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Need to choose cab

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


  1. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    If you can stretch to get one of these I think you would be well served. Unless there is something you love about 4X10 I personally like a 12 or 15 stack.

     
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  2. FREDDYKBASS

    FREDDYKBASS

    Feb 4, 2019
    The Fender cab is 10 lbs LESS than the Eden!
     
  3. FREDDYKBASS

    FREDDYKBASS

    Feb 4, 2019
    No, I'm not set on 4x10. I've looked at the Genzler on zzsounds and I'm considering it as well. I just don't know if it will work for a rock outfit. We don't play absurdly loud and most clubs are mid to small size where we play. If we do an outdoor gig I can always go direct as well.
     
  4. MTN.bass72

    MTN.bass72 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2010
    Blue Ridge, Ga
    Check out the Mesa Subway 115
     
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  5. Magthegrate

    Magthegrate Way less skilled than my gear suggests.

    Sep 18, 2017
    Austin, TX
    It's not one of the options you mentioned, but my 4x10 of choice is a TC Electronic RS410.

    Edit: I wouldn't call it light...
     
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  6. Sparkl

    Sparkl

    Apr 23, 2011
    Europe
    Fender neo!
     
  7. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    IME I'd rather have a great 2X12 than a good 4X10. You might be surprised how much those Faital 12's kick. If you guys are super loud are you looking at 4X10's to eventually add a second for an 8X10 Stack? Then it would make more sense I think to go 4X10.
     
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  8. FREDDYKBASS

    FREDDYKBASS

    Feb 4, 2019
    Good point and no, we are not a loud band in general so that's not a concern.
    Thanks
     
  9. FREDDYKBASS

    FREDDYKBASS

    Feb 4, 2019
    Yeah, and that's one of the things that I'm avoiding.
    Thanks tho'
     
  10. There are two ways a square 410 box can broadcast 'clean midrange.

    Either a .5 alignment à là Barefaced.

    Or a dedicated mid driver with a crossover. Never seen one.
     
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  11. Samatza

    Samatza

    Apr 15, 2019
    Out of the two I personally prefer the Eden, they have a nice sound. I used one many times with different heads but I've always been able to get the warm but clear sound from the Eden, nothing wrong with the Fender either it's just personal preference.
     
  12. "I've looked at the Genzler on zzsounds and I'm considering it as well. I just don't know if it will work for a rock outfit..."

    No worries, mate. It'll work for any outfit.
     
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  13. Rip Van Dan

    Rip Van Dan Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Duvall, WA
    True but the sound more than makes up for that in my opinion. Although weight is a consideration, it just doesn't trump the sound you get as far as I'm concerned. My single 410 cabinet (DNS-410) is 79-lbs, but it replaces a 115 + 410 stack (approx. 115-lbs) that I used before. The sound is an order of magnitude better (clearer, more articulate, and MUCH louder) and I never need to lug around an 810 even for festival gigs. Take weight into consideration but don't give it primary importance or you may regret it down the road.

    As others have said, you really need to take your bass and amp and go play both of these to see what fits you the best.
     
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  14. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic

    Mar 20, 2011
    Spokane, Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    An 800W 8-ohm Phil Jones C8 cab weighs 57 pounds. An 800W 4-ohm C8-Lite cab weighs 41 pounds. And it will sound as good as or better than anything else mentioned in this thread.

    Just sayin'.
    C8-250x300.
     
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  15. BOOG

    BOOG Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Always wanted to try PJ cabs but, no luck, yet.
     
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  16. FREDDYKBASS

    FREDDYKBASS

    Feb 4, 2019
    Yep, in the end it's going to come down to that. I might do that next week and let you guys know what I decided.
     
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  17. FREDDYKBASS

    FREDDYKBASS

    Feb 4, 2019
    Thanks. I will see if zzsounds carries those speakers.
     
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  18. FREDDYKBASS

    FREDDYKBASS

    Feb 4, 2019
    Hello friends.

    After much research on bass cabs (mainly 4x10s and 2x12s) I have finally settled for the Genzler MG212T Magellan Bass Cab. Considerations were many: Price, Weight, Size, Speaker Brand and venues that I mostly play.

    The main factors that swayed me for the Genzler cab were the speakers and then the weight.

    Everywhere I read about the Faitals were positive reviews and granted, I'm going on reading articles, reviews, speaker specs and watching some videos but at some point I figured, it was worth taking a chance and since there is no store (as far as I know) that has them for me to try out, I took the plunge. Another consideration was that I can return them within 45 days after purchase if I don't like them.

    The cab will arrive this coming Friday so I'll have some time on the weekend to give them a first run. I will let you know what I think.

    Thank you kindly for your thoughts and suggestions.

    Freddy.
     
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  19. FREDDYKBASS

    FREDDYKBASS

    Feb 4, 2019
    That is exactly what I purchased. Cab should arrive Friday. I'm exited about it!
    I'm going to play with it over the weekend and I'm going to post my findings afterwards.
    Cheers.
     
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