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  1. What do you think guys? Does bass cab with 2x12 without tweeter will be a good solution? 2 12'' can do the job without a tweeter ? (Eminence Beta 12A) Could you advice me some "boutique" high end stuff? I don't wanna another "factory" speaker. Thanks. 

     

    1. SpondonBassed

      SpondonBassed

      Tweeters are not compulsory for bass cabs.

      Whether a 2x12 does "the job" though, depends on what the job is.  If there is a lot of slap you might think that a tweeter makes it sound better.  If you are providing a soft bed for soul music perhaps not.

      I don't have tweeters.  I feel they put me into guitarist territory and there's quite enough of that already thank you.

    2. Beer of the Bass

      Beer of the Bass

      I'm happy using my homebuilt cabs with Beta 12As and no tweeter.  They have quite a bright sounding upper mid response even if they don't go very high. 

    3. mcnach

      mcnach

      I have no tweeters anymore. I used to think that having extended frequency response was desirable because... you can always remove it if you don't want it, right? But I found that quite often the tweeter just added harshness too easily. The best one I had personal experience of was the Barefaced BigBaby 2 (single 12", but they make a 2x12 version too). The attenuation control worked very well and even full on was not harsh. So there are some cabs out there that work well. But in the end I found I just don't need to go that high. My main cabs roll off at 7 KHz and they have plenty top end that still doesn't get fizzy if I add overdrive.

      So, no, I don't think you need tweeters. Of course, some people love them so it depends on what you're after, but for what it's worth I am not into dark 'old school' sounds. I like versatility, mix fingerstyle/pick/slap and can go quite bright at times, and I can get all that without tweeters. 

       

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