Posted on June 8, 2013

“Jim, thank you for producing the CN212. I went to Willies and tried the cabinet. I was blown away, as you predicted. After I got the CN212 home, the pleasant surprises kept on coming. The cabinet is very good at producing rapid-fire notes and very articulate notes. I practice regularly and play the same songs repeatedly. In one song, the same note is played rapidly and then in one measure it switches to four different notes in a row. With the old rig, the four notes sounded muddy. With the CN212, they were four distinct, melodic notes! Another classic-rock song has a half step slide to a note. It never sounded like I remember the song on the radio. It was harsh; I experimented with my technique, without success. The first time I played the song through the CN212, the slide sounded “right” and beautiful. In another song, there is an interval that is like a short exclamation mark. It had an unpleasant honk sound. With the CN212, it sounded correct. The tone was more pleasant and both notes were defined. I’ve been sharing these opinions with Nathan and the guys at Willies. Here’s one more; if you have an opinion, please respond. With the CN212 and an Orange Bass Terror 500, it feels like I have more time to play the note and I have more ability to change the sound of the note. I practice with an IPAD app that has adjustable tempo, so I am not merely slowing down to enjoy the good tone! 120bpm is really 120bpm! It seems as if the attack portion of the note is quicker and requires less effort. It seems as if I hear the note while my fingers are still on the string and can then put a little feeling into it before the next note. Nathan seems to understand. Is there an engineering term and explanation for this phenomena? Or is it just the psychological effect of spending money on nice gear???!!! Thanks again for the great cabinet.” Sincerely, Mark Bosshard