Are there lightweight cabs voiced in a vintage fashion?

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  1. pmaraziti

    pmaraziti Gold Supporting Member

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    I like the sound of for instance Bergantino NV115.

    Are there larger size cabs that would be good alternatives yet lighteweight?

    I am currently playing a Db750 into a berg Hs410....and i am gassing for a mesa prodigy.
     
  2. Alexander

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    The Berg NV cabs are about as good as it gets in terms of vintage tone. My NV412 is lightweight and compact compared to an Ampeg 810. With its tilt and roll casters, I actually find it easier to move than my HD212, which is around 30 pounds lighter. I imagine I'd rather move that over two NV115s too.

    I tried the Fender NEO cabs too and found them to have a nice "modern vintage" tone. When I think vintage with a tube amp, I think sealed cabs. These are ported, but still sound vintage to me.
     
  3. wateroftyne

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    Absolutely...

    www.tks.se

    Amazing cabs, built in Sweden.

    I have a pair of 112s - ceramic drivers, no tweeters, and a one-hand lift.

    Here's a clip of one in action:

     
  4. pmaraziti

    pmaraziti Gold Supporting Member

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    Uhmmm the NV412 is beyond my carryimg possibilities, I should have been more precise with my specs. but the TKS look an interesting discovery ... The 2126 (still trying to figure out the specs of the different yet similar models) fit the size i have in mind
     
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  6. wateroftyne

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    Drop Tommy at TKS an email. He's extremely helpful....
     
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    Although smaller than the NV15 the Ampeg 210 AV is a wonderfull cab. It is sealed and captures the tone of its bigger brother......Definitely a diamond in the rough....
     
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    Tricky Audio, ask them for a 15PR400 loaded Bassic.
     
  9. Jim C

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    I would think that LDS could hook you up.
     
  10. pmaraziti

    pmaraziti Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys for the answers so far. Keep them coming

    It interesting to see that except the Ampeg gem and the Bergs (which remain a tad heavier than the rest), no major manufacturer is focusing on light vintage cabs...
     
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    Barefaced Super Compact, maybe?
     
  13. pmaraziti

    pmaraziti Gold Supporting Member

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    I have seen what Alex does at barefaced cabs and it looks great, but except the 69er , i would not say that they are voiced in a vintage fashion

    I would also efer something more readily available, the leadtimes, at least those mentioned by the 69er owners seem very long
     
  14. Alexander

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    Sorry - you mentioned larger cabs, which made me think bigger than a 410...

    I'd still check out the Fender NEO 115 - 45lbs
     
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    pmaraziti Gold Supporting Member

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    Indeed my bad, my soul would love an an Ampeg 810, my back though would kill me.

    The 115 or 215 could be a maneageable size depedning on specs... what Kringle77 has been posting about LDS 15156 sounds very nice !
     
  16. Molan

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    Although they aren't larger the Aguilar SL112 (maybe with tweeters off) can sound great with a DB750 head.

    I've tried a lot of heads through the NV115's and really struggled to get a sound I like but we were recently able to demo the new Demeter integrated 'Mini' head and it really brought them to life. The best I've ever heard an NV115 by a huge margin!
     
  17. Alexander

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    Yeah, that LDS sounds nice, for sure. If you pull the trigger on that Prodigy, I bet you can rock that cab. I'm all over the tube head/sealed cab right now. And Mesa's are awesome!
     
  18. wateroftyne

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    Here's a better shot of the TKS's...

    [​IMG]

    VERY reasonably priced, even if you factor in shipping.
     
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    Great looking setup you have there.
     
  20. pmaraziti

    pmaraziti Gold Supporting Member

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    Very nice sounding, both your vid and thr samples on TKS website!
     
  21. Dee-man

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    I think the Audiokinesis Hathor cabs are designed to cop a vintage sound and doubt they're very heavy, but I've never tried nor heard them.
     

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