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martyforrer
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Barefaced.

Post by martyforrer » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:39 pm

Woohoo! My second Barefaced One10 cab just arrived. One on its own was awesome, two will be insane. So much bass response I have to wind the bass knob back to 9 o'clock..... :twisted:

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Re: Barefaced.

Post by Tim1 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:04 pm

On ya, Marty. And to further add to the Barefaced stocks in Hawkes Bay I have just ordered one of the new Four 10 cabs at their special introductory price :D . Won't get a chance to gig it for a while as we are just starting to put the band back together again (in the words of the Blues Brothers) after an eight month break, but certainly anticipating great things from it with my tube heads.

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Re: Barefaced.

Post by martyforrer » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:47 am

Did you get the introductory price Tim? Cool. I just missed it on my first cab, had to pay full price. I don't regret it though. They are expensive, but they are awesome. I loved my Greenboy cab, but the two Barefaced cabs are far more practical for the gigs I do now.

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Re: Barefaced.

Post by Tim1 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:44 pm

Yep, introductory price :D . I fully understand what you mean about being practical. The 810 stored outside is becoming somewhat a thing of nostalgia :cry: as modern PA support and advancing age lessens its attraction. I am rather hoping that the Four 10 will become a do all cab for me - smaller, lighter, more efficient and well matched to my much loved tube heads. Judging by reports from yourself and others it may well be that I could have got away with a 210 but I like the idea of putting a heavy tube head on top and wheeling it in together. I suppose I will have to add castors, no problem. Also will need a cover - I normally use Dave at Sundown who is excellent but do you know of anyone decent in Hawkes Bay who specialises in them?

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Re: Barefaced.

Post by martyforrer » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:50 pm

No, sorry. I have also used Sundown in the past. Excellent covers. I haven't bothered with them for these cabs though. I suppose I really should.

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Re: Barefaced.

Post by Tim1 » Wed May 25, 2016 7:39 am

The Barefaced Four 10 is amazing. Easy to lift and move, small form, but huge tone and character. Sits in the mix beautifully with very little knob tweaking. Band mates noticed it straight away. Just loves my all-tube amps and goes incredibly loud without unpleasant farting if that is your thing, I actually think it is not too far away from my 810 in sheer volume and certainly on specs. Easy to import, arrived in the country from England less than three days after I ordered it, then the usual four day wait to sort out customs and get it delivered to my work. Ended up costing me about NZ$2040 all up - not exactly cheap but in terms of quality money well spent. Seriously looking at others in the range but this will probably be all I will ever need from now on (until GAS raises its ugly head again). Too many cabs sitting around from over the years - two Ampeg 210 avs and a 212av, Fender neo 810, Bergantino NV215 as well as the Barefaced. I sort of promised myself a while ago that I would stop throwing away money by selling gear at a big loss when I upgraded but it is getting a bit silly I know :oops:

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Re: Barefaced.

Post by bronzet » Wed May 25, 2016 9:48 am

I have heard great things about these cabs. Pity there is no way of trying one out down here in Dunedin. I know that feeling when 'GAS' flares up, i have a chronic issue with it :)
Tim1 wrote:The Barefaced Four 10 is amazing. Easy to lift and move, small form, but huge tone and character. Sits in the mix beautifully with very little knob tweaking. Band mates noticed it straight away. Just loves my all-tube amps and goes incredibly loud without unpleasant farting if that is your thing, I actually think it is not too far away from my 810 in sheer volume and certainly on specs. Easy to import, arrived in the country from England less than three days after I ordered it, then the usual four day wait to sort out customs and get it delivered to my work. Ended up costing me about NZ$2040 all up - not exactly cheap but in terms of quality money well spent. Seriously looking at others in the range but this will probably be all I will ever need from now on (until GAS raises its ugly head again). Too many cabs sitting around from over the years - two Ampeg 210 avs and a 212av, Fender neo 810, Bergantino NV215 as well as the Barefaced. I sort of promised myself a while ago that I would stop throwing away money by selling gear at a big loss when I upgraded but it is getting a bit silly I know :oops:
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Re: Barefaced.

Post by martyforrer » Wed May 25, 2016 4:54 pm

Barefaced is a small operation, so the likelihood of ever being able to try one out is pretty much zero (unless you live in UK). Trust me, they are the bomb! So is Greenboy (which you also can't try out). Tim's comments reflect my own views. BF is not cheap, but neither is a Ferrari or Lambo. I will never need to buy a cab again. I've just come off a mini tour and because of space constraints I took one of my BF One10 cabs. At each gig I was not in the PA, and the sound guys at each gig asked me to turn down. The throw and dispersion of these cabs is phenominal. I reluctantly gave up my Greenboy cab at 17kg for these two 7kg cabs but my back is so bad these days it was a good move.

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