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avatar vs. ampeg (with 5-strings)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by afroman, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. afroman


    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I play a Lakland Skyline 55-01 5-stringer with a Hartke 3500 and a BDDI. I'm gonna buy two 210 cabs or 210+ 115 cab very soon.

    I've narrowed it to the ampeg svt series or avatar speakers. I really want a portable rig that can also reproduce the B string fairly well.

    Which of these brands would you recommend???
    two 210's or 210+115???

    Any advice on these speaker cabs will be appreciated. Thanks...
  2. Piezoman


    Nov 29, 2002
    Bronx, New York
    Ampeg first of all. Ampeg rules all.

    4x10 of course. Well thats what you get w/2 2x10's.

    Avatars arent bad either.

    If they're within $200 of each other, go ampeg. Though, I believe avatars are a bit less dough. Both are OK.

    Or at least ampegs could not get much more expensive to a thirteen year old.
  3. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    I'd look at 1x15 and 2x10. It's a pretty short list of 2x10's that do a good job on a low B at any volume.
  4. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    I would actually go Avatar, 2x10 + 1x15. I'm not that impressed with the Ampeg 2x10 or the Ampeg 1x15.
  5. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Fender & Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA.
    bump for a few more opinions between these 2 types of cabs.
  6. I don't think Avatar makes any cabs that do a low B justice. I've got the 2x10, and it's tuned to something like 76Hz. IIRC, the 1x15 is better at around 50Hz, but still, you aren't gonna get any fundamental on the E, let alone the low B. They are very low priced, loud cabs that handle a lot of power, but they do this at the expense of the lowest octave (or two, in the case of the 2x10).

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