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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SnakeAnthony, Apr 2, 2009.


  1. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    I like the look, but not for $100 more. Kind of takes the value out of the value cabinet... to me at least and I have 4 different avatars. 410, 212, and 2 210's.
     
  2. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    However, being able to get cloth grills for existing cabinets you might have would be interesting... hmmm...
     
  3. I approve, that does look very nice. If only they made one of those in orange or white tolex...
     
  4. +1, however, compared to aguilar these are still a value cabinet, I'm really hoping they'll do the 112's, purple with black cloth, oh hell yes!:eek:
     
  5. uaudio

    uaudio

    Apr 11, 2008
    Arizona
    To clarify, its not $100 more for just the cloth grill. Its $90* for cloth and tolex; they don't offer the cloth grill option with carpet.

    * On the 410 and 212, at least.
     
  6. Craig_S

    Craig_S Banned

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    I think it looks like a cheap, white plastic badge. I don't like it slanted, either. I like the old badges better.
     
  7. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    Talked with Dave at avatar...

    Looks like $30 ea for a b210 cabinet $40 ea for a 410. Plus $10 shipping.

    I have to say that's affordable, and something I'm definitely considering to have an option to make my metal grilled modern looking cabs look more vintage when needed with a swap-out of metal to cloth grills.
     
  8. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    I'm glad Dave didn't discontinue the Line-X coating and metal grills. Not everybody is into the retro/vintage thing...

    MM
     
  9. maevinj

    maevinj

    Feb 10, 2008
    ALB!
    wow, they look awesome. I'm going to have to save up for a 2x12 cab.
     
  10. Frankie Fender

    Frankie Fender Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2004
    Central Massachusetts
    I think they look great! The new logo is an improvement too.
     
  11. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    +1, the cloth is only offered with tolex. The price difference between cloth/tolex and metal/tolex is only $40 for each model.

    I really dig the cloth/tolex look, similar to the Aguilar DB series cabinets, which are very classy.
     
  12. Laredo

    Laredo

    Nov 27, 2005
    Upstate, NY
    :D
     
  13. Lunchbox4u_6

    Lunchbox4u_6

    Dec 1, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    If they had only had them a few weeks ago i would have purchased Avatar cabs instead of my Aguilar cabs...but i'm happy with my Aggy's
     
  14. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    I like it....The "New" Avatar logo is what they put on their vintage style g***** cabs, so it's not exactly a new style. New for the bass cabs....fo sho.

    This topic came up a bit ago and I considered having my B410 redone. Still mulling it over. It appears that they screws are in the same place. Dave should offer a retrofit kit so that you unlucky guys who can't drive over to the shop can get away with not having to ship your cab back.

    BTW: That burgundy tolex is schweet. Glad to see that they are offering nickel corners now as well.
     
  15. shades990

    shades990

    Apr 1, 2009
    I am planning on getting a b410 NEO soon, so the whole "$100 more" comment scared me until I looked at the site. :p I prefer the look and durability of a metal grill.
     
  16. seedokebass

    seedokebass

    Mar 21, 2009
    Minnesota
    Ooooh!

    Those are some sexy cabs! I love the burgundy with either the wheat or "Fender" grill cloth. Or the blonde and oxblood... too many choices!
     
  17. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville


    I contacted dave at avatar about getting cloth grille covers for my existing Avatar cabinets. He replied that it would be no problem to do and they could send two covers together in one package.

    So I'm taking that as meaning they work on existing cabs with metal grille covers.


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  18. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    A big +1 on that one.
     
  19. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville

    That's the benefit of just buying the new grills... I can have both depending on what I'm gigging.
     

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