Cabinet differences

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bengerm77, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Bengerm77


    Sep 10, 2013
    Ventura, CA
    So I played a show last night at a bar with a borrowed cabinet, a little MarkBass 2x10. This cabinet had so much more high end that my cabinet that I normally use at my practice space, an Ampeg 4x10. Normally I'm running a sansamp into a very dark Orange terror bass 1000, and it has no high end through the Ampeg, so I'm compensating by cranking the treble on my active bass and boosting the treble on the sansamp. When I was getting a sound before my set last night, the Markbass cab had so much more treble response. I turned the active treble on my bass down and bypassed the sansamp entirely (which I would prefer to do anyway, less stuff).

    Now why is this? Are Markbass speakers more trebly? is my Ampeg cabinet back at home a dud? Should I be looking for a different cabinet?
  2. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Was the Ampeg and SVT410HLF by any chance? Those cabs are inherently boomy, so not much you can do about that.
  3. You have just learned that not all 10's sound alike.

    It's a combo of the speakers used, and the cabinet design.
  4. Every cabinet and speaker sound and perform different than others regardless of the size or quantity of speakers.
    You need to search around and play as many cabs as you can to find what you like the sound and performance of, then buy it.
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