Jump to content
BCH

Lightweight cab from a triple bass case

Recommended Posts

I wanted to share...I have no commercial link with Scot Dixon, I am a customer only and have encouraged them to join BC as a commercial member & bass player. 

 https://www.scottdixoninc.com/

Context...I have a bad back and always looking for light gear....I ordered a Scott Dixon triple case for 2 basses & Acoustic (6 or 4 string)...have been using for 7 months & cant do without it! They are fantastic quality, easy to handle, light & I don't have to carry 3 bulky bass case's and the case is on stage, so no stands . 

John Dixon constructs his kit from 2.4mm aircraft aluminium, all hand made so small batch / custom made.

John delivered and mentioned he made bass cab's, the weight was amazing but not quite what I wanted (I was using Green boy & Quilter 2x10) 

I wanted to retain the quality of sound of the existing cabs but light weight & easy to handle (Celestion 1x12 BN12-300S with compression driver) that could easily go from wedge to straight depending on venues & could be stacked if 2 cabs used. I gave aprox' dimensions & John designed & built 2 prototypes, 6 months trial & !!!! (see pic 's) which John, I and a my local gear provider (bass player) tested with various amps basses & tracks. The first production unit arrived last week with all the changes suggested, we have all used and are delighted...Solid (ridged & sealed) deep clear and open sound. This will always be subjective & no its not a trouser flapper. The cab is ~11.5kg & lid ~1.5kg.

This will be my cab of choice and my back is delighted

99c1a0af-7dbd-4612-bf3a-abefd826aa22.thumb.jpg.ecc3478e95c3927ee3fc68a900152f2c.jpgIMG_1553_jpg.thumb.gif.2d938d70c5c5e5068f82a062e3591ebd.gifIMG_1580.thumb.jpg.f43251493f927699eaca7f85fc808a9b.jpgIMG_1579.thumb.jpg.3434b7acc1fa42e78b975fa3b9d95801.jpgIMG_1578.thumb.jpg.daa2fa94973852a41b4b01b4f65808ed.jpg

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They look great ! I would worry that at a loud gig the head might slip off . Could it be leveled with some bracket or strap ? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Very interesting but there are no details of what the 'chargeable extras' actually are. That would be helpful (as I am interested). Do you carry it or are there any wheels (can't see any)?

Talking about the 3 bass case.

Edited by Steve Browning

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's going to loose possible sales if he doesn't put prices on his website.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, grenadillabama said:

They look great ! I would worry that at a loud gig the head might slip off . Could it be leveled with some bracket or strap ? 

I've cheated and put larger feet on the front of the amp with narrow scores to anchor to the lip...or...IMG_1543.thumb.jpeg.79a17fa17a72a62644b71241a42abdde.jpeg 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, Steve Browning said:

Very interesting but there are no details of what the 'chargeable extras' actually are. That would be helpful (as I am interested). Do you carry it or are there any wheels (can't see any)?

Talking about the 3 bass case.

Wheels on the bottom and handle on top...talk to John 079649476...as he will want to know what guitars

8c8746bc-f9cd-4e95-aae0-c9b4a9427748.jpg

aaa309a6-365e-4719-a63a-a71b86cb78b7.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazing! I’ve got a 3 bass case and it’s superb, and takes up much less room than a bass rack. Love this idea.. imagine if it clipped to the bass case 😂

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, ped said:

Amazing! I’ve got a 3 bass case and it’s superb, and takes up much less room than a bass rack. Love this idea.. imagine if it clipped to the bass case 😂

Now, thats an idea!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, chris_b said:

He's going to loose possible sales if he doesn't put prices on his website.

I can only share my experience. ..

3 guitar case: No std stock (just demo) I provided John with make/model and sizes of guitars. He gave final size/weight & cost inc head restraint system. I ordered it was added to the production schedule, cut and hand built in his factory over 2 days.

1x12 Bass cab....this could be costed and priced with extras. The design was completed and signed off yesterday (Sat 9th May 2020) so I'm sure John will review the costings etc....we need to encourage development & support craftspeople such as John...as we do bass Luther's 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine’s a Fender made version which I think Scott licensed at some point (unless they ripped him off?)

The internals aren’t as advanced but it seems to hold everything securely. I’ll only have one bass soon so not really sure why I have it still. 
 

