Avatar Cabinets - UK Equivalent?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by M.Powderkeg, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. M.Powderkeg


    Jul 9, 2003
    I have heard a lot of good things about Avatar cabinets - that they are well constructed and very reasonably priced considering the quality.
    Unfortunately, they only seem to be available in the US.
    I was wondering whether anyone might know of a similiar type of company operating in the UK, offering good speaker cabs at good prices?
  2. I dunno Dave personally...but you could ask him if he could ship to the UK... *shrug* it's worth a shot! :)

  3. flamer


    Oct 18, 2002
    swindon, england
    Unfortunatley we don't really have anything comparable to avatar/acme/aguilar in the uk, and from what i recall they don't ship, and if they did it would be extremely pricey, and aftersales could be a bit of a nightmare!

    It sucks we don't get these cabinets!

  4. M.Powderkeg


    Jul 9, 2003
    Too true, man!

    Oh well, perhaps some enterprising young bassist will read this thread and spot the gap in the market!
    Hmmmmm not a bad idea........

  5. arfur


    Nov 26, 2001
    London, UK
    In a bored moment I did have a look to see how much it would cost to ship to the UK. With the UPS info that Avatar have on their site I was able to get a quote of just over 200 quid before you've worked out what customs will charge on the way in. Rather defeats the object of getting a cheap cab in the first place.
    In the UK it seems that if it doesn't say Peavey, Trace or Laney on the cab then it's going to cost a fortune.
  6. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Have you considered buying used?

    Also have you considered buying the raw drivers from Eminence and building a cabinet yourself. That's essentially what Avatar does. TBer's can help you design it.