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4x12 or 6x10 cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mortbass, Nov 20, 2018.


  1. Mortbass

    Mortbass

    Nov 20, 2018
    Need a little more sound on stage for outdoor gigs. Use a Mesa D800 and Subway 1x15 cab which works well with a PA but not always available. Looking at a GK 4x12 cab and a Ampeg 6x10. Close in weight, which would be better for stage sound. Play in a oldies band, not loud.
     
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  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    get another Subway 15
     
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  3. What ^ said.
    Get another Subway 15, then you will be able to cover anything.
     
  4. Mortbass

    Mortbass

    Nov 20, 2018
    I would love to Charlie but I can buy used for a lot less.
     
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  5. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    As the others said, I would buy a 2nd SW115 - in fact, I did - and it works great for outdoor gigs:

    Mesa Subway Full Stack(2).JPG

    That being said, *I* would guess that the Ampeg cab would be more suited for your described gigs, tonally speaking...
     
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  6. Balog

    Balog

    Mar 19, 2009
    Mukilteo, WA
    A used GK 4x12 or Ampeg 6x10 is cheaper than a used Subway 1x15?

    Edit: if you’re in Northern CA or southern OR there’s a Powerhouse 4x12 on Reverb for $900.
     
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  7. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    It is in my neck of the woods - for example, I can buy a used SVT-610 for around $400 right now, and the cheapest I see a used SW115 is $700 plus tax and shipping...
     
  8. You can go cheaper but then you have a larger cab to carry and store than you really need when one extra 15 box will cover it all.
     
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  9. Balog

    Balog

    Mar 19, 2009
    Mukilteo, WA
    Interesting, I wouldn't have guessed that.

    I believe that the older Powerhouse cabs are voiced pretty similarly to the Subways, and they are available relatively cheaply.
     
  10. Mortbass

    Mortbass

    Nov 20, 2018
    Looks great! Probably should go with another although $900.00 is killing me.
     
  11. Mortbass

    Mortbass

    Nov 20, 2018
    Does look good together. Probably should bite the bullet and splurge
     
  12. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    Buy once, cry once - I've owned a LOT of great cabs, including nearly every Mesa Powerhouse cab ever made, and can say that I'm keeping my pair of SW115s, and have no regrets whatsoever over their purchase...
     
  13. Mortbass

    Mortbass

    Nov 20, 2018
    I'm a older now and 38 pounds is better than 100.
     
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  14. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    I heard that - at 56, I plan on playing a bit longer - and the Subway series will allow me to do that comfortably, without compromising quality of sound... Some of my past cabs: Wall of Mesa.JPG Mesa and G-K amps and cabs.JPG IMAG0456.JPG IMAG0371.JPG

    No more of the monsters for me, though - it's Subway from here on out!!!
     
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  15. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
  16. Mortbass

    Mortbass

    Nov 20, 2018
    Can get 6x10 SVTHLH for $300.00 or $425.00 for GK4x12. $650.00 really like my subway 15 but $650.00 used?
     
  17. Them cabs were always cheaper used but you got the Subway for a reason.
    Yes two Subway 15's is that good.

    I love spending other peoples money. :cigar:
    Welcome to TalkBass. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Mortbass

    Mortbass

    Nov 20, 2018
    I will probably sell a few things and get another Subway 15
     
  19. Mortbass

    Mortbass

    Nov 20, 2018
    Nice collection of Mesa cabs although I see a big Ampeg too. Nice gear! I just added a 4 string G&L Kiloton witempress body. Put flats on it. Nice guitar. Good alternative to my 64 reissue Custom Shop Jazz with round wounds.
     
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  20. BogeyBass

    BogeyBass

    Sep 14, 2010
    Just get the 4x12

    But yeah 2x15 matching be cool too

    Never cared much for ported ampeg 10" cabinets.
     

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