Popa Chubby Band

Saturday March 18, 2017

Popa Chubby on voice and guitar, Andy Pladino on bass and Mark Greenberg on drums.

A blues and rock’n roll power trio who filled the Terrassa Jazz Cava Club in the 36th International Jazz Terrassa Festival

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas





David Wong

Thursday March 16, 2017

David Wong. The Benny Green Trio’s double bass. Played at the 36th Jazz Terrassa Festival

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II Bass and Contrabass Masterclasses in Taller de Músics de Barcelona

Saturday February 25, 2017

Masterclasses of:

Miquel Àngel Cordero. Contrabass. Bowing in strings ensemble.

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Jordi Gaspar. Acoustic Bass. Acoustic bass guitar unaccompaigned standards.

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Miki Santamaria. Electric bass. Alternative tecniques solo playing. Slap.

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas

Dee Jay Foster. Contrabass. Almalgames. Beats 5/4 and 7/4.

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Martín Leiton. Contrabass. Half Time, On Time, Double Time and equivalences.

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Javi Martín. Electric bass. Flamenco jazz fusion.

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas





Fly Trio

Monday June 27, 2016

Concert of legendary Fly Trio in Jamboree hall in Barcelona. With Jeff Ballard, Mark Turner and Larry Grenadier who are testing the double bass combo.

Double bass player is getting the most out of Esgleas 12" combo.

This model is amplified by a TCElectronic, with a neodymium Eminence 12” speaker, and with very light weight designed for its transport.

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"Un, dos, tres".

Monday June 27, 2016

Figueres Jazz Festival 2016.

As usual, Esgleas Wood Cabinets accompanies Carles Benavent in their concerts.
This time was at the Figueres Jazz Festival, with Roger Mas on piano and Marc Ayza on drums.

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas





Marciac Jazz Festival 2015.

Monday March 21, 2016

Paco de Lucía tribute. All flamenco musicians who accompanied him during his long career, gathered to give homage to the master of flamenco in the mythic Marciac festival.

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Marciac Jazz Festival 2015.

Monday March 21, 2016

Roger Mas concert with Dee Jay Foster and Jo Krause in Marciac Jazz Festival 2015. An amazing jazz trio, with a very acoustic double bass sound, using a double bass combo Esgleas 12".

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas





Masterclass Pat Martino.

Monday December 28, 2015

Pat Martino masterclass at Music Hight School Taller de Músics de Barcelona.

Pat Martino explained how he uses the harmony and the substitutions when he plays. Explained to the students that always have to find an alternative way to play (by the rear door).

Pat Martino used an amplifier Acoustic Image Esgleas and three Esgleas cabinets special design for steel string guitar.

The first cabinet 1x8" coaxial speaker with 250 W, the second cabinet 1x10" bass reflex 200 W and the third cabinet 1x15" 450 W bass reflex.

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas





Vi Jazz Festival 2015.

Monday December 28, 2015

Kurt Elling concert with the great bassist Clark Sommers at the Vi Jazz Festival (Barcelona).

The gear consisted of 12” bass combo Esgleas and a 15” support cabinet Esgleas, amplified by a Gallien & Krueger MB200.

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas





The Big One.

Monday November 23, 2015

The Big One is the greatest Esgleas Wood Cabinets guitar combo. This combo have a 2 channels tube amp and 50 W power.

Also mounts a Jensen Vintage C15 speaker inside a sucupira 15mm solid wood cabinet. The measures are 55 x 55 x38 cm. and a super weight of 30 kg.

The heavy weight, large dimensions and the powerful sound, gives its the name "The Big One".
The Big One with 15" speaker can compete with any 4x12" cabinet.

His great soundbox and his large speaker diameter give an open sound, with defined bass, natural mids and bright treble.

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas


Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas


Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas


Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas





Voll Damm 47 International Jazz Festival Barcelona 2015.

Monday November 23, 2015

Chick Corea played at 47 Barcelona Jazz Festival with Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore, Charles Altura, Luisito Quintero and Carlitos del Puerto, with the special guest Carles Benavent.

Carlitos could test the Esgleas 1x10 "and 1x15" bass reflex cabinets with a G&K amplifier and a Fodera bass.

He is the son of the world famous bass player, Carlos del Puerto. Carlitos has played with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas


Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas





Vi Jazz Festival 2015.

Monday November 2, 2015

The Bad Plus concert, amazing jazz trio with bassist Reid Anderson played at Vilafranca del Penedes jazz festival.

Reid Anderson used an Esgleas Wood Cabinets 1x12” 250 W ceramic magnet and an Esgleas cabinet 1x15 "450 W with neodymium magnet.

The system is amplified by a TC Electronic BH450.

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas





Carles Benavent Masterclass.

Monday November 2, 2015

Carles Benavent shows in his masterclass techniques used in flamenco bass. Also we can hear the sound through the Esgleas signature cabinets.

