Ordering and Availability
December 2013 update - Generation Three is here and they are getting out there!
In September we launched a whole new range of cabs which have been taking up all our R&D time and effort for the last few years. There is already quite a large queue of orders for them but we're making them faster than we've ever made cabs before, our factory is bursting at the seams with bass cabs! December orders are likely to be ready to ship in Feb/Mar 2014.
To place your order either place a deposit using the "Buy Now" button on the product pages, get in touch via the contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org - if you place a deposit with us we will ask all the usual questions afterwards to make sure it's the right cab for you. In the event that we believe another of our models would suit you better, or you change your cosmetic leanings, then we can easily change the order - and if we believe that none of our cabs will be right for you then we'll refund your £100 deposit in full.
Options and accessories
As standard all the 12XN550 cabs come with powder-coated black steel grills, metal corners and rubber feet, however you can choose to have a silver cloth grill for an additional surcharge. Retro cabs only come with silver cloth grills ('69er). All Generation Three cabs have two parallel combi speakon+1/4" backs mounted in a black powder-coated steel dish.
We also supply 1m speaker cables, wired Speakon-Speakon or 1/4"jack-Speakon for £12. Our Speakons are 2 pole and thus wired 1+/1-. We can also supply cables which require 4 pole Speakons for bridged amps (wired 1+/2+) for £15 each or series cables (one amp end speakon, two cab speakons, for making two 4 ohm cabs into an 8 ohm load or two 8 ohm cabs into a 16 ohm load) for £20 each.
New Generation Three models - Super Midget / Super Compact / Super Twin / Big Baby 2 / Big Twin 2 / Retro '69er
Due to high demand our production queue is currently 8-12 weeks long. We thus prefer to take a £100 deposit to reserve a cab and then the balance before shipping. When we do have models in stock we will state this availability on our Facebook page and Twitter feed - please befriend/follow us if you'd like to keep up to date on all Barefaced news.
Future models - PA tops / PA subs / Guitar cabs
Everything is on the backburner whilst we focus on getting Generation Three cabs out to customers.
We accept payment by direct bank transfer in Pounds Sterling (GBP), Euros (EUR), US Dollars (USD), Canadian Dollars (CAD), Australian Dollars (AUD), Danish Kroner (DKK), Norwegian Kroner (NOK), Swedish Kroner (SEK) and Swiss Francs (CHF). If you wish to pay in foreign currency please contact us for our current prices as they change with exchange rate movements. In the event that the cab you desire is not in stock we ask for a £100 deposit with the balance due before shipping. We can also accept payment via PayPal which gives you the option of using credit cards but this does incur extra charges (we accept deposits through PayPal at no extra charge). We request payment of the balance when we commence production of your cab, to avoid our factory filling up with finished cabs which have yet to be paid for - there simply isn't enough space for them to hang around here!
We would love to make these cabs less expensive but we believe in paying the extra to use the best quality components and the ultra-lightweight but very stiff cabinets take a long time to build. Furthermore all our cabs are hand-built here in the UK rather than mass-produced overseas by lower paid workers. Fortunately because we don't go through the retail network these speaker cabinets can be sold at a reasonable price, roughly half what you'd have to pay to get a similar performance speaker through a conventional retailer.
Don't compare these speaker cabinets with equally small or light ones - compare them with what they could replace!
Postage and packing
UK postage and packing is charged at a flat rate of £30 for small cabs (SM/SC/BB2) and £60 for large cabs, i.e. the ones with wheels (ST/BT2/69er).
A surprisingly large proportion of our cabs go overseas - as standard we ship all over Europe for just an additional £30, and consequently we're pleased to have a growing presence across the European Union.
