Dr Bonkers Guitar Cab-Oddities™ Volume 2: ALOHA 1X6 Guitar Cabinet IR Collection
Dr Bonkers presents the ALOHA 1X6 Guitar Cabinet IR Collection based upon a vintage 1959 re-branded version of the Supro® 1606, also made by Valco®, manufactured for the Oahu Publishing Company of Cleveland Ohio. This cabinet included the original 6 inch Jensen® Blue Label Special Design speaker.
Dr Bonkers impulse response 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 pack.
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Demo by Dr Bonkers using Dr Bonkers Guitar Cab-Oddities™ Volume 2: ALOHA 1X6 Guitar Cabinet IR Collection, based upon a vintage 1959 re-branded version of the Supro® 1606, also made by Valco®, manufactured for the Oahu Publishing Company of Cleveland Ohio. Guitar used was 2002 Ernie Ball Music Man Axis & Bass was 1980 Rickenbacker 4003, both played through Fractal Audio Axe FXII using only a drive block, amp block, & cab block. No additional track or mix processing was used.
All tabbed information is for both WAV and Fractal Syx format Cab IR Packs unless otherwise noted.
WAV version is available for immediate purchase. Fractal Syx version is available for immediate purchase. Combo is available for immediate purchase.
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Inspired Model Recorded as Impulse Response (IR) Files: 1959 re-branded version of the Supro® 1606, also made by Valco®, manufactured for the Oahu Publishing Company of Cleveland Ohio.
Speakers Loaded in Model Captured: One 1959 original Jensen® Blue Label Special Design 6 inch guitar speaker (never re-coned & never voice coil rebuilt)
Microphones Used in This Cab Impulse Response (IR) Cab Pack:
AKG C414 XLS
AKG 451 EB
AKG D-12vr (used in passive mode)
Audio Technica AT4033
Blue Electronics “The Ball” (used in “active mode”)
David Bock Audio – Soundelux U97
Sennheiser MD 421 II
Sennheiser MD 441
Past Brand Cabinet Users
Here are some famous players who were rumored to have historically used a similar type of cabinet in the past as reference and educational purposes for your tone quest or inspiration:
Photo of Jensen® Blue Label Special Design 1X6 Speaker
Introduced in the late 1950’s, this amp was considered a student model that many professional guitarists also used for small gigs and studio sessions in the 1960’s. Finding an open back guitar cabinet such as this in that perfect sweet spot of having been used but not abused from that era is pretty rare. The speaker definitely has that 2 to 4 kHz bump to lift your guitar in a mix, but it also has a relatively tight bass response that rolls off gently to allow the guitar to not interfere with bass, drums, horns, or keyboards in a mix. This speaker has a mellower tone than many of the more abrasively nasal voiced 6 inch guitar speakers produced today.
Wav & Combo Pack File Compatibility Info
Please check the documentation of your Yamaha® THR-100™, Kemper® KPA™ (Kemper Profiler Amp), Line 6® Helix™, Two Notes® Torpedo™, Mooer® Radar™, Digitech® GSP 1101™, 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.
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