Barefaced Bass - Ultra lightweight high power bass guitar speaker cabinets

Big Twin 3

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The Big Twin 2 has now been replaced by the Big Twin 3. If you order a BT2 your order will be automatically upgraded to a BT3. For more details about why the BT3 is even better, click on this link!

Extreme loudness and full-range accuracy that lays waste to all but the biggest conventional bass cabs.

The size of a 4x10" but taller and slimmer so it's easier to move and easier to hear with the output and bottom of a 4x10" plus 1x18" stack, plus far superior dispersion and quicker transient response. For everyone from those wanting to hear their bass like it's through huge studio monitors to those stacking up the gnarliest FX chains and dominating the mix with layers of sound cutting through, sitting under and slotting between walls of guitar noise.

Features

  • Dual 12XN extended-range high-accuracy drivers
  • Ultra low distortion neodymium HF compression driver with cast aluminium waveguide
  • LR4 crossover with enhanced thermal stability
  • Self-resetting HF driver and crossover protection system
  • Fully variable HF control with treble boost
  • Monocoque Spaceframe enclosure
  • Vertical slot port and thermal convector
  • Vertically aligned drivers for superior polar response
  • SuperCooler Tech for reduced power compression
  • Dual bar/dish strap handles
  • Top strap handle
  • Tiltback wheels and large rubber feet
  • Nickel-plated 2/3-sided steel corners
  • Dual parallel combi speakon + 1/4” sockets
  • Durable textured acrylic finish
  • Powder-coated black steel grill
  • Optional high strength silver or black cloth grill with white piping

Specifications

Dimensions
(H x W x D)
90cm x 52cm x 37cm
35.5" x 20.5" x 14.6"
Weight
Steel Grill 25.5kg / 56lbs
Cloth Grill 24kg / 52.5lbs
Broadband Sensitivity 100dB
Max Amp Power 1600W RMS
Max Output ~133dB
Frequency Range 30Hz -20kHz
Impedance 4 ohms

Customer feedback

22/05/24 - One10 - USA

Hi Alex,

As I stated in previous email, I am enjoying my 1 x 10. I currently only have a Bergantino forte d amp, which I would like to save for bigger situations than practice and lessons and small group stuff. Do you have a recommendation, preference, suggestion for a portable / compact amp that would pair well with the 10? 
BTW, I sold my Big Twin 3 this morning which I bought in 2022 and even after providing free shipping and packing (and the fees r*ping from Reverb) still made my purchase price back and a little extra. So definitely held its value! It was just way more cab than I would ever need. Still have my BB3 and love it. 
OK, thanks! 
Best,
Randy
Hi Randy,
To be honest we have people using pretty much every amp with our cabs! I'd get something that you can return if you don't like it or a used bargain you can sell for no loss and see how it matches with the One10. If it was me I'd just use the Forte but I'm ironically minimalist with my personal gear purchases! ;-) Glad the BT3 worked out such a great financial deal - they do seem to hold their value well.
Best regards,
Alex


08/05/24 - Big Twin 3 - USA

Loving my BT3. Seriously, I recommend Barefaced to anyone who will listen!

Richard


16/04/24 - Big Twin 3 - USA

I just got my Big Twin 3 today 😳😱 all I can say is wow! It is a Drummer and Leslie organ-rivalling monster! The loudest clearest most amazing machine I’ve ever had the privilege of playing through! And when my Big Baby 3 broke in it was a huge difference so I can’t wait to break in this behemoth! But even out the box - oh my goodness is it amazing ! (Barefaced fanboy for life Mr Alex and the team! ) thank y’all !

Corey

 


15/04/24 - Big Twin 3 - UK

To say I’m impressed with BT2’s replacement would be an understatement. BT3 and I have been out to a number of different stage settings since I took delivery, garnering lots of comments and interest! Of course when it boils down to it, it’s the sound quality and its performance that matters: it is so consistent across the range and I’m definitely enjoying balanced ‘feel’ across the fretboard as there are no dips and peaks in response etc.

Dan


14/04/24 - Big Twin 3 - USA

One reason I picked the BT3 over the Super Twin has nothing to do with sound - height. It's perfect music stand height. Trial ran it last night at a jam, and it was perfect for setting music that's close enough to your face that you can actually read it, notes, set lists, etc. It rolls on pavement like a dream, so I found it easier to schlep than the Aguilar SL112

Matias


21/12/23 - Big Twin 3 - USA

I’m really enjoying the cabinet - it’s big and beautiful, large and lovely!  

I’ve also got a Big Twin 3 that makes me happy every time I play bass, which is every day.

I very much appreciate the work you and team are doing - thank you!

Ben


20/12/23 - Uprising 212V + Big Twin 3 - USA

I’m really enjoying the cabinet - it’s big and beautiful, large and lovely!  

I’ve also got a Big Twin 3 that makes me happy every time I play bass, which is every day.

I very much appreciate the work you and team are doing - thank you!

Ben


06/12/23 - Big Twin 3 - UK

 

I just wanted to send a message of huge gratitude and unbridled excitement in letting you know that BT3 arrived safely today and has been sat acclimatising in my studio for most of the day; I've had a quick moment to plug in and be rewarded with some truly delicious tones! Good lord, it sounds even better than I remember the BT2 sounding!!

Looks alone, it is stunning, I love the baffle colour, it's perfect and I can't wait to get it in front of the camera for a full detailed video review(s) and, of course, busy at gigs being put through its paces for fellow bassists to see.

