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good semi-pro cab to go with a hartke 3500 (GK cab users please read too!)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by b-ace!, Sep 24, 2004.


  1. b-ace!

    b-ace!

    Jul 15, 2004
    Hi, as I got my hartke 3500 head off ebay well cheap, I'm looking to spend about £400-450 on a semi-pro (well better than a budget version) cab. at the moment I'm thinking of going for a GK 410 SBX model. I'd like to stick with a 410 as i want a good all rounder. Here are the specs for the GK Backline 410 and the specs for the GK410 SBX.

    GK 410 SBX specs

    IMPEDANCE: 8 ohms
    POWER RATING: 400 Watts
    WOOFER: 4xGK-Paragon 10B100-32, Stamped Frame, 10", 100W 32ohm High Presence Voice Coil
    TWEETER: GK-Paragon 5H50-8
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 50Hz to 19kHz + 5dB
    SENSITIVITY: 100dB
    CROSS OVER: HMS Bi-Amp/Full Range Switch, Horn Power Limiter, L-Pad High Frequency Attenuator
    CONNECTORS: 1xHMS Compatible Bi-Amp/Full Range Speakon, 1x1/4" (Full Range Only)
    CONSTRUCTION: 11-Ply Poplar, Black Carpet, 16 Gauge Steel Grill, Removable Nickel Plated Castors, Custom Tooled Interlocking Corners, Non-Ported
    WEIGHT: 84 lbs
    DIMENSIONS: 23"W x 23"H x 18"D

    and the backline 410 specs

    IMPEDANCE: 8 ohms
    POWER RATING: 400 Watts
    WOOFER: 4xGK-Paragon, Stamped Frame, 10", 100W 32ohm High Presence Voice Coil
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 50 Hz to 3 kHz
    SENSITIVITY: 100dB
    SPEAKER OUTPUT: 1x1/4" jack
    CONSTRUCTION: MDF Cabinet, Black Carpet, 16 Gauge Steel Grill, Removable Nickel Plated Castors, Custom Tooled Interlocking Corners, Non-Ported
    WEIGHT: 70 lbs
    DIMENSIONS: 23"W x 23"H x 18"D

    has anyone had any experience with these? is there much difference in these cabs? can anyone suggest any other cabs?

    if I had to relate the sound I want from whats already out there I'd say Im after a stu hamm/dianogah/les claypool type sound (quite clean but not too clean) and I want a good bass to it too (not boomy though). I guess Im after a good solid cab that will give me what i want, when i want it (flexible).

    thanks for reading.

    p.s. Im in the UK so no avatar cab suggestions :)