About Bassahaulic Productions
Bassahaulic Productions, owned by Drew Jones (also known as Bassahaulic) and BRANDI JONES, is the place to go for some of the loudest and best-sounding custom enclosure designs. Drew Jones has a decade’s worth of experience installing, building, testing, and competing on the national level in the USACi and MECA organizations. Each custom enclosure design takes into account: the make and model of the vehicle, subwoofer(s), amplifiers(s), goals for the system, preferences in music, the maximum dimensions, enclosure type, and wood thickness. Customers will receive enclosure specifications, a full cut-out sheet, and 3D renderings from multiple angles (showing how the enclosure will look after it’s built). Not only does Bassahaulic Productions sell custom enclosure designs, but they also sell ported enclosures as well as some of the comfiest merchandise. For this blog, we asked Drew questions about his history as an enclosure designer and business owner.
- What sparked your interest in designing enclosures?
I was working in Afghanistan at the time and wanted something to do with my free time other than play video games, so I started off with enclosure designs for $20 apiece just to fill the time.
- When did you originally begin to gain experience in designing enclosures?
The main chunk of my enclosure experience comes from being in the industry both as a hobbyist/competitor and on the retail side working in a shop. Combine all that with the willingness to listen and learn from as many people as possible.
- What was your motivation for starting Bassahaulic Productions aside from designing enclosures?
There wasn’t one. “Bassahaulic” was a username on CACO / ROE a LONG time ago that I just came up with. The logo that I use now was never intended to be for a business, it was just something I had made to put on my vehicles.
But that lead to me not wanting to be away from my family as much any longer, I wanted to be home with them more. So, Brandi as amazing as she was completely supportive of me quitting my job and starting the company full time. I remember the day she told me “Just quit if you’re not happy, we can make this work and I’ll support you until we do”
- From your perspective, what makes Bassahaulic Productions unique?
My experience on the consumer side, the competitor / basshead side, the retailer side, and lately the manufacturing side of the industry. I have a unique view of the industry a lot of people can’t have.
Combine that with a true love of the hobby and industry. I’ve been into this since well before I made a penny off of it. I started because I love music, cars, and car audio. As such my perspective is different than a lot of business owners for that one reason.
- Out of all the designs you have done, which one was your favorite and why?
The most impactful on my life are the two I’ll talk about. Both are 4 15”s blow-through designs in crew cab GM trucks. One was for Jonathan Lott when I started at Innovative Audio. The other was for Steven Dunkin many years later.
Both of those designs lead to some of the best friendships I’ve ever had. Both have taught me many things about being a better person, a better businessman, and a better husband and father.
- Again, out of all the designs you have done, which one do you think is the most efficient?
That I can’t know, as there are so many out there and I don’t hear back about a lot of them. But I KNOW the Nitro we have is super-efficient. 160db @37hz with 6,400w clamped with Zv5 15”s
- Do you prefer designing certain enclosure types over others and why?
- Can you describe what it is like for you to see your designs come to life?
I love it. A feeling like no other seeing people be happy because of their bass/stereo and showing me makes me incredibly proud and happy.
- Where do you hope to see Bassahaulic Productions in the near future, a year from now, and five years from now?
Our goal is to continue building on the foundation we’ve made to create a strong name for the company. As the company continues to grow, we are excited about new ventures and partnerships with other companies. We hope one day we will expand to offer much more than enclosure designs and technical support.
Aka, I wanna keep doing cool stuff with amazing people and build the company into something much larger than I can even imagine right now.
- What advice would you give to someone who is interested in learning how to design enclosures?
Build, test, measure, break stuff, fix it, test more, and learn as much as you can. Don’t just assume the computer and programs are telling you the truth. Go find out.
