GX

A guitar cab revolution


It’s a single 10” driver with a bigger warmer tone than a closed-back 1x12” but the room-filling clarity and air of an open-backed cab. It’s so light it weighs less than a guitar in a case and so small it’s almost airline hand luggage! Go with the British voicing for a meatier tone with singing highs or the American tonality for a more bluesy vintage tone for clean rhythm and driven lead tones.

Barefaced AVD - it isn’t a closed or open-backed cab, or even ported - this is brand new patent pending technology. This “Augmented Vent Diffractor” has two main functions:

1. It allows mid and high frequencies from the rear of the cone to pass through its slot, be diffracted, be coupled to the room by the waveguide, and spread around the room for hugely improved audibility

2. At low frequencies it acts as a Helmholtz resonator, vastly improving the efficiency and power handling in the lows

And three further benefits

1. It improves the sound of the speaker by breaking up internal reflections that muddy the tone in conventional guitar cabs

2. It allows us to add a low-cut filter so you can switch from closed-back style weighty fatness to open-backed style lean tightness.

3. The low-cut filter reduces the demands on the speaker and the amp, making the sound cleaner and/or allowing increased output to get your preferred speaker and power valve overdrive.

GX


GX

Barefaced GX Guitar Cab American Tone
Barefaced GX Guitar Cab British Tone
GX Cover
GX

Regular price £429.00 Sale

Barefaced GX 10" Guitar Loudspeaker Cabinet


If you’re in the UK a one month free trial is available (no return fee). If you’re in Europe we still have the one month trial period but you’ll have to pay return shipping. If you’re further away then sorry, shipping is too expensive so get in touch if you’re not sure it’s what you want and ask us lots of questions (feel free to ask questions if you’re in the UK or Europe too).


Time to dispatch 2-3 days.

 



Features



GX
  • • Innovative internal design - Barefaced AVD enclosure for superior audibility, efficiency and power handling

  • • Low-cut filter toggle switch

  • • Two different voicings - choose from British or American sounding drivers.

  • • British Racing Green tolex, and either a black (British) or silver (American) cloth grill with white piping.

  • • Single top strap handle

  • • Rubber feet on base

  • • Dual combi 1/4” + speakon sockets

Voicing




  • Silver cloth grill.

  • Extremely balanced vintage tone.

  • Country, blues, bluegrass, funk, jazz.

  • Smooth, driven leads and clean rhythm.



  • Black cloth grill.

  • Big chuggy tones with crisp highs.

  • Rock, blues, jazz, metal.

  • Very loud, gutsy, and meaty tone with singing highs and nice, clear overtones.

  • Questions

    There are basically two sorts - closed-back and open-backed. Open-backed because they were combos and needed to keep the valves cool and accessible for servicing, closed-back and sealed because that’s how most speakers were made in the 1960s.

    The closed-back cabs have narrowing dispersion as frequency increases (a hi-fi speaker uses smaller speakers for higher frequencies to reduce this problem). The open-backed cabs fire sound out of the back as well as the front, so although the dispersion narrows from both front and back in much the same way as the closed-back cab, the sound coming out of the back helps fill the room with mids and highs - but that sound out of the back cancels out most of the lows (due to the inverted phase as the back of the speaker pulls when the front pushes and vice versa). In other words, open-back cabs are easier to hear around the room but the lows are thinner.

    From the front it behaves much like a closed or open-backed cab. But the mids and highs coming out of the AVD at the back are amplified and dispersed around the room whilst the lows are inverted to match the lows from the front, giving lots more bottom. Basically you get the output from one 10” or 12” to match two 10”s or 12”s in a closed-back cab but with even better dispersion and audibility than an open-backed cab.

    You see it when you look at the back of the cab - it’s the Augmented Vent Diffractor. It’s a unique Patent Pending technology that we started developing back in 2013. At low frequencies it acts as a tuned vent or Helmholtz resonator, improving efficiency, power handling and output. At mid and high frequencies it acts to diffract, disperse and couple the sound with the room for improved audibility and output especially in rooms with poor acoustics.

    The increased low frequency output from the AVD may be too much for some guitarists’ tastes - so you can flick this switch and remove lows at the cab. Doing so not only changes the bass response but also increases the power handling of the cab, lowers the distortion due to motor excursion and reduces the load on your amp’s output stage. This can give you two different sweet-spots of optimum speaker overdrive or break-up and two different sweet-spots of power valve overdrive. If your sound is perfect in rehearsal but too dirty at a louder gig then engaging the Lo Cut filer will clean it up.



    Get more information here in Alex's blog post!

    Specifications


    Dimensions
    (H W D)
    33.5cm 38cm 28cm
    14" 15" 11"
    Weight 6kgs / 13lbs
    British driver Eminence Ramrod 10"
    American driver Eminence Patriot 10"
    Enclosure design AVD
    RMS power handling 75 Watts
    Nominal Impedance 8 ohms

    Accessories

    SpeakOn cable


    High quality speaker leads for exceptional sound quality and reliability. High grade cable comprises 2 insulated pure copper cores. Durable wire and latching speaker plug.

    T-Shirt


    A righteous Barefaced T-shirt. Wear it and be cooler than you are wearing whatever it is you're wearing now! Comes in any colour as long as it's black.




    Barefaced are looking for ambassadors to spread the word about our new GX cab!
    We are a small business which is totally new to the guitar world, despite our decade of making amazing bass cabs. We need your help to tell guitarists about our revolutionary new AVD cabs! The most important way for guitarists to hear about the GX is from other guitarists, seeing / hearing them on gigs and through social media / online.

    If you want to be a Barefaced Ambassador we’ll give you a £50 discount on your cab, plus a free T-shirt and matching beanie (both in green with our new guitar logo worth £35), in exchange for you doing the following:

  • • Within the first month send us a review of your cab and at least two photos (ideally one close-up of your rig and one of it at a gig). Over the next two months continue sending us photos each month and any more feedback you have, so we can share that with other interested guitarists. Whatever else you do, we need those photos and text from you!

  • We’d also like you to do at least 3 of the following things over your first six months of ownership:

    • • Post photos or videos monthly on your preferred social network showing your GX cab, using the tags #barefacedaudio #barefacedguitar #barefacedgx and also tagging @barefacedaudio

    • • Share Barefaced Audio’s posts on whichever social media channels you follow

    • • Promote Barefaced Audio products to your musician friends and bandmates

    • • Talk to your local venues, rehearsal rooms and sound engineers about Barefaced and especially your experiences with the GX cab

    • • Take your GX cab to gigs or jam nights where the backline is shared so other guitarists can try it

    • • Arrange meets with other guitarists to try each other’s gear and especially demo the GX cab


    Remember, as well as the £50 discount you’ll get our BRAND NEW GREEN BAREFACED BEANIE and matching T-shirt (as long as you remember to tell us your T-shirt size in the notes - the woolly hat is one size fits all!)

    Agree to help us spread the word!