SUPER COMPACT

"sure, this picture's blurry but the bass wasn't - it was big time punch and focused motherfuckin tight... second gig w/the super twin and super compact DOIN IT!"

Mike Watt

Mike Watt 28.4.19

 

I just realised that tomorrow (Dec. 15) marks the 1 year anniversary of receiving my very first Barefaced cabinet! On the eve of such a monumental celebration, I thought that it would be appropriate to contact you guys and express a few things.


First and foremost--THANK YOU!! My Barefaced Super Compact has been the best bass speaker cabinet that I've ever owned! I've used it consistently (pretty much exclusively) throughout the course of the entire year and on every single occasion, find myself grinning ear to ear with satisfaction and loving it even more! Without fail, on every single gig, someone will ask me about it. Everyone from band mates to sound guys to audience members want to know what it is and how "that" sound could come from such a compact package! The kicker is when I insist that they pick it up with one hand! You should see their faces! Love it every time!


Throughout the year, the cab has been tested at venues and volumes ranging the entire gamut--tiny, quiet lounge bar and restaurant gigs, full-on outdoor rock stages, medium-sized indoor club stages with full pro FOH, weddings, even an outdoor running marathon on the beach for 20,000 plus people! There was not a single instance when the Barefaced cabinet did not perform flawlessly! One of my favourite moments was during an all-day annual Surf music festival with a notorious exceptional back-line, when my little Super Compact held its own against 2 15" bass cabinets, and 6 (yes, 6!) vintage JBL 15" guitar cabs! No one could believe it! Every bass player in the room wanted that cab!


I've used a lot of different gear over the course of my career, but I've never felt so supportive of any one company until Barefaced. Sometimes I just want to scream it from the rooftops!!! Barefaced make modern musical bass miracles. Period. I can't tell you how many people I've encouraged to visit the website, watch Alex's in-depth videos, and read the insightful, deep articles online. The company truly is a revelation! I really would like to do whatever I can to help promote the company. What is the best way? Continue to post on social media?


Now, the big question is....what should I get next??? Honestly, the Super Compact really covers just about any gig I could imagine. But, I want to continue to support the company and promote your amazing and revolutionary work. What I can potentially envision is a situation where I may need to push just a bit more air. Just a tad louder and bigger, if you will. The question is, do I add another Super Compact and make a stack? Do I go for the Super Twin? Or, do I opt to have an entirely different sound at my disposal and go for something (Four 10 or Six 10) that utilises the 10" drivers?


Just to reiterate...I play Surf primarily, along with a lot of Exotica/Lounge and favour a "retro" sound with very little high end and very warm, round bottom using a Fender Precision with flats and the tone rolled almost completely off.


What do you think might be the next logical louder cab to have in my arsenal? Also, I've been wondering if you guys would ever consider covering a cab in blonde tolex? The back-line of the aforementioned Surf festival with all the 15" speakers is exclusively blonde and I've always thought it would be so cool to have something that would match!


In closing...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I cannot thank you enough for your amazing product! I am so beyond a satisfied customer! Please do not ever hesitate to ask if there's anything I can do to help you guys in any way. Alright, off to tonight's gig with my trusty Super Compact! (we're doing the entire Ventures Christmas album!) : )

 

Jonpaul USA 15/12/17