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Best speakers to cut through 2 distorted guitars?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bigwan, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. Bigwan


    Feb 22, 2002
    Ballymena (hey)
    Hi guys,

    After years of playing anything I could get my hands on, I'm back to playing rock/metal!!!

    I'm set on building myself some speaker cabinets to run my Ashdown combo (soon to be head!) into...
    At present I'm running my ashdown 1x10" combo as a monitor for our drummer with a line out to a 500watt power amp into an ancient 2x15 cab that I have on loan

    But I'm unsure of what the best size speakers are to use to help me cut through 2 heavily distorted Marshall stacks and a very heavy handed drummer.

    I was thinking of either 2x12 or 6x10, or a combination of 2x10 and 1x15. I'd even consider 8x8! I won't go as big as 2x15 or 8x10 - been down both those roads before and, although they sound incredible in their own way, they are just too hard to transport!

    We tune down to D, with occasional 5 string work too...

    Anybody got experiences as to what the best size of speaker is for this sort of situation?
  2. Alexdeth89


    May 7, 2012
    WellI play in a thrash metal band with two loud guitars and I use hartke XL series cabs and I can cut thru with no effort
  3. Does it help you cut through zombies?
  4. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
  5. KramerBassFan


    Jan 3, 2009
    Given the thread is a decade old I imagine the OP Figured something out. :p
  6. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    He's probably playin' country or in a church band by now LOL .
  7. In that case I’d checkout a high power amp - like maybe a GK MB800 with two good 8 ohm 410 cabinets.
  8. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    He's in a Zombie Red Dirt Band. All Y'all know what that means...there is no cut through. Cut or cut not, there is no through.
  9. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Did they make that amp 10 years ago?
  10. No,& the op's at least 10 y.o. now
  11. majortoby


    Jul 2, 2009
    Tampa, Fl USA
    Necro aside, best speakers for cutting through = mid forward. Pure n simple.
  12. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    10.5 years..... Isn't that a thread revival record?

  13. Jeez, I was 14 years old when the post was originally made. Dang......
  14. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    what's the best zombie thread for metal?
  15. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    13 here! :eek:
  16. Alexdeth89


    May 7, 2012
    it took ten years to get an answer, and now he has 14 mOre answers LOL xD
  17. makohund


    Dec 12, 2002
    I was here on talkbass, and had recently picked out the rig that sits in my bassment now. :rolleyes:

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