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Bass Cabinet Showdown - 6X10/8X10 Edition

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by schmittuml, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. schmittuml


    Oct 25, 2004
    Lowell, MA
    In an effort to bring together reviews and comparisons between cabinets of the same type, I have decided to start what I call Bass Cabinet 2006. In these following threads, I think we should all post reviews of the cabinets we have used in our rigs. Now I am starting these threads not having tried every type of cab out there, but I think it would help the community, from veterans to newcomers alike to get easy access to information on cabinets they are looking for.

    To establish some sort of rule, Lets have a set of categories to review on:


    I think this will help everyone answer their cab questions out there, and be a great reference point for many questions.

    On the Low End,
    Brian Schmitt.
  2. 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
    You have needlessly wasted tons of precious bandwidth talking about tone-sucking muff monsters of the twelve- and fifteen-inch variety.

    Again, this is wasted bandwidth, and I recommend that the moderators delete or lock the threads referring to any speakers larger than tens. And before you come off all snooty over this, check your post count.
  3. schmittuml


    Oct 25, 2004
    Lowell, MA
  4. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Hey Brian. He's kidding.
  5. Hehehehehe
  6. tlwaps


    Feb 13, 2006
    Ampeg SVT810E
    Price - $950
    Weight - 160lbs.
    Pros - Tone, ability to switch between 2 4x10 cabs or 1 8x10 cab
    Cons - Weight
    Construction - So far pretty good, haven't used it in a gig yet
    Sound/Tone - Great, handles my SVT4PRO perfectly
    Overall - I'd reccomend it to anybody
    Ampeg PR410HLF
    Price - $1,100
    Weight - 128lbs.
    Pros - Great lows, great construction, ported
    Cons - Weight, farted a lot
    Construction - Great, took a beating and kept going
    Sound/Tone - Great for lows, although it did fart quite a bit
    Overall - It was ok, got the job done, but i'm happier with my 810E
    vintage Sunn 2x15
    Price - $200 used
    Weight - Heavy as hell
    Pros - Very loud, great first bass rig
    Cons - Weight
    Construction - Built like a tank
    Sound/Tone - Great all around cab, handled my head perfectly
    Overall - It was a great begininer cab and had a great vintage tone
  7. blackstingray


    Feb 13, 2006
    Hartke 810XL
    Price: $700
    Weight:147 lbs
    Pros:Clean, nice highs. Very punchy. Looks really sweet under stage lights
    Cons:Rattles, Feels cheap (will address in construction)
    Construction:It feels very flimsy. The other XL models use much thicker ply. It rattles, rattles a lot, actually. Everytime I move it I feel like the rear handle is about to rip off. And the wheels stick like no other.
    Sound/Tone:It sounds okay, before I got my orange cabs I thought it was excellent, but now, it is just ordinary.
    Overall:I don't reccomend it. It's not fun to move. It doesn't sound amazing. It feels cheap. This is probably the reason why it is for sale. 5*/10*