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Cabs with 8's: Current options

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chris Fitzgerald, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I'm looking to try out some cabs with 8" speakers to add to my rig since I love the sound of 8's, but my first choice (EA) apparently no longer makes their line of 208 cabs. What other options are out there? Any links if so?


  2. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    juaqo posted a while back about a 4x8 cab he had madison speakers build for him. however, ive never even heard of madison let alone heard there cabs, so i cant speak to their quality.

    the used swr 4x8 cab also comes up used every once in a while.

    i also think accugroove might have a cab with 8's in it, but im not sure.
  3. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
  4. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I've heard nothing but amazing things about Raezers Edge cabs, but I have never actually played through one.



    I thought about picking up one of these, but I found a used EA 1x8 for a good price that I am going to pick up tomorrow if they still have it. I'll use it with an Aguilar 1x12 and a Mesa Walkabout that sounds pretty killer at 13 lbs. Shoudl be perfect for the Blues/Jazz gig I'm doing right now.

    Heck, the guitar player is pushing a whopping 6 1/2 watts--why should I break my back? :)
  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Thanks for the info everyone...I should have mentioned that due to my mode of transportattion, I'd be better served only looking at 1x8 or 2x8 cabs. My bad. Next, an internet dummy question: how do you go about finding out who sells specific brands of gear in your local area? Greater Louisville is about 1 million people, give or take, and I also get up to Cincy and Indy every once in a while for gigs.
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    hmm...the closest Accugroove dealer is Detroit :(

    Low Down Sound
    913 West 9th Rd.
    Ferndale, MI 48220

    There are Raezor's Edge dealers in Virginia (Legato Guitars) and
    Pennsylvania (Swarthmore Music).

    Most sites have a "Dealers" link on their home page :).

    You could also try a search on GBase for EA's, etc.
  7. Whappo Grande

    Whappo Grande

    Feb 9, 2002
    Santa Clara, CA.
    Manager: AccuGroove Speakers
    1. Notduane, your Rob Allen dbl neck bass is absolutely incredible.
    2. Chris, if 1x8 is your size limit, our Tri110 cab is the one for you.
    3. All my dealers ship.
    4. Did I forget to mention your beautiful Rob Allen bass, notduane?

  8. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    :eek: Garsh! Thanks a lot! That Roscoe and those Ritters of
    yours are pretty sweet too.

    I drove poor Mr. Allen nutz with the wood choices. He WAS
    able to find a giant slab of swamp ash for the body. The Bluegum
    top almost wasn't. He and his supplier did a lotta' diggin' and
    turned up some more.

    Soon as my lotto number comes up :rolleyes:, it'll probably be
    a couple Tri-208's, a Tri-12, and 2 each Demeter pre's and
    300 watt tube amps.

    (not to mention a dang'd soundcard for my `puter :p )
  9. Whappo Grande

    Whappo Grande

    Feb 9, 2002
    Santa Clara, CA.
    Manager: AccuGroove Speakers
    How different sounding & or playing are the two necks with the separate wood choices? Do you have a favorite of the two necks?

    Thanks for the kind words about my basses.

  10. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I'll try to make this short - don't wanna' hi-jack Mr. F's thead.

    When I got (single neck) #115, I started experimenting with
    different strings, i.e., different brands of tapewounds mostly.
    I finally settled on Rotosounds. All was good. Then I tried some
    Thomastik-Infeld Acousticores :eek:. Well there's a horse of a
    totally different color. An insane amount of "mwah" and a more
    "modern" tone, vs the upright type "thump" of the tapes. I had
    to have both :rolleyes: without the bother of constantly switchin'
    out strings on the single. I was happy with the combination of
    cocobolo and maple for the `tapes` neck. I thought ebony
    would bring out even more nutty mwah from the bronze R/W T/I's.
    I think it was Rob who suggested mahogany behind the ebony.
    There are two different types of Fishman piezos under each
    saddle selected to bring out the best from each combination.

    Oh yeah...both necks play like buddah! :D. Neither's a fave.
    If anything, I guess the upper neck is "solo".

    (so much for keepin' it short :( Sorry Chris)
  11. umm, sorry to interrupt the transaction here, but isn't this thread about 4x8" cabs? How did we get on neck woods?

    I bought my Ampeg 4x8 cab (with tweeter) used off eBay for $150, yes 150 US! I was looking a long time for one, because of all the cabs I've played, I've never heard one that sounds as good as it, at least with my bass. When another one comes up on eBay, I'll fight for it!!!
  12. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Re: 4x8's:

    I went to demo (& bought) a V4BH-
    The head was in a demo rack; sounded awesome.
    The cabinet hooked to the rack sounded great,
    had to have it! Found out it was the SVT-48HE!
    Mark is right, this is a phenomenal cab, don't know why it was discontinued- Very transient, very fast,
    if you see one around get it- If not, the Ashdown Mini looks like a good bet...
  13. Ian Hall

    Ian Hall

    May 31, 2002
    There's an Ampeg 4x8 with head right now up on ebay- you can probably get the two and resell the head and get the cab for almost free. I sold that same type of head a few months ago for $425, and the auction is at $400 right now. Do a search for Ampeg.
  14. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    if i'm not mistaken, Make n' Music in Chicago has an EA 2x8. i cant remember their number off the top of my head, but if you go to www.kometamps.com and look in their dealers page, i think their number is there.

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Make'n Music's number is 312-455-1970
  16. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I just got back from a gig with my new EA 1x8" and Aguilar 1x12" powered by my MESA Walkabout. This thing sounded amazing, and it fit so nicely on my handtruck, too.

    I almost feel guilty about the tone I get for the little amount of effort I have to put into moving it.:D
  17. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    How does the SWR Babyblue monitor (2x8"+5") compare to those mentioned?
  18. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    If you have a chance to visit Germany, check out the 4x8 made by JM Audio (I like that name :D ).
    That cab is cool - Wyzzard of Mother's Finest uses them.

    http://www.jm-audio.de/ - site is in German only unfortunately.

    JM AUDIO B848
    Specs: 2-way bass reflex, Bass 4x 8", tweeter: 3/4 " radial,
    Power handling (RMS/Music): 1000/2000 Watt,
    Frequency range: 45 - 20.000 Hz. Impedance: 8 Ohm, Measures: (HxBxT cm) 51,0 x 60,0 x 40,0, Weight ca.: 19 kg., Warranty: 5 years
  19. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Just an update: an online acquaintance needed some bread and had to sell one of his EA VL208's, so I jumped on it. I'll post a review sometime this week or next when it gets here and I get a chance to check it out.

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