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Jon Light


From:
Saugerties, NY
Post Posted 5 Nov 2017 6:07 am     Reply with quote

I had to pull my JBL from my fave open back cabinet (I needed a high power speaker for this rig) and the only thing left in the house is a closed back box. I've never much cared for closed cabs but one benefit might be more power handling before it blows.

I'll buy a new cab if necessary but I'd like to hear:

Is a closed cabinet somewhat counter to the special sound of a D130? Or in fact is it optimal? (skeptical)

What experiences do you have?
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Dale Rottacker


From:
Tacoma Washington, USA
Post Posted 5 Nov 2017 6:55 am     Reply with quote

Jon, D130F’s are what were originally put in my Closed back 1964 Dual Showman... These are tremendous amps that absolutely rock.... Rick Johnson would be a good one to ask as well... Not only does he make exceptional cabinets himself, he knows and loves Fender amps and these speakers.


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Jon Light


From:
Saugerties, NY
Post Posted 5 Nov 2017 7:56 am     Reply with quote

Good call, Dale. I totally forgot this whole line of cabs. Let us officially declare closed cabinets and D130's acceptable.

I forget--are Lloyd's twin green cabs open or closed-backed (and yes I think I know that they're K130's) ?
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Brett Lanier


From:
Vermont
Post Posted 5 Nov 2017 9:15 am     Reply with quote

I have a '63 Standel Imperial with the "bass reflex" ported closed back cab with a JBL D130. Enormous clear sound from that amp.
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Dale Rottacker


From:
Tacoma Washington, USA
Post Posted 5 Nov 2017 9:57 am     Reply with quote

Jon Light wrote:
Good call, Dale. I totally forgot this whole line of cabs. Let us officially declare closed cabinets and D130's acceptable.

I forget--are Lloyd's twin green cabs open or closed-backed (and yes I think I know that they're K130's) ?


Jon, I have no idea about Lloyd cabs... I bet Ricky Davis would... I just thought he used a Twin, and if it’s like the one I used have back when, it was open back.
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Jon Light


From:
Saugerties, NY
Post Posted 5 Nov 2017 10:52 am     Reply with quote

He's got that Twin in a head cab and two speaker cabs--all in green tolex. I believe Ricky got himself the same rig. All Rick Johnson cabs. I've probably seen pics of the backs of them but I can't recall now.

I've gone ahead and mounted the D130 in a closed Marrs ultralight cab. Sounds excellent. I need to spend time getting accustomed to close backs. They scare me, compared to the more dispersed projection of an open cab. On an unmic'd bandstand I worry about exploding someone's head.
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Cartwright Thompson


Post Posted 5 Nov 2017 3:22 pm     Reply with quote

What you need is a tone ring cab, the best of both worlds.
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Jon Light


From:
Saugerties, NY
Post Posted 5 Nov 2017 3:49 pm     Reply with quote

Years ago I read up and got acquainted with tone ring cabs. Seems I've forgotten most of it. But yeah.
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Bill L. Wilson


From:
Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 5 Nov 2017 10:33 pm     The Cabinets. Reply with quote

These are my homemade 15” and 12” plywood cabs. Open back cabs sound better to me. Closed backs are to boomy.
. You can take me out of Texas, but I’ve still got Texas in my Soul.
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Jon Light


From:
Saugerties, NY
Post Posted 6 Nov 2017 3:03 am     Reply with quote

Nice!
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Rick Johnson


From:
Wheelwright, Ky USA
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 10:20 am     Reply with quote

Jon
The cabinets I built for Lloyd and Ricky were
open back design.

Rick
www.rickjohnsoncabinets.com
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Jon Light


From:
Saugerties, NY
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 12:11 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks Rick. That's what I thought that I thought.
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Cartwright Thompson


Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 1:33 pm     Reply with quote

http://www.mojotone.com/Cabinets_x/Hardware_x/Mojo-15-Tone-Ring
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Bill A. Moore


From:
Silver City, New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 8 Nov 2017 4:01 pm     Reply with quote

I'm building a Bassman amp for my wife, and intended to build a tone ring to go with it, (and I probably still will later). I came across a Hartke 410 XL series cheap on CL, so I'll probably cover it to match the head for now.
(We went to a show a while back with 2 bands, both were playing through 2-810 Hartke bass cabs, and the sound was great!) She's never had 10's before, 15's 18's, 18 with a 12, might be fun to try.
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Jack Devereux


From:
North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 12 Nov 2017 1:57 pm     Reply with quote

I have a D130 in a closed back cab I bought off Carty Thomson (who I see has already chimed in) that sounds absolutely great.
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