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Goliath II vs Goliath III

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tornadobass, Jul 11, 2003.


  1. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Endorsing Artist: Black Diamond & SuperSensitive strings
    I'm using a Goliath II cab now and am considering a Goliath III for clearer mids.

    Anybody done a comparison of these two cabs?
     
  2. Razor

    Razor

    Sep 22, 2002
    Dallas
    Being the avid SWR cabinet lover I am I'll give my opinion.
    I have played most of the versions of the Goliath. The main difference IMHO is that as the Goliath evolves it becomes more and more "hi-fi" sounding. More treble to me from the Foster horn and if I had my choice I would get the first generation Goliath cab that was rear ported...these were designed by David Eden and the Eden products sound similar to them. I have a couple of Goliaths now..both are G III's (one w/ black/silver speckled grille and a new one with the solid chrome grille). Again, I prefer the older Goliaths because to my ear they seem a bit more full but I still like the sound of the newer models...I just dont use the horn as much.
     
  3. Razor

    Razor

    Sep 22, 2002
    Dallas
    SWR Goliath 1st series

    If it's original...this should be one of the first generation Goliaths, or the Eden G's as I refer to them....darn fine sounding cab's in my opinion. :bassist:
     
  4. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Endorsing Artist: Black Diamond & SuperSensitive strings
    Thanks...I decided (for budget reasons) to stick with my GII. It's rear ported but uses the PAS speakers rather than Edens. We're upgrading the band's PA with subs, so that'll cover whatever I'll need for sound.
     
  5. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    NJ
    My series 2 rear ported Goliath is the best sounding cab I have ever heard or owned. It stays in the house now because i don't want the wear and tear on it.
     
  6. RevGroove

    RevGroove Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2002
    Burlington ON Canada
    Manager, Account Services: Long & McQuade Ltd. (Burlington); MTD Kingston Basses International Emerging Artist; Bartolini Electronics Emerging Artist
    I've never played a series I or II, but I'm using the 4ohm series III model with my Workingman's 4004 head...sounds wicked! But if you like what you got, why mess with it?