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4 bag end 15's?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by mcm, Nov 21, 2012.


  1. mcm

    mcm

    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    yo bros.

    anybody doing this? if so, how are you running them? how does it sound?

    thanks!
     
  2. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 29, 2006
    Maryland
    Disclosures:
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    I've done it - it's painfully loud!
     
  3. bluestarbass

    bluestarbass

    Jul 31, 2007
    Indianapolis
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    No. I have thought about it a few times though. I would use two of the same heads so I had two identical stacks.
     
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  6. emblymouse

    emblymouse Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W' Sconsin
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    Endorsing Artist Lakland**Bag End**Schroeder
    If I had to up my amp situation that is exactly what I'd do. In this case, another Walkabout head and another S12-S15 stack
     
  7. mcm

    mcm

    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Excuse my ignorance but if one had 2 amps how would they be connected?
     
  8. stonetazz

    stonetazz Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Denton, TX
    I have run 2 s15-ds and a s15x-d together. It is plenty loud for me. I just run them off of one channel of my crest CA9. I have thought about getting a 4th, or putting my s12 d with the 15s.
     
  9. Bassmec

    Bassmec

    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
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    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    For using both sets of EQ you would need something like a lehle p split.
    Splitter box but you can just go line out into the return or power amp in of the other combo.:bassist:
     
  10. mcm

    mcm

    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Oh got you. Thanks
     
  11. mcm

    mcm

    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    anybody else?
     
  12. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Contact Neal Fountain (Jimmy Herring's bassist) he used to run (4) BagEnd 15 cabs together and it sounded amazing.
     
  13. This is, IMO, the optimal. Two s15_d's with an s15_dx on top. You can vertically stack them without it getting too crazy, and the 2.6 ohm impedance with a '2 ohm minimum head like the DB750, or a dual mono head like the Shuttle Max 6.2 (or a PA head like you are using) works perfectly.

    That would hammer huge.
     
  14. With four 8 ohm Bad End 115 cabinets you would connect two 115 cabs to each amp and then slave the amps together or use a splitter to drive them simultaneously.
     
  15. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 29, 2006
    Maryland
    Disclosures:
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    The triple stack form factor works pretty well; I would stick to the standard S15's though - it's pretty bright in this configuration with the top cab blasting at your head.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. mcm

    mcm

    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Thx guys! I would do three, but is there a correct way to run them off a gk 400 head?
     
  17. wave rider

    wave rider Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2005
    I don't think the GK400 will do less than 4 ohms, so only two cabs for that one.

    =wr=

    edit> Lots of 2 ohm amps out there, especially older Peaveys for a reasonable price.
     
  18. One Drop

    One Drop Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    I ran three from my Eden WT-550 once, for kicks. Very nice, four must be killer!

    I tend to use my BE cabs for small stages and when I'm through the PA, so it's overkill. If I need that kind of room coverage my Bergantino big cabs come out.

    There is something very sweet about those Bag End cubes, though I've never found the need for the coax one myself.