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GK MB210 - which extension cab and why?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by nurnay, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. nurnay

    nurnay Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Chico, CA
    I'm looking to go lightweight. I just tried a GK MB210 and was really impressed. I'm sure by itself it can handle most of my gigs. But for larger gigs, I'm thinking of getting an extension cab, either the MBE 210 or MBE 115. I play a EBMM Bongo 5er, so I need that low end. I'm in 2 bands, covering classic rock, oldies, metal, country, etc. your thoughts?
  2. Mainahman


    Jan 5, 2014
    My father has the mb210 combo too. He went with the mbe115 for the bottom. I have the same cabs myself, and get plenty of bottom with them. We both play active basses. He plays a 6 and I play 5s and 4s. We always get plenty of low end.
  3. Matching cab (another 2X10) stacked on end (vertical).
  4. nurnay

    nurnay Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Chico, CA
    I should mention, I do want that punchy growl, too. :)
  5. nurnay

    nurnay Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Chico, CA
    Any other opinions?
  6. dagovna659


    Mar 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    I use the mb210+mbe115, its massive!!. It'll get you all the low-end you want. I like that its very portable and gives you options to use the mb210 alone or with an extension. you will love the combination.
  7. Icculus

    Icculus Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    Brotherly Love
    Is there a benefit to stacking vertical instead of side by side? I kinda like the look of my combo and extension cab side by side, but the combo being a 1x15 and cab being a 2x10 make me think vertical would be better. What if they are the same speaker set up?
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Vertically you get better dispersion in the room, and you get a speaker up closer to your ear, so you can hear yourself better.
  9. I concur for the same reasons Bongomania also mentioned. Vertical stacking will also allow you to manage a small stage if you are unfortunate enough to encounter one. If you like growl, 4x10 is the way to go (unless you go 6 or 8x10).
  10. Hi...
    I have a GK 1001RB 2x12 combo with an older Ashdown 4X10 cab as an extension, and I stack the GK on top of the 4X10.

    Big punchy tone with an enormous bottom end and no mud. The new Bongo 5HH with the 4 band eg sounds unbelievable.

    I am a happy chappy!