Looking for a new cab1200 (USD) or less (less is better)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Charlie28711, Jul 9, 2021.

  1. Charlie28711


    Jan 17, 2017
    Hey TB you read the title. Now here's what and whatnot. I play mostly rock/classic rock/ alternative and a little prog. I rarely play five string. I do play a fair bit in Drop tunings.
    My current rigs are: Ampeg B210 combo with a Hartke transporter 410 & a Hartke LH1000 with an acoustic 115 and a rebuilt Peavy 410.
    What I want is a cab with enough bottom to make you go woof if you walked in front of it. Mid range and high end are great if I'm doing the "modern" thing but since I rarely ever do....You get the point.
    The new, made in China, Ampeg 810's just don't seem to have the same dense bottom that the 2004USA's did. So any help is appreciated.
    Unfortunately the local GC only has a few T.E's and Markbass cabs. nice but not the sound I want.
  2. H Nighttrain

    H Nighttrain

    Feb 12, 2018
    Call (603)651-9800, ask for Dave.
  3. jdthebassman

    jdthebassman play to live live to play Supporting Member

    I would get an audiokinesis 1506, 37 pounds nothing else comes close.
  4. Sounds like a Mesa Subway 212 to me! ... whenever they come back in stock Mesa/Boogie Subway 2x12 - 2x12" 800-watt 4-ohm Bass Cabinet | Sweetwater

    Full disclosure: I haven't played this cab myself. I have a Subway 115/210 stack and it absolutely kills. Projection, depth, clarity, all there in spades! Well built, easy to move around (I just had back surgery in April... bye bye 90lb Ampegs!) and these smaller boxes give me more and better sound than my previous 410s.

    I don't know where you live, but I'd keep my eyes peeled for a 212 or 215 for sale locally either here in the classifieds or on FB/CL.

    A Subway 212 or 215 cab is on my list for purchase next year. Best of luck in your search!
  5. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    I'd also suggest a 212. Mesa Subway, Barefaced, Genzler, Aguilar, there are a lot of great options out there these days.
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  6. joel406

    joel406 Inactive

    Dec 27, 2013
    Personally I own a pair of Subway 212s. In fact their going out for a gig tonight. You will not find a better cab. Gonna run my WD-800 through them. It’s second gig. It killed through my Subway 410 last Wednesday night. Can’t wait for this big gig we got coming in a couple of weeks. I get to use both my Subway 410s.
  7. joel406

    joel406 Inactive

    Dec 27, 2013
    My 212s.

    And my TT-800
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  8. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    Can't one do the job with little difficulty?
  9. DustyBottom


    Oct 21, 2019
  10. DustyBottom


    Oct 21, 2019
  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yeah pick your favorite head. Then sell everything else you own. Then go buy either a Mesa Sibway 212 or 215. Thank us the day after it comes in.

    Seriously. For any questions that start with "What cab" the answer is Mesa Subway. They are that good.

    I own the Subway 115. I played a gig the other night and only half of us use I'm ears. So I brought my Mesa rig (TT800 and Subway 115). The sound guy asked me to turn down because thay tiny little 115 was killing his mix. He said "You sound amazing but I gotta have less of it." Of course, I didn't care. I had in ears anyway.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2021
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  12. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    And nothing else is as hard to get.