Who has a cab clone and likes it?

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Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by jamesfarrell » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:50 pm

Got one on the way. Interested in opinions. I'm wondering what folks are doing about the seeming lack of tone in the bass region in regards to running the Cab Clone without a speaker. I've seen this in a youtube video.
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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by Authorized Boogie » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:04 pm

jamesfarrell wrote:Got one on the way. Interested in opinions. I'm wondering what folks are doing about the seeming lack of tone in the bass region in regards to running the Cab Clone without a speaker. I've seen this in a youtube video.
There is a slight loss of low-end when using the built-in load, however this is something usually compensated for at the console. The recordings we did in-house were purposely not-compensated, but in most situations all final EQ'ing is done at the board. Thanks!
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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by elvis » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:44 pm

I'm using the cab clone built in to my MV25 to practice at low volume and I love it. I actually seem to be getting more low-end that way than with the external speaker. Could be my monitors, though, as they are pretty thumpy.

I want to get a standalone cab clone to replace my Radial JDX for my other amps. Having the dummy load and no wall-wart seems like win-win.

My Rock Crusher does a good job as an attenuator, but the tone coming out of the line out is terrible. Totally unuseable. The JDX sounds great, but it also loses a bit of low-end. Like Authorized mentioned, easily compensated on the console. I have been using it for FOH and making my Mini Rec sound HUGE.
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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by jamesfarrell » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:52 pm

That's what I just did. Got rid of my JDX as I'd like to have the silent option. The difference is substantial however with a resistive vs speaker load. Hopefully, as mentioned, the addition of bass from the console will compensate.

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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by dbagchee » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:19 am

I'm pretty happy with the cabclone. My band is almost done with a new song where we recorded all the guitars with the cab clone - in a mix you don't really miss the low end as it usually gets eq'd out anyway. I'll post it when the mix is done.
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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by fjs1962 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:40 am

I've been using the Cab Clone since it came out. I use it in my home studio without a speaker into my computer for silent recording and practice. I love that I can use my real amps now instead of relying on the modeling software I was using before.

I also started using the cab clone at my church gig. We use IEMs and have iso boxes for our cabs, and before I was using a 112 cab with a C90 speaker, miked with a SM57. The speaker/mike setup sounded good, but wasn't a perfect solution as I was still getting some odd resonant frequencies from the iso box. Plus if the mike got moved slightly it would throw things off. I started using the cab clone instead of miking the cab, although I still use the cab as a load because to me I get a better "feel" from the amp with the speaker compared to the resistive load in the Cab Clone. The Cab Clone is sending a more solid, consistent sound to the FOH compared to the mike, and I feel like I'm getting a "bigger" sound compared to miking the single 12.

So for me the Cab Clone has been a welcome addition. I can't wait to try the built in Cab Clone in the Mark V:25 I plan to buy next year! :D

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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by Maury » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:15 pm

I've used the cabclone for recording and for gigs. Matter of fact, the last 4 gigs I've played were in very small restaurants where the quieter the better, and I've been smiling ear to ear over this thing. I can get a sweeter tone direct into my Bose L1 PA than I ever had squashing my LSC down to a manageable stage volume. My bandmates love it too.
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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by dbagchee » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:45 pm

My band released our single today. All guitars are cab clone from the Rectoverb 25.

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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by Pilotltd » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:21 am

I've just bought one. The only problem I have with it is the low output volume on the headphone socket. May well be the impedance of the phones I'm using but none of the ones I have work well unless I crank the masters on the amp higher than what I'd normally use gigging.

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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by Maury » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:30 pm

I have one and I like it very much on the stage and in the studio. I haven't noticed any negative loss in any EQ region.
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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by Authorized Boogie » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:42 pm

Pilotltd wrote:I've just bought one. The only problem I have with it is the low output volume on the headphone socket. May well be the impedance of the phones I'm using but none of the ones I have work well unless I crank the masters on the amp higher than what I'd normally use gigging.

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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by 2 Boogie » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:51 pm

Hello!

I have a Mark V 25 that have the Cab Clone (without the vintage mode) built in, but I don't really like the sound of it.
I have a Two Notes Live instead and using this with the amp, the amp really rocks.
All these cab simulators don't really capture the real tone if you compare it with a real cabinet.
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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by ryjan » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:40 pm

2 Boogie wrote: All these cab simulators don't really capture the real tone if you compare it with a real cabinet.
They aren't designed to. I believe they are intending to simulate the sound you get at the mixer of a mic'd cab.
The Two Notes incorporates a lot of eq-ing into what you hear on the output which is why it sounds so produced and nice.
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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by revgsmall » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:26 pm

dbagchee wrote:My band released our single today. All guitars are cab clone from the Rectoverb 25.

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Very respectable tones!!! I have mine sitting in my studio untried, and I'm looking forward to the results.

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Re: Who has a cab clone and likes it?

Post by Fumble Fingers » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:57 pm

Thinking about getting a Cab clone and was wondering if you can plug a mp3 or computer into the cab clone for backing tracks ??..... I was wanting to use it for home practice and hoping you could plug a mp3 into it for backing tracks while practicing ...... I would mainly be using it for silent practice

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