Dually and Bassic - a modern version of a classic..
The Dually brings the classic 2-15 into the 21st century, and the Bassic is its single-driver cousin.
Smaller, lighter weight, and with modern neodymium speakers, these are an incredible update for those players who still prefer the classic full-range 15" sound.
Both cabs are dimensioned properly to handle all the "classic" tube and SS amp heads, and they are also designed to accomodate either metal or cloth grills. Make it look as "vintage" or "modern" as you want!
Although Dually/Bassic won't match the "original" fEARfuls in terms of low-end extension and midrange/treble dispersion, these are a quantum leap performance-wise from the cabs that likely came with your classic amp...
A couple of Dually builds
Left: Faital-loaded, okoume, routed handles, bent-edge steel grill, 55 pounds
Right: 3015's, okoume, steel handles/grill, tiltback casters, 58 pounds
A recent Gigmaster Bassic build
Okoume, steel handles/grill, 3015,
go lighter yet with routed handles and aluminum grill.. ask!!
Want to know just how light these cabs are? Unlike 70's vintage cabs, these are designed using 1/2" ply and superior internal bracing. Baltic birch Dually's should hit near 80 pounds, arauco low to mid 60's, okoume lighter yet... compare that to 100+ for most of those older cabs..
The neatest thing about Dually/Bassic? You can get them to sound your way..
There are two driver options for these cabs. The Eminence Kappalite 3015 (not the LF version) brings a tight and punchy sound with an aggressive upper midrange. The Faital Pro 15PR400 is a much smoother driver that goes a bit higher. If you like the sound of vintage JBL, you'll love the Faital Pro. I've played both, and I think the Faitals would make a killer R&B rig..
As an added bonus, the Faital Pros are also available in a 4 ohm version. Makes a Bassic a bit more practical for some, and for the owners of 70's-80's vintage Peaveys rated for 2 ohms, a one-cab Dually solution.
Got an old heavy combo amp? The Bassic could be very easily adapted to carry the amp head, and become a lighter and better sounding system..
Click the icons above for sound samples
Bassic12 and Bassic12UUU
More options for upright bass, or the electric bassist who demands small size and light weight over anything else..
"UUU" means "Ultimate Ultralight Upright". It features a single Faital Pro full-range woofer in an incredibly compact, rear-ported enclosure. All wood options available, arauco is lighter, okoume is lightest..
The same box/form factor also lends to a couple more driver/function options.
Loaded with an Eminence Kappalite 3012HO (not the LF), there's a switchable filter on the woofer (works on the higher end of the sonic spectrum), and can be paired with the tweeter shown.
The 3012 will handle a bit more power, and create a little more SPL's.
Comparatively speaking, the Bassic12/12UUU does not have the low-end extension nor the midrange dispersion of the fEARful 12/6.. If premium sonic performance is valued above all, the fEARful should be your choice.
However, these cabs work very well either soloed or paired with say a Bassic15, and if minimal size/weight are overriding priorities, these are well worth some investigation. More information should be made available on the greenboy forum (links on contact page)