210 vs 115 for low end?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by littlebooner, Nov 20, 2012.


  1. littlebooner

    littlebooner

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    Hey everyone, looking to pick up a Hartke Hydrive combo, either 115c or 210c. I play a G & L L2500. I've heard arguments about needing a 15 to get enough low end. But I've also heard that a 210 can still get that low end (roughly same amount of air being moved as a 15) but will have tighter articulation of the notes.

    Just curious what people's experiences are on this. Ultimately I will have to sit down and play both for a significant amount of time to decide for myself but other thoughts are always welcome.
     
  2. MoeGJBeener

    MoeGJBeener Supporting Member

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    I'm no expert, but i heard it all depends on how the cab is made and ported. thats just what I heard. Kinda sounds silly to me because big speaker just seems like its gonna make big bass. I personally have played through 410's, 210's, 112's, 212's, 810's, 115's, and 215's and I always seem to go back to loving 15's because of how they handle my low B on my Stingray 5. Thats just me though.
     
  3. jlepre

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    IT all depends on the speaker, and how the cab is designed. Some 2x10 cabs will go deeper than some 15's. I personally like 15's for their warm woolly bass. Let your ears decide.
     
  4. NYCbassist

    NYCbassist Supporting Member

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    I would personally go for the 210. Then down the road get a 1x15 cab to place underneath it.
     
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  6. Green Lantern

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    If you go Hartke get the 15.
     
  7. Bmorefoozler

    Bmorefoozler

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    Being as this is NOT a generic question, and very specific about a certain maker of cabs...

    If no one with personal experience chimes in, and you can't make it to a Sam Ash, try PM'ing Larry Hartke. I'm sure he would he hapy to answer your inquiry, and as you can tell by his name, he should have the answer.
     

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