 

B190CA5F-DE7E-494A-917C-6BE8F7ED11FF.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats correct...its easy to solve...you need more basses!!!!! and John has the new head and bottom restraints available...ha

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love those bass coffins - if I were still in a touring band I’d have considered getting one, make so much sense, less bulky cases, both/all instruments on stage and ready to go, plus secure in back of vans etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Lozz196 said:

I love those bass coffins - if I were still in a touring band I’d have considered getting one, make so much sense, less bulky cases, both/all instruments on stage and ready to go, plus secure in back of vans etc.

Thats what I have found also our rodie cant break it!!! one benefit many people miss...I am the oldest member of the band and will prob' died at a gig...so the case is self addressed so they can just fold me in and post

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, BCH said:

Thats correct...its easy to solve...you need more basses!!!!! and John has the new head and bottom restraints available...ha

I’ve just gone from loads back to one and I have no intention to go back up again! Although I could do with a fretless, and maybe a five string with a six string too, and a backup for my actual bass... 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oooohh hear we go...don't look at my basses for sale!!!!!!!!!!

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UPDATE...apologies the aircraft aluminium is 1.2mm NOT 2.4mm the baffle is ~3mm 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, BCH said:

UPDATE...apologies the aircraft aluminium is 1.2mm NOT 2.4mm the baffle is ~3mm 

This is the m/c that stamps out the sheet parts for a triple case in 10 min's

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, BCH said:

Wheels on the bottom and handle on top...talk to John 079649476...as he will want to know what guitars

8c8746bc-f9cd-4e95-aae0-c9b4a9427748.jpg

aaa309a6-365e-4719-a63a-a71b86cb78b7.jpg

Wrong # should be 07964 948476

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Were these featured at the LBGS a few years ago.

I think I was looking at something similar with @Lozz196.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

Were these featured at the LBGS a few years ago.

I think I was looking at something similar with @Lozz196.

I think they were Mick, if it wasn’t this manufacturer it was someone else doing very similar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

They’re about £400 for the triple cases?

Which when you think about it isn’t that bad, a Mono M80 is near £200. Not that M80s arent good, they are, just different tools for different jobs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Lozz196 said:

Which when you think about it isn’t that bad, a Mono M80 is near £200. Not that M80s arent good, they are, just different tools for different jobs.

Yeah - should’ve ordered the fender ones when I worked in a shop, think they worked out at just over £300 trade.

In saying that - it was about 10 years ago

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



  • Similar Content

    • By loremil
      Selling this TC Electronic BG250-112 Bass Guitar Combo. Used but condition like  new and fully functional. Includes the handy toneprint control, allowing you to beam various effects directly into the amp from your phone!
      Collection only in London. Current price new: £288.
      Thanks for looking!
      Specs:
      BG250-112
      Input Section
      Input connector 1/4" jack
      Input impedance 500 kOhm / 100 pF
      Gain range -96 to 36dB
      Tone control
      Bass 80Hz @ Gain: -24 to 0dB; 100Hz @ Gain 0 to +15dB
      Mid 500Hz @ Gain: -24 to 0dB; 800Hz @ Gain 0 to +15dB
      Treble/ Tweeter Tone Center Freq: 1800Hz @ Gain: -24 to 0dB; 3150Hz @ Gain 0 to +15dB
      Tube Tone 0 to 10, Tube amp Recreation
      Tone Print 0 to 10 embedded parameters for TonePrints
      Tuner Bass Tuner, always on
      Tuning range B0 (30.87Hz) to G4 (392.00Hz)
      Mute Mutes speaker out, Phones out and Balanced out
      Master Level / Headphones Output Studio quality headphone amp
      HP Out Impedance 40 to 600 Ohm
      Mains supply 100 - 240V~ 50/60Hz (70W @ 1/8 of Max. Output)
      Power module rating 250w (500w instantaneus Peak @ min. Load) TCE Power rating and Active Power Management
      Balanced output Balanced XLR, Pre/Post Pre-amp
      Bal. Out Max. +2dBu
      Bal. Out Optimal Load Impedance 600 Ohm
      Rehearsal input 1/8" jack input, fits to iPod®
      Operating / Storage Temperature 0° C to 50° C / -30° C to 70° C
      Humidity Max. 90 % non-condensing
      Dimensions 462 x 620 x 380 mm / 18.2" x 24.4" x 15.0"
      Weight 15.8 kg / 34.8 pounds
      Finish Tolex covered. Handcrafted plywood box
      Porting Front porting
      Woofer TC Electronic custom 12"
      Tweeter TC Electronic custom Piezo


×
×
  • Create New...