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Dr Bonkers Guitar Cab-Oddities™ Volume 12: SULA 2X12 Guitar Cabinet IR Collection

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Dr Bonkers presents the Dr Bonkers Guitar Cab-Oddities™ Volume 12: SULA 2X12 Guitar Cabinet IR Collection based upon Pre-Fender® 1969 or 1970 Sunn® Solarus™ 2X12 Bass and Guitar Amp Cab, this cabinet is voiced with the a late 1970’s Pyle® Pyle Driver™  and a 1990’s Jensen® Blue Label Special Design JCH 12/70™ 8 ohm 70w 12 inch speakers.

Dr Bonkers impulse response (ir) file tribute to this cab is featured in both Fractal Audio Systems® file format, WAV format, and a buy both bundle. Pull down on the menu below to see details on each.

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Description

Sound Demos of Cabinet Impulse Response (IR) Files for Guitar and Bass:

All tabbed information is for both WAV and Fractal format Cab IR Packs unless otherwise noted.

WAV version is available for immediate purchase.. Fractal version is available for immediate purchase. Combo version is available for immediate purchase.

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Use of Sunn®, Solarus™, Fender®, Dynaco®, JBL®, D-123F™, Pyle®, Pyle Driver™, Jensen®, Special Design JCH 12/70™, are owned by their respective corporate entities and mentioned on this site under the terms of fair use. Use of Fractal Audio Systems®, AX-8™, Axe-FXII™, Cab Lab3™, and Ultra-Res™ are owned by Fractal Audio Systems® and mentioned on this site under the terms of fair use. Any band names or artists mentioned in a purely historical & educational context are owned by their respective corporate entities and mentioned on this site under the terms of fair use. All such mentions do not connote any endorsement, approval, or use of Dr Bonkers Soundlab LLC® products. The trade name of HypeReal™ in the context of Cabinet Impulse Response Packs as well as the actual files for sale on this website are the intellectual property of Dr Bonkers Soundlab LLC® and may only be used under the terms of the EULA.

Additional information

File Type

Fractal Audio, Wav File, Combo Pack (Fractal & Wav Files)

Impulse Response (IR) File Inspired Cabinet Info

Inspired Model Recorded as Impulse Response (IR) Files: Pre-Fender® 1969 or 1970 Sunn® Solarus™ 2X12 Bass and Guitar Amp Cab.

Speakers Loaded in Model Captured: a late 1970’s Pyle® Pyle Driver™  and a 1990’s Jensen® Blue Label Special Design JCH 12/70™ 8 ohm 70w 12 inch bass and guitar speakers.

Microphones Used

Microphones Used in This Cab Impulse Response (IR) Cab Pack:

AKG C414 XLS II

AKG 451 EB

AKG D-12vr (used in passive mode)

Audio Technica AT4033

Audix D6s

Beyerdynamic M-160

Blue Electronics “The Ball” (used in “active mode”)

David Bock Audio – Soundelux U97

Crown PZM-6D

Electro-Voice RE-10

Electro-Voice RE-20

Sennheiser MD 421 II

Sennheiser MD 441

Shure SM57

Shure SM81

Past Brand Cabinet Users

Here are some famous players who have historically used this brand & type of cabinet in the past as reference and educational purposes for your tone quest or inspiration:

Jimi Hendrix – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Noel Redding – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Lou Reed – Velvet Underground

Phil Lesh – The Grateful Dead

Any band names or artists mentioned in a purely historical & educational context are owned by their respective corporate entities and mentioned on this site under the terms of fair use. All such mentions do not connote any endorsement, approval, or use of Dr Bonkers Soundlab LLC® products. The trade name of HypeReal™ in the context of Cabinet Impulse Response Packs as well as the actual files for sale on this website are the intellectual property of Dr Bonkers Soundlab LLC® and may only be used under the terms of the EULA.

1970's Pyle® Pyle Driver™ and 1990's Jensen® Blue Label Special Design JCH 12/70™ 8 ohm 70w 12 inch bass and guitar speakers

Photographic recording of the top speaker info in this cabinet captured as impulse response (IR) files:

Photographic recording of the bottom speaker info in this cabinet captured as impulse response (IR) files:

Historical Info

Founded by The Kingsman’s bassist, Norm Sundholm, Sunn® attempted to give bassists a better bass amp and cabinet experience by fusing Dynaco® ultra linear power amp sections with Fender® preamp topography as their starting basis, as well as using sealed cab folded horn technology with upgraded speakers. For years in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Sunn® gear was the choice of many pros, but then they fell out of favor by the early 1980’s, were later bought by Fender® in 1985, and then eventually shuttered in 2002. Sunn® enjoyed a resurgence by stoner rock and doom metal bands in the 1990’s but that was not enough to save the brand.

The Solarus™ cab was produced from 1969 into the early 1970s, but only in 1969 and 1970 did the open back cab have no serial number plate in the back. Coupled with the fact that this particular cabinet does not have either the smiling sun logo of the early production of gear from 1965 through 1967, or the serial number plates of the later production run, this cab would seem to be an early example of a Solarus™ cab according to a few sources I referenced.

The cab in this vintage was usually voiced with Sunn®  Guitar Transducer™ speakers or with JBL® D123F™ speakers as an upgrade. How this cab came to have two speakers from radically different eras (1970’s Pyle® Pyle Driver™ and 1990’s Jensen® Blue Label Special Design JCH 12/70™ 8 ohm 70w 12 inch speakers) is something where we will never know the truth, as the owner I talked to purchased this cab with these after market speakers already installed. The cab with these speakers still has that solid Sunn® bottom with a slightly more mid forward and brighter character, which helps it cut in the mix with minimal additive EQ.

Wav & Combo Pack File Compatibility Info

Please check the documentation of your Yamaha® THR-100™, Kemper® KPA™ (Kemper Profiler Amp), Line 6® Helix™, Boss® GT-1000™, Two Notes® Torpedo™, Atomic Amps® Amplifire™, NuX® Cerberus™, AMT® Pangaea CP-100™, Positive Grid® Bias™, or other hardware or software based Impulse Response (IR) loader to see which WAV file format is correct to use.

All company trademarks for Fractal Audio Systems®, Yamaha®, Line6®, Kemper®, Boss®, Two Notes®, AMT®, NuX®, Positive Grid®, Atomic Amps®, Digitech®  are owned by their respective corporate entities and mentioned under fair use.