*Help Choosing A Cab*

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jimmyb, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. jimmyb

    jimmyb An Avid Indoorsman Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Elkton, MD
    I play a Hartke vx3500 on gigs (a 410 combo w/ 350 watts) and love the tone and power it provides all the time. Various styles. The prob I'm having, is @ 105lbs its bulk and wieght have left its mark on my back over the years.
    So..... I'm keeping the rig to gig with and am putting together a rehersal/small gig rig with an emphasis on wieght and tone and price.
    Since I love the tone of my vx3500 I purchased a hartke ha2500 (175@8ohms, 250@4). Now I need a cab...
    So what say u? Obviously cab must handle the head. Versital and light wieght. Open to suggestions reg speaker size but a horn is a must. Last is price point. This will be my practice/small rig so a little bang for my buck would be nice.
    Any suggestions will help
  2. jimmyb

    jimmyb An Avid Indoorsman Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Elkton, MD
    That's a great cab but looking for something a little lighter.
  3. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007
    An inexpensive 2x10 would be a great choice for rehearsals.
  4. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007

    Or better yet, two 210's.
    Use one for rehearsals/small gigs, both stacked as a vertical 410 when more coverage and volume is needed.

    My working rig consists of two Avatar Neo 210 cabinets that are stacked as a vertical 410...LOVE em'.

    Avatar Speakers
  5. oldcatfish


    Jan 8, 2011
    Hartke Hydrive 1x12 or 1x15 cabs are supposed to be very nice. The 1x12 has an impedance selector switch to run as 4 or 8 ohm. Other choices to consider are the GK Neo cabs and the Markbass Randy Jackson.

    I have the same head and I have a 1 x 15 Marshall cab (1550? I think) and an Eden EX112 1x12 cab. Both sound nice and are lightweight, but I don't think either have a tweeter (I know the Eden doesn't).