1x15 or 4x10?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by GabrielPbass, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. GabrielPbass


    Jun 10, 2020
    I know the best thing would be to have them both on my set, but at the moment I can only buy on of these, both are rated 350w (the brand is called Oneal, it's a Brazilian brand). I most play punk, I'm using a Precision bass and my EQ would be lots of mid and a bit of overdriver, so... What you guys think would be better for my tone, a 1x15 or 4x10? I'm gonna buy it on the internet so I can't test them


    I wish I could buy both of them but at the moment I can only afford one
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  2. More speaker makes more volume so go for the 4x10.
    Then when you can get another cab, get another one of them 4x10's.

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  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    A 4x10 paired with a 1x15 is typically a poor match. Get a pair of 1x15s or a 4x10. A 1x15 gives about half the volume that a 4x10 will provide.

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  4. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Right. The idea that you need a 15" speaker for lows and 10" speakers for mids and highs is a myth -- at least in the world of modern full-range cabs. Unless the 4x10 and 1x15 were designed specifically to go together, it would be a much better bet to have two identical cabs. And if you can only get one, @BassmanPaul is right that you'll get a lot more volume out of the 4x10 than the 1x15.
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  5. Do they have 2x10's? Two vertical 2x10's would be better than a side by side 2x10.
    You'd hear it better.
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  6. GabrielPbass


    Jun 10, 2020
    Unfortunately they don't, they're new in the market but they're well reviewed. I guess I got my answer then, I go for a 4x10 and in the future a second 4x10. The gigs will be mostly in closed spaces for about 350~400 people or so (after all this quarentine) and if we need to play on the outside I could always use a support from the PA's
  7. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    Both the OBS 115 and the 410 are rated for 300 watts RMS at 8 ohms, but the 410 has more cone area and will move more air. Oddly, they claim identical SPL for the two models. Impossible to say how they differ tone-wise.
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  8. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    A pair of 115's is easier to transport than a 410, IMO
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  9. shadven

    shadven Twang-tastic Bass Player and Song Writer Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock, therefore I am.
    410 for sure. And, don’t mix cabs. Get another 410 later.
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  10. Gizmot

    Gizmot Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Pittsburgh area
    I’ve heard both cabinet types sound good and I know guys who are happy with each one. If it was me, I’d go for the 4 x 10. The reasons are that the 10s are faster and capture the dynamics of my playing, plus the 4 x 10s have more cone area that will push more air.
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  11. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    410 all day. 215 though...215 all day.
  12. 74hc


    Nov 19, 2015
    Sunny California
    I'd get 2 2x10's, or one and add another later.
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  13. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile, ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀ Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    1x12 ;):thumbsup:
  14. Pulverizor


    Jun 14, 2018
    New Zealand
    I've blown up fifteens but a good 410 could last a lifetime.
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  15. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    4X10 (or 4X15)
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  16. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    Either one 4x10 + another 4x10 or one 1x15 + another 1x15...I (personally) would never pair a 4x10 and a 1x15 together. The 10's are going to be a little middy-higher whereas 15's are generally lower and bassy. Between the two choices you precented, my vote goes to the 4x10.
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  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Inactive

    Jan 29, 2008
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
    4 x 10
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  18. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    The 10" speakers might just be a tad less efficient, even if there is more cone area.
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  19. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    Depends on the speakers. There are deep 10s (see Acme B2s) and middly 15s (60s stuff).
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  20. I have a 15 , sold my 4 x 10. Now I have a 2x12 And a 2x12 build in progress.
    I hear and understand differently now. Wish I had kept the 4x10. I rented a 4 x 10 a few months ago for a practice. damn it sounded good, loud and good.
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