Dan Veall


06/09/23 - Big Twin 2 - UK

I know from experience it's not as loud as my Ashdown X2 410 but it does sound nicer and more balanced, fits in the back of my hatchback and it's incredibly easy to handle.

A legend of a cabinet no doubt. I will not be changing it I'm a converted barefaced customer and one day I'll get another big twin 2 and have a truly epic rig.

Ben


18/12/22 - Big Twin 2 - UK

I'm the proud owner of a Big Twin 2, and I can honestly say that in 40 years of playing, I have never experienced a better cab - it is pure sonic Nirvana!.

Many thanks, and keep building the best cabs a bassist could ever want!

Gerry


12/12/22 - Dual BB2 and Dubster 2 PA system - Mauritius

Hello again! My sincere apologies! I got some unplanned things again! I promise ill come back for a one10 next year! I didn’t know you’d set up a link that fast!

Btw I just used 2 BB2s and a dubster 2 (i remove all the hypex though, using qsc amps)

The sound was awesome!!! I got internationally successful jazz artist (not giving names but big names) complementing the sound all night! The qsc (gxd series) really bring out the best in them! Thanks for your marvelous products and all the knowledge that was available on the old page.

Again my apologies for the change pf plan! I’ll revert next year!

Cheers
Jean Jacques


12/12/22 - Big Twin 3 - USA

Last and final update I hope. After the previously mentioned phone call and without notification my cab was loaded on a truck and delivered a few hours later. I have inspected it and it appears in good working order and thus far my toddler has informed me that it is plenty loud enough. Thank you for the superb product and the willingness to help when issues had arose. I look forward to many many years and many many gigs with this, and so does my back.

Seth Welty


10/12/22 - Big Twin 3 - UK

Sounds lovely, very warm.


6/12/22 - Big Twin 3 - USA

As the BT3 speakers break in do they get louder or is it more of a tone thing? I did a rehearsal with it last night and I had to run my amps master volume considerably louder than with my previous 1x12 and 4x8 rig. Normally I'd have the amp volume 1/2way up. With the BT3 I had it about 75%. Far louder than I've ever run it and it still didn't seem to fill the room in the same way. The backline rig at the rehearsal space is a mesa mpulse600 with a diesel 2x15 cab loaded with Eminence Legends. That's what I normally rehearse with because it's there already. That rig I usually have the master volume at 25/30% and it is WAY louder and room filling.

So was feeling a little nervous after that first time using it but also know there is a break in period.

Just curious on your thoughts.

Thanks.
Josh

Alex responds: Sorry to hear about this - no, they don't get louder, the tone just gets a bit cleaner/prettier. It might be that the cab is a lot cleaner than your old rig, so you're not getting the extra perceived loudness from speaker distortion. There's a tiny chance your cab has a manufacturing fault with mismatched polarity speakers but as we check that it's pretty unlikely - you can check this by applying a 9V battery to a 1/4" lead plugged into the cab (with no amp connected) and watching to make sure both woofers jump in the same direction. I'll be perfectly honest, this is quite odd because the BT3 is a very loud cab! Let me know what you find out.

Josh replies: Just an update. I think you were right about the head (trickfish class D) and cab being to clean. Took a little to adjust to the sound. I love the sound for my upright but have found I much prefer my class a/b head for electric when paired with the BT3. 600watts of solidstate A/B power is gnarly through the BT3


30/11/22 - Big Twin 3 - UK

Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying my Barefaced BT3 cab you guys built for me. Its absolutely immense and is being out through its paces weekly on gigs. Thankyou once again. I've attached a pic.


Kind regards
Pat


16/9/22 - Big Twin 3 - USA

I have a brief question regarding mic (Shure Beta 52) placement (without opening the proverbial worm can; future vid topic???) for my wondrous, thunderous BT3. It hovers about 2-5 cm in front of the top speaker (seems to sound best there). I kick down the horn, but wonder if you had any personal recommendations? By the way, the sound was a little different when the bottom speaker was recorded. Thought they'd be identical (more centralized resonance???). Curious about your thoughts.

Regards,
Will O

Alex responds: I'd put the mic where it sounds best! ;-) You'll be getting more boundary reinforcement from the floor with the bottom speaker, maybe some early reflections of shorter wavelengths too. Glad it's sounding wondrous!


2/9/22 - Big Twin 3 - Frank Vaccarazzi


10/02/20 - Big Twin 2 - UK

Here are some pics showing the three cabs I use in different  situations. The large stage setup is Birmingham Symphony Hall and for context it was a jazz funk gig and after the gig the sound engineer told me that he pulled the bass out of the FOH as he said it was enough to fill the room!!! Thanks for making some truly great cabs!

Delano


05/05/19 - Big Twin 2 - UK

First outdoor outing of the year for my BTII. The lead singer and sometimes bassist’s first comment post gig was “your cab sounded incredible, what is it?”... Rest assured - he’s now well aware! 😉

Tyler


22/03/18 - Big Twin 2 - France

I received the cab yesterday!

Waouh the first sessions have been so good!

It sounds incredible, no words, warm and clean and super powerful!

And I've got the feelings it's going to be better and better...

Thank you very much again ^__^

Héloïse


23/10/17 - Big Twin 2 - Netherlands

I really enjoy the cab, the dispersion is great.. no more finding a sweet spot to be heard.

Indoor i've got more power then i can handle ;) (without getting feedback).

Can't wait for outdoor festivals next summer, should be a blast.

The clarity (tone) is also superb; something i really dig with double bass.

 

Paul