Finally found exactly what I was looking for.

Jerryr

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Finally found exactly what I was looking for:

For twelve years I hauled around an Eden 410XLT cab (98lbs)
and a Peavey Firebass 700 head (50+ lbs)

I quit playing about 2 1/2 years ago and part of the reason was getting tired of moving equipment.

Well I'm all fired up about playing bass again a recently added an American Standard Percision bass to go along with my American Standard Jazz and Ibanez ATK300.

I decided to find a light, compact rig that I could toss in the trunk of the car. From past experience I know that if you are playing in a venue any bigger than a shoe box you are going a have decent PA support so I was looking for something to give me a good DI out and enough power for a medium sized cab. I ended up buying and Eden ENX260 amp (3.5lbs) but was having trouble deciding on a singe cab to go with it. The Eden only puts out 180watts at 8 ohms..... 260 at 4 ohms. I tried a Traynor TC210 2x10 cab which had a decent sound that was a little reminiscent of the Eden 410XLT I had (the sound of 10's I guess). I was able to get a nice sound dialed in using my ATK300 (3 band EQ). But when I plugged the P-Bass in it just didn't had the vintage bottom end thump that I was looking for.

I decided that I need a 1x15 box to get what I was after. The specs for the SVT-15E looked good and it's rated for 200watts which is a good match for the 180 watts at 8 ohms of the ENX260.

I gave it a try and it worked like a charm. Nice big, tight bottom thump from the P-Bass now. The Ampeg cab goes on the trunk of the car and must way a lot less than 72lbs. Feels similar to the Traynor 210 which is suppose to be 55lbs.

This is exactly what I wanted. I can easily lug this off to a jam session or practice and actually bring it back home when I done. And the tone is bang on what I wanted.

Picture of rig is hear

http://s393.photobucket.com/albums/pp19/BlueJ61/Guitars/Bass/?action=view&current=BassRigResized.jpg



 
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Congratulations! That should make things a lot easier, and sound great too. My own rig is getting progressively smaller as I'm getting older...right now I'm using one of those tiny GK amps with a small 15 cab, and if I'm playing upright I'm usually just using the GK. My spine perfers this setup.
 

Jason Myers

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I've been using that same cab for probably 12 or so now. I upgraded the speaker a couple of years ago (original finally bought the farm) to an emi kappa and it sounds even better.
 




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