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Recommend some "fridge" width cabs

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by funkytoe, Mar 17, 2011.


  1. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    My old Ampeg fridge 8x10 is 26 inches wide, and that suits me fine. I have some old tube heads that are 25 and 26 inches wide respectively that fit great up there.

    But, I have been thinking about getting a smaller cab - 15/6 or a 2x12 / 6. Maybe even a 4x10 again. I would like to use these same heads, but every cabinet I come across these days is 24 inches wide or less. I know its picky, but I never like the look of a rig when the head is wider than the cab. Disliked the old Vox AC100 rig for the same reason. And I am not a big fan of laying the cab on its side.

    So, my question is, who makes a good wide (25 or 26 inch) bass cab? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. i don't think you will find many.....even the 4x12-2x12 stuff seem to be offset to fit in a 24" or narrower cab....cabs for the v4b's are wide enough but hard to find.....
     
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  4. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    Yep. That has certainly been my experience. I would rather not go the 4x12 route, although those seem to be the easiest to find. I am not opposed to vintage cabs if they have reasonably good performance. I was even thinking about trying find an old ElectroVoice EVM cab like Stanley Clarke used to endorse. On the other hand, I have thought about building a BFM Omni 15 or contacting Don at LDS about a custom order 15/6. But I thought, with all of the experience on this board, someone would have a line on a good wide cab that is already in production and readily available. So come on people, what's short and wide and makes a great bass cab?
     
  5. one that comes to mid is those gk's with the ports/vents at either end.....i don't know if they are 4 or 8 ohm.....
     
  6. Jimmy Riot

    Jimmy Riot

    Mar 31, 2010
    A lot of wide-head users are ga-ga for Ampeg V4 4 x12 cabs, myself included. There seem to be two main speakers folks are putting in, both Eminence: Deltalite 2512's and Basslite s2012's. Some say its best to just use two, as the V4 cabs have a shelf per two spkrs like an 8x10.

    Search TB for "v4 4x12 cab for bass" for more info.
     
  7. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    Thanks Jimmy. I already have some 4x12 cabs at my disposal, and I have used them in the past. But, I am really focusing on less speakers/more efficiency. That's why the 15/6 is so appealing. Anyone have a wide 15 they can recommend?
     
  8. The Peavey VB series cabs are pretty much fridge-width.

    The Ampeg 2x15 from a few years ago was the same box as the 8x10.

    Mesa 8x10, 6x10, 4x12, and 2x15 I think are about that width.
     
  9. 39-Bassist

    39-Bassist Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Florida
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist for: Brace Audio; Duncan Pickups; Line6
    Line6 makes the Lowdown 410 cab which is Dimensions: 29"L x 28"H x 19"D
    it handles 600watts @8ohms and 68 lbs.
    you can try to look at that.
     
  10. Bass FreeLee

    Bass FreeLee

    Jan 27, 2011
    Destin,FL
    Disclosures:
    "I Slap-AhH Da Bass MOn!
    Gk 2x12 cab -- is 24.5 wide-- and super light and sounds amazing-- you can get it in 4 ohm

    my neo 412 is 26 wide, only 99 lbs and easily competes with an ampeg 810

    I can pick it up like a big box and go up a flight of stairs!:smug:
     
  11. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    Nice. Thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate it.
     
  12. My cab is 30" wide, which some people consider to be too much, but I personally like it, as you'll be hard pressed to find anything that hangs over the sides, plus it doesn't look small compared to guitar 4x12s. It's a Sunn 2000s 2x15. Excellent cabs IMO, if you are willing to deal with the "burden" that they are. They're a bit burly at 30(w)x48(h)x15(d), but with some JBLs in them, I still don't believe they can be beat. Plus you make all other cabs look puny. :D
     
  13. ChasBass

    ChasBass

    Dec 15, 2007
    Charleston, SC
    My old Musicman 115 RH is 27" wide/ 27H/ 13D
     
  14. jj4001

    jj4001

    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    I'd recommend an old Acoustic 402 cab if you come across one. I love the one I picked up recently.

    It's got 2x15's, 26 1/2" wide, the casters on the side make it easy to move around, and it fits in the back seat of a small 4-door car. It's really too bad no one (that I know of) makes anything like this anymore.

    BassCabinet402 < Acoustic < Wiki
     
  15. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    Disclosures:
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    The fEARful 15/6tube is designed especially for both 24" wide and 26"-wide tube heads. Just set the cab on the side that is right for your head. Surprised nobody noticed after all the talk about it when I was getting ready to finish the design.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    Thank you greenboy!!!!! :hyper: This is great. Are there any drawbacks to laying the cab on its side. I know that it will not be as close to my ears, but I mean "drawbacks" in terms of coupling/dispersion, etc.
     
  17. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    Disclosures:
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    It's 2" diff in height, but pretty much identical otherwise. You can always put the works on say a couple of MILK CRATES* if it matters to you ; }





    * click heels three times and say "Jimmy"
     
  18. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
  19. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    Disclosures:
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Heh - that's 20 years before I started playing bass. have you learned SLIDE or SMOKE ON THE LEVEE yet?</joke>

    My first inclination was to load the photo into imageproc and do a little fixin', but so good to get a sense of history here.
     
  20. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    Do what you must. I have thick skin and a pretty good sense of humor. ;)

    But please don't erase that old Mockingbird Bass. That was my first custom-order bass and I wish I would have kept it. In fact, I kind of wish I'd kept that MusicMan half stack too!
     
  21. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    Disclosures:
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Ah I wan't gonna photochop ya, honest - I was just gonna fix contrast and take out fade, and see if the content could take sharpening/focus.

    I like the bass. I mentioned Music Man amps in another thread today. What were you guys playin' back then anyway?

    As good as I can do in 2 minutes with so little resolution:

    [​IMG]
     



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