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How does EBS cabs compare to other...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jock, Nov 15, 2001.


  1. jock

    jock

    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    ...highend cabs like Bag End, Epifani, Bergantino, EA,Glockenklang...
    They are made here in Sweden but the grass always seem greener on the other side, if you know what I mean.
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    EBS cabs are world class.
     
  3. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I own an EBS 4x10, and chose it over EA, Eden, Bag End, and Epifani. I didn't have the option of trying Bergantino or Glockenklang, but from what I hear from others, those two are similar to EA in sound.

    Anyway, Bag End cabs are loud, They're rated at 103db for the comparable cabinet to what I own from EBS. My cabinet is rated the same. It is loud. It's not as scooped-mids sounding as the EA, Eden, or Epifani cabs that I tried. The EBS is a little punchier than the others I tried. Did I mention it's loud?

    EBS often gets compared to Bag End, though I've never taken them head-to-head. Both sound great. For me, it came down to the fact that I bought a Fafner, and felt a little more comfortable "matching" it to the EBS cab than any of the others.

    My opinion is that it's the best choice I could have made and regret none of it.:D
     
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    RAM, you thought EA's sounded scooped?
     
  5. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Brad,

    I only heard EAs a couple of times. They sounded kind of flat and required a lot of power compared to the other cabs mentioned.
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I'd describe the sound as flat myself. I was leary about needing a bigger amp but found that my BH-420 (400w) pushes the two cabs I have fine. So does the MAG 400 I just got.
     
  7. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Well, I was doing a side-by-side between an EBS 4x10 with an EA 2x10. The EBS seemed to have more mids. I never said I thought the two were on the same parallel: obviously an EA 2x10 is a completely different animal than an EBS 4x10. But, the EBS definitely had more mids.