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Old 01-24-2013, 05:25 PM
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Light 15"

I am relatively new to the high quality bass gear. I had Peavey,and Crate etc,,when I was a teen ager. Now that I am much older,I want to play again. I went to an open mic,,mid size bar. Guy was playing a Lakland 5 String with a GK RB head and a BagEnd single 15". It was a light cab,and no matter where I went in that room,I heard him. The cab weighed less than 50lbs. Is there any other high quality cabs that weight in that area? And the cab handled that low B.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:27 PM
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Sure quite a few these days.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:30 PM
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Sure quite a few these days.
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A compositions Bassic from Mike Arnopol should be 30 pounds or less.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:30 PM
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if you liked that sound then you might want to try the GK MB 115 -II combo. Lightweight, 200 watts, and handles low B very nicely.

I've also played through a Markbass Mini CMD 121P, a 12", but 300 watts and that too manages low B clearly. Almost twice the price of the GK combo, though.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:40 PM
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A compositions Bassic from Mike Arnopol should be 30 pounds or less.
Is that Big E loudspeakers?
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if you liked that sound then you might want to try the GK MB 115 -II combo. Lightweight, 200 watts, and handles low B very nicely.

I've also played through a Markbass Mini CMD 121P, a 12", but 300 watts and that too manages low B clearly. Almost twice the price of the GK combo, though.
I was told GK doesn`t have the same sound or quality as years back..you disagree?
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Is that Big E loudspeakers?
Mike builds for several designers, but the Bassic is a Greenboy design.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:44 PM
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Mike builds for several designers, but the Bassic is a Greenboy design.
Do you have a link to it?
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:46 PM
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I was told GK doesn`t have the same sound or quality as years back..you disagree?
Indeed I do disagree, I have an old 400 and 800RB and have played them side by side with the MB 115 combo. Taking into account the difference in speakers (all 15s, btw, but not all GK) I'd say the MB holds up very nicely. Definitely giggable if you don't need it waaaayyyyyy loud.

Another option is go with a GK head, either the RB or lightweight MBs and one of the new composite cabs CL400Peavey is talking about.
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A compositions Bassic from Mike Arnopol should be 30 pounds or less.
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if you liked that sound then you might want to try the GK MB 115 -II combo. Lightweight, 200 watts, and handles low B very nicely.

I've also played through a Markbass Mini CMD 121P, a 12", but 300 watts and that too manages low B clearly. Almost twice the price of the GK combo, though.
G-K NEO115 III is 40 lbs. Carvin has a 115 at 52 lbs. Genz-Benz Uber 115 54 lbs. LDS could make one for you as well. More I am sure out there!
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Do you have a link to it?
The green link in my sig has a lot more info on all Greenboys cabs.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:50 PM
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[quote=dhsierra1;13772497]Indeed I do disagree, I have an old 400 and 800RB and have played them side by side with the MB 115 combo. Taking into account the difference in speakers (all 15s, btw, but not all GK) I'd say the MB holds up very nicely. Definitely giggable if you don't need it waaaayyyyyy loud.

Another option is go with a GK head, either the RB or lightweight MBs and one of the new composite cabs CL400Peavey is talking about.

Is this Peavey out yet? I googled,,but not seeing it.
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Mike doesn't have a site, but he has a lot of composite builds out there.
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Indeed I do disagree, I have an old 400 and 800RB and have played them side by side with the MB 115 combo. Taking into account the difference in speakers (all 15s, btw, but not all GK) I'd say the MB holds up very nicely. Definitely giggable if you don't need it waaaayyyyyy loud.

Another option is go with a GK head, either the RB or lightweight MBs and one of the new composite cabs CL400Peavey is talking about.

Is this Peavey out yet? I googled,,but not seeing it.
sorry, the "Peavey" I was referring to is the guy in this thread with the Kool Aid pitcher as his avatar talking about Mike Arnopol's composite cabs

The GK MB combos are out and available pretty much everywhere. Same with their micro heads.
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Here is a link to BNA's site from CL400Peavey's sig link http://www.bnaaudio.com/products/products.htm.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:02 AM
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Custom LDS 115 using an Eminence Kappa Lite 3015 or Faital Pro 15PR400. Don (LDS) builds top quality boxes for, IMHO, very reasonable coin. Both speakers are full range. If you want a high frequency driver, consider the Selenium D220Ti & H25-25 horn or HC23-25 horn.

Super air movement for a single 15. Compact & lightweight w/very high dB sensitivity (aka ability to get loud, lol ).

http://www.lowdownsound.com/

http://www.usspeaker.com/Kappa%20Lite-3015-1.htm

http://www.usspeaker.com/faital%20pro%2015PR400-1.htm

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=264-270

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=264-312

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=264-318

...or if you want the best of the best, a 115 w/dedicated midrange driver using an Eminence Kappa Lite 3015LF & either a 6.5" 18Sound 6ND410 or 5" Faital Pro M5N8-80.

Massive air movement. Again compact & light w/very high dB sensitivity. Loudness personified (or, I suppose in this case, objectified ).

http://www.usspeaker.com/Kappa%20Lite-3015lf-1.htm

http://www.usspeaker.com/eighteensound-6ND410-1.htm

http://www.usspeaker.com/faital%20pro%20m5n8-80-1.htm

Many other great choices, but if you're going new, you owe it to yourself to spring for a quick call to Don to see for yourself.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:09 AM
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:26 AM
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I love my Bag End S-15. 49 lbs., 200 watts, super portable.
Built like a tank. Loud, handles an active low B very well.
Just buy a Bag End.
Great prices here on TB.
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Markbass Traveler 151P is 45.75 lbs. I have two, but want a Barefaced Compact.
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