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Anyone still gig with a 1x15 anymore?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by TUEP, Feb 18, 2013.


  1. TUEP

    TUEP

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    I have been pondering on getting a 4x10 cab...but then I remember how much I hated moving those things. I am thinking maybe I could get away with an 8 ohm 1x15. With my B2R I would get 250 Watts, and with my Acoustic B100 I would have an extra 15 to run it into.

    Plus a 1x15 wouldn't be such a pain to haul around.
     
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    leave the b100 in the practice room, but a good 1x15 is a very cool thing.

    two matching good 1x15s is rock and roll! (for me it's a pair of compact LDS cabs with eminence kappa As in them.)
     
  3. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp Supporting Member

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    I do. I have two Genz Benz Focus 115's, but I have never used them both yet. For small bar gigs I have just been using my GK MB200 into one Focus 115. I have an old Hartke 3500 head too, if I need more power.
    The Focus isn't neo or anything, but at 46 lbs not too bad.

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    Full stack (so far just for looks)
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  4. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

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    Yep..SWR Son of Bertha 1-15 with a GK RB400 to drive it. Perfect for small to medium gigs.
     
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  6. bassfran

    bassfran

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    Yes, I do most of my gigs with a Bag End S15 I.
     
  7. dukeorock

    dukeorock Gold Supporting Member

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    Authorized greenboy designs builder
    I do a 115 cab all the time...wonderful :)
     
  8. c2thej2theizzo

    c2thej2theizzo

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    If you switch to 4x10 make sure you have enough power. Ur powering 4x as many speakers. I dont like powering 4x10's with anything less than a 350W amp.- thats just me. On the other hand you can get nice bass out of a 1x15 and 100W. If you try powering a 4x10 with ur B2R you have only 62.5 watts per speaker, which is fine but you will be wondering where ur low end went. because you have 4 speakers producing mids it can give you the illusion of thinning out in the low registers. Most guys who go from 15's to 10's always crank the bass up. I run a 15 and a 2x10 - best of both worlds. 2x10 or a 1x12 is alot easier than a 4x10 to move around.
     
  9. Basshappi

    Basshappi

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    I do many gigs with my Ampeg BA115HP.
     
  10. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck groove student Supporting Member

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    Ashdown MAG with an Eminence Legend CB158
     

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  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Sometimes but I prefer two.
     
  12. guitarhuckster1

    guitarhuckster1

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    Hartke LH500 or HA3500 with a Hartke HyDrive 115.
     
  13. TRyan5289

    TRyan5289

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    Finally got back into a promising band. Carvin BR115 powered by GK 800RB.
     
  14. svtb15

    svtb15

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    I use a Genz Benz Uber 115 or two all the time
     
  15. delta7fred

    delta7fred

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    I use one for big gigs and a 1x12 for normal ones.
     
  16. rodl2005

    rodl2005

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    I used to all a time. All I had was one EV TL606 cab with a EV 400w speaker.
    Now I sometimes use one of my 2 3015 Eminence modded Ampeg PF115HE's.
    Works great!
     
  17. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

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    I have used all sorts of cabs over the years but the overwhelming majority of ny gigs have been with a single 15. Current rig is a GK MB500 and an Ashdown VS-115. I have two VS-115s, but have only used both once.
     
  18. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes

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    Not always, but more often than not these days I gig with an 8ohm 115 TL606 (KappaLite), or a 4 ohm Carvin 115 (vintage Carvin/Eminence ceramic driver).
     
  19. jnewmark

    jnewmark Supporting Member

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    I use a 115 combo, a Roland DB700, once a month at a little bistro gig I have. Works fine for that type of lower volume gig, with no PA support.
     
  20. 45acp

    45acp

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    Been using an old GK 115 for a while, on bigger gigs it's fine as i run a DI.

    But, im thinking about building a 215 cab. We have a medium sized acoustic gig that we do once a month, and since we only run the moniters as mains at this club i cant run through the board. I run my amp cranked to 90%+, and the cab is on the floor off stage left. Going 4 ohm would give me a little extra volume boost and a taller cab would get me up in the mix better. Right now i am thundergod of bass doom on the low end, but a little lacking in the mids and highs in most of that room.
     
  21. snowtraveler65

    snowtraveler65 Gold Supporting Member

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    Looks sure, but it also serves to get it up off the floor so you can hear yourself better.
     

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