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cab setup for metal??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mat666, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. mat666


    Apr 3, 2007

    I need help with experienced bassist here.

    I have a handmade 6er tuned F# to G with lane poor soapbars and aguilar obp3. the amp is a LMII

    I have a mesa 1000 (4x10s + 1x15) wich I love but I want something lighter and smaller without compromising low-end.

    I play mostly technical metal but as a bassist I'm required to gig with different bands and styles.

    Is anyone as suggestion please as I want to keep the LMII unless I go for a markbass combo!!

  2. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    IME, you need tens for metal to cover the crunchy mids. I'm a bit old school, and find an 8x10 rig to be the medicine for whatever. I'd say go with no less than a 4x10, but others will suggest different.
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 and, the cab you've got rocks. Lighter, smaller cabs generally mean less ooomph anyway.
  4. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005
    I have the Mesa Powerhouse 610, and have A/B'd it against the Mesa 1000, and thought it spanked the 1000... I played a gig recently where the opener's bassist had the 1000, and for a quick changeover, he agreed to play my cab instead of his - afterwards, he said he liked the 610 much better than his 410/115 Mesa 1000...

    - georgestrings
  5. mat666


    Apr 3, 2007
    thx a lot guys

    any comparison with cabs like berg, epi, schroeder, etc..
  6. cmewhinney


    Jul 11, 2008
    Concord, NH
    Hey Mat,
    I'm currently in a similar band. Tomorrow we will be playing at Berklee Guitar Night and I'll be using my Markbass F1 with my Accgroove Tri112L and a borrowed Accugroove Tri115L. In my opinion, this is an absolutely killer sounding rig, so it's worth checking out if you can.
  7. cmewhinney


    Jul 11, 2008
    Concord, NH
    Update: Just played Guitar Night at Berklee, and the rig absolutely killed!!!! Wow! So loud and defined! I'm overwhelmed at how good it sounded.

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