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Matrix FR12 active Cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Se7en, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. rickboot

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    The CLR just emits a high pitch squeel and nothing else now. It is a few years old but only used about 10 times because I use studio monitors at home and prefer to carry my much lighter RCF 10 instead. Not happy.
     
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    I bet! Have you talked to Tom yet about having it fixed?
     
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    I haven't contacted Tom yet. I am going to pick it up from our rehearsal place tonight and then contact him.
     
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    Can you comment on the loudness or power of the FR12? Can it hang with a loud band? Will the FR12 get loud without a lot of breakup\distortion.
     
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    I only had one short practice with the FR12 and my loud rock band. I initially thought it might not be loud enough because I had trouble hearing myself even when I dimed the FR12. However, this may be a gain staging issue with my new rig (I switched from AFII to AX8). And maybe I need to tweak my patches to cut more since my current patches were dialed in with a CLR.

    My CLR came back to life so I compared it and the FR12. Despite having similar FRFR specs, they sound different, with the CLR being crystal clear like studio monitors. I could hear reverb trails better than on the FR12. That may not be a good thing depending on your preference.

    Hopefully I'll have more band time next week to tweak. I hope it works out because I love the light weight and look. And the Matrix team is very responsive and supportive.
     
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    I have heard this from a few people. Guess I won't even bother trying the FR12
     
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    Other new FR12 or FR10 owners who could share their experience with us?
     
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    Resurrecting an old thread, but how have people found these cabs?
    I'd love to see pictures of peoples rigs with these in them.
     
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    Resurrecting again, I am waffling between an FR12 and CLR neo, is there a real $200 difference?
     
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    I had a FR10 and I thought the sound was great. I got compliments from the other guitarist in the band.

    I am now switching to a FR10P as I want to use my Matrix GTX1000 to give it more volume. The FR10 was loud enough for a gig in a medium pub with 5 piece band FWIW.

    I have been using my Matrix GTX1000 into my Mesa 2x12 cab for big gigs over the last few years. Now it sounds pretty flat and dull. I am looking forward to getting the new passive speaker so I can get some great tones out of it. BTW weight was fantastic.
     
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    I use a FR12 for a moderately loud country band, but im the only electric guitar player. I dont dime it much mainly because we have wedges in front of us, so its really just a backfill. I think its plenty loud.
     

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