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Hello Its been a long time since i've been on here. I got a quick question about bass amps. The local music store here has a Markbass head and a 1 x 15" cab for sale. Do you figure that this cab would be good or do you think a cab with 4 x 10" would be better? I play a AB1 5 in case you are wondering
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Both options are great but IMHO the 4x10" will give you better mid definition and more perceived volume
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It really depends upon the 15. I have a 15 that actually has more mid and more full range abilities than many 4x10 or 2x12 rigs that I've played. In fact, in a one-cab situation, I use my Bergantino HT115 as my stand alone of choice for the fact that I can use the mids and highs as effectively as the lows. Check out the cab with your ears...it will tell you.
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[quote="fullrangebass":12wv8sof]Both options are great but IMHO the 4x10" will give you better mid definition and more perceived volume[/quote:12wv8sof] +1 Mark
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4x10. Tighter and more clarity in general. I use an Eden D210XST with my ABII, plenty of low end booty...it's monstrous.
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[quote="Brim":28u847mh]I use an Eden D210XST with my ABII, plenty of low end booty...it's monstrous.[/quote:28u847mh] +1 I really, really like both the D210XST and the D410XST. Haven't played through a single 15" in awhile.
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John, I have yet to try the 410XST. The 210xst gets it done and then some for my church playing. I've got all my volume and tone needs fulfilled (with some to spare even). :)
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I'm going to vote for a 212. 8)
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Why tippy-toe around the real issue here? What you want is a single 15" or 18" on the bottom with a 4x10" on top!
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[quote="Brim":2pbwq7pf]John, I have yet to try the 410XST. The 210xst gets it done and then some for my church playing. I've got all my volume and tone needs fulfilled (with some to spare even). :)[/quote:2pbwq7pf] +1 for Smaller is Beautiful. I've had an Eden 210 for 14 years and it rocks for all applications. Save your back. For any room that needs more, you should be in the PA anyway, with your rig as monitor.
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[quote="Brim":1lddu2i3]John, I have yet to try the 410XST. The 210xst gets it done and then some for my church playing. I've got all my volume and tone needs fulfilled (with some to spare even). :)[/quote:1lddu2i3] The 410 has a slightly bigger, rounder sound while retaining that great mid presence. I put some nice castors on it which makes it easy to get around and I have a band mate help me lift it when needed (handles on mine, the newer version, are forward of center and balance very well). It's my main cabinet, especially since we do lots of outdoor gigs.
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Count me as another fan of 10s. I usually use either a pair of Eden 210-XLTs or a Schroeder 410. The Schroeder is a bit deeper than my Edens, but note that the Eden XST cabs are deeper sounding than their XLTs. I do a lot of gigs where there is no house PA, and my band's PA carries just vocals (and maybe kick-drum and snare), so I often need to pump the room as well as the stage. For big rooms or outdoor gigs without a big PA, I'll add a second Schroeder cab, a 21012. So the two Schroeders together give me six 10s and a 12. To my ears, 15s and 18s sound muddy.
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[quote="callum":1mzgt413]Why tippy-toe around the real issue here? What you want is a single 15" or 18" on the bottom with a 4x10" on top![/quote:1mzgt413] I certainly don't tippy-toe...My full rig is a Berg HT115 with a Schroeder 1212 on top. So a full-range 1x15+2x12, with an emphasis on low and low mid punch!
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[quote="amodeo@mitre.org":txelaaqa]Count me as another fan of 10s. I usually use either a pair of Eden 210-XLTs or a Schroeder 410. The Schroeder is a bit deeper than my Edens, but note that the Eden XST cabs are deeper sounding than their XLTs.[/quote:txelaaqa] A rig worthy of great consideration, in my opinion, is using separately or combining a D210 XLT and D210 XST. Having those two cabs offers lots of possibilities for sound and portability. One would have to get both in the same ohm rating (safest for them both to be 8 ohms), but I understand that is a great combo.
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Check out Acoustic Image amps, their Focus model is incredible!!! I use mine with two EBS NEO112 cabs, and have never been happier :)
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[quote="Bassman76":f6728zcn]Hello Its been a long time since i've been on here. I got a quick question about bass amps. The local music store here has a Markbass head and a 1 x 15" cab for sale. Do you figure that this cab would be good or do you think a cab with 4 x 10" would be better? I play a AB1 5 in case you are wondering[/quote:f6728zcn] I play an AB1 5 too, I would suggest you try out a few combos or head/ cab combinations that fit your needs as far as: Portability, Your sound/style or sounds you need for your playing environment Your budget. From personal experience I would choose something from the Markbass range but this type of choice is ultimately very personal and subjective. There is a lot of good gear out there, we can differ in our opinion of their suitability but it usually boils down to different not better. To sum it up, try out as much gear as you can and buy the one that gets your highest 'smile' rating! N
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I'm loving my Genz Benz GBE1200 through my Genz Uber 410 Cab. This rig has huge but tight low end, and the upper mids of this 410 are subdued just a bit by design, which I find works so well with my ABII and Z2. The highs are snappy but not overly bright. In fact, for the first time in about 2 1/2 years, I've completely stopped looking at rigs. (Except of course that I want a Genz Uber 212 to stack with the 410 when it comes out, supposedly sometime early next year!) :oops:
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I've finally made the switch from bigger rigs to one that I can handle myself and do small churge gigs with. I had a super redhead with the extra goliath 2-10 speaker cab. This was built into a custom viking case. The Redhead had a mounted tuner. The Genz-benz 6.0 shuttle (about 380 watts with two 10's) is a wonderful portable rig if you need a good stage moniter type of rigg. At 41 pounds, it is easy for me to move. The SWR rigg was handled by my soundman and crew. The Redhead alone is 80 pounds or so! My AB-1's sound great through my little rigg!! mitch
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41 pounds is awesome!
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Anyone have any experience with Phil Jones cabs and their Dingwall? All the reviews are great, but I'm skeptical about a five inch speaker reproducing that low B (or the low A with the Hipshot for that matter). My current main rig is an Ampeg SVT-AV head and matching 810-AV cab, very sweet let me tell you, but the older I get the less portable it becomes. I'm thinking about the 16B and 8T Phil Jones Cab, a Crown XT1 1000 power amp, and Sansamp RBI preamp. Would lighten the load, but do any of my fellow Dingwaller's see any potential problems with this configuration? Thanks! Roller
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[quote="rollerberg2000":nt0t2lag]Anyone have any experience with Phil Jones cabs and their Dingwall? All the reviews are great, but I'm skeptical about a five inch speaker...do any of my fellow Dingwaller's see any potential problems with this configuration? Thanks! Roller[/quote:nt0t2lag] Forum member TwoPort uses PJB. Send him a PM. Mark
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