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410+115 vs 412

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by phoenixdown, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. go for the stack! (410+115)

    18 vote(s)
  2. ya only need the one! (412)

    8 vote(s)
  1. phoenixdown


    Oct 17, 2002
    so what would you all say was best for me? unfortunatly i cant play them before i buy them but i'll give ya as much information about my setup as i can.

    I play a fender p bass (i eq the amp with a boosted midrange but not too far like a sorta full sound but to have the midrange to punch through the guitarist) i use a pick and my fingers. i never slap or tap. i play in a rock band. im really not sure which setup would be best for my situation. if to have the 410+115 stack(Laney cabs) or if to go with a single 412 cab(marshall cab...yes its a bass model before any1 says its a guitar cab) anyway thanks for any information.
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You'll be way ahead of the game with the 410/115 rig. You get the punch and highs with the tens, and a little extra low mids with the 15.
  3. phoenixdown


    Oct 17, 2002
    would the person who voted for the 412 like to give some insight into why they voted that way
  4. My bass in your

    My bass in your

    Nov 1, 2003
    I'd consider 2x12" + 4x10".
  5. I've always dug 12's for loud rock. I ran an ancient Peavey 4x12 (large slant baffles, circa '78) with up-graded speakers, jacks, and wiring. I would run it bi-amped (2-12's x 2-12's). I think you would be surprised at what 12's can do for bass in a rock band. People always figured the cab had two 15's with the amount of bass it put out. I can't speak from personal experience as to the Marshall 4x12 bass cab but I would venture to guess it's probably close in design/sound/performance to the Peavey TVX 4x12 which is one seriously loud bass cab. YMMV, IMO, etc...
  6. phoenixdown


    Oct 17, 2002
    well the reason i liked the marshall 412 was because i was watching my Bryan Adams dvd(yes im sad i admit it) and he was using marshall bass amps and what looked liked 412(pretty much same size as Kieth Scotts guitar amps but its still a guess) using a p bass and i was really impressed by his tone. ok so hes using like a load of cabs/heads and what looked like a 62 reissue fender but i dont have that kind of cash unfortunatly but i thought maybe i could get something similar from this option.
  7. Electricmayhem


    Dec 18, 2003
    I haven't ever gotten to try them, but it sounds like my speaker choice will be 12's when I finally scrounge up enough moolah.

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