Opinions On New Cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fighterfire, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. I am trying to decice what cab or cabinets to buy. Of the ones that I have been able to hear so far, I like the SWR Son of Bertha(thru SWR Bass 350). I did not care for the Ampeg and Hartke stuff I tried. I tried a Mesa a while back but can't remember how it was. Overall I seem to like the sound of fifteens best. I want the lows, reggae, dub type sound. Deep and low but still clear and with some highs. I will use the cab for other stuff too. I play P-Bass and Musicman. I have a SWR Bass 350 head on the way. Others I am considering but am unable to try are:

    SWR Son of Bertha
    Aguilar GS 115
    Aguilar GS 112 and add a second later
    Aguilar GS 412 (hard to find used!)
    Music Man Audiophile 212

    I have heard the aggie 115 and it seems like it was good but can't find any locally now. Avatars seem a great value but the comments I have read suggest they might not fit my desired sound. Right now this will be only for practice and jamming with drums and guitar but I don't really want to replace with something else later if I become more serious about my playing. Compact, light and portable would be best.

    Any thoughts or other suggestions? I would probably wait for something used so budget is about $400 for now. Maybe could go higher if needed.

    Sorry for the long post! Thanks.
  2. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    I think overall, the Aggie GS112's would be your best bet out of the ones you're considering. They're compact, light, and portable, while stilling sounding great.
  3. adouglas


    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    I just got an Avatar B212 (DeltaLF version, 4 ohms).

    It is awesome. Buy it and you'll have enough money left over for a set of strings or some beverage of your choice.

    And you get two weeks to try it out. If you don't like it, send it back. Sure, you'll be out the shipping, but it's a great cab. Really.

    This is a no-brainer. Why pay more??? If you're on a budget, go for the max bang/buck ratio.

    BTW, I'm driving the cab through my existing amp head, a Tube Works 3300 series that I pulled out of a Tube Works 1x15 combo, which gives me 260 watts at 4 ohms. I had been thinking of getting the same amp as you've got, an SWR 350, but with the new cab my amp sounds so much better I don't think I need to now.