Advice on 210 cabs with Markbass LMiii

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Sietze B, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Sietze B

    Sietze B

    Dec 7, 2018
    Hey fellow bassists,
    I hope you will be able and willing to give me some advice on cabs. I have read quite a few posts on this subject, but could not find my answer...
    First let me tell you that I have not really an opportunity to play and listen in shops...

    I have a lovely 2013 American Standard Pbass with the Customshop pickups.
    Recently I bought a Markbass LMIII to replace my old Peavey Firebass.
    My cabinet is an old Peavey 15" BW, front ported.
    I didn't like the sound with the Firebass, it was harsh and boomy. But with the new head, the sound is still harsh and boomy.
    Besides that, it is a big cab, and heavy ;-)

    Currently I am looking for a more portable and warmer sounding cabinet.
    I have been reading about and YouTube-listening to some cabs:
    Markbass 102p traveller
    Markbass 102hf
    Hartke Hydrive 210
    Tc electronic rs210
    These are within the pricerange I am looking. Besides that, they are not heavy.

    I want to use one single cabinet, since our band, a soul coverband, does not play really loud gigs, and we have a small PA.

    Which cabinet will give me warmth and clarity without harshness and boomy-ness?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
  2. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Richlands, NC
    I had both of these, either will work depending on your budget. The traveler is obviously more portable as its smaller and lighter. Both will be on the warmer side.
    Markbass 102p traveller
    Markbass 102hf