We are now shipping all our models to the USA and Canada. The $ (USD & CAD) prices including all shipping and handling charges to the lower 48 states, or most of Canada (by population!) are as follows (these prices include neo surcharges):
Super Midget 999 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Super Compact 999 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Super Twin 1399 (+$75 silver cloth grill)
Big Baby 2 1199 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Big Twin 2 1699 (+$90 silver cloth grill)
'69er 1699 (including standard silver cloth grill)
Super Midget 1069 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Super Compact 1069 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Super Twin 1499 (+$75 silver cloth grill)
Big Baby 2 1289 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Big Twin 2 1819 (+$90 silver cloth grill)
'69er 1819 (including standard silver cloth grill)
We are also shipping all our models to Australia. The AU$ (AUD) prices including all shipping and handling charges are as follows:
Super Midget 1149 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Super Compact 1149 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Super Twin 1599 (+$75 silver cloth grill)
Big Baby 2 1399 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Big Twin 2 1999 (+$90 silver cloth grill)
'69er 1999 (including standard silver cloth grill)
And the NZ$ (NZD) prices including all shipping and handling charges are as follows:
Super Midget 1299 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Super Compact 1299 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Super Twin 1849 (+$75 silver cloth grill)
Big Baby 2 1599 (+$60 silver cloth grill)
Big Twin 2 2299 (+$90 silver cloth grill)
'69er 2299 (including standard silver cloth grill)
And finally the Yen (JPY) prices including all shipping and handling charges to Japan are below:
Super Midget 109,000 (+6,500 silver cloth grill)
Super Compact 111,000 (+6,500 silver cloth grill)
Super Twin 154,000 (+8,000 silver cloth grill)
Big Baby 2 132,000 (+6,500 silver cloth grill)
Big Twin 2 190,000 (+10,000 silver cloth grill)
'69er 188,000 (including standard silver cloth grill)
If you're outside Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand or Japan then please contact us for shipping weights/dimensions so you can calculate the shipping cost. Please note that we will not offer refunds on international shipping should you choose to return your cab within the one month trial period - however over the past couple of years we have got rather good at working out if a cab is right for you, so returns are becoming less and less common.
If you live near Brighton you can arrange to collect your cab rather than have it couriered. Please contact us to arrange a mutually convenient date and time. If we have the relevant models in stock then you're welcome to come and try some cabs before making a decision but we stand by our belief that the only way of truly finding if a cab works well for you is to try it with your band making a load of noise! We can't give people all day to try cabs here in quiet conditions because we have noisy machines which need to run to manufacture more cabs, so can only pause the machines for a reasonably short while - however trying a cab against the background noise of a CNC router probably more closely represents gig conditions than a quiet showroom would...
Trial period and returns policy
We offer a ONE MONTH trial period from your date of receipt of the cab until your date of returned postage - no trying these cabs in a shop and finding out they don't work on the gig. Use the trial period to give your cab a true workout so you can be confident it will provide you with tone and volume for years to come. When testing your cab bear in mind that the acoustics and environment (like a cranked up Marshall stack next to it) will have a significant affect upon your judgement. Also bear in mind that if you have been using the same rig for a long time your brain will be pre-programmed to pick that sound of noisy mix with ease - it will take you some time to lock onto your new sound (weird psychoacoustics that affect us all).
However, should you find your purchase unsatisfactory in any way you have the right to return your cab undamaged for a full refund of both your purchase price and the outbound postage and packing charge. Please retain all the original packaging and do your best when repacking to ensure the cab will survive the return journey - if the cab is damaged due to inadequate protection you will be liable.
If you're in the UK, unless you prefer to arrange an alternative method, returned cabs will be collected by Fedex and the cost deducted from your refund. Our smaller cabs cost only £20 to return to us, our larger cabs £40. Returns from overseas need to arranged by yourself at your own cost.
We cover your Barefaced loudspeaker system against any defects in construction, parts or performance for three years from the original shipping date, to the original owner. If you are lucky enough to acquire a Barefaced cab secondhand then please contact us to register as an owner. We do not officially transfer the warranty from owner to owner because we cannot be sure whether the previous owner treated their cab in a manner befitting its loveliness but we do guarantee to provide good support in the event that your used Barefaced product develops any problems. The warranty does not cover damage due to any kind of abuse - please note that although our components are very tough they are not indestructible and any attempts to claim despite abuse are unlikely to be successful as it is relatively easy for an experienced technician to determine how a component was damaged.
Please feel free to demand extremely high SPL output from our products without fear of failure but do not waste your time trying to unscientifically find their limits, blown components are expensive to replace.
This warranty is voided by any attempt to modify, improve, or reverse engineer the speaker.
Intellectual property rights
Although we do not claim any of our current models contain features which are patent pending they are unique in many ways when compared to other speaker cabinets within the bass guitar amplification field. Any demonstrable theft of our intellectual property will face litigation.