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Best 6x10 Cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by wintremute, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    What's your opinion? What's best, and why?
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  2. Aren't there only a couple? Ampeg's is meh. Berg is rad. Don't know about any others.
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  3. Crusty


    Jul 16, 2016
    Berg NV610 is all I could ever want. More compact than an 810 but the same vibe. Easy to move and load-in/out because it's tall enough to tip and lift from one end.

    Sounds amazing when pushed hard- (master wide open and gain around 9.30/10 o'clock on my heritage SVT) Can't recommend it enough.
  4. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    I don't know. I was thinking if tracking down a Berg, but was curious if there was anything better.
  5. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    I’ve only played through 2. Actual gigs. Mesa Powerhouse and a MarkBass 106HF. Both were nothing short of amazing.
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  6. saltydude


    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
    298067A9-3BF6-4D9E-91F0-512001B355A8. Loving my Bearfaced. Super light, super loud, superior sound dispersion, built in wheels for easy rolling. Very satisfied.

    Barefaced Bass - Six 10
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  7. Bufalo

    Bufalo Funk in the Trunk Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Harrisburg, PA
    I am a shameless SWR fan, but the Goliath Senior has a viable claim to best mainstream 6x10 that was made.
  8. jdubbass38


    Mar 20, 2009
    Ampeg 610hlf is a very good cabinet as well. Has an 810 vibe but with additional lows. I find the additional lows really fill out the mix especially outdoor shows. Newer models 2008 and on are a bit brighter in tone compared to SLM era cabs bit darker. Another + is that Ampeg 610’s are readily available used for half the price of probably every other 610 out there. I just picked up an SLM era for $320...can’t beat that! Good luck on finding whatever cab fits your needs the best.

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  9. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    During the period when I was using a 610 cab, I bought a Genz-Benz 610T-XB-2 which was a natural match to use with my GBE1200 at the time. Ultimately I sold it and bought a GB Uber 810.


  10. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
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  11. I played through the Powerhouse 610 a while ago, it sounds amazing. Far better than the ampeg. I used to own the ampeg. Haven't played any others though.
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  12. dcbassist5

    dcbassist5 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown, Lakland, Hardwire
    If you can find one the Ashdown USA 610 is by far the best sounding cab I’ve owned. I toured with one for about 7 years. They didn’t make too many though and they were the first ones made in the USA....so tough to find.

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  13. REV


    Jun 18, 2006
    Another vote for Bergantino. Que Bella!!
  14. I've never owned a 610 but played an Ampeg SVT 610 backline a few times and it sounded really good. If I was going to buy a 610 that's what I'd get.
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  15. Creeper2


    Sep 30, 2013
    I love my ampeg 610 hlf It moves serious air.
  16. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    I’ll be buried with my Berg NV610. Anything else sounds like a child’s toy when compared.
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  17. 3rdcurve

    3rdcurve Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2008
    Sullivan, MO
  18. InnerBass

    InnerBass Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2014
    In the Zone
    Love Me Some Berg

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  19. lo fi

    lo fi

    Mar 12, 2015
    I've got a Berg NV610 that I mostly run with a Reeves225, sounds to me like bass amplification is meant to.
    My neighbor is not the biggest fan however... even at normal (i.e. three piece rock band practice) it rattles stuff off his walls.
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  20. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    If I run across a clean, all-original working one at a great price, it's mine.
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