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Portable amps, cabs and combos

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Stumbo, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Stumbo

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    I've referred to my compilation (original thread) several times in multiple threads so I thought I would give it it's own so that it would be easier to find and help out potential customers investigating different equipment and vendors. I've been updating it as I've come across other vendors and I welcome additions/corrections.

    Many of the vendors have cabinets that have similar weight/ sizes/connector types with different speaker combinations and update their offerings regularly. Check the vendor's website for many other options.

    There are new "light weight" products coming out all the time so I added some vendors just to list their name, even though they are not as light as others. YMMV. Note: all wattage is RMS, afaik.

    Cabs
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    1. Schroeder Mini12+/horn Neo
    2. Mojosonic Mojo Mini 1x10 (w/or w/o horn)
      21.5lbs,23lbs, 350w, 8ohm http://www.mojosonic.com/id6.htm[l..., [url]http://www.ebs.bass.se/2007/neo112.htm​
    3. Euphonic Audio (EA) Whizzy 12(full range)
      29lbs, 200w, 4 ohm(8ohm-special order) http://www.eaamps.com/2005/products/wz112.htm
    4. Epifani UL112/horn
    5. Acme Low B1 (full range-can be used as P.A.),
      31lbs, 175w, 4/8ohms http://www.acmebass.com/
    6. Bergantino 112 AE112/horn
      31lbs, 300w, 8ohm http://www.Bergantino.coml
    7. Ampeg Portabass 2x10/horn
    8. Eden Neo XLT 1x12/horn
    9. BarefacedBass 1x15(no horn)
      32lbs*, 500w, 8ohm http://barefacedbass.com/
    10. GenzBenz NeoX 112/horn
    11. Dr. Bass 112 Neo/horn (115/36lbs-recommended for 5 string)
      34lbs, 500w, 4/8ohm http://www.drbasscabs.com/
    12. Markbass Traveler 121/horn (orange cone)
    13. AccuGroove Tri 112L
      38lbs, 400w, 8ohm http://www.accugroove.com/
    14. Earcandy Sovereign 1x12 Bass (no horn)
      38lbs, 500w, 4/8/16ohm, many options http://www.earcandycabs.com/products.php?req=read&product_id=49
    15. Gallien-Krueger Neo 112
    16. Aguilar GS 112NT (no horn)
    17. Avatar SB112 Neo LF /horn
    18. Schroeder 1210 (1x12+1x10, horn)
      40lbs, 850w, 4/8ohm, 102dB http://www.schroedercabinets.com/bass.htm
    19. Bag End S12-D (no horn)
      41lbs, 200w, 8ohm, red carpet http://www.bagend.com/
    20. Ashdown Mag 115 (no horn)
    21. Peavey Tour 2x10 (w/horn)
    22. Phil Jones Bass PJB6 (6x5") (no horn)
    23. Glockenklang UNO Deluxe 1x15/horn
    24. Carvin BRX2.10Neo 2x10/horn
    25. Hartke 115TP (no horn)
    26. SWR WorkingPro™ (2X10 w/horn)
    27. Warwick 211 Pro (2x10 w/horn)
      55lbs (neo-about 40lbs), 8ohms, 400w http://www.warwickbass.com/amps/amps07.htm#115
    28. Fender 115 Pro w/horn
    29. Flite 1x15

    Heads
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    1. EA Micro 300 2.3lbs, 300w@4ohms http://www.eaamps.com/2005/products/iampmicro300.htm
    2. GB Shuttle 3.0T 2.75lbs, 175w@8ohms, 300w@4ohms http://www.genzbenz.com/?fa=detail&mid=2262&sid=610&cid=95
    3. GB Shuttle 6.0 3.75lbs, 375w/8ohm, 600w/4ohm http://www.genzbenz.com/?fa=detail&mid=2259&sid=610&cid=95
    4. GK MB2 3.75lbs, 350w/8 ohm, 500w/4ohm http://www.gallien.com/preview.html
    5. Eden WTX-260 3.8lbs, 180w@8ohms, 260w@4ohms http://www.eden-electronics.com/info/featured/feature.asp
    6. Markbass LM II 6.39 lbs, 300w,8ohms, 500rms@4ohms http://www.markbass.it/products.php?lingua=en&cat=1&vedi=69
    7. Ashdown Little Giant 1000 7.7lbs, 2x 500, 4ohms
      http://www.ashdownmusic.com/bass/detail.asp?ID=212
    8. Mesa Walkabout 13lbs, 300w@8ohms http://www.mesaboogie.com/Reviews/BassPlayer-Scout/BassPlayer-Scout.htm
    9. SWR 17lbs, 350w@4ohms http://www.swrsound.com/products/search.php?partno=4400900000

