Help choosing new cab!

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  1. jstringer

    jstringer

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    What's up bottom dwellers!

    I had some unfortunate gear come up missing out of a trailer. Sigh. I'm over it.


    Just scored a peavey vb-2 tube head and need a bigger cab but nothing like an 8x10.

    I'm looking mainly at

    1. Traynor tc808. I use to own this cab and loved it. I would get another but am curious about the other two.

    2. Aguilar DB4x12

    3. And a eden xlt6x10 that is used at the local GC. ..


    And go! I play rock/pop mainly. I love the midrange presence and a round smooth bottom just like any guy.

    I'm using a mm stingray 5 and a jazz bass with an upgraded audere pre and fralin pups
     
  2. jstringer

    jstringer

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    Open to other suggestions as well
     
  3. RickenBoogie

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    Of those, I'd opt for the DB412, but a 212 would be enough for me.
     
  4. kringle77

    kringle77 Supporting Member

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    Eden 6x10. I wish there was one around here.
    Great cab.
     
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  6. jstringer

    jstringer

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    Will the Aggie be too low end focused?
    I like to cut through.
    I'll just have to take my head and give them a whirl
     
  7. MuthaFunk

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    You'll cut no problem with the Eden. It won't sound muddy ever but will still give a great full sound. Just don't be afraid to boost the lows a little on your amp. The Eden is also a very efficient to make use of everything your amp can put out.
     
  8. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

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    The GK 412 NEO is definitely worth a listen, if you're considering pieces that big. Not only is it easy to handle for its size and great sounding, it makes one watt sound like a million.
     
  9. CL400Peavey

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    For me, I would want a 3015 loaded greenboy Dually.
     
  10. TC.65

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    From what you have listed I would pick the Aggie. I've not played any that you have on your list but I'm just partial to 12's. Ampeg just came out with a new SVT 212 AV might be worth checking out also.
     
  11. Bassist30

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    The aguilar 412 is a beast. Its 149 lbs. without a cover. If you have the means to transport the cab it will give you what you want. Its clean with a great bottom end.
     
  12. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

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    The DB version will have a better mid focused than most 412's. I have 2 DB 12's and they are a fantastic combination. I see you have a Thunderfunk 550B. I know with the 2 12 DB's its amazing. Not sure it will push a 412 but the thunderfunk heads are a nice combination with the aggies DB cabs.
     
  13. StraightSix

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    Me too ;)
     
  14. jstringer

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    Cool. Thanks for the input. Sounds I can't go wrong with either.

    No love for the traynor? That 8x8 was awesome with my thunderfunk
     
  15. MuthaFunk

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    I remember when the 8X8 Traynors came out. I kept seeing them come back to our local shop with blown drivers. I never really gave it a chance after that.
     
  16. jstringer

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    Holy crap that's terrible. I wonder how hard they were pushing them. They seem like a high wattage rated cab.

    The 8x8 might of worked with great with my thunderfunk but my new vb-2 is a different beast on its own.
     

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