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Fender Bassman Or GK RBX?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dweebl, Oct 20, 2013.


  1. Dweebl

    Dweebl

    Oct 20, 2013
    I wonder if someone could help me decide on a purchase.

    I'm looking for a 410 cab in the $300 range to match with my Hartke LH500. I play in a punk band with two guitars so I need a least adequate volume. I can get the MBX for $300 or the Bassman for $200.

    I'm looking at 410s because I like the punch. I don't really want to have to lug a full stack around, so for the gigs we're playing at the moment, a half stack is a good size.

    Here are links to the ads.

    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/msg/4087312685.html

    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/msg/4064086443.html

    The GK is 400w RMS at 8 Ohms
    The bassman is 350w (I think) at 8 Ohms.

    Which is the better cab and/or the better deal?
     
  2. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    The gk bass cab would sound phenomenal with your hartke lh500. I own a hartke lh500 and played it through a gk neo 4x10 and it sounded phenomenal. it delivers warm beefy sounds and it makes me more noticeable in the band mix. especially in a band with 3 guitar players. it is my opinion that gk bass cabs would match very well with the hartke lh500. fender's a good choice too, but gk is a good bass cab to purchase.
     
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  4. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Just one point of clarification- you're looking at 410's because "you like the punch", but not all 410's sound the same, and "punch" is certainly not a given. Play each cab and listen with your ears, not your eyes. The diameter of a spkr alone tells you nothing. Good luck.