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Mesa Boogie PH Cabs for Bass/Drum Rock Duo

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by KOLINAHR, Oct 1, 2018.



    Aug 17, 2013
    Hi all,

    I am playing bass in a bass-drum duo (www.http://fungiandfoe.bplaced.net/ ). My style is heavily inspired by Les Claypool's early bass recordings. That's why Mesa Boogie has been my choice of gear.

    Since I recently bought an awesome 400+, I am now looking for a decent cab.
    The following Powerhouse cabs are available in my region (used): 4x10, 6x10, 2x15
    They are all awesome. This is actually the problem, so that I cannot decide on what to do. (I know it seems to be a luxury problem)

    The 6x10 has the most power and "grind", but might be too heavy in the long run.
    However, recently I was gigging an Ampeg fridge and was surprised how easily we could move and transport it.

    The 2x15 is quite mighty and round but is also heavy and lacks a bit of the grind (which can be adjusted by the EQ).

    The 4x10 ist a good allrounder and the easiest to move.
    Another possibilty would be getting the 4x10 and one of the above and play stereo :D

    What do you guys think?
  2. I own the 4x10 and as great as it is I would take a 6x10 in a heartbeat.

    It just has that bit more grind and bottom end to it than the 4x10 does.
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  3. Signalsdrone


    Feb 6, 2017
    SW Ontario
    Buy two 4X10's, easier to move the two about and you already liked the sound of the fridge.
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    Aug 17, 2013
    Thank you all :)


    Aug 17, 2013
    I just noticed, that the Powerhouse cabs as well as the tube amps are "out of production".
  6. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    I have owned most PH cabs and gigged a various configurations with them from small to large. For low tuned, loud, high gain metal I actually enjoy a single 4x10 pushed by my 400 non-plus. I own two and the full stack is earthquake but I like transporting/running same amount power through a single one. Sometimes I dream about owning the 6x10 and maybe another 400/400+ to drive it, plus a group of d00m musicians and a drummer who plays really slow.

    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018
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