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1x15 + 2x10 or 2x15's?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by KlaimBassist, Jan 5, 2003.

  1. KlaimBassist


    Dec 29, 2002
    what do you prefer?
  2. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    1X15+2X10, deep low and nice tone.
  3. JMBass


    Nov 27, 2002
    me too...
  4. smashkick14


    Jan 10, 2002
    everett wa
    i agree i love 2x10 tone... backed with a 1x15 deepness *sigh*
  5. dirk


    Apr 6, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    I'm an all 10 kinda guy. My new setup is going to be a 210 + 410.

  6. TxBass


    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    previously posted by dirk

    agreed...I have a 15", but I'm partial to the 4x10 or 2x10--more punch.:cool:
  7. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I would never use all fifteens. But if you like 'em, go for it!
  8. KlaimBassist


    Dec 29, 2002
    ive currently got 4x10s in my setup...but it lacks the low and midrange tone im looking for.. i need something smooth and silky...im thinking a 15 and 2 10s...
  9. I prefer 2x10 and 2x15.
  10. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    All 15's. Yuck, IMO. 1x15 and 2x10's: great set up; lows, punch and definition.
  11. modernday


    Oct 20, 2002
    St. Paul
    I have a mesa 2x15 powerhouse and I love it. The lows will make you crap your pants.
  12. smashkick14


    Jan 10, 2002
    everett wa
    *sigh again* its too bad that im 15 and too poor to afford great masterpieces in amplification.... *dream setup.... 1 4x10, and 1 or 2 1x15's* ahhh o well my ibanez is shipping out tomorrow... mmmm btb510 not made anymore quality goodness...mmmmmmm lol
  13. Mesa's 2x15 is extremely awesome, but I decided to go the 1x15 and 2x10. A little tighter sounding to me, but those mesa 15's really punch. I had to own the 1x15 first, and later added the 2x10 to compliment the 1x15. I did like the sound of the single 15 a little better than the double.

    I could easily see someone prefering the 2x15 setup, like Sir. McCartney. I also got a wicked heavy sound out of them to.

    Whatever you like, try out both setups if you can.

  14. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    I have some great used/like new Mesa gear for sale if your interested. 400+, 1x15ev, 2x10ev diesels. Perfect condition.
  15. amper


    Dec 4, 2002

    I used to use 2 full-sized 1x15 cabs (a Pearce and a Fender). It sounded great, but I wanted to try something different, I wanted a smaller setup, and I was hoping to match my Trace Elliot amp with TE cabs. So I sold off the Fender, put the Pearce in the basement ('cause nobody wanted to pay a decent price for it), and bought a 2102/1153 stack (I wanted the 1518, but it got sold out from under me).

    The new stack sounded great, too--but the original setup sounded better. The 2102 is definitely punchier in the higher ranges, but it cannot handle the low end stuff nearly as well as a 1x15.

    Now I'm off the Trace Elliot thing (mainly because they used MDF for the cabs--very heavy), but I may still pick up a 1518 and try an 1153/1518 stack. With my new SWR Power 750, I could even use all three for a 2102/1153/1518 stack--but I can't fit it all in my car!

    What a PITA, spending all that money to find out I liked 2 1x15's better...now I'm thinking about SWR cabs, too, but I don't like the fact that SWR's cabs are all different sizes--they don't stack well. The Trace Elliot stuff is all modular sizes and stacks every which way.

    What kind of sound are you looking for? If you want a clear, punchy, mid-volume sound, go for the 2x10/1x15. If you want gut-punch low end thump with respectable highs, go for a 2 1x15's setup.