Best cab suggestion for budget "OX" tone!

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Best cab suggestion for budget "OX" tone!

Postby TheWhoElse on Sat May 19, 2007 8:56 pm

Playing in an original band and i naturally love entwistle's tone! I am a converted guitar player so for the amp im going to keep my '70 V2...Now, I dont know much when it comes to bass cabs and speakers yet. Im thinking of going with a 2x15 setup..since i cant afford badass hiwatt or orange cabs, i dont know what can come close..traynor cabs are sorta hard to find ..any common like fender cab that will sound ok? Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks--ps im playing a usa peavey fury =(...till i can find a 70s P bass
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Postby Painterman on Sun May 20, 2007 12:04 am

OX tone?

From what era?

Early? late 60s ? Early 70s - Late 70s? 80s? The last rig?

His tone has changed considerably over the years.
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Postby soundandthecity on Sun May 20, 2007 2:40 am

Hi,
best way is a 4x12, sealed back and loaded with fane speakers. If you are a bit handy you can homebrew your own cab. Try out something like 31"x31"x16" plywood box. The 2x15 will not deliver this barking midrangy tone of JE. Hope it help,
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Postby Bryan James on Mon May 21, 2007 3:24 pm

Painterman wrote:OX tone?

From what era?

Early? late 60s ? Early 70s - Late 70s? 80s? The last rig?

His tone has changed considerably over the years.


got agree here, what area of the who?

one thing I did for a cheap 4x12 setup, was get an old create 4x12 cab for next to nuthing, and then replaced the speakers with emenice deltas. I also cut a vent in the back board similar to the Hiwatt 4x12 cab. great sounding cab.
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Postby TheWhoElse on Mon May 21, 2007 4:15 pm

ahh sorry..whenever I think of his tone I automatically think live at leeds/isle of wight era..but yea thats the tone im thinking of..sorry i didnt specify!
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Postby Bryan James on Mon May 21, 2007 6:51 pm

TheWhoElse wrote:ahh sorry..whenever I think of his tone I automatically think live at leeds/isle of wight era..but yea thats the tone im thinking of..sorry i didnt specify!


That's the one I was thinking you meant but you never know ;)
I think part of the sound is do to the hiwatt amps to , but he was using 2 4x12 and two 4x15's at that stage.

I would recomend atleast a 4x12 and 2x15 (not sure if you are really going to find a 4x15 unless you make one, but unless you have a roadie how much do you want to move it?)

That's the setup I'm using live right now and it works really nice with a tube amp.
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Postby wwittman on Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:27 am

the EASY way toward the Entwistle tone is full treble on the amp and low wattage speakers (that will break up a bit)

you get CLOSER if you use two amps, one set to treble and with grit, the other set for bass and cleaner.

it works really well to run the high en amp into 4x12's and the low end amp into 15's or 18's.

but a good GUITAR head with enough power (like a Hiwatt 100<g>) often owkrs better than an actual "bass amp" (which tend to be designed ot be purposely too clean)
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Postby TheWhoElse on Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:17 pm

very interesting! That sounds like it will work! I actually played a show using my '70 V2 thru a 'peg 2x15...lots of bite from the amp...sounded real good. But yea man if i had two amps ahh that would be quite nice
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Postby gbarchus on Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:32 am

I think a big part of his sound is using mutiple speakers and overdriving the amplifier. A 4X12 cabinet with a 100 watt tube amp would be a good start but most of the photos I see, he is using FOUR 4X12 Hiwatt cabinets or EIGHT 2X15 Sunn cabinets!

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