues. I read all the posts, drank the Kool-Aid, and got my Two10 about 6 months ago.
I can get the sound I like by tweaking the knobs on the amp or effects. To me the greatest selling feature of Barefaced is the light weight. Using the Two10 solo is fine but not transcendent, and because of the price point, I doubt I'll get a second Two Lots of good choices out there. Good hunting! I've been very happy with my Super Twin, but I'm selling it To get a Barefaced because I didn't need that much power lol.
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I am completely happy with my Barefaced cabs. I got my first one. I do love the boogie cabs but found the weight and off axis sound not to my liking and as a result didn't use them as much as they should be used. However using house rigs was frustrating as there was hardly ever one that sounded clean.The story starts when rehearsing and gigging with my band in the mid s.
Early on I persuaded him to elevate it on a chair and turn it on its side so the speakers were vertically stacked and that really helped with audibility. And this was a venue where we were all going through the PA system too!
Around that time I started working on what because Barefaced and as that became an actual business I did more research, designed and manufactured new products, gathered more feedback and learnt as much I could about the complexities of sound.
So why are these speakers so weird compared to mainstream loudspeakers? Most hi-fi speakers are designed to sound best in a room with good acoustics and the inevitable sonic problems that are caused in almost all rooms are simply accepted. Mr Linkwitz has instead approached things from the opposite direction - rooms will always affect your sound so how do you design a speaker to be minimally affected by the room? Most sound sources in nature and most acoustic instruments are broadly omnidirectional - small things make high frequencies, large things make low frequencies, which is simply a result of the physics of sound.
Loudspeakers are a bit like that - a tweeter is smaller than a woofer - but not enough. Look at the vast difference between a buzzing mosquito and a singing whale! Before explaining why this matters, we need to look at what really happens with sound in the real world. Every time we hear a sound it reaches us two ways - directly and reflected. If our sound source is omnidirectional that means it puts the same sound out equally in all directions then the reflected sound will be near identical subject to the absorption of the reflector and through the air to the direct sound we hear, just delayed according to the increase path length between source and ear.
Because of the way our hearing system has evolved, if the direct sound and reflected sound are very similar then our brain simply makes the reflection part of the original sound. Make that reflected sound different and our brain questions if that second sound is actually something coming to eat us.
This results in a huge improvement in clarity because the reflections are integrated with the direct sound by our brains. Going back to our guitar cab conundrum there are a few facts we know for sure: 1.
A cab with a single driver or two vertically aligned drivers has much better horizontal dispersion than a cab with two side by side drivers or a square 4x cab. An open-backed cab is much easier to hear all around the room than a closed-back cab.
An open-backed cab has much less bottom end thump and fatness than a closed-back cab. So can we solve these problems? Well, the big problem is that most of the tone of a guitar cab comes from the speaker in it.Designed to impart its character on your sound.
See also Pros! Barefaced Retro One Got an amp you really like but still looking for a vintage sounding tiny cab that will do it and your back justice?
Dan Veall meets the handmade Barefaced Retro One Suffice it to say that both units reviewed were a hit and I recommend you head over to check out the full review of those too www. Barefaced in common with many of the boutique brands has insisted on creating a proprietary driver for the Retro cabinets in the shape of the 10CR speaker.
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This driver is described by Barefaced as having a higher output volume than other drivers but also has the ability to push lots more air before reaching its limit. It is also voiced to be reminiscent of the more vintage sounds from valve amplifiers - either glorious rich clean tones or cranked to the max.
Of course, old doesn't automatically mean good and vintage cabs can have their problems as we all know. However, they're problems that Barefaced's MD, Alex Claber, has worked around by very carefully specifying this driver to overcome many of those limitations.
The well braced cabinet also has a secret weapon of its own. I must say this isn't something I could have demonstrated in the review video I am afraid as we need to balance audio levels in the studio, but it is a noticeable quality when you're playing or listening live. The cabinet does not have a tweeter for an all over softer top end sound and I engaged the variable bright switch on my amplifier to extend the top end a little, as I'm personally much more used to having sparkly highs, rather than the rounded-off top in this cabinet.
In the review video, I found that I needed to scoop some of the extra mid range out too, as my test bass is already strong in those frequencies.
A slight adjustment made a big difference. I started to find the sweet spot that was pleasing to my ears. Bear in mind that Barefaced's intention here is to go for a vintage sound and in that they have succeeded. So does the cabinet stand up against other vintage flavour speaker cabinets? You just have to decide if that's the sort of tone you are after. Rage Against The Machine's Tim Commerford offers his endorsement, by the way, and is often to be seen proudly flying the Barefaced flag on stage, so this is clearly a company that is going places!
Read the mag. Issue Barefaced Retro One 10 Barefaced Retro One 10 Got an amp you really like but still looking for a vintage sounding tiny cab that will do it and your back justice? Read the full article This article was originally published in issue 48 To read the article in its entirety, view the digital magazine. Issue 71 Steve Vai Out Now.G10 Vintage standard speaker choice currently on back-order with Celestion, so stock Upsetter orders will ship in January.
The G10 Gold is the ultimate 10" guitar speaker, blending unmistakable Alnico class with a rich low-end, creamy mid-range and vintage chiming top-end.
Springy, warm, revealing and highly expressive, it can be used singly or in pairs to add a classy sheen to any amp, or in a 4x10 configuration for higher volume depth, warmth and shimmer, with less of the boom associated with 4x12 cabinets. This guitar speaker was developed to recapture the legendary sound of Celestion's s 10s - a 10" speaker with a surprisingly meaty tone. Low in output but with the weighty low-end balance of a 12", the G10 Greenback features a complex, creamy mid-range and smooth, vintage top-end.
