long thread warning..
First outing with the scrap ply cab last night
I loaded the car and looked at this little black box in the corner of my boot and though “I don’t think I’m going to have enough grunt tonight”
I play in a Glam band with 2 excellent guitarists who really like to noodle and a solid drummer
The cab was plonked on the floor (in landscape mode if that makes sense) and hooked up to my TC BH550. I tilted the cab back very slightly with a high tech lump of wood
No pedals – just a lead and a classic vibe precision. A tad of compression on the amp.
Low bass turned down a bit to avoid pummelling the pulse 10. Mids and top enhanced a tad
I tried it out whilst others were setting up and thought “Blimey - I might just get away with this”
Began rehearsing and I got a little lost in the mix.
Turned up a little between songs and I was there. I sat right in the mix with a smile on my face.
I usually use 2 x 50L cabs with Beyma SM212’s. We rehearse in a steel stockholders, so it’s quite ringy and boomy. The 212’s used to sound very muddy (but sound great outdoors or in a dead room). I think the band used to play louder because of this boom
With the new cab, we played a bit quieter (lovely) and my tone was right there. Highs were clear without being obnoxious. Bass was enough for it not to appear like I was using a practice amp
Compliments during the break along the lines of “I can’t believe that little thing”
The Pulse 10 is quite a little powerhouse. I was dubious as to whether it’d cut the mustard, but I’m pleased to say it does
Remember this is a 1 x 10” 200 watt small enclosure so it’s not going to shake your fillings out. It will be easy to transport, make you grin when you look at it and it’ll hold it’s own with a band who aren’t prone to inducing tinnitus
So – 1 cab for a rehearsal? For me, yes indeed. Would 1 cab suffice for a gig? Hmmm. Jury is out on that one. Tiny pub? Yeah. 100+ room?…. I’d be wanting a bit more grunt for peace of mind
BUT – Given I now have the ply, speaker and hardware for a second one, I think we know where this is going
I may make the second with a removable baffle, so I can try the 212’s in a smaller enclosure.
Top hats to be fitted too so I have an emergency PA system.
Thanks once again to the people behind this thread/design for a great little build
I would say to anyone thinking of having a go to just get on with it! There’s loads of helpful people on here.
Bring on the next design 😉