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8 inches of help?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MooseKnuckle, May 9, 2010.


  1. MooseKnuckle

    MooseKnuckle Guest

    Apr 8, 2010
    Ok so here's my deal. I'm looking at some rig ideas for a new group I've been in lately. As of right now, it's just the singer with an acoustic, me on bass, and a drummer. I've been practicing with my Ampeg BA115 combo, and my MIJ Fender 51' P RI. Surprised at it's performance:bassist:(eventhough it was straining), the tone was expectingly crappy.:atoz: Anyways, I'm thinking of not needing much power, but looking into an SWR Henry the 8x8 w/ SWR Headlite, and if need be, an SWR Amplite w/another 8x8. I am in the process of getting a 5 string Warwick, and didn't know if anyone has had good/bad experience with a 5 and this cab. I did previously own an Eden WT-400 W/Eden 410XLT:bawl:, and that would be good for this application, but wanted something alittle different this time. Thanks for your input.
     
  2. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    The 8x8 should handle a 5 string fine, did for me at least. Surprisingly a lot of lows from that cab, probably has something to do with those giant ports and proper tuning.
     
  3. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    An acoustic, a singer and a drummer... Why do you need an 8x8, let alone two of them? You could likely handle that with a 410 or 212.
     
  4. MooseKnuckle

    MooseKnuckle Guest

    Apr 8, 2010
    Well, I want something audible, especially fo shows(as a monitor for myself). I was looking for something alittle tighter than 10's. Plus, I didn't know if one would be enough to project that low B.
     
  5. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    If you're not audible in that setting with a 410, 212 or 8x8 I'll eat my shoes.
     
  6. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    I've been loud enough with a 30 watt (tube) head into a 1x15 in louder situations. The 8x8 with a amplite should give you way more than enough. Beyond what 400 watts and a big cab can do, you should have PA support.
     
  7. MooseKnuckle

    MooseKnuckle Guest

    Apr 8, 2010
    I do agree with you. I guess what I'm concerned with is How an 8x8 will sound with a 'wick 5 low B since I'm used to my previous tone of my Eden rig. I guess I'm just thinking that I won't get the same bass response out of an 8x8, as opposed to my old 4x10.
     
  8. babebambi

    babebambi

    Jan 7, 2008
    YTZ
    yeah, good idea to just start with one 8x8

    if you really find that's not enough, then add the second 8x8

    btw, those swr 8x8 are great cab, handles the low B nice and tight
     
  9. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Shouldn't be a problem. I can't remember if I had my streamer 5 at the same time that I had my 8x8, but either way, I've always had a 5 string around at one time or another, and I know the 8x8 didn't have troubles with the lows. It was actually surprisingly low.
     
  10. MooseKnuckle

    MooseKnuckle Guest

    Apr 8, 2010
    That is another thing, we won't have PA support al the time.
     
  11. TortillaChip520

    TortillaChip520

    Jun 3, 2008
    AZ
    I'm surprised the 1x15 isn't enough. You must have a loud drummer.
     
  12. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Maryland
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    I'd just like to thank you for the chuckle I got at the thread title. ;)
     
  13. MooseKnuckle

    MooseKnuckle Guest

    Apr 8, 2010
    Thank you, cybersnyder. I do take alittle pride in it. ;0p I guess I was looking for something in the middle. Not straining with my 15, but not overkilling with an 8x10. I was lookig for experience with 1 or 2 specific items, and some had to throw in generic knowledge.
     
  14. propel

    propel

    May 10, 2007
    Montreal
    Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks this thread title could double as the title to a cheezy porno :bag:
     
  15. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Maryland
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    Oh geesh, I didn't even notice your username. Heh. MooseKnucle needs 8" of help. Chortle.

    I've never tried the 8x8 so I can't give much of an opinion. The closest I've played would be a MarkBass NY 804 and I didn't care for it much. If you're getting a new bass I'd wait until you get it so you can try out the cabs with the bass you'll end up using.

    MooseKnuckle, 8", ha!!
     
  16. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    FWIW, Having had the henry, the big bertha (same box but a 2x15), as well as various other cabs in almost any combination you can think of, you'd do well with just about anything in that situation. Find something you can try out with your bass and see how you like it and go from there. Don't worry about speaker number or size, worry about tone.
     
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  17. MooseKnuckle

    MooseKnuckle Guest

    Apr 8, 2010
    Yeah, I've been thinking about it alot while on here. I figure my Ampeg BA115 is only 100watts, and did pretty decent, that I would look into something alittle bigger(I can always turn down, never turn up more than 10), and alot better tone. I was just concerned on how the 8x8 would produce lows with a low B similar to a 410. Plus, I was thinking if things ever fall through, I could just use the same rig for another project. I might just go back to a head/410 combo. Thank you all for your help.
     
  18. mrkreuzschlitz

    mrkreuzschlitz

    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    I don't see why a 4x10 wouldn't be enough. I rarely even need an 8x10 with my band, and believe me, we're louder than whatever you have.... two tube halfstacks, both run pretty hot to keep up with the drummer.
     
  19. MooseKnuckle

    MooseKnuckle Guest

    Apr 8, 2010
    No, I never said/felt that a 4x10 wouldn't be enough for my application. I guess I'm just at the point where I just need to go try this stuff out.
     

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