Cabinet to pair with Thunderfunk 750a Head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rhastapopolus, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Rhastapopolus


    Jan 12, 2012
    Hey guys,

    I just received a used Thunderfunk 750a Head and am wondering what cab you guys would recommend to pair with it. I've currently got an Orange OCB115 that I was using with my Terror Bass (soon to be returned -- a bit too gainy for my funky ideal. Beautiful sounding, but not for me). I play funk, and size is not that big of an issue for me; rather, I'm trying to maximize the tonal spectrum that I can access with this terrific new amp. Thanks a lot.

  2. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ive been really happy with my Ampeg Heritage 810. The Berg NV610 would be a great choice too.
  3. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    How much you wanna spend?
  4. gregbackstrom

    gregbackstrom Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    Tacoma, Washington
    I'm really happy with the sound of my TFB800-B2 through the Bergantino AE 410. It also sounds killer through a fEARful 1212/6/1. I play a lot of funky music -- mostly using j-style 5's with bridge pickup favored.

  5. Rhastapopolus


    Jan 12, 2012
    Awesome! already some feedback!

    I'm trying to keep it below $1000, as the head itself was pretty pricey. Also, a single unit would be ideal.

    Thanks for the help.
  6. I have a Thunderfunk 550 that I run through a Phil Jones Neo 8B, and I really like that combination. It's super clean and clear without being the least bit harsh or shrill.

    As much as I like the PJB cab, if I had to replace my rig for some reason, I would seriously consider a fearful 15/6 or the new Avatar 3-way cab. They're clean, loud (much louder than you'd think by looking at them), lightweight if you get the neo speakers, and well within your $1K budget.
  7. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    +1 for the AE410 recommendation... great with the Thunderfunk heads.
  8. I would look for a fEARful 15/6. Hugely open frequency response. You will be able to go lower than any big name commercial cab, the mids are present in a way that makes you realize you were missing them with every cab you have played through before. The mid driver also gives you sparkling highs as well. I can't say enough good things about them. They will not be the right cab for everyone, but they are incredibly versatile.
  9. Rhastapopolus


    Jan 12, 2012
    Awww man this fEARful 15/6 looks/sounds really dope. What's all this talk about building it yourself? Are you expected to put it together or can you get one premade? Sorry if this is a ridiculous question, just a little perplexed given what I can scrounge from the internet. Also, one more question: Jim, you mentioned it's possible to find one for under $1000? Where would this be (they're listed for $1300 on the company's website)?

    Thanks a lot, guys. This is definitely gonna improve my groove!
  10. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    THAT. :hyper:
  11. They can be had for less than that from a builder. There are several authorized builders and their prices vary depending on materials and options. In addition you can get a pre cut flat pack. Everything cut for you, you just have to do final assembly. The flat packs are less than having one built.
  12. Rhastapopolus


    Jan 12, 2012
    Great man thank you for all the help. Is there any particular builder/dealer that you would recommend? Also, I play a lot of funk and am wondering if you think the tweeter option would pair well with my Thunderfunk amp. Thanks again!
  13. JdoubleH

    JdoubleH Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Ellerslie, Georgia
    The designer of the fEARfuls is TB user Greenboy- he has a list of authorized builders on his website. Not sure if any of them sell the 15/6 under a grand, but you could certainly build one from a flatpack from TB user Leland Crooks (lelandcrooks) runs that site and supplies everything you need. His 15/6 deluxe flatpack kit (linked above) has the option of fully pre-built crossovers. With that selected, NL4 speakons and folding handles, the kit comes to $672.05 plus shipping. All you'd need to finish it is some duratex ($20 shipped for a pint and a roller), and a grill, which he can also supply. The wood is all pre-cut baltic birch, with all cutouts for handles, speakers and the jack pre-cut.

    To quote the page,
  14. As posted above, there is something 'special' about the pairing of the Thunderfunk heads with at least some versions of te Bergantino cabs.

    The 750a/AE410 was always a big winner at all our GTG's a while back, but that cab is no longer in production.

    The new Bergantino HD410 (very similar to the previous HS410) would be fantastic, if a bit heavier. It is a relatively small 410, it is 4ohms, and has a voicing that lined up nicely with the Thunderfunk... warm, round, punchy, smooth. Highly recommended. Rocco Prestia heaven with that combo!

    Another combination that always sounded very good to players who hear it was the TF and the Aguilar DB112's (I think I have that name right... the ones with the old school tolex and rear ports)... again, very warm and round and smooth, and quite similar to the Berg HD and HS 10" tone.

    Nice amp! It would be the HD410 for me all the way... nice castors, moderate weight for a non-neo 410, small size for a 410 (I believe only 15" deep... very 'back seat friendly'.... great service and support, and right at the top edge of your price goal.

    Edit: Per the fEARful recommendations, I always liked the Thunderfunk match-up with those cabs also... the TF EQ and voicing works very well with those cabs. HOWEVER, the TF750a's wattage at 8ohms is actually lower than most 500 watt micro heads (even the 4ohm wattage is not quite what many thing, since the '750' is 2ohm output). Powerwise, not a good match-up with a large, widely voiced 8ohm cab IMO. With a 1212/6/1, it would work pretty well, but that is a large box.
  15. As someone posted already, you can get the kit for about $700 and build it yourself, or check with some of the approved builders, one of them may do it for you for under a grand.

    Also, the Avatar TB153 is similar to a fearful 15/6. It has a 15" woofer and a 6" midrange in a separate internal enclosure. It's $589 + $55 shipping with the neo speaker. If you buy that, you'll have $350 left in your budget. You can get a new effect pedal and five new sets of strings. Something to consider ...
  16. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    California Republic
    The T-funk goes with pretty much anything. I have little experience with "big" cabinets, but among the 12" contenders, have had great results with pairs of Berg AE112 and Aguilar GS112, and gather that the T-funk goes well in general with the entire Berg AE series and Aguilar GS series. For funk, I'd think two or three GS112 would sound great (and you can do three of them with the 2-ohm capability). The T-funk also sounds great with the Thunderchild cabinets, but it sounds like you're oriented toward larger cabinets, and the T-funk is awkwardly wide for the Thunderchild 12" - which is a 4 -ohm cabinet to boot, and relatively expensive. But used GS112 are frequently available in the $300-350 range, so you could stack those pretty easily at your budget point.