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Lightweight cab makes & models!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pbass6811, Mar 10, 2013.


  1. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    Going to be replacing cabs sometime in the very near future and I'm just trying to figure who some of the manufacturers are that are making some of the new high output, lightweight stuff. I'm trying to do a lot of research and I keep finding new names every day! It's getting confusing! Right now I'm using Mesa cabs(PH 410 & PH 1200)and they are INSANELY heavy! I like the way they sound, but I'm over trying to muscle them in and out of my vehicle. Since I'm also going to be getting a smaller car soon, I'm gonna want smaller cabs. I play in a modern rock/party rock cover band with a LAF guitarist, so I still want clean, punchy, LOUD cabs! :bassist:

    Since I started my research, I've come across:

    fEARful
    Barefaced
    Baer
    Xsonics

    I know there's more out there, but I could use some guidance. Who else should I check out? This isn't a "who makes the best" thread, I just wanna know who's out there that I need to check out! I'll figure out what's gonna work best for me. Thanks!
     
  2. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
    Schroeder makes a great 112.. 21lbs .. 500W @ 8 ohms.. sounds great.
     
  3. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    RevSound makes some light and loud cabs.
     
  4. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    Your own list looks like a very good starting place :)
     
  5. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Glasstone & Bergantino
     
  6. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    My fEARful 15/6 built of Italian Poplar gets super loud and weighs 43LBS. You can go even lighter with fibreglass.
     
  7. Art Araya

    Art Araya

    May 29, 2006
    Palm Coast, FL
    Ive had a Baer/glasstone/bergantino/fearful. All are wonderful but sound different.

    You can add Big E to your list.
     
  8. makohund

    makohund

    Dec 12, 2002
    Good list.

    Should probably add Audiokenisis. And maybe change "fearful" to "greenboy cabs"... has a lot of other models too, most even lighter than the fearfuls.
     
  9. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    +1
     
  10. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
  11. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    That's why I asked you guys!! Thanks for the input:hyper:

    I've got a few more to check out now...
    Revsound
    Big E
    Audiokinesis

    The Schroeder stuff looks interesting, as does the Bergantino.

    jeff7bass: I actually had Acme cabs a while back. I thought they were great cabs...
    MyMTDs008.

    This was my favorite version of that rig...
    Stuff009.

    I've kind of gotten it in my head that I want to move on to 12's in a 212 or 412 config. I just don't think a 112 is gonna give me what I need and I don't wanna buy/carry 4 112s...:meh:
     
  12. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    The AudioKinesis won't have the huge lows of the Acmes, but are fantastic sounding cabs. I toured one quite a bit before I got into the greenboy stuff.

    If you need volume and light weight, I'd steer clear of 410's in general...a 2-3 way cab set up vertically is gonna be the way to hear yourself and get a huge clear sound from a lighter rig.
     
  13. Fretlessboy

    Fretlessboy

    Nov 29, 2007
    St Augustine Florida
    Endorsing artist GENZ BENZ/HERCULES STANDS/XSonics
    The Xsonics 212CF is a 40 pound 800 watt 212 not much bigger than most companies 112.
    Videos on YouTube.
     
  14. iualum

    iualum

    Apr 9, 2004
    60453
    LDS doesn't have a line of cabs, but will build any configuration you want.

    www.lowdownsound.com
     
  15. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Montreal
    Yeah, Don at LDS does excellent work. Also, as far as Schroeders go, be aware they are very mid-forward and tend to be bass-shy (I have owned several) . If you want super light WITH strong bass, one of the designs using 3012LF or 3015LF drivers with a mid driver (+ or - horn) will satisfy best IMHO. Happy hunting.
     
  16. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    This looks very intriguing...thanks for the heads up.
     

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