Talk Bass is great! I just discovered it about a week ago and lost sleep pouring over all the great information here
I'm planning to get a new amp and cabinet and looking for some advice.
Some background... I have a Mesa Walkabout Scout combo amp which is 300W, tube pre-amp, and a 12" driver. I love this amp and it is perfect for a lot of situations but I'm now in a group playing more funk/pop and I'm looking for a little more focused punchy sound. I play mostly with my fingers, without distortion, and slap on some songs. I'm thinking about getting another rig to use for larger gigs and keeping the Walkabout for practices and smaller rooms.
I'm pretty set on using either two 2x10" cabinets or one 4x10 cabinet and I'm leaning toward getting a GK MB800 head. I'm almost sure I won't need anything more for the foreseeable future and I really like minimizing hauling gear.
I can't buy a the entire new rig at once so my question is what cabinet could I buy now to use with my walkabout and also use later with a louder GK MB 800? I believe the 12" is a 4 Ohm cabinet and Mesa recommends using another 4 Ohm with it. I'd like to avoid removing the amp so I keep a small portable option available.
Maybe a 4 Ohm 4x10, set my Walkabout on top of it to have a 4x10 + 1x12 (power reduced from 300W to 150W)? Then run the GK MB 800 with the 4x10 4 Ohm cabinet? I could also get a 2x10 4 Ohm now and later use it with another 2x10 4Ohm and the GK head but I think this would result in 2 Ohm total which might be a problem for the GK 800??