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Username: deano

Post Number: 19
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, October 05, 2007 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post

There are countless threads here on bass rigs. But, what the heck, one more thread can't hurt too much. I just wanted to share with the group my latest purchase to go along with my signature deluxe 5-string (the Coco Bolo Fantasy - Nov, 2000 Feature Custom). I've had the bass about 6 weeks now and been playing through an old Fender Bassman 160/15 and a fairly new SWR WorkingPro 200/12. Neither would give me a good, round low end fundamental; especially on the B string. I knew I had to do something different after spending a significant sum on the bass.

I ended up with an Ampeg SVT-3 Pro (tubes in the pre-amp section) and an Acme Low B-2ii; which is a 3-way 2x10 with a 5" mid and another tweeter. The cabinet is rated at 350W RMS. I am truly AMAZED at what comes out of that small cabinet. In my humble opinion, Acme has just simply nailed it with the design of this box. It's only 6db down at 31 hz.

So, if someone is looking for that old classic rock/R&B, punchy-round, fat low end; I think this is a great rig. I had to put a plug in for Andy at Acme Sound, . He's an extremely smart fellow with a great product at a very reasonable price.

Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 9
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - 2:32 pm:   Edit Post

I have stated it in another thread here, but I just have to say it again: I am a big fan of Acme cabs. I have (2) Low B 2's. (If I were to get another, I would have Andy install a handle so I could carry it in one hand; the way he normally makes them requires two hands to carry it, but I understand he will add a handle on top.)
Username: willgunn

Post Number: 15
Registered: 2-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - 3:03 pm:   Edit Post

I'm SO glad you love your new Acme! But hey, what'd I say? I KNEW you would!

Will Gunn
Username: deano

Post Number: 22
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 12:04 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for your comments and about the Acme. And Will, thanks for your advice and council (again). It was just what I was looking for.


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