    Combos
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    1. Phil Jones Briefcase (2x5) 28lbs, 100w http://www.philjonesbass.com/products-combos-briefcase.htm
    2. GenzBenz Shuttle Combo 6.0 12T (1x12) 32lbs, 375w@8ohms,600w@4 ohms, head can be removed (cabinet = about 29lbs) http://www.genzbenz.com/?fa=detail&mid=2258&sid=610&cid=95
    3. Ashdown Klystron C115-500 combo (1x15), 36lbs, 575w, http://www.ashdownmusic.com/bass/detail.asp?ID=182
    4. Roland CB100 Combo (11.81 inch (30cm) w/horn) 37lbs, 100w http://rolandus.com/products/productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=662
    5. SWR LA 12 w/horn 39lbs, 60w, 8ohms http://www.swrsound.com/products/search.php?partno=4490200000
    6. Ampeg BA112 Bass Combo (no horn) 39lbs, 50w http://www.ampeg.com/products/bassamp/ba112/index.html
    7. EA iAMP 200c (1x12) full range, 44lbs, 200w http://www.eaamps.com/2005/products/iamp200c.htm
    8. Markbass CMD102P, 44 lbs, 2x10 with tweeter, 350W into 8ohms (500W into 4 with extension cab) www.markbass.it
    9. Mesa Walkabout Scout (1X12) 50lbs, 300w@8ohms, head can be removed, cab=about 37lbs
      http://www.mesaboogie.com/Reviews/BassPlayer-Scout/BassPlayer-Scout.htm
    10. Carvin BR615 115 w/horn 64lbs, 600w, 2 0hm https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=BR615

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  2. anderbass

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    Cool info Stumbo, nice job!
  3. GmanJeff

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    The Bergantino website describes the AE112 at 31 lbs?
  4. Stumbo

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    Fixed
  5. Toronto Bassist

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    This is great...since I don't have a vehicle of my own, I'll have to consider something that can be moved around in whatever transportation becomes available. This should help.
  6. bassman03

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    For heads you could add the one from GK thats comming out. It's like 3 1/2 pounds and has like 500watts. Link here -> http://www.gallien.com/preview.html

    Looks like it fits right in here
  7. RickenBoogie

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    Nice list, I have nothing to add, 'cept maybe next time, (every time) someone starts a new thread looking for one of these, be nice if you could redirect them straight here.
  8. liam_g

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    Cool! Mods, this would be a great sticky!

    One thing: you list the Carvin BR615 as a cab, but it's actually a combo.

    Cool stuff!!!!!

    Cheers,
    Liam
  9. Stumbo

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    New GK amp added.
    Carvin BR615 moved to combos and their new 2.10 neo cab added.
  10. fuzz_factor

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    Very nice list!

    I've been looking at the specs on the Ashdown website and I just noticed a tiny mistake in your list: The Ashdown Klystron C115-500 combo (1x15) is 36 kg (about 79 lbs), not 36lbs.
  11. Rich Guastella

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    I got one in July, (ok 78 lbs and it's the chinese one)...but I can still pick it up and put in the back of a toyota corolla...without droppin a nut!!
    200 watts with a 15 ported with a tweeter and this thing can crack concrete and sound awesome doin it!!!
    I've used it some small clubs with a hard hitting drummer and some marshalls and never passed 10:00 master and 12:oops:o gain...I get some nice dirty sounds out of it
    Rich
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  14. bobbybass85

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    The Ashdown Klystrom C-115 combo is 36 kg which = 79.4 lbs. Though i wish it were 36
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  16. ::::BASSIST::::

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    I'd like to suggest the MarkBass CMD121P combo be added. I see you have the MB 210 combo, but the CMD121P really is the cat's pajamas.
  17. cripula

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    And the Markbass F1/F500 - 4.63lbs.
  18. uaudio

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    Small correction: The Mesa Walkabout/Walkabout Scout head is actually 300 Watts @ 4ohm and 165 @ 8ohm.

    Many people have reported success running it as low as 2ohm, but it is not Mesa recommended. The standard Walkabout Scout Combo speaker is 4ohm, so an additional 8ohm speaker cabinet (like the Scout Extension) would result in a 2.67ohm load.
  19. nutdog

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    It's made for acoustic bass, but I played electric through one a few times recently and the AcousticImage Coda R is just dadgum amazing. It uses a downward firing 10" with a 5" mid + tweeter aimed forward. 400w@4ohm, 500@2.

    I played through a friend's when I practiced at his house and couldn't get over the sound from this thing about half the size of a 5 gallon bucket. I took it to two gigs backing a 50's doo-op group, both about 50-100 people. It had tight, fat bass with no PA support (but it has a DI). I also borrowed it for a small club date (100 ppl) and played half volume.

    It handles slaps and pops. It will drive other cabinets and the internal speakers will turn off. Good down to 2 ohm (internal is 4).

    The best part is the whole thing is under 20 pounds. Only drawback is $1300 for the 2 channel model. Which, BTW, will allow a mike and acoustic guitar to sound marvelous for a small solo gig (XLR input).

    My amp just quit, thinking of replacing my 300W head, 2x10T cab and 1x15 cab with this.

    This is a dealer link but has better info than AI site:

    http://www.gollihurmusic.com/product/1138-CODA_R_COMBO_AMPLIFIER_SERIES_III.html

    Sorry to ramble. Maybe this should be under product reviews. New to forum. It is awesome.
  20. dean owens

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    gk updated their 1x12 and they're claiming 30 lbs. i'm not sure if it's out yet though.

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