Thinking about getting a 2nd Cabinet

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  1. pastorjamesc

    pastorjamesc Cheap Ability, Expensive Taste Supporting Member

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    First of all, I certainly don't need one so this is for GAS.
    I currently have a Ampeg SVT 410HE and Portaflex PF-350 head.
    I just recently (okay December 25th) got a Markbass TA-503 head with the preamp. (thinking of selling the ampeg head but not sure yet.)

    Okay enough chatter, here's the question. I'm thinking of getting a 115 cabinet to go with the 410. Should I try and stick with Ampeg, such as the SVT 115E? or go with a markbass cab, is it better for the cab to match each other than the head. I really like the Cab I've got and have no plans (remember I've not really gotten to play it with the new head!) to ditch it.

    Just some thoughts for a little banter to get me through the wait till the fat man delivers.
     
  2. cableguy

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    Wait until you get the new head before deciding. And maybe think about another 410he so you have cabs that match.
     
  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    There best advice I can give you is to forget the 1x15. Paired with a 4x10 it's a horrible match. Please do a search on the pairing and you'll have a lot of reading to do.

    If you want to add a second cabinet to your system an identical cabinet to the one you already own is the best route to follow.
     
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    This. End thread.

    I would imagine the Ampeg and MarkBass cabinets to pair poorly as well, they are voiced really differently.
     
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  6. pastorjamesc

    pastorjamesc Cheap Ability, Expensive Taste Supporting Member

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    Okay, okay, message received.
    However, I do want to explore this a little further. (NO not the mix cabs.) Since I don't have a wide experience in Cabs I would like some feedback.

    1) would even adding a second HE add more bottom/thump? Or just more Volume? I don't really need the volume as much as I want a fuller sound.

    2) Would it be better to trade/sell the PF-350 and the 410 for a different cab. Such as the HLF which I understand to have a better bottom.

    3) Should I sell/trade the ampeg and look for a different cab all together. (I'd kind of like to find a 4 ohm stand alone cab.)

    Yes, I've done some more searching/researching and yes I'm properly chastised about suggesting mixing cabs. :)
     
  7. BassmanPaul

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    If you are unhappy with the sound of your cabinet adding a second will only add more of what you don't like. I feel it's time to go and audition some other boxes until you find something that makes you smile.
     

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