I saw Thomas Blug demo this at a recent guitar show and the quality of noise he got out of his little bidy amp and cab setup was frankly awesome….
BluGuitar, manufacturers of the critically-acclaimed AMP1, have now introduced an equally diminutive but feature-packed pair of cabinets to perfectly compliment the revolutionary 100 Watt valve powered, four channel footswitch-sized amplifier.
Designed by German guitar virtuoso, amp guru and company owner Thomas Blug, the new cabinets completely redefine what is possible using the smallest and lightest components without sacrificing tone or projection.
“Obviously I know that physics sets us limits”, says Thomas “but I still find it surprising how well these cabinets have worked for me in practice.blug”
The FATCAB (£399 UK RRP) has a single 12″ speaker which quickly reaches its optimum working range, making the sound vibrant and less stiff. The Thiele Bass-Reflex-System and the interlocked, extremely stiffened casing provide a defined, dynamic bass sound with sub-bass frequencies, usually only associated with 4×12“ boxes, even when playing at a lower volume. The volume of the casing delivers an extra portion of low-midrange frequency. At high volume the box delivers a balanced sound, without any danger of droning or losing the tight bottom due to the fat magnet of its custom-designed speaker. The speaker itself gives the sound a harmonious mid-range and soft treble, which are made even silkier by being filtered through the thick basket-weave covering the front of the box.
Meanwhile, possibly the smallest 1×12 cabinet in the world, the NANOCAB (£299 UK RRP) still benefits from a custom 12” loudspeaker, but with a much reduced cabinet size.
“An opening in the casing provides a higher bass resonance, which gives clean and slightly distorted sounds a special airiness, but the opening shouldn’t be too big” explains Thomas. “If so, you lose the important resonance and the box sounds ‘small’. However, the optimum punch for rock sounds is best achieved with a closed cabinet. This is how we came to the idea of the NANOCABs small opening, which can easily be opened or closed according to your needs. To create more warmth the speaker was mounted to the baffle and a basket weave covering was chosen.”
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