MFX + Active Speaker or MFX + Cab?
Hi there! Let me make a short prologue so you can understand the context
I started playing double bass 4 years ago in my school's orchestra. A year later I joined a small trio consisting of double bass, guitar and saxophone. We played for a few month then we stopped playing.
On the beginning of 2012 I purchased an electric bass, and joined 2 bands, a folkloric and a rock one. I'm currently playing with a 35w practice amp that's rattling and dying very fast. It just can't get loud enough.
As we started doing gigs, soundmen sometinmes had refused to send me trough FOH because they says it would damage their speakers, others I couldn't even hear myself. Only 2 times of 5 we had monitors.
SO, as our rock band recently got another guitarist and a drummer, it seems time to upgrade my rig. I purchased a ZOOM B3 multieffect wich has been really awesome, and I want to pair it with a good speaker, to use at rehearsals and as stage monitor. The problem is, I need a cab? Or an active speaker?
I think that the active speaker will achieve better results, because I use amp and cab modelling. I have one in mind that is rated 400W But, in your experience, do they achieve loud volumes? Do they have enough bass or do i need a powered sub? I want to know, because at the only local shop that is here it's impossible to test them.
LTD D-6 > Zoom B3 > Johnson 15B