Flite cabinets any good???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by sfbass, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. sfbass

    sfbass Guest

    Jun 25, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm in the process of trying to find some lightweight cabs due to bad back. So far I've been looking primarily at the Ampeg PortaBass stuff and Epifani UL series (which I would imagine is better).

    Anyhow, I just came across Flite on the internet yesterday and good grief are they light! Question is...are they any good?? I've never, and I mean never, once heard of this company. I've been playing bass all my life so to come across a company I've never heard of makes me wonder how good of quality their cabinets are.

    I currently use a 300 watt amp with two Aguilar 112s and they provide plenty of headroom (we mostly do medium-size bar gigs), so I'm guessing if I go with Flite that I would be looking at some modular combinations of 10 or 12-inch speakers.

    Any recommendations on their quality and ability to handle volume?

  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Flite used to be the only game in town for superlight cabs; now that the neodymium mag speakers are filtering into the market, Kurt has competition.

    Don't have personal experience with these cabs, but the reviews at www.bgra.net are unanimous in their praise. I wonder how much they would weigh if Kurt switched to neodymium as well.
  3. junglebike


    Feb 14, 2003
    San Diego, CA
    I did a lot of searching on these cabs. Never got to play through one though.

    Consensus seems to be that:

    1. They're good cabs, and very light indeed
    2. Specs listed on the flite site may be somewhat suspect
    3. Cabs have a more mellow, jazzy tone. not rocker cabs.
    4. Cabs are slightly more delicate than the standard plywood jobs.

    That's what I read, at least. I think there are a couple reviews on harmony central as well as bgra. If you get one, let us know!
  4. Abluesbassist

    Abluesbassist Guest

    Nov 6, 2002
    State of GROOVEN'
    I have 2 flite cabs and have had them for about 6 months. they are extremely light my 410 weighs about 40 pds and my 118 weighs about 60 ( duu to bigger speaker and insulation in the cab). i play everything from rock to jazz and they sound killer. they are more delicate but if you are careful and don't abuse them the'll last. my 410 developed a buzzing on the side but if i turn the cab on its side it's fine i think the carpet just came loose but it still rocks. i bought them used and have had no problems i am even thinking on getting 2 more for backups. unfortunately i don't think Kurt owns the company anymore i think he sold but i could be wrong.