2x12" Bass Cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by LWatford, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. LWatford


    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    Are there any 2x12" bass cabs that are not terribly expensive? I know there are the big expensive ones, but they are just to expensive.

  2. Sammy


    Aug 31, 2000
    Tech Sound - distributed by Salwender and carried ba Bass Alone.
  3. bleachstained

    bleachstained Guest

    Apr 22, 2001
    SWR has a 2x12 combo (+tweeter) called the Silverado. I've been looking into buying it sometime, looks nice.
  4. You could try to look for an SWR Bigfoot 2x12 which is excellent, but discontinued...
  5. I vote for the Bigfoot too.
  6. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
  7. Kraken

    Kraken Guest

    Jun 19, 2001
    Aylesbury, England
    I'm interested in finding a side by side 2x12 or 2x10 cab rated 4 Ohms on the cheap I'm starting to get the feeling tho that I'll have to build one (Or at least get an empty cab and add speakers etc from scratch;) ) has anyone done this? can you offer advice? How much will this cost approx (Pounds Sterling please, that is GBP)?

    Er Well yeah...

    HELP :eek:
  8. Oysterman

    Oysterman Guest

    Mar 30, 2000
    Building a good, properly tuned bass cabinet is not easy. You can throw together some dirty hack but chances are that it will sound pretty bad, and more or less be a waste of money and work.

    TB user Joris is famous around here for his cabinet-building, and I think there are some others who have built their own as well... bgavin? I believe (I'm too lazy to check for myself) bgavin has some software on his website that will calculate proper dimensions to a cabinet with regards to the speaker elements you want to have in it.
  9. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    I too was in your shoes a while back, there are many factors that you must learn before you build like thiele/small numbers and there meaning and how they affect your cab design. The t/s numbers are parameters for a given speaker and come from the manufacturer and these numbers are what will determine the size and tuning of your cab. There is a great thread called "cabinets 101" I believe check it out and read the whole thing.
  10. Kraken

    Kraken Guest

    Jun 19, 2001
    Aylesbury, England
    Ok then what about the easy option,

    Buying one either 2x12" or 2x10"

    I need a Company Name (if Poss URL) and cost in GBP

  11. http://www.ofgb.org/reference/Musicians Reference.xls

    This link is on my site and contains a boat load of useful information. The DRIVERS tab has a quick and dirty configuration for both ported and sealed cabinets for each driver I have catalogged.

    Also on my site in the reference section is Perfect Box as perf456.zip which has all the spread sheet drivers, and more, and allows you to play with box sizes, tuning, and see the frequency response. It runs fine in a Windows DOS box.

    http://www.ofgb.org/reference/Music/Speaker Engineering/perf456.zip

    I suggest you buy rather than build, unless you have a lot of building experience, all the construction tools, and the knowledge and equipment to properly tune and test the box. It is very time consuming work and without any instant gratification.
  12. ColonelZulu

    ColonelZulu Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Look at Aguillar too. I think they have a 212 with a horn.
  13. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    The nemisis goes for about $450 and they are pretty good.
  14. slam

    slam Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    Genz-Benz makes an inexpensive 2-12 that is pretty good. I've been using it for about a year and it has done fine for the most part.
  15. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    For the most part????????????
  16. LWatford


    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    Thanks for all the info! I'll have to do some web searching now to find all this suff.

  17. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001

    I should get that badboy to add to the wifey's keyboard. :) (so that I can use it too!) ;)
  18. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9 Guest

    Jun 20, 2001
    my friend got one last oct. . awesome bass amp. great tone, its not quite 15" not quite 10", a lot of the same features of the Super Redhead ( only less $$$ :) ), sweet lookin, and really loud!
  19. PJR

    PJR Guest

    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    I've just ordered a Eden 2-12xlt.......should be here next week some time.

    Not Cheap !!!
    but I needed a smaller cab for those smaller clubs where my 6-10 Goliath sr is just too much.

    I'll post a report when I get it.

  20. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Aguilar's 12"'s are incredible... But I wouldn't consider them "cheap". :)