- Standard Ported Enclosure: $80.00
- Standard 4th Order Enclosure: $90.00
- Standard 6th Order Enclosure: $100.00
- 1-4 Subs: +$0
- 5-8 Subs: +$10
- 9+ Subs: +20
Bassahaulic Production Builds
Drew Jones has always loved music; it runs in his blood. His dad is a lifelong accomplished musician, and his mom is a color guard performer for large marching bands. It’s because of this that he was always around music when he was younger. When he was 13, he got hooked on car audio when he heard two Rockford P2 12’s in an S-10 for the first time.
Today, Drew Jones doesn’t compete much anymore. Though if he does it’s in the Bass Wars organization. He has a personal best score of 163.5 at 52 Hz. Like many, he chooses to demo 100% of the time and loves it. His personal builds allow others to experience 160db+ bass while still being able to actually hear and enjoy the song or a real SQ style, build. He says, “The experience of seeing people get chills while hearing music the way it was intended is amazing.” He doesn’t currently have a specific end goal in car audio. Rather he wants to continue to learn as much as he can about music, audio as a whole, and sound in general.
2005 Chevy Duramax 3500: SQ
Drew’s SQ style build is in a 2005 Chevy Duramax 3500. In the dash of the Duramax is a JVC KW-M855BW and an iPad Mini 5G 6th Generation. The Duramax has an entirely stock electrical system. The Duramax also has a stealth JL Audio box in the center console, in it is a JL Audio W3 v3 10″ subwoofer. The tweeters, Allure 1 Tweeters, are from Karma Mobile Audio. Likewise, the midranges are also from Karma Mobile Audio. They consist of Aspect 3 Mid-Ranges and Allure 6 Mid-Basses. Amplifiers in the Duramax include a JL Audio VXi800/8i and a JL Audio VX1000/1i. Also in the Duramax are a JL Audio DRC-205 and a JL Audio VXi-HUB. The Duramax was fully tuned by Jeffrey Hald utilizing a JL Max-KIT.
2004 Chevy Tahoe: 160db+
Drew’s 160db+ build is in a 2004 Chevy Tahoe. The Tahoe has 480ah worth of XS Power LTO cells paired with 3 full billet, 390a Brand X alternators. The wiring throughout the build is Certified Basshead OFC. The doors and pillars were built by Steven Dunkin and contain 12 Sundown Neo-Pro 6.5″ speakers on a single Sundown SAX-200.4 (v1) at 1.33 ohms, 8 Sundown SA tweeters on a single Sundown SAX-100.4 (v2) at 2 ohms. The 4th order wall was built by Jerry Peak. In it is six Sundown ZV5 15″ subwoofers running on four Sundown SCV-7,5000’s at 0.33 ohms. Also in the Tahoe is an SPL Cartel bass knob, Sparked Innovations switch panel and relay box, Loud AF plexi, Jim’s Machineworx distribution blocks and brackets, amp racks made by Daniel Forrestier, and a VCi2 voice coil temperature sensor from Dioguardo Engineering.
Dodge Nitro: Also a 160db+
Nick Jones (also known as Drumahaulic), Drew Jones’s younger brother, has a build that also does over a 160db. Nick got into car audio because “his brother Drew Jones who is amazing and awesome in every way.” Nick’s build is in a 2008 Dodge Nitro. The Nitro has 80ah worth of XS Power LTO cells paired with a single 370a Brand X alternator. The wiring throughout the build is Certified Basshead CCA. The doors and pillars feature 4 sets of Sundown SD Series Components on a single Sundown SAX-200.4 (v2). In it is four Sundown ZV5-15” subwoofers running off of eight CAB-2000s. Also in the Nitro is a Sparked Innovations panel, Helix DSP Pro, and an SPL Cartel knob. Nick has a preference for demoing but plans on competing more again soon. The score he is most proud of is a 160.8db street beat run performed at Scrapin the Coast. His future plans/goals for the Nitro? Kicker.
Bassahaulic Productions also has an audio team, known as Team Notorious. On the team are Joe Price, Drew Jones, Kevin Acosta, Jordan Acosta, Jimmy Pittman, Steven Dunkin, Tyler Ballard, Christopher Munson, and Nick Jones.
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