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Light 15"

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Fourstringsonly, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Fourstringsonly


    Jan 24, 2013
    I am relatively new to the high quality bass gear. I had Peavey,and Crate etc,,when I was a teen ager. Now that I am much older,I want to play again. I went to an open mic,,mid size bar. Guy was playing a Lakland 5 String with a GK RB head and a BagEnd single 15". It was a light cab,and no matter where I went in that room,I heard him. The cab weighed less than 50lbs. Is there any other high quality cabs that weight in that area? And the cab handled that low B.
  2. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Sure quite a few these days.
  3. Fourstringsonly


    Jan 24, 2013
    Such as?
  4. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan

    A compositions Bassic from Mike Arnopol should be 30 pounds or less.
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  6. if you liked that sound then you might want to try the GK MB 115 -II combo. Lightweight, 200 watts, and handles low B very nicely.

    I've also played through a Markbass Mini CMD 121P, a 12", but 300 watts and that too manages low B clearly. Almost twice the price of the GK combo, though.
  7. Fourstringsonly


    Jan 24, 2013
    Is that Big E loudspeakers?
  8. Fourstringsonly


    Jan 24, 2013
    I was told GK doesn`t have the same sound or quality as years back..you disagree?
  9. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Mike builds for several designers, but the Bassic is a Greenboy design.
  10. Fourstringsonly


    Jan 24, 2013
    Do you have a link to it?
  11. Indeed I do disagree, I have an old 400 and 800RB and have played them side by side with the MB 115 combo. Taking into account the difference in speakers (all 15s, btw, but not all GK) I'd say the MB holds up very nicely. Definitely giggable if you don't need it waaaayyyyyy loud.

    Another option is go with a GK head, either the RB or lightweight MBs and one of the new composite cabs CL400Peavey is talking about.
  12. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    G-K NEO115 III is 40 lbs. Carvin has a 115 at 52 lbs. Genz-Benz Uber 115 54 lbs. LDS could make one for you as well. More I am sure out there!
  13. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    The green link in my sig has a lot more info on all Greenboys cabs.
  14. Fourstringsonly


    Jan 24, 2013
  15. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Mike doesn't have a site, but he has a lot of composite builds out there.
  17. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

  18. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    Custom LDS 115 using an Eminence Kappa Lite 3015 or Faital Pro 15PR400. Don (LDS) builds top quality boxes for, IMHO, very reasonable coin. Both speakers are full range. If you want a high frequency driver, consider the Selenium D220Ti & H25-25 horn or HC23-25 horn.

    Super air movement for a single 15. Compact & lightweight w/very high dB sensitivity (aka ability to get loud, lol :hyper: ).


    http://www.usspeaker.com/Kappa Lite-3015-1.htm

    http://www.usspeaker.com/faital pro 15PR400-1.htm




    ...or if you want the best of the best, a 115 w/dedicated midrange driver using an Eminence Kappa Lite 3015LF & either a 6.5" 18Sound 6ND410 or 5" Faital Pro M5N8-80.

    Massive air movement. Again compact & light w/very high dB sensitivity. Loudness personified (or, I suppose in this case, objectified ;) ).

    http://www.usspeaker.com/Kappa Lite-3015lf-1.htm


    http://www.usspeaker.com/faital pro m5n8-80-1.htm

    Many other great choices, but if you're going new, you owe it to yourself to spring for a quick call to Don to see for yourself.
  19. dincz


    Sep 25, 2010
    Czech Republic
    Barefaced Compact - 27lbs
  20. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    I love my Bag End S-15. 49 lbs., 200 watts, super portable.
    Built like a tank. Loud, handles an active low B very well.
    Just buy a Bag End.
    Great prices here on TB.
  21. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Markbass Traveler 151P is 45.75 lbs. I have two, but want a Barefaced Compact.

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