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Ahhh...learning the hard way. Taking one of my 15's back tomorrow.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TUEP, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. TUEP


    Apr 8, 2007
    I have found out that the Ampeg B2R Ampe probably is not made for two 15 inch cabs. So I have decided to take one of them back for a refund. About $100 bucks and put that towards a 4x10 cab. Maybe an Acoustic brand. WHo knows. There is a Pawn shop near by that has a old Crate 410 for 129...might look into that.
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Why? What about the tone isnt working? What are the cabs? Matched cabs?
  3. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    If 2 matching cabs arent working for you, 2 different cabs will probably be a bigger let down.
  4. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    I gigged a B2R for seven years. It can handle two 15s just fine. Not sure what part would "not be made" for two cabs.
  5. Don't pay the pawn shop what they want. Bargan. You work too hard for your money and they mark stuff up a LOT!

    That said. Yes, if two matched speakers don't work for you, two mis-matched ones will sound worse.
  6. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    what cabs? there's no reason two 1x15's wouldn't "work" for an amp unless you have one 8 and one 4 ohm, for example (or even 2- 4 ohm..yikes)

    and without brand-bashing too much, i doubt that anything by crate would offer much of a solution.
  7. jungleheat

    jungleheat Banned

    Jun 19, 2011
    What does that even mean? Unless the impedence on the cabs is too low when used together (unlikely, 4 ohm single 15 cabs are pretty rare in the consumer market), there's not really any reason you shouldn't be able to use 2 cabs with an amp rather than just one cab.

    I don't think you understand how amps and cabs work.
  8. TUEP


    Apr 8, 2007
    Sorry I wasn't more clear in my post. The ohms and all are fine. It works as in nothing is functionally wrong. Its just messing around with the EQing and getting the desired tone. I was used to having a 4x10...and with 2x 15's I need to experiment with it more. It is growing on me though...and the more I mess with this rig the more I am liking it.
  9. Phew. I was lost for words at the original piffle.
  10. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Then your statement is both incorrect and misleading. Yes, it IS made for those cabs.

    You just can't get the sound you want out of that combination of amp and cabs....at least so far.
  11. TUEP


    Apr 8, 2007
    Sorry folks I had a few brewskies when I posted earlier. Didn't mean to be misleading. I think right now I am getting the tone I like with the active 5 string bass. Now if I can find it with my passive 4. I was afriad I had to much bottom end with these 15's but now I just need to learn more about EQing the amp with them.
  12. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    You will find you need to change your EQ habits any time you change speaker cabinets.
  13. arai

    arai Banned

    Jul 16, 2007
    10s are punchier
  14. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
  15. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Speaker size has zero to do with tone or punchiness or anything. If it did have something to do with it, then all cabs with speakers of a given size would sound the same.
  16. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH

    You're going to find that your matched cabs are the way to go. there's nothing wrong with your rig - I'd gig it in a heartbeat.
  17. arai

    arai Banned

    Jul 16, 2007
    forgot the smilie
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I'd worry about too much low mid and not enough highs. I get a lot better bottom end from my 410s than I've ever heard from 15s (except for one). If all 15s sounded like Jim Bergantino's HT115, I wouldn't have any problems with them. But they don't, so I do.