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Cab with GK MB210

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by redshot, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. redshot

    redshot

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    Hello, I have a previous generation GK MB210 combo, and I want to get an extension cab for it, but any GK MBE115/210 is too expensive.

    I'm looking into a TC Electronics BC210, which is relatively cheap for the performance I want.

    What do you think about this mix?
  2. B-string

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    Electronically it will be just fine. You won't know if the cab's voicing will complement or fight the G-K until you try it live.
  3. RickenBoogie

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    +1 the only choice with a known answer is a matching GK 210. Anything else is a bit of a gamble, though in this case, not too much of a gamble.
  4. redshot

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    I might borrow one so I can test it out, on the meantime I found a friend who has a friend who has one. Probably!

    Thanks for the input :) :bassist:
  5. Mtnman

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    I pair mine with an SWR Goliath IV that I picked up used for $250. The pair works well together sound-wise, but I have to strap the GK to the top of the SWR to stop it from vibrating off.
  6. redshot

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    Too light? :p I might do the other way around, the TCE on top.
  7. redshot

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    I haven't yet made a decision because the situation has changed. [/dramatic_tone]

    In the same store I bought this combo, I found the extension cabinet for 295, where the BC210 is at 299 (279 if I order it from Thomann).

    So I guess I could buy the matching extension... Ideas?
  8. wshines1892

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    If you like the tone from the combo, then the matching cab will give you more of it. Like they said before, anything short of a direct match for speakers is always a gamble in terms of phasing. I had a mb210 combo recently and really liked the tone myself, a bit boomy if anything but nothing rolling off the lows couldn't fix. I seriously considered picking up the matching cab before ultimately deciding I didn't need two rigs. I personally think you'd be happier with both the looks and tone of the matching cab in the long run.

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