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Need to choose cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by FREDDYKBASS, Aug 25, 2019.



    Feb 4, 2019

    I am torn between two bass cabs, they are:

    Eden EX410 600 watts 4x10" vs
    Fender Bassman 410 Neo Bass 500 watts 4x10"

    I play in small to medium size clubs (mostly rock). I have an MTD 5 string bass and a Markbass little baby bass at 800 watts.

    I am not sure which of these two would give me the best overall sound meaning good bottom and good mid articulation.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

    Freddy K
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
  2. Mid articulation goes to hell in the room with square arrayed tens.
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    Feb 4, 2019
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Just curious why you are choosing those two cabs? Are they available locally at good prices?
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    Feb 4, 2019
    Thanks for asking.
    There are serveral reasons:
    1- I shop at zzsounds.com (I'm not endorsing nor do I work for them) and they have good payment plans plus 45 day return.
    2- I don't want to spend more than 1k if I can.
    3- Both are brand name cabs (maybe not the best) and light enough for me to schlep around.
    4- Sufficient power handling for mid size clubs.
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    Feb 4, 2019
    I did not know that. Thanks for the info.
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Looking at what Zzounds has available, those are pretty good choices. I'd go with Genzler, but you won't do that for less than $1000....or even $1500.
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  8. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Of the two, I'd get the Eden, but as noted above, 410's have very directional mid range. Off axis, they can be pretty muddy.
    Have you considered buying used from Talkbass classified? Are you in North America?

    IMHO, it is hard to beat Barefaced, Fearful, and Fearless for high performance.
    They pop up on TB a lot, and come in a lot of configurations. $1k will get you a heck of a lot of cab.

    What kind of sound/tone do you like?
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    Feb 4, 2019
    Right, the Genzler is an amazing cab but too pricey. What I don't know is which of the two that I picked would have the best overall sound.


    Feb 4, 2019
    I live in California.
    I agree with you that $1k would buy me a great cab but I can only do payments. I don't wish to wait till I have that kind of money, gigs are coming up. I'm with you as far as choosing the Eden over the Fender.
    Jim Carr likes this.
  11. andrus108


    Mar 11, 2018
    I've played through the 400W version of this Eden cab. Anyway, it has some sort of coaxial speakers which are very bright, but that means you are stuck with this bright sound even if you don't want it. Also very mid-scooped. For clean sound maybe okay although undefined, for any kind of dirt absolutely horrid.
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    Feb 4, 2019
    Thanks, I was hoping someone would reply with some experience on this cab.
  13. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic

    Mar 20, 2011
    Spokane, Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    Zzounds is a Phil Jones dealer. Phil Jones make the best articulating cabs on the planet IMO. If you haven't tried them, you need to. Anyway, you could get a C8 cab for under $1000, but you'll have to ask them if they can get one because it's not listed among their online Phil Jones gear.


    Feb 4, 2019
    Thanks, I'll check with them.
  15. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Barefaced and you’re done.
  16. I doubt Barefaced does international credit terms. OP would need a personal loan.
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  17. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    FREDDYKBASS and tradernick like this.
  18. Ampslut


    May 15, 2017
    In my experience with Eden and Fender, Eden usually sounds a bit warmer than Fender. A 4x10 box is a 4x10 box and there are sure a lot of them out there. Which one is lighter?
    Rip Van Dan likes this.
  19. nilorius


    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    I think Eden.
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