Dr Bonkers Silver & Black Bass Cabinet IR Collection Volume 1: AC406 2X15 & Alu 1X15 Bass Cabs
Dr Bonkers presents Dr Bonkers Silver & Black Bass Cabinet IR Collection Volume 1: AC406 2X15 & Alu 1X15 based upon the following two vintage bass cabs recorded as impulse response (IR) bass cab files:
- Alu15 based upon Hartke® 1415™ Bass Combo.
- Ac406 based upon a mid 1970’s vintage Acoustic® 406™ Wide Bass Cabinet.
Consider this cab pack has an ultra-low price and limited mic selection so that you can compare Dr Bonkers Bass Cabinet impulse response (IR) files to other providers’ takes on bass cabs in a low cost-low risk way.
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.
Below where it says “Description” in bold type, please click below on the arrows or grayed out words to hear sound samples or see more information (see images below main product image if this is not clear- one is mobile view, one is desktop computer view).
Brown Matt Hall recorded this using a Fractal Audio Systems® Axe-FXII™ using a custom AC406 IR he mixed using this cab pack:
My old demos using this cab pack:
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.
Please click above to hear sound samples or on the arrows or tabs to see more information.
Use of Hartke®, 1415™, Acoustic®, 406™, & Eminence® 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.
Fractal Audio, Wav File, Combo Pack (Fractal & Wav Files)
Impulse Response (IR) File Inspired Cabinet Info
Inspired Model Recorded as Impulse Response (IR) Files:
Hartke® 1415™ 1X15 Bass Combo
Acoustic® 406™ Wide 2X15 Bass Cabinet
Cabinet Speakers Loaded in Model Captured:
For the Alu 1X15: the original Hartke® Aluminum Cone 1X15 inch bass speaker
For the AC406 2X15: original Eminence® 2X15 inch bass speakers
Microphones Used in This Cab Impulse Response (IR) Cab Pack (not all mics used on all cabs due to availability at the time):
AKG 451 EB
AKG D-12vr (used in passive mode)
Audio Technica AT4033
Blue Electronics "The Ball"
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:
Acoustic® 406™ Wide 2X15 Bass Cabinet:
Duff McKagan - Guns 'n Roses
Mike Watt - The MInutemen
Hartke® 1415™ 1X15 Bass Combo:
I'm the only acolyte I know who used the real combo consistently & I'm not famous.
Alu15 based upon Hartke® 1415™ Bass Combo, this cabinet is voiced with the original Hartke® Aluminum Cone 1X15 inch bass speaker with a rear ported cabinet. The combo was capable of focused, compelling recorded bass tones that ranged from punk, to rock, to Gospel, to fusion, as well as metal. This amp was also sometimes used by jazz guitarists for an articulated clean tone. The amp was bought brand new and was in the sole ownership of Mike "Dr. Bonkers" Santasiero from 1995 and used on numerous sessions during his tenure at Fox Recording Studios, in Rutherford, NJ, USA..
Ac406 based upon a mid 1970's vintage Acoustic® 406™ Wide Bass Cabinet, this cabinet is voiced with the original Eminence® 2 X 15 inch bass speakers with a center, front facing port between the two speakers. This amp was used on fusion and rock sessions and is capable of some serious rumble. This is also the ideal guitar cab to use for Doom Metal and Stoner Rock. Fox Recording Studios came into possession of this cabinet in 1998 and it has been used in rehearsals and sessions regularly ever since.
As I said in the Why Dr Bonkers section as well as in the FAQ section, I don't give out free samples, but I realize this is the first bass cab impulse response (ir) file pack I released commercially. As such I could not in good conscience sell you this cab at full price when my current ir file output with my other two impulse response file lines give you so many more mics and options. I am hoping this cab pack will give you the confidence as a teaser to try my other offerings.
This cab pack was historically sold on Fractal Audio Systems website until June 2017 when I asked for the rights back to sell the files here in order to sell them to a broader audience of bass & guitar players who demanded I offer them WAV files as an option to purchase. Prior to building the actual physical Soundlab environment, these cabinets were recorded in early 2016 at Fox Recording Studios, located in Rutherford, NJ, USA.
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™, Atomic Amps® Amplifire™, Digitech® GSP 1101™, NuX® Cerberus™, AMT® Pangaea CP-100™, Positive Grid® Bias™, Mooer® Radar™, or other hardware or software based Impulse Response (IR) loader to see which WAV file format is correct to use.
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Use of Hartke®, 1415™, Acoustic®, 406™, & Eminence® are owned by their respective corporate entities and mentioned on this site under the terms of fair use.