#162602  by pomaikai
 Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Just finished putting together a downsized '77 style rig together for my daughter. An 18" JBL E-155-4 in a TL505 style cabinet tuned to 36 Hz, and a sealed 2x12 with 2 8 ohm fender professional series (gauss) for a 4 ohm load, super fat but clear and punchy at the same time, sounds really good! Using a stereo power amp you can dial in the balance between the two cabinets.

Apparently Phil used 2x18 and 4x12 in '77 along with some 15's so this approximates a half sized rig, and since we're not playing any stadiums in the near future should be fine for us.

I was going to use the 18" with a 2x10 on top, I built 2 2x10's with some JBL E110's, but the 2x10s sounded really good with guitar, and I really didn't care for the Gauss 12s with guitar, then I read about Phil's 1977 rig and it all fell into place, so I made the 2x10's open backed and now I have a mini Jerry rig too!
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 #162623  by Jon S.
 Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:38 am
Sounds cool! Post a pic of it if you can.
 #162626  by pomaikai
 Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:35 pm
I used 1/2 ply (trying to keep them light for my daughter) then burned and shellacked the cabinets. The amp is an old peavey rack bass rig which is basically tube pre with a fender passive tone stack followed by a second active stack and SS power amp. Also a TC unit in there for effects. The grills are recycled from some old JBL cabs. Sorry for the poor quality cell pic;
 #162840  by zambiland
 Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:54 pm
I kind of went this way last Saturday. Alembic F-1X, Crest Prolite, K140 in a Bag End II, and 2 K140s in a Sunn 200S. Opening for the Avs. There are about 3-5000 people in front of us. The Meyer rig really helped with the bass sound!

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