Recommend me a 115 cab

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by TRyan5289, Jan 12, 2013.


  1. TRyan5289

    TRyan5289

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    I am currently looking to upgrade my cabinet for my amp. I'd like to be able to use two cabs, so individual cabinets is the route I'm looking to take.

    I have looked over most cabs in my price range. <$500 each. I'm not looking to spend a month(s) (or two :meh:) amount of work on a couple cabs. So far my top contender is a Carvin BR115.

    Other cabs I have looked at:
    GK 115 MBE-II
    Ashdown MAG 115-T
    Acoustic B115 MK II
    Peavey Headliner 115
    Genz Benz FCS-115T
    GK NEO 115-III
    Ashdown VS-115-200
    Epifani PS 115
    Hartke AK115

    My current set up:
    SR505 > Green Rhino > Bass Fuzz Deluxe > GK 800RB (treble boost filter, boosted high and low mids)

    I play exclusively rock music right now. I like a mid-heavy EQ.

    Thank you in advance, and I'll be sure to check in often for questions and comments.
  2. Bongokid

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  3. B-string

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    Did you skip over reading this part?
    "I have looked over most cabs in my price range. <$500 each. I'm not looking to spend a month(s) (or two ) amount of work on a couple cabs." :rollno:

    I would give the G-K NEO115 III a serious test ride.
  4. blaze17

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    I love my Ampeg SVT115E's
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  6. TRyan5289

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    I'll check that out.

    Is that a ported cab?

    NVM, I can see port holes on the Ampeg website.
  7. Bongokid

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    "yeah, I read it. But who cares."
    Why buy 2 "okay" cabs when you can buy 1 "bad ass" cab that trumps the need for 2 cabs.
    :spit:
  8. TRyan5289

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    It's still only an 8 ohm load, regardless of how bad ass it is.
  9. Bongokid

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    and then?
  10. TRyan5289

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    I wouldn't be utilizing my full 300w.

    Look, I'm not here to argue, I want some suggestions from people who actually read my post, and are using the guide lines I set.
  11. Bongokid

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    :crying: .........:p
  12. rockman1

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    i like carvin because you can pick your speaker ohm and power handling.i bought the br115 and upgraded the 400w speaker to the 600w.i told them make it 4ohm so now i have a compact rig that can handle my hartke LH500 head that puts out 500w at 4ohms.the br115 was $299 and the upgraded speaker was $80 dollars more.
  13. TRyan5289

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    Thanks! I have been looking at Carvin for a while, and that's why they are my number one contender as of right now, but the SVT 115E that was recommended looks pretty darned good too.
  14. TC424

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    another vote for the Ampeg SVT15e and that's just because I have one. If you end up with the Carvin please post a review I would be interested.
  15. TRyan5289

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    I'm still going to use what I currently have, so if I get the Carvin cabs, I'll be sure to make a new thread, or post a review. But my main hiccup right now is funding the cabs.

    Yay for tax time!:rollno:
  16. B-string

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    I have found that cab LESS than stellar as have a couple others in my area. Just because LOUD Tech stuck the name "Ampeg" on it does not make it "bad ass" for everyone.
    You play with your eyes great for you! I have a crowd to please. ;)
  17. TRyan5289

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    Hey B, I'm looking into the Neo cab from GK a little more.
    Specs: Frequency Resp. (-3dB): 4Hz-19kHz

    4Hz! That can't be right. Can it!?
  18. B-string

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    No that is a typo! :D IIRC it should be 42Hz.
  19. TRyan5289

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    I think I'll write Musician's Friend, Guitar Center, and Music123!
  20. Grateful

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    I have one of the Ampeg PF-115LF. It's the non-fliptop, ported one without a tweeter. I do classic rock and blues, all with 5 stringers (one w/flats, one w/Nickels), and I personally love the tone from them. Very old-school but surprisingly bright without the neo-mid-honk (it's ceramic). No problems with a B string even by itself.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ampeg-P...0W-Bass-Speaker-Cabinet-107781387-i2469514.gc

    Getting ready to order another one for a portable 2x15 death machine.

    I also hear good things about the sealed PF-115HE, but I have not personally tried one.

    Nothing wrong with Carvin either. I've had a few different ones and they've all been great.
  21. B-string

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    They are all the same corporate blanket. :)

    G-Ks don't have "neo-mid-honk". Magnets do not "honk" anyway :)
    Your not alone in liking the PF-115LF.

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