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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Sayclean, Apr 24, 2018.
... What is your favorite 15” Speaker Cabinet and why?
I was using an Ampeg 410 and thought I'd add an Ampeg 115. I hated it. Just sounded woolly and undefined.
My Mesa 115 EV was a fantastic cab. Clear, punchy, huge sound and I played it for 10 years, until my back went!
The best 115 I owned was a Dynacord BS412 EV combo in the 80's. Sonic magic and impressive German engineering.
The next best 115 I've heard, although I never owned one, was the original Barefaced Compact. Huge and high quality soundscape.
I love my compact, composite Thunderchild 115. It has deep, well defined lows and sweet highs. Weighs somewhere around 35 lbs and takes up the same real estate as my Bergantino AE112.
The Fender Bassman Neo 115!
Round but not boomy, punchy, articulate and light.
Bag End S15 (s15d, etc.) 8 ohm.
Deep, punchy, responsive, traditional sound. Handles power, but fairly sensitive. Substantial but compact, and at 40lbs, a reasonable weight. Sturdy and professional looking, with a tone profile that experienced soundmen/women will know well.
15’s tend to project and not bloom their sound out on the stage, but two of these stacked gets the driver up towards the bass player’s ear and works well for monitoring on stage.
The perfect balance of a cab.
TL 606 cabs loaded with eminence 3015ho.
Another vote for the Bassman Pro Neo 115s. They're not at all wooly and are tight sounding but still very round and thick. Sound great with both my Super Bassman and my V4B
Hey rodl2005! Same configuration here!
Mesa Subway 115.
Light loud sounds killer.
The best sounding (to my ears) 115 cab I have ever owned was a Berg HT-115 (chrome grill). I had a stacked pair of those and they absolutely ROCKED!
I'm still trying to locate the malfunctioning neuron in my brain that convinced me to sell that stack!
My favorite was an old cab with a 15” Electro Voice. I had 2 410 cabs and a Mesa Powerhouse jr (Eden 12 + 4 Celestion 8’s) but they couldn’t come close to the classic tone of that single EV. The best speaker tone I’ve ever had.
Mesa Walkabout Scout .... both the combo cab and the matching extension cab. By itself the combo is pretty tough. Stacked, they are thunderous. They are both clear and HUGE sounding.
I was just out in the bonus room practicing through the combo. Dang. Such a great sound. Defined but BIG.
Ive been contemplating a Fender neo 115. Do you like it by itself? or better in pairs?
I’ve been using Bag End S15D cabs for years. $553. Per cab shipped.
Great high end gear from Bag End.
Another vote for the Bag End S15D, probably the best sounding single 15" cab I've played through.
I've played just about every cab configuration/combination there is but I have had more 15's than anything else. They are the only type speaker I use right now. There is just something about 15's, especially 2x15 cabs, that just matches the "sound in my head".
Lightweight, incredibly articulate, and can absolutely pound.
I played a Markbass NY15 for years and that was a great sounding 115.
Back in the 80's I owned a Sunn 2 X 15 cab. It was a metal grille modern type for it's day. Don't know the exact model. It sounded fantastic. Wish I never sold it. Wish I could find another.
I agree with you and feel exactly the same way..
Fearless F115, loud, punchy and defined.
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