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4x10s or 2x12s good for 5 string

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by PhatBoi5, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. I have had many problems finding a cab that could handle my low b workouts(no slapping btw) I have had 2x15 and 2x12s and I would rather scale down to a 4x10 pair or 410 and 2x12 setup(even a 6x10 is the $$ is right) I am familiar with the frequencies of the Low b and how manufacters fudge numbers so any 5 stringers that can enlighten me I would appreciate it.

    Also I run an aguilar 659 and Carver pm1400 power amp (700w at 4ohms/side) for the head
  2. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    how do you like the aggy 659? i want to check one of those out.
  3. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    Bergantion has just come out with a killer NV610 cab. It's supposed to be the vintage sound. It's a close cab. See the posts on Bergantion with GibsonGeek he is a dealer and consultant with that new cab.
  4. im definately not a "vintage sound" type. I like the warmth but not the lack of diversity they have
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    The Bergantino HT212 has incredible low end and would be a great bottom cab. If that wasn't enough by itself you could put pretty much anything on top of it, 4x10, 3x10, 2x10, whatever.
  6. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Gold Supporting Member

    I use an Aguilar DB659 into a Carver PM 1.5 with an older Epifani 2x12 and it is more than enough with my 5's. Almost too much bass - I turned it up and almost knocked myself off the stage!

    My pre/power setup is similar to yours, so the comparison should be valid.

    Dan K.
  7. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    The Bergie 2/12 has massive low end! I have Edenxlt /SWR 4/10 cabs that I rent to sound companies and the Bergie's low end just smokes them! The other cool thing about Bergies is they also have the smoothest tweeters & crossovers I've heard yet:cool:

  8. I love it. I liked the 359 when I had it but it didnt kick enough power for the cabs I had. It also has the quietest XLR out I have ever heard
  9. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    I have an EBS 2x12 and it has devastating low end with great clarity and articulation. It easily pumps out the same low end of any single 15 I've ever owned.