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Best cabinet today?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by killer, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. killer


    Jan 7, 2013
    With all brands like Mesa , Fender , ampeg, whatever! What's for you the best to play?
  2. killer


    Jan 7, 2013
    Ampeg 410 hlf
  3. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Barefaced, whichever inn the lineup suits what you do, they are all light.
  4. Jimmy Stump

    Jimmy Stump

    Jan 27, 2010
    You posted a question. And then you answered your own question?

  5. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    There is no "best;" just best for a particular person under a particular set of circumstances, at a particular point in time.
  6. Yeah, another "best" thread!:hyper:
  7. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan

    There are a lot of great cabs out there. My preference is a fEARful cab, but I do gas for some of greenboy's other offerings. I would check out these:

    Barefaced Bass
    Audiokinesis Thunderchild
    Greenboy cabs
    Baer Amplification
    Bill FitzMaurice
    among many other designers that are doing something different (better) than big box commercial offerings.
  8. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Should probably note the OP says best for you. Hence entirely validly answering with what is best for himself, as is everyone else's answer. Except mine, because I made it a bit unspecific. The Vintage/Super15 is best for me, but my requirements are a bit weird.
  9. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
  10. In some ways, that makes life elegantly easy and drama free:p
  11. GRAHAM SG1


    May 3, 2010
    Barefaced Super Twelve T for me :)
  12. Here's what I ended up with after over 30 years of playing and countless equipment changes.
    This is the Avatar B 112 delta. They make it just a few miles down the road from where I live. Great company and the cabinet is very reasonably priced and sounds perfect for me.Even the low B comes out like it should.The company has endless combinations of vinyl and grille cloths and piping.
    I have two of those cabinets and love them so much I can't even imagine wanting anything different.

  13. jazzbo58

    jazzbo58 Bassist for My Man Godbey Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    New Orleans, LA USA
    Greenboy Dually built by Barry Audio Design!

  14. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    "Best" is a matter of preference and is different for everyone. I prefer Ampeg.
  15. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    I'm a Glasstone fan but I don't have one yet and now I hear about a tecamp Virtue cab that's supposed to be the shiznit, 2 12's, 2 10's, 3 different tweeters. Right now I'm playing through an Eden 2x12 with Puma 500 head.
  16. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    A single cab with two 12s, two 10s, & three tweeters?
  17. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    bee-you-tee-ful :cool:
  18. Well, today, the best cabinets for me are my Mesa PH 212's and I'm pretty sure they will be the best cabinets for me tomorrow as well.
  19. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    No ACME? IMO it belongs on the list.
  20. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    I am loving my Mesa/Boogie PowerHouse 2x15 EV cab! I agree is there is really no best cabinet though. There are many brands and styles of cabinet and each is different. What sucks for one may be great for another, it's all personal preference if ask me.