Suggestions for 10"cab for best LOW B !
- Cab must sound great on fretless!
- must be efficient/sound good at low volumes
- have good clarity and deep bass for 5th string handling
Ill be pairing a SWR Studio200 to the cab for recording, mostly fretless.
What's might be your cab choice and why?
Should I go for a 1x10 or 1x12 ?
Usually if blended with DI a 10"cab is pretty much studio standard isn't it? But what might sound best on fretless?
Regardless, I need clarity (Swr tone) and deeeep B string handling.
I read somewhere Eminence has good 10" speakers for B string but I need a whole cab, I don't want to swap speakers round because of inherent tuning dangers.
Maybe an Eden 210 XST. I have a 410 XST and it does well.
I only need/want 1 speaker!!
Fearless 110. It might technically have 3 speakers (mid-range + tweet), but I assure you it goes deep, and will hit way above it's weight class, when you wanna explore the upper limits of it's capabilities.
Big E may have something for you.
Yes 1 main plus x tweeters is ok. I don't need 2 main speakers for recording.
I'd there anything used to be had for cheap?
Oh yeah, the Fearless will also have better clarity, and B string than any other 10" that I know of.
Used, cheap, that handles a fretless low B well? Asking for world peace would be easier?
How much volume do you need? How low does your mic go? If you are doing the DI blend thing it might not much matter what cab.
Acme B1. They come up used from time to time in the classifieds.
The ACME B-1 is the most impressive single 110 I ever heard. Saw a guy play one live with a Fender Jazz, un-mic'd, and couldn't believe my ears.
Think Acme's will show up used in Berlin?
You might consider the Fearless Crazy 8. Small and light. Not too pricey either.
Not gonna lie. You could easily spend 800 Euros on the Fearless 110.
it WILL have the sound you seek. Based on what you have said, it seems almost like this cabinet was developed for your personal goals.
-It will have upper-midrange clarity IN SPADES (Especially for the upper-mid fretless sound)
-It WILL handle all the low-B you want to throw at it
-It IS very compact and portable
Basically, I think it's perfect for you!
I doubt you'll find a 110 with a better low-B than the Acme B-1. This sort of low end extension inevitably comes at the price of efficiency, but it's a studio quality cab all around. The B-1 uses an extremely capable custom 10" woofer with a ceramic magnet, so it's a lot more affordable than a neo uber-cab.
Two manufacturers that I know of are using the new high-power, high-excursion Kappalite 3010LF: Mike Arnopol and Greenboy. Both have very happy customers, Mike's cab is going to be bigger and heavier but will compete with 115s as far as SPL goes. Greenboy's cab has an ingenious form factor that allows it serve as a very effective monitor. Neither of these cabs comes cheap, but both are extremely high quality.
Oddly enough, all of these are three-way cabs. The reason is, the tradeoffs required to build a 10" woofer with really good bottom end work against it also having a really good top end.
Ok, here are my 5 cents
If yo want it to be the best value for the money you should build a compact 110 yourself.
Since you live in Germany you can buy speakers from Oberton.
Buy a 10B200, put it in a 28-36liter enclosure and tune it somewhere between 44-50hz. To me, a long with the Beyma 10G40 this is the only 10" driver that has the happy marriage of bass-extension & mids and one that isn't extremely expensive (like e.g. faital).
It will sound sweet with fretless, I guess you don't need that Michael manring "zing" in your fretless sound so you don't need a tweeter.
When I 1st got that driver I did put it in my test-enclosure of 24liters (tuned to 52hz) and the low-B sounded very good.
I use that same driver in my 210 and it can push as much air as a regular 410, it's also one of the drivers that doesn't have a power dip(it can handle a lot mechanically).
Add the other drivers, crossover components, cab and the build-cost and you have to pay at least 1100 euro's or more.
Try the Ibanez Promethean 10'' - extension-cab. The problem is, you have to get a used one because they don 't built it any more.
The Promethean 5110 is able to handle a low B, the extension-cab should be able to handle the same tone as well.
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