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MIXING AND MATCHING

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by burk48237, Mar 2, 2005.


  1. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Does anybody on the board besides me mix and match cabinets from different companys in your rig? For years I wanted an Eden 210XLT to go with my 410T for a more versitile rig with my traveler. Adding the cabinet provided two advantages, first running both together loaded my amp at 4 instead of 8 ohms giving me more headroom, second the smaller 2 X !0 gave me a small rig for smaller room or scoustic gigs. When I finally went to pull the trigger I played the Eden cab and liked it but the weight (63 lbs.) turned me off so I started investigating the new neo cabs. I ended up with an LDS 2 X 10 Neo the price was right, the weight was right (41lbs) and it had great tone,but what really blew me away was when I ran them both together. The Eden has more bottom omph but is not as clean and the LDS seems to add a little "grind" up top. Like I said the Eden is closer to Marcus (slap tone) and the LDS is Flea, but running both together is like the best of both worlds. I was wondering am I the only guy on the board who mixs manufactors, or am I kinda like one of those early explorers who has discovered a new coontinent and finds a bunch of flags from other guys who were there years earlier. After all the Indians really "discovered" America not Columbus.
     
  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Sure! I used to gig out with a Mesa Boogie Diesel 4x10 and an Eden 212XLT, and these two cabs sounded incredible together. Ultimately, though, I got tired of lugging a 120 lb 4x10 (though I still love it and can't bear to get rid of it - I just occassionally jam on it in my basement).

    Another great combo (suggested by Big String) is the Bergantino HT112 on top of an Epifani T-112. These two cabs really sound great together. Boogiebass has also tried this combo recently and loves it.

    There are lots of great combinations out there. Mix and match to your heart's desire! Some combinations don't work well, so you just move on to the next one. It's fun! :p
     
  3. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member

    I was wondering am I the only guy on the board who mixs manufacturers, or am I kinda like one of those early explorers who has discovered a new continent and finds a bunch of flags from other guys who were there years earlier.

    Sorry Columbus, been there done that.

    -----------Leif :cool:

    Seriously, Mesa used to routinely do that within a single guitar cab, with Celestion and EV drivers, for instance. Before that, recording guys were using mismatched pairs of mikes. It's still cool to "discover" something like that on your own though, and there's all kinds of interesting synergy out there waiting to be found.

    As soon as I got my Schroeder 1210 cab, I started playing with various combinations of it and everything else that's kicking around my house. I didn't expect the EA CxL-112 to be an ideal match, but it is, for what I do. Go figure...
     
  4. zcwilkes

    zcwilkes Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Barboursville, WV
    I've never had to cabs that matched. I'm
    trying to change that this tax return though. I've had Hartke 4x10 and Peavey 1x15 for a long time, then I got a Goliath II Jr, then a Working Mans 4x10 over a Kasino 1x15. Now I just have a Trace Elliot Combo on top of a Trace Elliot 1x15. So I guess they do match now.
     
  5. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    My assertion is it may be better!! In other words combinning the different charecteristics of different companies may be a best of both worlds propisition!