In small combos this speaker adds real class, and when combined in a 4x10 gives rise to a raunchy, full-bodied tone, rich in low-end thump. Hand-built in the UK using the same production methods and materials developed for the inch models, the G10 Creamback uses a ceramic magnet and a 1. With all the punch and dynamics typical of a 10, its overall tone is warm, expressive, detailed and well-balanced. The clean sound is open and revealing; push hard and you're rewarded with full-blooded Celestion grind.
Rated at 30 W. The Ten 30 is from the Celestion "Originals" line of guitar speakers. Rich and expressive, the Ten 30 is a 10 inch guitar speaker that combines warm lows with a vocal mid-range and an articulate top end. There are basically two sorts - closed-back and open-backed. The closed-back cabs have narrowing dispersion as frequency increases a hi- f i speaker uses smaller speakers for higher frequencies to reduce this problem. The open-backed cabs f ire sound out of the back as well as the front, so although the dispersion narrows from both front and back in much the same way as the closed-back cab, the sound coming out of the back helps f ill the room with mids and highs - but that sound out of the back cancels out most of the lows due to the inverted phase as the back of the speaker pulls when the front pushes and vice versa.
In other words, open-back cabs are easier to hear around the room but the lows are thinner. From the front it behaves much like a closed or open-backed cab. But the mids and highs coming out of the AVD at the back are amplified and dispersed around the room whilst the lows are inverted to match the lows from the front, giving lots more bottom. Basically you get twice the output of a closed back cab with an identical speaker AND even better dispersion and audibility and far far greater output than an open-backed cab.
At low frequencies it acts as a tuned vent or Helmholtz resonator, improving e f f iciency, power handling and output. At mid and high frequencies it acts to dif f ract, disperse and couple the sound with the room for improved audibility and output especially in rooms with poor acoustics.
This can give you two different sweet-spots of optimum speaker overdrive or break-up and two different sweet-spots of power valve overdrive. If your sound is perfect in rehearsal but too dirty at a louder gig then engaging the Lo Cut filer will clean it up.
Close search. Barefaced Bass - Ultra lightweight high power bass guitar speaker cabinets. This was the first model we launched in the Barefaced Diffractor range of guitar cabs. We no longer just offer two versions, with American or British sounding Eminence drivers. Upsetter High quality speaker leads for exceptional sound quality and reliability.
High grade cable comprises 2 insulated pure copper cores. Durable wire and latching speaker plug. A righteous Barefaced T-shirt. Wear it and be cooler than you are wearing whatever it is you're wearing now! Comes in any colour as long as it's black. We can wrap your beloved cab in a variety of differennt tolex!
A tophat or polemount for your speaker cabinet. Allows the cabinet to be raised off the floor and placed on a stand. We can spray the baffle of your cab any colour - a good way to make it visually match your head or other gear! Please note you will be unable to see the baffle on cloth grill cabs.
Custom cloth grill options to customise your cab. We can order in a variety of grill types for your cab. Please note this affects the delivery time. Hybrid Resonator for that unique combination of tightness, thickness and output and usable portrait or landscape to suit your aesthetic or tone sideways for more mid-bass oomph. So tiny. Crazy light weight with crazy heavy sound. Need more output? Dimensions H W D 38cm 29cm 28cm 15" This fact has been commented on often at gigs.
It offers remarkable bass response and off-axis presentation into a room. Customer Reviews Based on 3 reviews Write a review. SpeakOn High quality speaker leads for exceptional sound quality and reliability. T-Shirt A righteous Barefaced T-shirt.
Barefaced GX Guitar Cabs: The best of open- and closed-back cab designs?
Coloured Tolex We can wrap your beloved cab in a variety of differennt tolex! Tophat A tophat or polemount for your speaker cabinet. Coloured Baffle We can spray the baffle of your cab any colour - a good way to make it visually match your head or other gear! Custom grill cloth Custom cloth grill options to customise your cab.Mar 29, 1. Feb 11, Keep safe my TB brethren! Song Surgeon slow downer. With all the interest in BFB cabs, thought this should get started.
Anyone who is an owner or a fan, post away.
Discussions, pics, potential buyers, and looky-loos. All are welcome! Remember, no pics or it didn't happen. Mar 29, 2. Mar 29, Leicester, UK. My first post on TB!!! I have a Barefaced Compact and absolutely love it. What a sound!! Plutonium and Rattman like this.
Mar 29, 3. Jun 30, Yorkshire UK. Fantastic cab with a huge sound. ObsessiveArcheredervjothe harp unstrung and 2 others like this. Mar 29, 4. Jul 23, Norway. Mar 29, 5. Im currently deciding between the super 12T and the big twin!! Mar 29, 6. Mar 6, Finland. ObsessiveArcherthe harp unstrungHeavyJazz and 2 others like this. Mar 29, 7. Aug 13, Wiltshire, England.
Very happy with my Dubster here. Massive sounding. Mar 29, 8. Jul 9, Moscow Scotland. Also very happy, would like to try a Big Baby sometime. Mar 29, 9. Mar 12, Norway. I love my Super Fifteen. Brings me back to the first time I played an 8x I also remember the first time I carried an 8x10, and that was not so much fun.
The Barefaced however is light as air My photobucket is not working, so I'll post a pic later. Mar 29, Dec 29, Leuven, Belgium.