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Need help in choosing a cab.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jlozeroseven, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. jlozeroseven

    jlozeroseven Guest

    Jun 25, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    Hey! i've bought a Gallien Krueger MB200 (200w @4 ohms and 140w @ 8 ohms) amp head and I need to choose these two cabinets. Well these two are on sale and available here in our country and I need to choose between the two. Its my first time to buy a cabinet and amp head and I'll use it for some small gigs and for practice. We play metal BTW. I need something to keep me up with our two guitarists that uses 2x12 guitar cabs and tube heads. Unfortunately I cant do something about the head but I guess I can choose a good cab.

    1. Gallien Kruegger Backline 4x10 blx II no tweeter (400w) 8 ohms


    2. Ashdown MAG210T 2x10 with tweeter (250w) 8 ohms


    Thanks for the help! :)
  2. oerk


    Oct 16, 2009
    I haven't played either of these cabs, but if you need to be loud on a budget (especially with a head that isn't too powerful) get the 4x10.
  3. R Baer

    R Baer Commercial User

    Jun 5, 2008
    President, Baer Amplification
    Will you get the highs you want to hear from the 410 with no tweeter?
  4. Agost


    Dec 25, 2011
    IMHO you should get a single 4 ohm cab. How much money can you spend for the cab?
  5. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Two 8 ohm 4x10 cabs or two 2x15 cabs.. With only 200 watts you'll need to move a lot of air to get the volume you,ll need
  6. Agost


    Dec 25, 2011
    If you get 2 cabs the you'll have to buy something to double the speakon output (the MB 200 has a single speakon out)
    What about used Mesa Diesels (2x10 + 1x15 ) ?
  7. Might not be enough volume with these cabs, mixed drivers aside.

    Its not a huge deal to wire a parallel jack on the back of a cab if they dont have it already. This way you can run two 8 Ohm cabs together to squeeze as much volume out of your set up as possible. Also I would be looking for cabs with high sensitivity ratings. They will be louder with the MB200 than the alternative.
  8. Agost


    Dec 25, 2011
    He's gonna use that setup also for small gigs and for practice... and 2x15 are big.
    2 2x12 would be good...

    However...the 210+115 Mesa Diesel is an already "tested" pair, and they both have same EV drivers because they're from the same series. 210+115 from the same series usually sound good.
  9. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
  10. Your "sound good" vs. my "sound good" vs. his "sound good" is pretty subjective. I will stand by my statement that what ever "tests" have been done with mixed cabs, matched cabs will always be more consistent when you dont know every single venue that you will ever play with that rig.
  11. jlozeroseven

    jlozeroseven Guest

    Jun 25, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    Unfortunately, there are no Mesa cabinets here. Only heads and guitar cabs but super ovepriced! That's my only option actually. And oh! I forgot that there are Hartke's here. But only limited stocks and stuff. I haven't checked em out lately. My budget is around 350$ (or 15K++ in peso) I cant afford to ship a cab here because of huge taxes and shipping fees. The GK cab is
    on sale at $350 and the ashdown is at $297.