Cheap'ish 4ohm 4x10?

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  1. captain bass

    captain bass

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    Hi there.

    I have a Genz Benz Shuttle 9.2 and a NeoX 212t. I'm very happy with both of these but I'm looking for a cheap cab to use with my Shuttle and to leave in my rehearsal room.

    I don't want to spend more than £300 and I'm not too bothered about it sounding amazing, I just want something loud for the rehearsal room.

    I also want the cab to be 4 ohms as I don't want to get two cabs in the future.

    I've been looking at the Ashdown Rootmaster 414t and the Ashdown Mag 410... Does anybody know the difference between these two cabs? Or which might be better? Although I can't seem to find a Mag 410 at 4ohms...?

    Are there any other possibilities out there?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, many thanks.
  2. BeerSuds

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    The Fender Rumble 410 is 4ohm and seems to get a lot of love for the price. They are heavy though and may be tougher to find since the new Rumble line will be available soon.
  3. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

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    Old peavey TVX (front ported) or TXF (rear ported). Don't worry about the impedance rating too much; If 500 watts @ 8Ωs isn't loud enough, I hope you rehearse with some good quality ear plugs.
  4. cableguy

    cableguy Supporting Member

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    Look for a used Peavey TVX, or SWR Goliath II 4X10. Not sure if they are readily available on your side of the pond, but usually good deals over here.
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  6. Bitterdale

    Bitterdale Natural Born Lurker Supporting Member

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    Honestly, you probably wouldn't even notice the volume difference between four and eight ohm cabinets. If you're concerned about volume, look for a cab with a higher sensitivity.
  7. Rob22315

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    I'll second a Peavey 410 for great value. I had the 4ohm TVX until I downsized.
  8. captain bass

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Does the Peavey TVX have speakon inputs?

    I think I'm going to order one and try it out.

    Thanks.
  9. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

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    There is/was a Fender Rumble in the classifieds for about $100.00. Depending on where you are, that is an insane deal.
  10. captain bass

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    Does anybody have any info on how the Peavey TVX410 compares to the Fender Rumble 410?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks.
  11. captain bass

    captain bass

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    I'm in the U.K. unfortunately...
  12. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

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    I just realized that. Sorry!!
  13. msaone

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    The fender website is kind of implying that the metal grill cabinet is going to stay around for a little while.
  14. captain bass

    captain bass

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    Keen to hear any more opinions on the Fender Rumble vs the Peavey Txr... Anyone?
  15. Rob22315

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    No. Just 1/4 inch.
  16. gumtown

    gumtown Previously gumtownbassman Supporting Member

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    The Marshall MBC-410 is cheapish, 4 ohm, and speakon & jack input.
  17. JellinWellen

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    Rumble 410 has gotten plenty of good reviews from what I've seen.
  18. captain bass

    captain bass

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    I'm actually now looking at a Hartke 4.5XL... Would this get loud paired with my Shuttle 9? It's 400w and 8ohms so my Shuttle would be giving it a supposed 450w.

    Would this be a loud solution and how does it compare to the aforementioned cabs?

    So really it's looking like its between the -

    Fender Rumble 4x10
    Peavey TVX 4x10
    Hartke 4.5 XL

    Any more thoughts...?
  19. Exit1242

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    I has a peavey tvx 4 ohm and it was a monster! Heavy but plenty of tone for the price! I only got rid of it because I bought an old bassman stack, I'd still have it other wise. Having worked for a fender and peavey dealer I would say that the peavey is a little more durable, but both sound good!
  20. Exit1242

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    Oops I had haha! Fat thumbs ha!!
  21. captain bass

    captain bass

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    BTW - I play, almost exclusively, Funk and Jazz. Would the Hartke 4.5XL or the Peavey TVX410 be best for this style of playing?

    Thanks!

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