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4X15's

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Korladis, Apr 16, 2009.


  1. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    Who makes them? I know that neither Ampeg nor Ashdown do. What are the best ones available?

    This, of course, is a long term idea, since I probably won't have enough money to upgrade my rig for several years. But lately I've grown curious.
     
  2. Wes Whitmore

    Wes Whitmore

    Mar 10, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Too big of a cab to be practical. That's a 12ft3+ box.
    W
     
  3. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    Before the slew of "you don't need that" posts... Electricamp makes one... http://www.electricamp.com/4x15speaker-cabinet.html and I think Marshall makes a Lemmy Sig 4x15 but I couldn't find a link.

    No idea if one is any better than the other... both waaaay too big for me.
     
  4. I'm thinking that this would be more of a self build project, quite expensive at that, and not to mention extremely bulky/heavy.

    I would agree with Wes, not very practicle.
     
  5. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    ....k i'm slow. Electric can also make a 6x15... don't stop at 4 man!
     
  6. dokazaado

    dokazaado

    Mar 25, 2009
    Empty Hills
    Electric Amps 4x15 is the same size as their 8x10.
     
  7. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    The fact that I'm even asking about such a monstrous thing should tell you that I don't really care all that much about "practical."

    I know Electric makes them. Are they the best ones currently making them?
     
  8. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    The bed of my truck is only so big.
     
  9. VisualShock

    VisualShock

    Feb 19, 2008
    North Wales
  10. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    Ford makes bigger trucks! :ninja:
     
  11. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    No thanks, I like my '55 Chevy pickup just fine.
     
  12. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    Ah, see, but this is part of me fantasizing about my dream rig (which I might actually get, several years from now), which also includes an 8X10.
     
  13. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    i would too... just offering solutions... :)
     
  14. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    Also, to keep the ratios the same, if I got a 6X15, I'd have to get a 12X10. And I'm not sure if anyone makes those.
     
  15. HogieWan

    HogieWan

    Feb 4, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    Marshall made one, not sure if they still do. I have a model of the Marshall Major 4x15 cab in my Line 6 POD X3 and it's quite easy to carry around
     
  16. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    How about four identical 1X15" neo cabs (there's a much wider selection of these than 4X15" alternatives) stacked in a line array which would yield better horizontal dispersion of mids & highs?

    As well, the number of single 15" neo cabinets used could be scaled to different venue sizes (more than four?), in different configurations (like building blocks), and would be easier to move piecemeal (stairs, smaller vehicles, A.F.M.-only labor).

    But then, this does look cool...
     
  17. riker1384

    riker1384

    Jan 2, 2007
    Just one from the company that makes your favorite 16X10 cabinet.
     
  18. PSPookie

    PSPookie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    You got roadies to lug that for you?

    2 2x15s or 4 1x15s FTW
     
  19. Gries Amps

    Gries Amps Commercial User

    May 14, 2008
    Mattapoisett, MA
    Owner, Gries Amplification
    Didn't Tim Bogert use one or two 4x15 cabs loaded with Altecs back in the Vanilla Fudge days? I remember light colored square cabs with four round grills.
     
  20. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    My current cabs are actually a 2X10 and a 1X15. So I suppose I could get three more of each, ha ha.

    I'm not that concerned about practicality, weight, etc. Except for the fact, of course, that anything that huge must have wheels.
     

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