Marshall SuperBass 100 & MBC 410

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  1. gbrooding

    gbrooding Supporting Member

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    Has anyone played through this particular combination? Or at least through the MBC 410? I have an opportunity to buy the cabinet, but without playing through it first. Thanks for the input.
  2. tooley

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    Not through a mbc410. I run mine into an ampeg 610hlf & it rocks. Also just scored a jcm800 1510.
  3. gbrooding

    gbrooding Supporting Member

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    I have played mine through an Ampeg 410 and 810, and it really sounds good. I had a Marshall 1551 stolen years ago, and didn't replace it. Trying to find one now has been pretty tough. Found the MBC 410 and I am considering it.
  4. tooley

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    Its gonna be my first marshall cab. So Im not to sure what to expect. Im sure on here should know about the mbc. You can't be cheeky & try one at a music shop?
  5. gbrooding

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    I would, but Marshall doesn't make bass gear anymore. I have not had any luck finding anything local. Curious to hear what you think of your new cabinet!
  6. callofcthulhu

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    It's recently been discontinued so that's going to be harder to do as time goes on, if it's not already impossible.

    No experience with the MBC410 but if you can find a VBC412 those things sound like hell unleashed.
  7. tooley

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    Ill put something up on the marshall forum when it arrives. Should be this week.
  8. redhed

    redhed TUBE LOVER! Gold Supporting Member

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    I run my Super Bass through a Ampeg 810e classic and it sounds awesome. I also ran it through a Marshall 1960B guitar cab and it sounded pretty awesome as well. The Super Bass is a great sounding amp!
  9. gbrooding

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    What speakers were in the 1960B?
  10. crapusername

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    I use a 7400 and two mbc410.
    They sound great. The only issue is the weight- they're not light ;)
  11. gbrooding

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    They are made out of MDF?
  12. guitarflinger

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    I use 2 of the MBC 410's with a Marshall 450 head. Great stack with good, balanced tone, volume to spare. The tweeters can be switched on or off (I use mine on). They weigh about 92 lbs each - a load to lift - but excellent handles. I have read posts suggesting that they are MDF and one shouldn't install casters into the cab. I bought a small carpeted moving dolly which the bottom cab fits onto, so that the stack can be positioned easily.
  13. gbrooding

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    Ha, that was my next question about casters. I like the dolly idea.
  14. redhed

    redhed TUBE LOVER! Gold Supporting Member

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    Celestion G12-75, I know it is a guitar cab but handles the amp pretty good, even cranked! Not a lot of bottom end. Looked awesome under my Lemmy!
  15. gbrooding

    gbrooding Supporting Member

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    It appears the MBC 410 is not the same width as the superbass head. GuitarFlinger, can you tell me the width of your cabinet?
  16. headband

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    This thread inspired me to get out my '78 Superbass with a Bergantino AE410 to see how it sounds, and wow, what a good combination. Good deep bass with just a little grit on 5 in channel 2. Much cleaner and more clear than one would think. I am probably going to sell it, as it doesn't get much use since I bought my Reeves, but if I didn't have the Reeves it would probably get pressed into service. I hadn't ever played it with a modern cab, and I would highly recommend it.
  17. redhed

    redhed TUBE LOVER! Gold Supporting Member

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    Man I love my 1992LEM. It has punch and volume to spare! It really stays clean up to about 3/4 cranked, so really it is very loud and clean. I like bridging the channels, it really is awesome sounding. A lot different than my Ampegs which tend to break down far to much!!
  18. tooley

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    Man I turn channel 2 up alittle past 1 & channel 1 up untill its too loud, usually around 0.25. I need to get an attenuator for mine as its way too loud(wanna crank the tubes more). Im playing with two guitarists one using a 100watt marshall & the other using a 100watt laney.

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