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Help me shop for a new cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jazzbass1967, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Ampeg 610 or 810

    18 vote(s)
  2. SWR 610 or 810

    10 vote(s)
  3. Eden 610 or 810

    1 vote(s)
  4. Mesa 610 or 810

    27 vote(s)
  5. Epifani 610 or 810

    18 vote(s)
  6. Eden 410XLT

    15 vote(s)
  1. I'm preparing to buy a new cab......a large cab....probably an 810 but I'm also considering a 610. On a sidenote, I'm also considering an Eden 410xlt.

    There are so many choices, I don't know what to buy so I need your help. Please cast your vote.
  2. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    I sent you a PM.
  3. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Indiana, USA
    I don't know about their 8 10, but the 3 10 from Epifani is killer!
  4. levis76

    levis76 Seconds from getting ba...

    Apr 14, 2007
    Metro Detroit
    SWR 610 is nice, Ampeg is better, Mesa is best. :D No experience with the other brands.
  5. miholc


    Aug 17, 2009
    I've heard a lot of good stuff about bergantino 610. Imo you should try one of these.
  6. serein2j


    May 25, 2008
    Austin, TX
  7. RTL

    RTL House Chicken Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
    None of the cabs in this poll can touch a Bergantino NV610. Just save yourself a buttload of time and money and go with that. It doesn't have a tweeter, but you won't miss it - trust me.

    If I don't go the opposite way (HS210), I'm getting an NV610 next. Time and time again, it's been proven to me that nobody can make cabs like Jim Bergantino.
  8. cabrego

    cabrego Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    I've used ampega and swr 6x10's. The ampeg sounds better but the swr's grill takes abuse better. The ampeg grill is cloth and held together by a flimsy wood frame. If the frame breaks you are in trouble. It kind of depends on what kind of sound you are looking for too.
  9. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Why does it need to be a 6x10 or 8x10? Driver size/number is probably 5th on the list of things to worry about when buying a cabinet since they do not necessarily correlate with sensitivity/depth.

    Of the ones you present I would go with the Mesa PH610. But I would also suggest doing more research as these days the volume you are after can be had in a 50lb 4-6cf box, as opposed to a 130lb 8cf box.
  10. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    Big cab? Aguilar GS412...but somebody neglected to make it one of the options. :scowl: Volume and punch of the Mesa 8x10, depth of the Ampeg 2x15, and weighs less than anything already listed except the Eden 4x10. It costs less than the Bergantino 6x10 as well. :D
  11. KwinS

    KwinS Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    Dallas/Ft. Worth
  12. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I voted Epi, but I'm not wild about 6x10 in one cab; I have a 4x10 and a 2x10 - I can mix/match so I can do small, medium and large gigs, no problem - and my NYC Epi, with both cabs running, gets *loud*. Last gig I did with it, I was outdoors and had no issues getting "lost", as often happens outdoors with bass.

    If you're considering the Eden 4x10, you really should look at the NYC Epi (If you can find one!)
  13. Personally, I own Carvin BRX10.4 and BRx10.2 neo cabs. They've gotten great reviews for their sound and performance, worth checking out.
  14. peterpalmieri

    peterpalmieri Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Babylon, NY
  15. Hey guys....thanks for all the advice.

    The reason I need a tall cab like a 610 or 810, isn't because I need that much volume. It's because I want a cab that will shoot the sound at my ears and not my knees. I don't wanna have to put a 210 or 410 or 212 on milk crates or chairs.

    Also, I've tried the "miracle" cabs that claim to be the size of a shoe box and have the potency of a stack. I'm looking for something to move a lot of air.

    Some suggested that I use two cabs like a 210/115 configuration. I considered that but this cab isn't going to be moved. I have a house gig that's 3 nights/week. When I need to be portable I take my Yamaha SM115V wedge. It sounds better than any traditional 112 or 210 or any other portable, traditional bass cab.

    I'll check on Bergantino.

    Here's the prices (least to most) for the cabs I listed. Just in case anyone wants to know:

    ampeg 810 and 610-1000
    eden 410xlt-1000
    swr 610-1150
    mesa 610-1200
    berg 610- 1200
    epi 610 -1200
    eden 610- 1350
    eden 810-1500
    swr 810-1500
    mesa 810-1550
  16. I've narrowed it down to these!!

    ampeg 810 or 610-1000
    mesa 610-1200
    berg 610- 1200
    epi 610 -1200
  17. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    Have you considered one of these? That's what I use when I'm using just a 210. Wouldn't want to see anyone wasting beer tokens unnecessarily.
  18. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    I have two of those stands.

    Great, simple design for the money.
  19. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Brickhouse cabs..
  20. bthrem


    Dec 4, 2005
    Cincinnati, OH
    Bergantino 610 :)

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