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Need a 4ohm 2x10 or 1x12

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by wyleeboxer, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. wyleeboxer

    wyleeboxer Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Orange County, CA
    Ok, I need a small 4ohm cab to get the most out of my early 90's SWR 350 red face, the full 350 watts @4ohm. I just got a 6 string bass and with the low B Im thinking that my setup, after some testing at home (the 350 @ 225watts into a 8ohm 2x10 avatar kappa pro), is not able to project the B without some breakup or clipping the amp at higher volumes. Normally its fine with any of my 4 string basses, but this is my 1st B string bass and I see how they can really push your amp to the limits. Im using this setup in a funk band with a drummer, keys, guitar, and will be adding more instruments as we get our set more and more together.

    So, Ive got another matching avatar cab and a 2000rb head but I would rather make use of the lighter SWR head and one small cab for inside medium venues. I'd like to get an avatar 1x12 delta 4ohm or another 2x10 in a 4ohm version, which is best for a low B? My other option is that I have an old ADA bassline 2x10 cab that I could replace the speakers with 2 8ohm speakers for a 4ohm cab, but what Im wondering is that the cab may not be tuned for this? Although its a pretty solid built cab. I dont have the money for iamp 800 combo yet, so Im trying to keep the cost/weight down a bit until I can afford a full upgrade, but still would like to get the most out of my SWR for now.
  2. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    An 8ohm Avatar 1x12 would be a great match for your 8ohm Avatar 2x10 kappa pro. The two together would result in a 4 ohm load, which would take full advantage of your SWR350. The 1x12 when paired with your 2x10 should give you a great low B.
  3. wyleeboxer

    wyleeboxer Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Orange County, CA
    Thanks xgabriel. I agree that would sound great, but Im trying to keep it down to 1 small apx. 50lb cab. I tried my 2 2x10 kappa's together and that would work fine also.
  4. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006

    While the cab isn't exactly small, the Avatar 2x12 neo is about 50lbs, and will handle the low B like a champ. Most 2x10 cabs just can't handle the low B good enough by themselves.

    Also, a lot of people seem to think the SWR 12 pack is a great little cab. Its currently on sale for $320 shipped at zzounds.com, samedaymusic.com, and americanmusical.om

    http://www.americanmusical.com/item...oogle-_-SearchEngine-_-Feed-_-SWR 4471200 010

    You can get the Avatar b212 in a 4 or 8 ohm configuration, but the SWR 12 pack only comes in 8 ohms I think.
  5. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
    Avatar 2x12 will really bring life to that low B
  6. Modern Growl

    Modern Growl Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    NY/NJ Metro Area
    sent you a PM ;)
  7. wyleeboxer

    wyleeboxer Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Orange County, CA
    Thanks for some the info guys. The BRX from Carvin looks interesting enough? Still up in the $500 range which is a good deal but dont have the cash yet. The Santa Ana Carvin shop is about 10 minuts away, so maybe Ill check it out!
  8. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    Go play through the Carvin,that's the best way to see if it might work.I've had a couple Avatar 112s and while they are loud and do the B string allright I wouldn't want to use just one at a gig.They work well at practice by themselves but at gigs they work better in a pair or with another 210 so you don't have to push them so much.My Eden 210XLT works fine at most gigs but it's heavy like your Avatars,the Carvin might be a good solution.

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