Originally Posted by Primakurtz
The Ampeg 410hlf goes deeper than anything out there.
Originally Posted by Greevus
Agree with Ampeg 410HLF. I have an 810 that I use primarily, and I have a 410HLF. 410 is a low end beast.
This guy is playing Epic Metal, not reggae. Ya'll are advising him wrong. I have been playing in modern/prog metal bands in B since like '99. In this context the bassy-ass cabinets are for the noobs, and I speak from my own personal experience. You want serious low mids and midrange when you go into extended ranges, with sufficient (not overwhelming) low end.
Think about what is going on in the low frequencies (stuff below 100Hz) in Epic Metal... we have thunderous double bass and at least one guitarist who's also in B and wants to have the hugest most Epic guitar tone that he probably dialed in playing just by himself in his bedroom/garage. There is already going to be tons of low end. Throw a WHALE (e.g. the desired bass tone through an extra boomy/dark cab) into the middle of that and now no one can hear anything clearly. I've seen it almost every time I see a local metal band- out of everyone rockin' on stage the bassist who thinks it's their role to outboom everyone turns out to be the only one who no one can hear because they are emphasizing the essentially inaudible frequencies.
Low mids, midrange... that's how you get heard in a metal mix. 8x10 or some full stack size configuration helps too. Be the punchiest guy in the band.
What you want is an aggressive
cab with a low mids bump and detail
in the midrange, upper mids, highs. The best is anything by Mesa, then followed by most Ampeg-esque cabs
For the price of a new mid-level quality cab you can get a top of the line cab used. Check GC used online and type Mesa Powerhouse. They have reasonable warranties on the used stuff and shipping is cheap.