Originally Posted by sunfighter
Hey Ya'll... so what ya think? I play out of an acoustic 370. I have played out of 8x10's using my old gk 800 and it was cool but I had great experience with my old mesa diesel 2x15. Ive never played out of a 406 wide, but have used the smaller 402 and im not a huge fan of it. Oh I should say the acoustic has upgraded 400w jbl's and the ampeg has originals. Id say I go for a cross between vintage tone and a bit of an aggressive tone (think Billy Cox meets David Wm. Simms). Also play in drop D and use OD/fuzz frequently. Any opinions would help and I appreciate it, really.
It would be good to know exactly what JBL drivers that are in the 402 you don't like. E.g. the old D, K, and E 140 have plenty of punch and bottom (in the right cabinet) but have too little upper midrange and treble for many players.
I'd say that a 406 wide can be made to sound good according to most tastes. I'm personally not a big fan of it in stock condition, but with internal dampening added (they have no dampening from the factory) and appropriate drivers e.g. from Eminence or Faital Pro (or old JBL:s for those who want that sound) it's a nice choice. I don't remember the port tuning frequency, but drop D is likely not a problem. I've run a 406 wide with K140:s and a Hipshot D-tuner without problems, but I don't play loud metal.