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Good affordable 4x10 cabinets

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by PhilStache, Jan 7, 2014.


  1. PhilStache

    PhilStache

    Jan 7, 2014
    :help: So I am in the process of buying a new amp and cabinet. I have decided on the Orange Terror BT500 amp. But as I am spending $800 on the amp that doesn't leave a lot in my budget for a cab. I'm looking for a cheap but dependable 4x10 cab. I'm trying to spend no more than $500 on the cab and I'm not opposed to buying used. My ideas so far include an Ampeg Portaflex 410, Ampeg 410hlf ( both used) or a Fender Rumble 410 which goes for $300 brand new. Any one with any experience with these cabs or any other suggestions to help a fellow bass player out would be appreciated. I play a Fender P-bass special (with the P and single J-bass pickup). I play in a punk band that gigs very frequently so portability and light weight are pluses but tone and punchiness are the most important factors for me.

    Also the amp I'm getting is a 500 watt amp this is my first time buying an amp and cab separately this may be a dumb question so sorry but how close does the watt load of the cab and amp have to be? The Fender Rumble cab is rated for up to 1000w so will using a 500w amp not work with that? Or the Ampeg 410hlf is only rated for 400w so will a 500w amp blow the speakers? Again sorry if I'm being a total newb but any help and suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Mortom27

    Mortom27

    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    I will go with the Ampeg HLF 410, good cab plenty of tone
    punch and bottom but you also want portability right?
    you should check the GK Neo series good cab too with 800W very very light weight. both cabs you can find from less than $500
     
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  4. Mortom27

    Mortom27

    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    I really don't think that fender cab is 1000watts!!
    but if your amp is 500w you may want to get a 500w cab also or a 400w and you'll be fine, you wont blow any speakers at that range my head is 750w and my 610 cab is 600w i haven't had any problems so far
     
  5. 39-Bassist

    39-Bassist Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Florida
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist for: Brace Audio; Duncan Pickups; Line6
    I like either the LINE6 410 or Carvin BRX4.10 cabs (if you can get used, it's a GREAT deal)
     
  6. Mortom27

    Mortom27

    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
     
  7. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
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    THIS!!! $489.00 NEW !!
     
  8. wighat

    wighat Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Port Aransas, Texas
    If your playing in a punk band on a four-string you would probably be happier with an Ampeg SVT410HE.
     
  9. msaone

    msaone

    May 13, 2012
    I have the rumble 410 cab with a 350w head. Runs fine. Priced right

    We play progressive instrumental loud but defined.
     
  10. No mattter what the rabid anti-Fender haters may say, don't believe their hate speech. The very best 410 cab is the Fender Bassman Neo 410 cab. The only better cab is the Fender Bassman 610 :smug:

    Of all the ceramic magnet driven 410 cabs, the Fender Rumble 410 is the very BEST! There are none better. Sure there are many that cost two; three; or four times as much, but they aren't any better. Indeed, they don't even sound as good.

    You want a great cab? Buy A Fender. Case Closed. :cool:
     
  11. Mortom27

    Mortom27

    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    why don't you try to find the amp that you want used?
    it'll save you some cheddar that u can put on any cab that u'll decide on , GC got one for $579.99 [​IMG]
     
  12. msaone

    msaone

    May 13, 2012
    Linnin,

    Thanks for backing me up. About half of us love the fender cabs, the other half are wrong ;)
     
  13. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    You can find good used Ampeg 410HE cabs fro around $300 to $350.
     
  14. Mortom27

    Mortom27

    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    keep "Rumble" on if that's what u like bro.
    I never said I HATE fender cabs , just cause i don't use it doesn't mean i hate it
     
  15. PhilStache

    PhilStache

    Jan 7, 2014
    Thank you all!! That fender rumble is rated for 500w continuous 1000w peak. Im not so sure exactly what that means but I will look into the GK cabs. Before this I have been using a GK MB210 combo amp which had great tone but not quite enough punch for our rehearsals and live gigs but man that thing was light and portable but sadly a speaker blew in it and while i still plan to repair and sell it I decided it is time to upgrade. But those cabs are super light weight and other than the speaker blowing (which was probably bound to happen being as it was used very heavily) that amp was awesome.
     
  16. Mortom27

    Mortom27

    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    it means that the fender is only 500watts
    +1 on the GK
     
  17. msaone

    msaone

    May 13, 2012
    Mortom27. Who said you hated anything?
     
  18. Mortom27

    Mortom27

    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    Msaone, don't worry wasn't u
     
  19. msaone

    msaone

    May 13, 2012
  20. If you want great tone and a highly efficient 410 on the cheap the Eden D410XLT would be on my list. They weigh 98lbs but have great handles and casters to help. The tone would be great for what the OP is doing and because of their weight, they can be had well below $500 in great condition on the used market.

    I had a Fender 410 back in the 90's. It wasn't built particularly well and didn't go very deep. The Ampeg are a good bang for the buck but won't cut in a room like the Eden would. If you want to be heard preview an Eden D410XLT.
     
  21. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley



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