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new rig..what to do...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by steve-o, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    im goin to get an avatar 1x12. should i pair this with another 12 or a 15...or?
    i have a 4x10 now..i just want some better portability.

    i play in a loud punk ska band. a 4x10 is enough....for now..
    so which way did you go and why?

    i have a 700 watt@4 ohms and 450 @8 ohms...
    swr iod pre and a sterling

  2. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Hey Steve-o! Were you going to use the smaller rig for your ska/punk thing? If the 410 works for you (for now) but you suspect youll need more in the future I would get a 210 or a 115 to supplement the 410. Is the 410 8 ohms? If so then you could get another 8 ohm cab like a 210 to add to the larger rig and also have a smaller cab for practice or something. Ive never tried Avatar though... Im just thinking a 112 pair may not cut it with a punk/ska band. I wouldnt go with a 112/115 combo...
  3. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    Im trying to get away from the 4x10. i want something more portable. and punchy.

    maybe a 2x12 and a 15...hmm

    the 4x10 is only a harke vx410..nothing big.
    i only have 1 guitar player. so i don't have to compete alot. he uses a 2x12 with a crate 100 watt tube head (well its mine)((well actually its my dads)) lol o well

  4. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    If you are looking for something more punchy I dont think a 212/115 combo will do. In general the most punchy speakers are 10s because they move faster. Good luck with your new rig quest...!
  5. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I wouldn't consider a 2x12 very portable. Probably weighs as much as your 4x10.

    A 12" usually isn't as punchy as a 10". The 10" is usually a faster speaker. It doesn't mean that a 12" can't grind and growl. It does, but not in the same way as a 10". You can use a 12" and a 15" together, but it won't give you the same punch as a 4x10. On the other hand, it will give you a nice full range sound, and the ability to get deeper bass sounds. You'll lose some punch, but not all of it.

    A nice portable setup is a Aguilar GS112, and Bag End S15-D. A 12 and a 15 at around the same weight as your 4x10, with alot of volume. Do a search and you'll find plenty of info here about compact, lightweight rigs.
  6. Perhaps a 2x12 + 2x10? This would give you low end and punchiness. I'm in a punk band, and I'm looking towards this cab combination.
  7. Mattski


    Jan 6, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    I have the Avatar 210 and 212. It suits me to the ground. Big rig sound that fits in the back of my jetta.

    The b212 is only about 70lbs and is slightly narrower than a typical 410. It's pretty portable for it's size.