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Is this cab too big?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jock, Sep 30, 2001.


  1. jock

    jock

    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Ashdown ABM BP1510
    I tried this cab out and absolutely love the sound. It´s in fact the best cab I´ve ever heard in my 9 years as a bassist. My local store sells one new for $770 (list price $1050). The problem is it weights 101 lbs. Still lighter than a 810 cab. I would rather have two smaller cabs but would have to settle with less expensive and not so great sounding cabs. What would you do?
    Go for sound or for portability?:confused: :confused: :(
     
  2. bobaweeka

    bobaweeka

    Jan 2, 2001
    Yes
    Sounds like a hernia to me.
     
  3. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    sounds like a widowmaker to me.
     
  4. I'd help the drummer carry his stuff, so he'll help you lug around your cab. I have an Eden D-4x10 xlt, which is like 98lbs. I accept all the help anyone wants to give me. Normaly, people will help you out though, like if you ask somone to grab one side while you get the others. Also, make sure its got casters. 98lbs doesnt seem that much at all when all you've got to do is put it in, and pull it out of the car, the rest you just roll. A lot of people have wheel chair ramps now a-days, you usualy can use them.
     
  5. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Hey bobaweeka and PoT, so you guys now, it's NOT a 15x10!!! :eek:

    That WOULD be a widowmaker...
     
  6. make sure that it's got casters and that you bring a ramp or crane or something to get that thing on the stage. or you could just do like the egyptians and put the thing on freakin' huge logs and roll it along.
     
  7. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    a toast ..... to the man who invented casters!
     
  8. bobaweeka

    bobaweeka

    Jan 2, 2001
    Yes
    I knew that...uhhhh, I was just checking to make sure you did...hehe...yeah. Isn't it like a 15 with a combination of 10's?
     
  9. kaseydilla

    kaseydilla Guest

    Sep 30, 2001
    New Orleans, LA
    Nothing is too big if it just plain sounds good (to me at least). Have your bandmates help out. You have probably lugged around the drums for your drummer. Now its his turn to help out.
     
  10. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    ah ..... drummers ..... a bassist's roadie ...

    my drummers a sly one so he usually gets out of carrying anything, so my 6'7'' 200 pound guitarist usually helps ..... yeah and hes a freshman in high school ..... i bet we look pretty funky on stage seems how im 5'7''..... :D :rolleyes:

    but anyway the cab!

    GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
  11. pkr2

    pkr2

    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    Two words: appliance hand truck! :)

    Seriously, casters are very hard on speaker cabs over a surface thats a little rough like asphalt.

    Most of the bands that I've played in had one for the P.A. system. Even a VERY heavy cab is pretty easy to deal with.

    The biggest drawback is that they are pretty expensive. Get a good one and it'll last a lifetime.

    Pkr2
     
  12. pkr2

    pkr2

    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    Yes I can count! It was a joke.

    Pkr2
     
  13. Ditto :D

    With a hand truck, I can move my two 150 pound subs around pretty easy.