best 2x10 or 2x12 that won't break my bank

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by PeaveyPlayer, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    I have a tc electronic bh 800 watt tone print head and need something light and sounds good my budget is 565... and I'm looking to either a 2x12 or 2x10 that's also small
  2. slade


    Apr 5, 2001
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  3. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Gk? Which model
  4. slade


    Apr 5, 2001
  5. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    I bought an Avatar 210/horn on Ebay auction on a whim, only because it was loaded with Faital PR300 10's. I got it for less than $300. I got it for mostly quiet gigs, and, so far, so good.
  6. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    Your best bet is go used with GK Neo 212II . Can be found for under 500.00 usually.
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  7. Dude - Traynor TC210 NEO! Go down to Long and McQuade today and see if they have one in stock, or even better, get them to locate a used one and bring it in for you. You will be WAY under your budget, and have a fantastic cabinet! IMO/IME, they are far superior to the GK cabinets, which is no slight to the GKs, but rather a praise of the Traynors.

    If you are looking for a 2x12 type set up, you could go with what I have, and use two Traynor TC112s. They are only 25lbs each, and I paid less than your total budget to get them both. It is easy to bring just one for practice or small/quiet gigs, and then use both for maximum volume. They sound fantastic.
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  8. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

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  9. bassrich


    Nov 20, 2011
    Sarasota, FL
    Love my Ampeg SVT210AV can be had for $270
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  10. SRFSterling5


    Sep 24, 2011
    How about a used Eden D210XST? Nice warm and extended low end. Kind of heavy though.
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  11. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    Got my SWR Goliath Jr. III for 350. Kicks ASSSS
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  12. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

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  13. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Used epifani 2x10. I've seen them for well under that here on TB. Heck, I have two I'm thinking of selling!
  14. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Revsound. Very light, and sound great. Not quite as inexpensive as GK, but well priced.
  15. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    carvin MBE 2x10 250$ and 30 pounds I love my 2 cabs...
  16. fishdreams

    fishdreams Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing: Martin Keith Guitars
    +1 on that Avatar deal. Simple no-nonsense, plenty loud, sturdy, Dave always puts great speakers in them and very well priced. Great rock boxes, IMO. Everything 'better' (as in more refined, cleaner tone, more transparent etc) brings you into specialist Bergantino-etc. land with prices to boot.
  17. P.S. Keep in mind that a lot of the cabinets being suggested on here by Americans are going to be very hard if not impossible to buy in Canada, and/or there will be significant shipping/duty costs. For example, I can't remember the last time I saw any Carvin gear whatsoever up for sale in a store, privately, or being played at a gig, whereas its all over the place in the US. In comparison, the Traynor (and GK, and Ampeg) cabinets are readily available at your local LMQ, not to mention there is a good chance you can find some on kijiji.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014
  18. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Bought both my Mesa 212 cabs used for 530-550 each.
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  19. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    there is one at a long and McQuade where I live and I was looking at it I think I might head to the store and try it

    It's a go light jr
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2014
  20. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Thanks for the help everyone!