For example alzapúa technique involves to use the pick and fingers at once, to create a percussive effect on bass.

His gear consists an Esgleas cabinet 1x15 "450 W with neodymium magnet and an Esgleas cabinet 2x10" 500 W with ceramic magnets. Use two amplifiers, TC Electronic BH250 and RH750 and adds an octave TC Electronic.

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas





Peo Alfonsi's comment about Esgleas cabinets.

Monday June 15, 2015

"I met Eloi in Perpignan, he provided an incredible high quality amplifier for my classic guitar… during the show I was astonished by the amazing quality of the sound! thanks Eloi, keep working! your amplifiers help a lot music to sound like deserved!"

Peo Alfonsi

www.pealfonsi.it

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1x12” Guitar cabinet.

Friday May 1, 2015

The 3rd International Luthier Fair was held last March 27,28 and 29 at Montrouge (Paris).
There we could get in touch with many luthiers and exchange knowledge and comments about the sound of instruments and their amplification.

Following the last Luthiers Fair in Paris “Guitares au Beffroi”, we got a special request from Franfret Guitars. Francisco, Franfret luthier, asked us for a cabinet for a 12” speaker with some very special characteristics.
Future user of this cabinet plays a Franfret Oregon Pine guitar with p90 pickups, a Marshall JCM 800 head and a 4x12” cabinet.

The goal is to substitute this 4x12” cabinet for a Esgleas 1x12” equipped with a 300 W, 8-ohm Electro-Voice EVM 12L speaker, and aluminium chassis, frequency range de 80Hz – 5KHz 100 dB, and a weight of 8 kg.

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We chose to make a closed cabinet so that midrange frequencies could be cut, bass boosted and achieve a warmer and less bright sound than with a cabinet with an opening in the rear.

This speaker has a naturally bright sound with bass frecuencies cut, that’s the main reason to work with a closed cabinet.

At our warehouse we found a wood piece of brazillian rosewood, the last one in stock. This particular one has a very intense pattern and has been in store for nine years, so it’s been through a long and slow drying process.

Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas

Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas

Once the cabinet was finished, we put it through our bench tests, comparing it to a Marshall 4X12” with Celestion G12T, an Esgleas 2x10” Jensen Alnico P10Q and a Esgleas 1x12” Eminence RockDrive Cream. We used a ENGL E646 limited edition head for overdriven sound and a Hughes & Kettner 20 aniversari for clean sounds.

When we compare the 1x12” Electrovoice with the Marshall 4x12”, we find no significant difference concerning body of sound. The cabinet’s solid structure and the geometrical interior design make for a highly efficient speaker performance. G12T have more bass than EVM 12L.

When comparing l’EVM 12L with the Jensen P10Q, we had a surprise. On clean sound, if we crank the amp’s volume up, the Electro-Voice breaks up the sound a bit (at very high volume), with a behaviour very similar to that of Alnico speakers. This gives a spoecial touch to the clean sound of this cabinet with the EVM. In the overdriven channel, the EVM keeps a clearer sound than the Jensen Alnico.

And the last comparative test with the Eminence RockDrive speaker showed that the clean sound is clearer and warmer with the Eminence speaker while in overdrive the EVM is the clear winner.

It must be stated that, both at low and high volume, the EVM keeps the sound definition and reproduces all frequencies without noticeable db difference. Not all speakers are capable of keeping the same tone at big volume differences.

Even though I’m personally a fan of AlNiCo magnets.





Esgleas Wood Cabinets shows as the NYLON system II guitar amp.

Wednesday April 1, 2015

Classical guitarist Josep Soto, shows us this new model combo NYLON system II, designed to amplify with a natural-sounding the nylon string guitars.





Esgleas Wood Cabinets partner of 34th International Jazz Festival of Terrassa (Barcelona).

Friday February 13, 2015

This year, in the 34th Festival de Jazz de Terrassa will come artists like Alec Dankworth, Carles Benavent, Carlos Cortes, Ginger Baker, Jeff Ballard and Nels Cline

http://www.jazzterrassa.org/ca/node/36738

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Esgleas Wood Cabinets debut the NYLON II nylon guitar amp at Festival of Montrouge (Paris).

Monday January 19, 2015

Next 27, 28 and 29 March will be an exhibition of luthiers and handcrafted companies at the Festival Guitares Au Beffroi of Montrouge (Paris).

Esgleas Wood Cabinets will expose their solid wood boxes at the fair.

We can find concerts, masterclass, conferences and the showroom fair.

120 exhibitors from all over Europe show their products. Esgleas Wood Cabinets will present a special design combo for nylon guitar strings NYLON II, a powerfull, light and small cabinet.

http://www.guitaresaubeffroi.com/esgleas-wood-cabinets-catalogne/

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Recording the last album of the quartet Ignasi Terraza, Joan Chamorro, Josep Traver and Esteve Pi

Monday September 1, 2014

This week was recorded the last album of the quartet Ignasi Terraza (piano), Joan Chamorro (double bass), Josep Traver (guitar) and Esteve Pi (drums) with Andrea Motis, Magali Datzira, Eva Fernandez and Rita Payes. In this recording have used a 1X12" bass combo Esgleas and a 2X10" guitar valve combo Esgleas.

