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Help! Need Bass Cabinet and Head Info

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by natoa044, Jul 2, 2012.


  1. natoa044

    natoa044

    Jul 2, 2012
    I am in a blues/Country band, looking to upgrade my rig. I have been searching for a few months. I have played around with pretty much everything out there and just have not found anything that really feels amazing. The direction I have heard to go is Mesa Boogie 4x10 with a 1x15, does anyone run this set up? if so can I get some feed back and what kind of head are you running with it? I am really looking for something that really carries a presense, good low end with a good high end and won't fall out at the top. Thanks!
     
  2. I would read through some stickies and do a search about mixing cabs.

    That said I would check out a Portaflex 350 or 500 and pair it with a pair of 115 cabs of your choice.
     
  3. Essen

    Essen Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Norway
    I wouldn't mix 4x10's and 1x15's.
     
  4. Same style of music, I use an Orange TT and an SP212 with an OBC115. My second amp is a PJB BG800. Depends on the venue which rig I use, but both give me good tone.
    We play with pretty dominate bass, www.silverswitchband.com
     
  5. Although seen in ads and on stages, the mixing of a 4X10 and a 1X15 is not a good one.

    A 4X10 can put out lows just as good, if not better then a 1X15.

    A single 15 only puts out about 1/2 of what a 4X10 can.

    Mixing the two creates an imbalance of power between the two cabs, and *may* lead to other sound issues such as phasing/comb filtering.
     
  6. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 to NOT mixing a 410 and a 115. Popular it is, but bad idea all the way. A mesa M6 Carbine paired with a pair of Powerhouse 212's would kill.
     
  7. boethius

    boethius

    Sep 27, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    Genz Streamliner 900 + 2 über 115s. Awesome tone with articulate detail and projection.
     

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