Does anyone use 18" speaker cabs in combination with 10's or 8's for stage bass rigs. Every music store that I visit is overwhelmed with 4-10" cabinets, and single 1-15" cabs. The salespeople insist that an 18" speaker is too "muddy" for bass guitar. 20 years ago, I played through a pair of EV S118 cabs These were 3-way cabs with 1-18", 1-10", + piezo tweeter and the sound was deep, smooth, and just enough brightness to emphasise the "snap" on R&B tunes from the 80's. I now own SWR 2-10 cabs and SWR 1-15 cabs, but still long for that 18" smoothness on the low notes. Thanks from a bass player who has now been drafted back to a "working" band after 15 years in retirement.