Decision of Cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ComesATime, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. ComesATime


    Dec 12, 2012
    I know there's been so many of these, but I guess a part of me feels like personalized advice would somehow be a bit better.

    I have an Ashdown MAG 300. I believe it's 4 ohms. I'd like to get an Ashdown cab to match, and having been in touch with Ashdown, they've given me artist pricing, whatever that means. No biggie, since I intend to buy one anyway.

    The question is what do I go for? I feel like a 4 ohm 4x10 would be more than sufficient, but would it get everything out of the amp?

    I'd hate to have over-kill at gigs (Though extra headroom is always good), as lugging it would be a pain.

    I suppose I could go the 2-2x10 route, but I really don't have the money for 2 of those at the moment. If the 4 ohm 4x10 can get the full 300 watts out of the amp, that should be good. Ideas?

  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    An 8 ohm 410 would get just as loud, and leave room for a 2nd 410 later, which is where you gain the most volume. Wattage does not equal volume.
  3. ComesATime


    Dec 12, 2012
    Ah, okay. Thanks for clearing that up. Sorry, I've read so much stuff about them the last few days that I seem to think it just hasn't registered.
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Artist pricing can often rule. Had I known this before, I might have been more proactive in seeking endorsements ;)
  5. +1 if it puts out 200 watts at 8 ohms and at least 1000 watts at 4 ohm it MIGHT make some sense.