Budget 410 cabs

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  1. cako

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    Hi there guys:

    I'm gonna buy a 410 cab to pair with my Hartke Ha3500 head. Due to personality factors, It's hard to me to decide...so, it's up to you guys to decide for me hahaha,

    Options (only new):
    http://www.thomann.de/es/warwick_wca_410_4.htm
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--FEN2347000
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--EDEEX410SC4
    http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/BB410.aspx
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/marshall-mbc410-4x10-bass-reflex-cabinet



    I play mostly hard rock.
    I don't want to buy used, and I only have these options where I live.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

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    I've got the Eden EX410SC4. It's built with press board, which I found out when I installed some castors and had them rip out on me. As far as sound goes, it sounds good to my ears. I use a DB and a P Bass through it playing pop folk-rock and it keeps up just fine. We don't have an electric guitar though, so I can speak to it getting over a Marshall stack. It will get over a loud drummer, a banjo, harmonica, slide guitar, amplified acoustic guitar and 4 part vocals though.
    This is all through an Ampeg PF350.
     
  3. JimmyM

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    Budget cabs suck out loud. You are soooooo much better off buying a used good cab than a bad new cab. Not nearly as many parts to go bad compared to an amp, and if they do, it's usually the current player's fault anyway. Plus you can find good used 410's all over the place cheap.

    Always remember these formulas. They are iron-clad laws of amplifying bass as far as I'm concerned:

    Bad bass + bad amp + great cab = great sound

    Great bass + great amp + bad cab = bad sound
     
  4. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

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    Damn, I wish someone would've told me that budget cabs suck before I bought mine. Now I feel icky for enjoying mine for the last 6 months. Maybe it's because I use an Ampeg head, eh Jimmy?
     
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  6. Moosehead1966

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    I generally agree with this statement. Look at it this way, get a great used cab for less $$, count on the fact that it won't be neo and light BUT.. Will sound super. Jimmy is right, don't scrimp on this item.

    Marc
     
  7. cako

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    That certainly doesn't hurt ;)

    Obviously there are some budget cabs that are better than others. I'm talking about the bottom of the bottom end stuff. Those cabs are usually made with low grade MDF and use the cheapest speakers you can get. And I just don't see the need to get one with all these good used 410's floating around out there for the same price. Now if you get a steal on a budget cab used and it's got a sound you can live with, I get that. But I have the choice of getting a new 410 for $300 or a used top of the line 410 from a major company for $300, I'll go with the good cab every single time.
     
  9. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

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    Agreed. Truth be told, the reason I've got what I've got is because my old rig wasn't cutting it, and I needed to get a whole rig on payments (big gig coming up at the time), hence zzounds and their generous 4 installment plan. It made the most sense, as 4 ohm cabs were few and far between on that site, and I wanted to squeeze every last watt out of the 350.

    It ended up working out pretty nicely for $600 :smug:
     

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