A Sealed 2x10 Cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by two1frets, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. two1frets


    Jul 17, 2009
    Hey everyone!

    I'm looking for sealed 2x10 cabs for around $300 to $600 used or new. Any suggestions? I've searched around online only to find nothing... I only play four string, and I am into slap bass mainly. I play in theaters that can hold about 300 people, so I will need to be able to be loud enough and cut through the mix.

    Thanks! :bassist:

    (If I am unclear or you need more info, ask me!)
  2. Schecter4


    Oct 20, 2007
    The Dalles, OR
    I think some of the Hartke Transporter's were sealed. You'd want a bunch of them to get loud though.
  3. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
  4. Ampeg SVT210AV
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    You'll need more than one to "cut through".
  6. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Is there a reason you want a sealed cabinet?
  7. the mini ampegs are sealed. the Basson 2x10 is a sealed cab with 4x10 dimensions that gets real loud
  8. rbonner


    Sep 25, 2008
    My cabs are stacked 210 sealed cabs... 4 of them high. It's called an AMPEG 810 and it will cut through your mix and can be bought within the price limits you listed.

  9. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Might want to consider a long term arrangement with a chiropractor too :)
  10. two1frets


    Jul 17, 2009
    Thanks everyone. But do you think a sealed cab is really necessary for the style I play?
  11. Wes Whitmore

    Wes Whitmore

    Mar 10, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    300 people in theaters, you should go through the PA...

    Ampeg portabass 2x10s are sealed too.
  12. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    No. Sealed cabs are a bad idea unless they're 2x15"/6x10" sized or bigger - simply not enough sensitivity or power handling in the lows.

  13. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    I'd say you need to figure out how much bass you want in your sound - if you're OK with severely rolled off low end, or like it, that'll influence your cab choices. For example some guys who are slappers use almost no low end, and others use a crazy amount. You haven't told us enough to say for sure.

    IMHO, I would say just get an LDS 15/6/1 with a quality horn. :) Probably the best cabinet you can get in America under a thousand bucks.

    That said, if you want something with less low end, a pair of 3012HO's with a powerful horn crossed over fairly low could be good (say 2khz/2.5khz) as well since most slappers don't need the midrange of a 6" mid like the 6nd410.
  14. WilderStewart


    Dec 6, 2011
    I just got a custom built 2x10, its sealed. But i also run a 2x15 sealed cab. So the 2x10 is mainly for high end anyways. Its getting 2x200 watt eminence legend 10's, so its a 400 watt cab. that paired with my old fender 2x15 that has eminence speakers as well runs at 400 watts rms also. I also play a lot of slap bass, also metal, and it cuts through well. Also i can fit my bass rig in a honda. This rig has way more balls than any ampeg 8x10 ive used.

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