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Wood Guitar Amps and Bass Cabinets Esgleas

Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas

Wood Guitar Amps and Bass Cabinets Esgleas





Handle

Tuesday July 1, 2014

To facilitate the transport of the cabinets, we have designed this handle to carry with one hand the lightest Esgleas Wood Cabinets. The new handle is made of wood in a cavity sealed from the inside.

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Serial number

Sunday June 1, 2014

All the Esgleas wood cabinets have inside a serial number. This number give all the information about the cabinet: year of contruction, types of wood and speaker specification.





Handmade in Barcelona

Thursday May 15, 2014

One Esgleas combo, one Esgleas cabinet, one Jerzy Drodz bass: all of them have the trademark “Handmade in Barcelona”.

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Wood Guitar Amps and Bass Cabinets Esgleas





Esgleas Wood Cabinets have been in 33th Terrassa Jazz Festival.

Monday May 5, 2014

The musicians Jordi Gaspar (Víctor de Diego Trio), Horacio Fumero (Terell Stafford Quintet) and Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus). They have played an Esgleas combo (GK-Esgleas 200 W 1X12”) and 2x10” Esgleas cabinet.

Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas

Wood Guitar Amps and Bass Cabinets Esgleas

Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas





Eminence Beta 10A

Monday January 20, 2014

This speaker model highlights mid-range frequencies, perfect for "slap" bass players.

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Flight Case

Thursday October 24, 2013

All Esgleas Cabinets are delivered with a protective custom bag, optionally we can hand over with a custom made flight case, ensuring the transport and the storage.

At the same time, the musician may be able to maintain their cabinet in perfect condition, avoiding small bumps and scratches in the day-to-day.

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Dovetails

Monday June 3, 2013

Esgleas cabinets are made with dovetails to fit the side walls with the upper and lower walls. Dovetails provide rigidity and, at the same time, give a traditional look to the woodwork.

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Wood Bass Cabinets and Guitar Amps Esgleas

These are two types of dovetail; open and closed dovetails.
With the closed dovetail we can see the entire smooth surface of the top wall.
For cabinets over 35 cm deep, Esgleas Cabinets always uses open dovetails.





Transformation Hughes And Kettner 20th Anniversary.

Monday May 6, 2013

Recently, Esgleas Cabinets was commissioned to transform a combo into a head + cabinet. It was a Hughes And Kettner 20th Anniversary combo. This 20W amplifier with valves originally had a 12” ceramic speaker.

The client was delighted with the sound of the amplifier but wanted to go from a single 12" to two 10" alnico. In the past, he had played on Fender Bassman and Supereverb amplifiers, both with 4 speakers Jensen alnico 10” 2 ohms. That's why two Jensen Alnico 10” 4 ohm 25W speakers were chosen for the new cabinet.

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We disassembled the amplifier chassis to design the head cabinet. This cabinet had two horizontal ventilations to cool off the valves and the transformers, a very important feature that ensures the proper functioning of the amplifier and the life of the valves. The 2x10” cabinet features the back ventilation on the bottom. Inside, there's a leaky wooden wall that divides the volume of the two speakers.

We choose Padouk wood for this particular job. Once varnished, Padouk wood has a very natural texture; the veins are pleasant to the touch, giving a vintage feel. This cabinet provides very rich midrange and low sounds on the clean channel and in the dirty channel the trebles have more highlights.





AER Compact 2

Monday April 8, 2013

This is the second time we modify an AER compact.
The AER Compact is an amplifier designed for acoustic guitar. Many musicians prefer it because of its weight and volume.

Our client is a jazz musician who uses an AER with an archtop guitar.
He wanted a solid wood cabinet for his AER, to loose some of the amplifier's bright sound in favor of the more bass sound characteristic of jazz.

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We slightly increased the speaker's enclosure volume leaving the original speaker, an 8" coaxial ceramic sica. Considering its diameter this speaker gives a very broad frequency range and significant bases.

We used Sucupira, a wood with very pronounced veins that give the amplifier an elegant look.





Esgleas Bassreflex12” Eminence Beta 12A

Monday March 4, 2013

The Eminence Beta 12A Speaker, though not a speaker specifically designed for the electric bass, is recommended for bass cabinets because of its parameters and characteristics.

The cabinet is medium volume bass reflex, the speaker is 8 ohms with a single Speakon connector on the back.

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The wood is 15 mm solid Rosewood. The cabinet has a really light brownish pink tone.
We were able to get a very dry Rosewood board with truly beautiful veins. This wood doesn't always have such pronounced veins.
We made the acoustic tests of the cabinet with a Gallien Krueger 150 W amplifier and a 4 string Musicman bass.