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Small cabinet options. Help needed.

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by whatisacup, Nov 25, 2013.


  1. whatisacup

    whatisacup

    Oct 20, 2012
    I found 2 contenders for cabs that meet my size, weight and price range in my local used market.

    1. Two of these: http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/210MBE


    2. One of these :
    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/212MBE-II4?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=none&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=COjI-ubfgbsCFW0V7AodankASA

    I like the idea of the two carvin cabs, because I can carry one with each hand, plus it has awesome tweed tolex.

    What should I be looking at if I want a nice midrange growl, that's loud for when my larger 410 is too large, and sounds good?
     
  2. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    I’d get the GK 212. With that, you may find you don’t need whatever 410 you have (especially if it’s a budget piece), and it’s still light enough to be practical for smaller/quieter gigs.

    I have a cheaper GK 212MBE cab that sounds pretty darn good, and the one you’re looking at should be better.

    They make an 8-ohm version of that cab, so if the one that’s available to you happens to be one, that would be good in case you want to double up at some point in the future.
     
  3. +1. Yep the G-K 212s sound fantastic.
     
  4. Crabby

    Crabby

    Dec 22, 2004
    I like the GK's for sure but just bought the Carvin 210 micro combo and have the 210 extension cab on order. The extension cab is on sale right now direct from Carvin for $219! That is insanely cheap for a 400 watt 210 US built cabinet. It's a small 210 cab and will have its limitations but so far my combo has really impressed me and the cab sounds really sweet. A pair of them would be just killer!
     
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  6. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    I would go for the US built G-K it's definite performer.
     
  7. 1960jbass

    1960jbass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    Appleton, WI
    Definitely the GK. Hearing bad things about Carvin speakers lately.
     
  8. Cirk

    Cirk

    Jan 16, 2011
    Newport News, VA
    Yup, Carvin is now using Chinese made drivers, which some folks don't like.