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Foundation 212

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Sanemancured
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Post by Sanemancured »

Just to add that playing last night sans rhythm guitarist and with the bass turned up a little to fit into the space, my sound was superb. Scary clear and penetrating.
I'd rather have a life of 'OH WELLS' than a life of 'WHAT IFS.

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redroque
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Post by redroque »

got to play well then :)

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andydye
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Post by andydye »

david_l_perry wrote:Nice one Andy. Glad its working out
What amp are you running on yours ?
Thanks matey, it's a corker!

I was using my LMII head last night, sounded fab! The master volume was rather low and I was filling a large hall, I'd hate to turn the b*gger up!!

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Post by eude »

andydye wrote:Thanks matey, it's a corker!

I was using my LMII head last night, sounded fab! The master volume was rather low and I was filling a large hall, I'd hate to turn the b*gger up!!
The EAD cabs work very well with Markbass heads.
Sounds nice with my little Promethean head, but I've yet to try it at any serious volume yet, if there are any problems though, it won't be the cab ;)

Eude

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andydye
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Post by andydye »

eude wrote:The EAD cabs work very well with Markbass heads.
Sounds nice with my little Promethean head, but I've yet to try it at any serious volume yet, if there are any problems though, it won't be the cab ;)

Eude
I'll be trying it in a marquee in July so will see how it performs in a sonic black hole!!

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TPJ
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Post by TPJ »

Used the F212 tonight a rehearsal. I'd been using the Mesa for almost everything as of late but wanted a more clear tone with a new group I joined. I also ran the Yammy MB3 Motion bass with the ACG02 upgrade into the B3 then into the AI Focus head. Only had to tinker with the attenuators once and then had a nice big, clear bass tone. Lovely stuff :)
Tom

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The Now Nows

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TPJ
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I had the Foundation 212 at the studio last weekend and again today. Last weekend we recorded some reggae tracks. We turned the mid and tweeter off and got a nice round tone. I think the crossover slopes aren't too steep so you still get some good mids out of the 12's and this helped the tone stay round but still cut a little.

Today I had to redo a track as the new drum parts changed the feel and my mate wanted new bass lines. We recorded the bass lines with my AI Focus into the 212, just the jazz bass into the amp clean and the mid and tweeter at 9 o'clock. We cranked the master to drive it a bit and this worked a treat, sounded great. I then hooked up the old Dynacord all valve head for shits and giggles and man did it sound sweet. That head gave the entire sound a bit more of something. I don't know what it was but the EAD translated that valvey goodness very nicely. So much so that we retracked the song again with the valve head.

What was most surprising was that only one mic was used (no DI) and that was placed 2 feet in front of the cab about the height of the mid speaker. At that distance the mic took in all 4 speakers and really worked a treat.

Great speaker Dave. It really is very versatile. :)
Tom

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The Now Nows

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MrThumb
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Post by MrThumb »

It a hell of a cab Tom. Very impressive!

Its the first time I've got to see and hear one of these. Just first class all round and you wont appreciate the build quality until you see one on the flesh.
Not enough basses and amps.

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andydye
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Post by andydye »

andydye wrote:I'll be trying it in a marquee in July so will see how it performs in a sonic black hole!!
The marquee wedding gig went superbly! Backline + vocal pa only and I filled the room with sweet sounding bass! The cab and I got sonic compliments from a guy at the wedding who is a superb bass player (he had a go on my Lakland afterwards) but I didn't know before that day, he said 'he was in awe of the bass sound'!


TPJ wrote:I had the Foundation 212 at the studio last weekend and again today. Last weekend we recorded some reggae tracks. We turned the mid and tweeter off and got a nice round tone. I think the crossover slopes aren't too steep so you still get some good mids out of the 12's and this helped the tone stay round but still cut a little.

Today I had to redo a track as the new drum parts changed the feel and my mate wanted new bass lines. We recorded the bass lines with my AI Focus into the 212, just the jazz bass into the amp clean and the mid and tweeter at 9 o'clock. We cranked the master to drive it a bit and this worked a treat, sounded great. I then hooked up the old Dynacord all valve head for shits and giggles and man did it sound sweet. That head gave the entire sound a bit more of something. I don't know what it was but the EAD translated that valvey goodness very nicely. So much so that we retracked the song again with the valve head.

What was most surprising was that only one mic was used (no DI) and that was placed 2 feet in front of the cab about the height of the mid speaker. At that distance the mic took in all 4 speakers and really worked a treat.

Great speaker Dave. It really is very versatile. :)

It is the awesomeness isn't it matey! Never fails to exceed my expectations!!

MrThumb wrote:It a hell of a cab Tom. Very impressive!
Its the first time I've got to see and hear one of these. Just first class all round and you wont appreciate the build quality until you see one on the flesh.
Totally agree matey, it wasn't until I met Tom's that I fully appreciated how awesome they are! He put the final nail in any other cab's coffin for me!

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MrThumb
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Post by MrThumb »

I've had....

Aguiliar (sp?)
EBS
Genz
EA
And plenty of others.

All very good cabs but they didn't have the flexibility. I loved the mids on the EAD, something other cabs seem to miss on.
Not enough basses and amps.

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