Aguilar Tonehammer 500 -> 4 cabs?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mactac, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. I've got an Aguilar TH500, and 2 x SL112's on their way.

    I'm wondering about larger gigs. I have a Markbass 410HR and 115HR, but I'd like to get rid of them.

    Would it be possible to run 4 112's from this amp?

    I imagine that I would need to make a custom cable to run 2 sets of 2 cabs in series, in parallel, for a total of 8 ohms.

    Has anyone done this before? Does this even make sense?

    The objective is to not have to keep the big cabs, since I dont much like the sound of the MB cabs, plus I don't want to have to store them.
  2. Low Class

    Low Class

    Jul 4, 2005
    Just buy a Crest ProLite poweramp instead. Use the TH500 as a pre.
  3. Thanks very much for the thought, but I'm not sure how that helps? I still need the 4 cabs, and would have to buy (and carry) a separate poweramp.

    I could probably buy and rewire 2 Speakon cables for about $20 each.
  4. Low Class

    Low Class

    Jul 4, 2005
    4 cabs at 8 0hms means you're only pushing about 250 watts or about 60 watts per cab. You'd be better off just using 2 cabs with 500 watts IMO.
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  5. Hmm, good point!
  6. Low Class

    Low Class

    Jul 4, 2005
    That's why I recommended the power amp.
    Pick up 2 used GS112's. They'll give you more volume than the SL's.
  7. Is that because of their slightly higher power rating, or because they are more mid present, or are they just more efficient?
  8. Low Class

    Low Class

    Jul 4, 2005
    I haven't compared the spec,s I just know they are a bigger and fuller sounding cab.
  9. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    I used 2 TH500's, daisy chained, with my Bergantino 1 212 and 2 112 cabs.

    Massive sound!
  10. Garagiste


    Feb 16, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hmm. I sold my TH500 and got a Markbass Little Mark Tube 800. Still have an SL112. I assume you tested the TH500 and the 112s; what about the MB tone did you not like and what is the appeal of the Aguilar sound for you?
  11. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Gold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2011
    Newport, TN.
    Man.... now that had to be a killer rig right there!!! I would love to hear that setup!!!!
  12. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    Actually, it was too much! A great sound, but way too much!

    I was drowned out by a loud SRV style guitarist on the previous gig so I though "I'll bring both rigs next time. That'll teach you", but I was so loud in the sound check that neither me or the drummer could even hear the guitar on stage. I had to take the Master volume down from 12 o'clock on both amps to about 9 o'clock. Still sounded good though.

    These days if I get a gig with that guitarist I take a 3 12 rig powered by my Thunderfunk at 2.67 ohms.
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