Which cabinet should I get?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Colton Turley, Dec 29, 2013.


  1. Colton Turley

    Colton Turley

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    I'm looking into buying an 8x10 used. I have found three solid options. The first is an ampeg for $550, but the Toltex is very ripped along the sides. The second is a Mesa boogie for $450, which has the same problem with the toltex and one of the speakers seems to be damaged but can easily be repaired. The third is a trace elliot for $400 which is in great condition all the way around. Does anyone one have any advice on which one I should go for?
  2. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    Play all three and see which one you like best!
  3. Colton Turley

    Colton Turley

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    I guess I forgot to mention, they are all off craigslist, some a few hours away, so that's not ideal.
  4. jamiejak

    jamiejak

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    stay far away from any trace elliott gear. to me it sounds plastic. i've toured with both mesa and ampeg cabs. i like mesa. i LOVE ampeg. really, its hard to play anything else after playing ampeg. put an svt on top of an 8x 10. best sound possible.
  5. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    Forget about "looks" they don't make a sound, cab needing speaker repair is not a good thing, never heard the TE and by its condition that "may be" a reason for it not being carting it to gigs? Which is closest (lean towards the Ampeg IMO, but talk down the price due to condition).
  6. Nephilymbass

    Nephilymbass Supporting Member

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    Ampeg!!!! No ports, no horn, no problems. They last forever, or until you have to sell your truck for a 4 door sedan to have a space for child seats lol. Then its 410he time :)
  7. Colton Turley

    Colton Turley

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    Decided on the ampeg, got him down to $485. Picking it up tomorrow.

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