Cab suggestions please!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dirtbag, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. dirtbag


    May 16, 2008
    I have an Ampeg SVT2-PRO, 2 or 4 ohms, 300W RMS
    I already have an svt 810AV... but i need something a little less gigantic and back breaking.

    I play in heavier styles of rock. My main basses are a Jazz bass and a Rickenbacker 4003 but i also have a Precision. I usually play with my midrange knob cranked, lots of bass and a little dirty.

    Suggestions? I was looking at a accugroove "El Whappo" that seemed pretty good. I'm also considering a ampeg svt-410hlf... maybe something with a variety of speaker sizes????
  2. Hyper-Flexion


    Apr 17, 2005
    I'm gonna have to suggest a Schroeder 1212 of some sort...or well...any Schroeder for that matter! Jorg is a awesome guy and well...THESE CABS FRICKEN ROCK!!!:eek::hyper:

    for real though...i wouldnt trade my 1212L for anything...i can play ANY genre with this cab (and my LMII) and it sound fantastic.
  3. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I'll second the Schroeder idea, maybe something like a 21012L. Plenty enough. The NV610 is too much like what you already have, the Schroeders might change your mind entirely.
  5. dirtbag


    May 16, 2008
    the 610 looks pretty nice. I kind of like the idea of 12's though. I was looking at the 210212.. Is it worth getting neodymium speakers?? What's the advantage besides weight??
    Also, are the 12's inside the cab (reflex design)?

    other manufacturers??

    what about a bergantino HS410?

    Ps. i live in canada.. there is only one retailer for schroeder..
  6. Check the sensitivity specs for the cab. A difference of 3dB is equivalent to double the amp power. One of the most sensitive (106db, [email protected] m), and IMO best sounding rock cabs is the Eden 410XLT.
    (Compare with NV610: 102db; SVT-410HLF: 89dB)
  7. dirtbag


    May 16, 2008
    hmm. really? there is one of them available at my local shop.
    I have a show tonight. and the money needed to buy it is burning a hole in my pocket.

    What's the sound like? maybe they'll let me try it out... hmm.
    Do you think it would fit my description of the type of sound i like??
  8. +1... I have a buddy (TBer Matrok) who uses a 1212L with a Trace V-type head, and it just kills for that tone... growly, punchy, tight.

    You might also consider one of the Vintage Markbass cabs. While some of the Markbass cabs get 'mixed reviews', these are held in high regard... neo for lightweight, sealed for that old school punch... I believe they make a 410 and 610 and 810 version. The cabs are called 'CL'... and they look cool also... not much yellow!
  9. If you're talking clarity & attack with solid lows, then you really should try a 410XLT.
  10. ...and old school low efficiency. There's a good reason most cabs are bass reflex designs with tuned ports.
  11. +1 The best rock cab I have by far - and loud, and cuts thru the mix like no other.:bassist:
  12. dirtbag


    May 16, 2008
    Given my love of ampegs... Will i like cab (410xlt)? I think i may just buy it on my way to the show (rushed decisions are the best kind).

    ps. thanks for all the input so far!
  13. Fretlessboy


    Nov 29, 2007
    St Augustine Florida
    Endorsing artist GENZ BENZ/HERCULES STANDS/XSonics
    I love the Genz Uber410. It is a thick and precise sounding 410 without the mid bump that the 410XLT has. The XLT s a great cabinet but I never liked the mid bump.
  14. Fretlessboy


    Nov 29, 2007
    St Augustine Florida
    Endorsing artist GENZ BENZ/HERCULES STANDS/XSonics
    a pair of 210XST's is another story...that slams
  15. dirtbag


    May 16, 2008
    i'm a sucker for midrange.
  16. dirtbag


    May 16, 2008
    i just called the store.. the 410xlt is in fact 8 ohms. so no dice
  17. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    having a schroe cab w/ your already midrangey sound might be too much of a good thing, cause if there's one thing the schroe's are known for, its a midrangey sound!

    the berg hs410 is an awesome cab, but it doesnt have a ton of low end, which you might need to balance out the more midrangey sound you go for.

    but going with a 12" loaded cab is a great idea. the 12" will give you a nice bed to kick out that midrangey sound. how about a nice aguilar gs212? if you got the coin, an epifani ul212 has a bit more midrange in its sound, but still might be a good match for your midrangey tone.
  18. If u wanted to stay with Ampeg SVT classic stuff, a couple of 115 cab's would be very portable and, those particular cab's are voiced very very midrangey, and don't have a tweeter. Not 'old school' like you would think; very punchy.

  19. bakeronbass


    Apr 3, 2007
    Humboldt Ca
    Endorsing Artist; Schroeder Cabinets
    +1 on Schroeder Cabs
    my 210212 is Awesome :bassist:
    If your in the market try and check these out. Even if you have to drive 300 miles or so. You wont be dissapointed.