Bass cab recommendation.

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by Teleking, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Teleking

    Teleking Supporting Member

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    I have a Mark Bass head. I've been using a Markbass 2X10 and it sounds fine, but it just doesn't have the bottom I want.

    I play a P-bass or a Rick 4001 through it. I'm not a "bass player" but I do play bass, and my bands rehearse at my house, so I'm looking to upgrade to a bit more bottom for our community bass amp. I'm not sure I want a 4X10 unless it's fairly light. I might be interested in a 1X15 or a 2X12. Would like to keep it fairly light.

    What would you recommend in 1X15, 2X12 or a light be good sounding 4X10? Thanks

    Probably looking to spend around $600 and not opposed to buying used.
     
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    Is it the Traveler or Standard cab that you already own? I would actually recommend a second of the SAME cab, stacked vertically on end, creating a pseudo line array effect. I do this from time to time with an LM2 and a pair of Ampeg 210AV cabs. Increases the low end, but also that top speaker up near your ear, and the lack of phase cancellation common in 410 designs, means its a super punchy, articulate sound. Some dig it (I do) some don't. If you MUST add a non matching cab, I'd go 1x15, voiced deeper than the 210. a 1x15 and a 210 put out about the same air movement, and will likely be more closely matched power wise than a 115 and 410. a 212 in a square box has always felt like a compromise to me. Lined up and set on end it could work.

    That said, I am knuckle dragger and still schlep a tube head and 215 to gigs. Theoretically same cone area as the vertical 410, but it LOOKS cooler HA.
     
  3. Killed_by_Death

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    +1 on another 2x10" MB cabinet
    they're lightweight & you'll get a matched output

    I had the Traveler 102P & they sound great, only downside is the crappy tweeter.
    (replaced the tweeter in mine after destroying it with overdrive)
     
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    I like the new Fender Rumble cabs. Seem to be voiced more “vintage” with a strong low-end. I’m playing a 2x10 I got used for under $250, also a 4x10 for not much more. Worth a look.
     

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