Cabinet suggestions

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Jaruquin, Nov 27, 2012.


  1. Jaruquin

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    I currently have a SWR SM-900 with a SWR 4 x 8 250W 8ohms cab hooked to one side in stereo mode. I like the sound I just need a bit more volume. I was looking for a cab to replace this one....either 650w @ 8 ohms or 400w @ 4 ohms. What do you guys think?
     

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  2. krutonlowend

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    What's your budget and what type of music do you play (what type of sound are you looking for)?
     
  3. Jaruquin

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    I play all style from funk to rock, reggea to jazz. I have a 5 string Schecter Stiletto Studio. Mainly I like the funk. Nice crisp sound no mud. Budget is $500 to $700 but its flexable for the right cab.
     
  4. RickenBoogie

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    Almost ANY larger cab will be louder than your 4x8, but adding another 4x8 would significantly increase volume as well.
     
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  6. SteveHeissner

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    An Avatar 410 (NEO or ceramic depending on your preference) would fall into that price range. Available in 8 or 4 ohms.
     
  7. Joedog

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    I'd be tempted to look for a matching cab to pair up with your existing one.
     
  8. Jaruquin

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    I would LOVE to find another SWR 4 x 8 but there hard to come by.
     
  9. CL400Peavey

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    For my tastes I would be looking at buying a fEARful 15/6 flatpack, or finding one used. Gonna handle anything your head will throw at it, and most users find them to be tonal chameleons.
     
  10. krutonlowend

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    +1. I'm beginning to get that fEARful itch myself.

    I have an avatar 210 and play a little bit of the funky stuff and I really like the sound. Price is nice too.
     
  11. Jaruquin

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    What's the difference between the NEO and the ceramic Avatar?
     
  12. rpsands

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  13. Jaruquin

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  14. krutonlowend

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    The main difference between the neos and ceramics is weight I think the neo 210 cab is about 15 pounds lighter if memory serves me. To my ears I can't really hear a difference.
     
  15. 39-Bassist

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    SWR Magoliath...8 x10 and slittable top and bottom....ran that with my Carvin BX1200 dual power amp and WOW!!!!! Great tones form that cab and power too boot!
     

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