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Bass Cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by nordic27, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. nordic27


    Jul 30, 2006
    Lee's Summit MO
    I play 5 string electric bass with a mostly acoustical trio consisting of hammered dulcimer, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and electric piano. We have to fly to about 80% of our concerts. I want to upgrade to a really good small bass cab and head that will be within the requirements of airline size and weight restrictions (61 linear inches & 50 lbs.) The sound I like is a full warm tight bottom end, with smooth mids and non harsh highs. I am considering the following: Avatar SB112, Epifani UL2 112, Genz Benz LS 112T, Schroder Mini 12+ Light, Eden D112 XLT, Gallien-Kruger Neo112, & Bergantino HT-112. I am now starting to research heads to go with the eventual cab selection. Now I haven't yet played any of these but I would appreciate any thoughts from you TB'ers as I value your experience and opinions on cabs and heads before I go out to put my ear to the grille so to speak. Thanks in advance for helping me to sound better.
  2. Macher


    Aug 29, 2006
    I once borrowed a Markbass 112P combo for a electric/upright bass gig. It was light, was enough powerful and sounded great.

    They also sell heads, but why not getting a small combo?? I was amazed by the sound of the Markbass, and it is so simpler to travel with a combo.
  3. I have an Epifani UL112. I'm very happy with it, and to my ears it has the sound you describe. It's great for upright. I usually use a UL410 with a five string electric in a bar band, and when I use the UL112 in that setting I sometimes tweak the mids back just a bit. The guitar player in the band has remarked on how good (and loud) the little cabinet sounds.

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