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Markbass Traveler 151P vs Standard 151HR

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by goran, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. goran


    Dec 17, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Bartolini
    As the title says..
    How do they compare to each other? I am slightly leaning toward the traveler cab, but I am concerned it won't have enough volume for the band I am playing inn. I will use it with Little Mark II head. I play blues/rock in not very loud band consisting of 2 guitars, drums and me on the bass. One guitarist uses Yamaha 1x12" 100W combo and other 2x10" 50W Fender combo, both solid state.

    I decided to go light weight because my current rig (Trace Elliot 4x10" 250W combo) is really a pain in the a** to carry and I NEVER have to go past 3 on master. Please note that we very rarely use PA support (the way I like it) so that is mainly where my concern about traveler cab comes from.

    What is your experience with that combination. Any input appreciated.

    Thank you,
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  2. Anyone ? I'd love to hear about this as well...
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    151hr goes deeper and is slightly less midrangey than the traveler.
  4. OK, so I took an HR, HF and P to a practice the other day, and here is My assessment:

    151P - Remarkably light & small, Easily carried with one hand (hey, it's only got one handle!). Would handle a small gig, but you'd want to pair this up with something else for most gigs. 2 of these would make a nice light little rig. fairly middy, lacking quite a bit in deep bass. Can't take a lot of power before it craps out.

    151HR - still very light, sounds great. A good amount of bottom end, handles power well. smooth sound.

    151HF - not as portable, but still lighter than many cabs. more bottom end extension, sounds fantastic.

    For a small, portable speaker cab, the 151p is great. Don't expect a ton of volume (tho it's loud for it's size) or bass extension.

    The 151HR was my favorite all-arounder because of the light weight & great sound. Not as deep as the HF, but it makes up for that in lightness.

    The HR and the P actually made a really good combination. It sounded nice & deep & thick in the midrange.

    I've decided to hang onto the HR and the P. That way, I have a small rig (the P), a bigger rig (the HF) and an even bigger rig (both combined).

    I can see wanting the HF & The HR for the really big gigs (I play reggae), so there is a remote possibility that I'll hold onto the HF, but I'll likely let it go.

    hope that helps
  5. When I first got my Littlemark III, I paired it with the Traveler 151P.

    I absolutely detested it! Shrill, piercing top end due to the tweeter and although tight at the bottom, for me it lacked any true, appreciable low-end extension and 'beef'. Having said that, very punchy in the mids, though.

    It was the happiest day of my life when UPS took it away: I never knew just how great an amp the Littlemark is until I played it into a Berg' cab.

    Incidentally, mine had 2 handles (and my cat adored the carpet sides.....).

  6. Agree on the tweeter. I turn mine off all the way.
  7. chadhargis

    chadhargis Jack of all grooves, master of none Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    When looking at Markbass cabs, you can decipher what the cab is pretty easily by the nomenclature.

    First numbers = size of driver (ie. 102 is 10" drivers)

    Third number = number of woofers (ie. 102 is two woofers)

    H = Horn tweeter (physically larger, wider dispersion, and in my opinion, a softer sound YMMV)

    P = Piezo tweeter (smaller for smaller cabs, and in my opinion, a little more bright)

    R = Rear ported (smaller cabinet, tighter bottom end, less low end)

    F = Front ported (slot ports on top, bottom, or both. Physically larger cabinet for more internal volume. Deeper lows)

    So a 151p would be a single 15" woofer with a piezo tweeter.

    A 151HF would be a single 15" woofer with a horn tweeter front ported

    A 104HR would be 4 10's, a horn tweeter, and rear ported.

    I run a 102p combo and a 102HF. I've run the 102p by itself but never listened to the 102HF by itself. Together they are awesome sounding. A huge bottom end that makes it hard to believe it's only 10" woofers.

    I almost with with a 151HF, but decided to stay with all 10's.
  8. You've made me want to go and buy the last remaining, new, 151HF in the country now, hiding under a cover of dust at the back of a music shop 100 miles from where I live.......

    This is a disease, isn't it.....?? I need a '12-Step' Programme for unnecessary spending and overwhelming desire :)
  9. hahaha. It is nice sounding. the HR is definitely noticeably lighter though.
  10. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    I love my 151P paired with my 102P combo, but I don't think I'd care to use it on its own.
  11. And now, after reading another post, I've decided that I definitely NEED and HAVE TO HAVE a Mercedes Benz Streamliner 9 (or something), otherwise my world will implode and life will be meaningless...

    I'm going now before I read anything else: I'm really not safe to be left alone in the house... :)
  12. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Yeah, I think we'd save a lot of money if we just went to traditional porn sites instead. :D
  13. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    I went with the GK Neo III vs the 151P for a move all the time cab. Tweeter was a big issue for me & I did buy a Streamliner too...
    Yes porn would have been a lot cheaper
  14. Decedo


    Nov 23, 2008

    I currently use my LM3 with an accugroove tri210l. Love that sound and was considering adding a 151P for some more umph. Hmmm, might have to test them together to see if they compliment now :meh:

    Some porn site can get pretty expensive now. Some nice Russian webcam babes... so I hear, hehe

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