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Anyone still gig with a 1x15 anymore?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TUEP, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. TUEP


    Apr 8, 2007
    I have been pondering on getting a 4x10 cab...but then I remember how much I hated moving those things. I am thinking maybe I could get away with an 8 ohm 1x15. With my B2R I would get 250 Watts, and with my Acoustic B100 I would have an extra 15 to run it into.

    Plus a 1x15 wouldn't be such a pain to haul around.
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    leave the b100 in the practice room, but a good 1x15 is a very cool thing.

    two matching good 1x15s is rock and roll! (for me it's a pair of compact LDS cabs with eminence kappa As in them.)
  3. tbirdsp


    Sep 18, 2012
    Omaha, NE
    I do. I have two Genz Benz Focus 115's, but I have never used them both yet. For small bar gigs I have just been using my GK MB200 into one Focus 115. I have an old Hartke 3500 head too, if I need more power.
    The Focus isn't neo or anything, but at 46 lbs not too bad.


    Full stack (so far just for looks)
  4. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Yep..SWR Son of Bertha 1-15 with a GK RB400 to drive it. Perfect for small to medium gigs.
  5. bassfran


    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    Yes, I do most of my gigs with a Bag End S15 I.
  6. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    I do a 115 cab all the time...wonderful :)
  7. If you switch to 4x10 make sure you have enough power. Ur powering 4x as many speakers. I dont like powering 4x10's with anything less than a 350W amp.- thats just me. On the other hand you can get nice bass out of a 1x15 and 100W. If you try powering a 4x10 with ur B2R you have only 62.5 watts per speaker, which is fine but you will be wondering where ur low end went. because you have 4 speakers producing mids it can give you the illusion of thinning out in the low registers. Most guys who go from 15's to 10's always crank the bass up. I run a 15 and a 2x10 - best of both worlds. 2x10 or a 1x12 is alot easier than a 4x10 to move around.
  8. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    I do many gigs with my Ampeg BA115HP.
  9. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Ashdown MAG with an Eminence Legend CB158

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  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Sometimes but I prefer two.
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  11. guitarhuckster1


    Aug 28, 2010
    Hartke LH500 or HA3500 with a Hartke HyDrive 115.
  12. TRyan5289


    Jul 18, 2012
    Davenport, Iowa
    Finally got back into a promising band. Carvin BR115 powered by GK 800RB.
  13. svtb15

    svtb15 Banned

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig. Q+
    I use a Genz Benz Uber 115 or two all the time
  14. delta7fred


    Jul 3, 2007
    I use one for big gigs and a 1x12 for normal ones.
  15. I used to all a time. All I had was one EV TL606 cab with a EV 400w speaker.
    Now I sometimes use one of my 2 3015 Eminence modded Ampeg PF115HE's.
    Works great!
  16. KPJ


    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    I have used all sorts of cabs over the years but the overwhelming majority of ny gigs have been with a single 15. Current rig is a GK MB500 and an Ashdown VS-115. I have two VS-115s, but have only used both once.
  17. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    Not always, but more often than not these days I gig with an 8ohm 115 TL606 (KappaLite), or a 4 ohm Carvin 115 (vintage Carvin/Eminence ceramic driver).
  18. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    I use a 115 combo, a Roland DB700, once a month at a little bistro gig I have. Works fine for that type of lower volume gig, with no PA support.
  19. 45acp


    Feb 5, 2013
    Texarkana TX
    Been using an old GK 115 for a while, on bigger gigs it's fine as i run a DI.

    But, im thinking about building a 215 cab. We have a medium sized acoustic gig that we do once a month, and since we only run the moniters as mains at this club i cant run through the board. I run my amp cranked to 90%+, and the cab is on the floor off stage left. Going 4 ohm would give me a little extra volume boost and a taller cab would get me up in the mix better. Right now i am thundergod of bass doom on the low end, but a little lacking in the mids and highs in most of that room.
  20. snowtraveler65


    Feb 8, 2011
    Looks sure, but it also serves to get it up off the floor so you can hear yourself better.

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