Barefaced Bass - Ultra lightweight high power bass guitar speaker cabinets

24/04/24 - Big Baby 3 - UK

Hi Alex,

Well, I'm about 2 weeks into my 30-day trial and have already decided I shall be hanging onto the Big Baby. I used it at our recent gig, as planned, and it worked very well (in pretty awful acoustic circumstances - very boomy stage and room).

I did some A/B tests against my Epifani 3x10 at home and it's less "bright" (that's with the Epi "tweeter" dialed almost out and the Big Baby's at about 50%) but I think my bass sounds more like a Wal through it. I could use a little more clarity, so I'll experiment with the tweeter (or, as I explained, this could be partly due to my compromised hearing?). Do you advise setting the cab on the floor or is raised up better? 

The real clincher is the portability. My wife (who always helps me hump gear around, bless her) can lift it with one hand. 

I'm going to have to re-think my amp arrangement, as I keep my Demeter in a soft rack so the handle and front flap are squished between the amp and cab rather than it being able to lay flat. As the cab is so small, this means it rocks about a bit, so it's all a bit precarious. I don't know how far letting the soft "rack door" hang down over the speaker grill (rather than stuffing it underneath) will impact the sound? What do you think?

Anyway, for now, I'm pretty happy with the cab and will see how things go for a while using it with my 1x15. If funds allow, I may opt for a second. Have you ever thought of using the locking corners so they'd stack a bit more securely?

Thanks for your advice up-front and the excellent approach of allowing the 30 day trial. Without that, I would never have risked it, so would have missed out.

Cheers for now,


Hi Tony,

Glad to hear you're liking it! Definitely experiment with the HF control, I run it pretty high up so the sound works better in the mix even if it isn't as pretty when soloed. You can try raising it off the floor but obviously that affects the boundary reinforcement so it won't sound as fat - some elevate a single cab but most don't. Regarding stacking corners, I'm not fan of plastic corners for long-term durability and the rubber feet work well when stacking, the cabs make a pretty solid stack (even vertical stacks of Two10 cabs which is quite a tall skinny tower!) Thanks for giving them a go - if everyone did we'd sell too many to cope with because returns are super rare, less than 1 in 100, maybe closer to 1 in 1000!

Best regards,