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help me decide on a cab for my Mesa 4x10

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bchamorro, Mar 5, 2008.


  1. bchamorro

    bchamorro

    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    I just placed an order for a Powerhouse 4x10 (8 ohms) cab to use with my BB750. I want another cab to run things at 4 ohms and for a little more power (would like more than 280 watts, which is what the BB pumps at 8 ohms).

    I'm into playing stuff like Tool and Alter Bridge. I play a 5 string bass (MM Stingray 5).

    I can't decide between a 1x15 cab, 4x10, or 2x12.

    What would you recommend me that would suit my taste?
     
  2. Jazzman

    Jazzman

    Nov 26, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    If you are getting tone you like with your current 4x10, I would vote to add another exactly like it.
     
  3. bchamorro

    bchamorro

    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    any other suggestions?
     
  4. hey again bc, I think im going to go for the 410/212 combo apparently the 212 gives as much lows as the 15 and ive heard the powerhouse 115 is very hard to control. I would imagine the 212 410 would be killer. I really want the vintage cabs too !
     
  5. bchamorro

    bchamorro

    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    really? so you're gonna go for the 2x12?

    I guess I'll just follow you man since we're into the same stuff.

    I think the vintage cabs look great. I wanted vintage too but I got a killer deal on the Powerhouse
     
  6. cool man, Im just thinking about what to pair it with. Then again I can see me gassing for a 412 down the line ! I hate the catalouge they sent with my Big Block it just screams GAS.
     
  7. if you dont need more lows a 410

    if you want some more lows but you want to keep it tight sounding 2x12

    if you want a really boomy bass sound add the 1x15

    I would go for the 212 personally, it would make your rig sound beefier but not too much
     
  8. bchamorro

    bchamorro

    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    yup thats what I'm thinking!

    2x12 it is!

    thanks guys!
     
  9. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    i would do 410
     
  10. What about a 2x10?

    I have a PH 4x10 and it's already loud enough and and goes low enough but I always wonder what a 2x10 on top might add. It would be nice to have 6 tens behind me.

    Also it's rated at 600w at the Mesa website which I suppose is a mistake considering the 4x10 is 600w??
     
  11. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    The Mesa 410 is rated at 800 watts, 210 at 600. It's a great combo, and the 210 adds alot of top end. That said, if I were to do it again, I'd add the 212 to the 410, just because. I did have the 15 and 410 and was unhappy with it, so I swapped the 15 for the 210. At the time I was unaware of the 212. 10-4?
     
  12. CliffD

    CliffD

    Jan 27, 2008
    San Diego/Seattle
    Why do you have an 8ohm 4x10? The Big Block puts out its 750 watts at 2ohms, so pair it with two 4ohm cabs and you're golden, but two 8ohm cabs will only pull around 550 watts out of it. Food for thought.
     
  13. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    hey guys got a big block 750 last week and wanted to get a 4ohm powerhouse 4x10. i was wondering would i have to call mesa and order it because there are only 8ohm 4x10's at the guitar store where i live
     
  14. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    They only make the 4x10 in 8ohms.

    Check out the 6x10 in 4 ohms :bassist:
     
  15. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    i thought mesa made 4ohm and 8ohm cabs
     
  16. yea they do but I think some cabs like the 115 and 210 are 4ohm. Although you would expect to find a 410 at 4ohms relativly easy ?
     

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