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Choosing a cabinet for Streamliner 600

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by loucook, Jan 13, 2014.


  1. loucook

    loucook

    Sep 23, 2011
    I am looking for a cabinet to match up with my Streamliner 600 head. Looking for something portable (50 lbs. or less) that's capable of producing old-school classic rock and R&B sound (I play a P bass with flats). I'm currently considering one of the GK Neo cabs (112, 115, or 212) or one of the Ampeg Portaflex cabs (210 HE, 115 HE). I'd appreciate any and all feedback from anyone who has run the Streamliner with one of these cabinets. Suggestions on other cabs welcome, too. Thanks.
     
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    I would check out the Ampeg PF-115LF.
     
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  4. FunkyMcNasty

    FunkyMcNasty

    Dec 4, 2010
    CO
    Someone has some Genz Benz über cabs in the classifieds right now. That über 115 would be great for what you want.
     
  5. bherman

    bherman Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    Agree on the Benz cabs, if you could find a Uber 212 that would be great too. I use 2 Baer ML 112 cabs with my Streamliner 900, playing a Pbass with flats.
     
  6. jnewmark

    jnewmark Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Play guitar.
    Greenboy's Bassic 15, with the Faital driver.
     
  7. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    +1 Awesome cabinet. I love mine! I run either a Carvin BX 500 or MarkBass LMII with a VT Bass or Hardwire Valve Distortion (either just for some tubey girth).
     
  8. loucook

    loucook

    Sep 23, 2011
    What factors make you choose the PF-115LF over the PF-115HE? Thanks.
     
  9. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    It is cheaper, lighter, doesnt have a tweeter, and is ported. Sounds better to my ear as well.
     
  10. sheltjo6

    sheltjo6 Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2012
    California
    I'm currently using a SWR Goliath Jr. II 2x10 cab with my Streamliner 900, but I'm considering a getting Greenboy Audio F112 in the near future.
    The SWR is ok, but it does have a pronounced mid-scooped frequency response.
     
  11. I'd go for a quite mid forward cab. I had a Berg AE212 which is a lil scooped and I had problems. .. buy that may've just been me n my style of play. Ymmv.
     
  12. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    They are heavy
     
  13. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    I just purchased a Fender Rumble 210 (38 lbs) for my STM-900 and it sounded amazing. I ran it without FOH support and it easily filled a medium sized room with deep rich bass. [​IMG]
     
  14. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Heavy weighs in at 54 pounds
     
  15. TC.65

    TC.65

    Dec 20, 2008
    Metropolis Il
    I have my Streamliner Paired with the GB NeoX 212T and it is an awesome combination. Light, Loud, and a small footprint. It will work great for what you want. No longer in production but they pop up used pretty frequently.
     
  16. atrapp

    atrapp Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Portland, Oregon
    Call Don at low Dow sound and have him build you a 4 ohm single or 215 Faital cabinet. I have both and love them with my Streamliner 900. He has been building custom cabs longer than the green guys and for a lot less money too!
     
  17. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    I would not recommend a single 15" cabinet at 4 ohms, that's too much power for most (there are a few exceptions, but not common ones) single 15" drivers that are voiced suitable for bass guitar. A single 15" as 8 ohms, or a 215 at 4 ohms would be a better power match.
     
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  18. atrapp

    atrapp Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Portland, Oregon
    While I agree it is more power than the single Faital driver can handle, to assume that the user lacks the judgement to keep the amp at a reasonable level is not a given. I have often used amps that are rated at far greater output than the cabinets I use and have yet to blow a driver. Just cause my Ferrari can do 200 mph doesn't necessarily mean I drive it that fast.
     
  19. atrapp

    atrapp Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Portland, Oregon
    All of that said I have much respect for your knowledge and insight.
     
  20. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Generally, the gains of a single 4 ohm driver in this kind of condition (+3dB throretical SPL increase) are offset by power compression losses from the additional power (often more that -2dB) yielding little meaningful benefit, potential for damage and the loss of opportunity to pair up with an additional 8 ohm cabinet for real meaningful SPL (+3dB due to power and +3dB due to coupling at lower frequencies) for a real world improvement of about 5dB because coupling is not ever perfect in practice.

    I see enough damaged speakers in my line of work to bring this topic up.
     
  21. atrapp

    atrapp Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Portland, Oregon
    Yup, except if one of your heads is a repurposed Fender Super Twin that needs a 4 ohm cab and you already have a 2x15...