Orange 1x15 cab feedback

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lukas86, Jul 8, 2008.


  1. I am thinking of getting a light portable cab, and notice an orange 1x15 for sale at a store (2nd hand). I checked the specs, and its 400 watts.
    Would this be enough to cut through practice and gigs, to get over drums? Or is a single 1x15 way too deep?
    Am I better with 2x12?

    If anyone owns the orange cab can you please give me your feedback/review of it.
    Cheers,
    Lukas
     
  2. JMDT

    JMDT

    Jan 30, 2008
    Louisville, Ky
    :eek: Did you just put Orange and lightwieght in the same sentence?
     
  3. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=411080&highlight=orange

    These appear to use the same EV TL606 design as ye olde Mesa Diesel 115.
    Of which I have two, and love them to death.
    Mine are filled wtih Eminence 3015 Kappa-lite neos.
    The boxes are tuned to go down to 60hz IIRC...plenty of low end, but not soft, mushy or boomy.
    Nice present mids, smooth highs...with the right amp and bass, I don't miss tweet/horns at all!

    mesa400215.jpg
     
  4. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    same link I posted;)
     
  5. Jazzman

    Jazzman

    Nov 26, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Sorry... I didn't click yours. ;)
     
  6. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    it's all good!
     
  7. pedro

    pedro

    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    I've heard so many good things about the Orange that its high up on my list of must have.
     
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    What head are you using?

    Also, There generally isn't a huge difference in volume between a 2x10 and a 1x15. The difference is purely personal IMO as they sound different. Many like a 2x10 as there can be better articulation of the mids. To each their own.

    Anyways, I have used a 1x15 Ampeg cab with a small Markbass F1 for a year at practice and all gigs except large outdoor ones and have never had volume or sound issues.
     
  9. pedro

    pedro

    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    I'm missing something here Chef if you've got the 2 1x15 MB why the need or desire for the Orange?
     
  10. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I didn't start the thread...I don't need an Orange, tho if one fell in my lap, I'd sure try it.
    I haven't measured the Orange, nor looked at the dimensions to see if it's the exact match to TL606 specs that the mesa is, but it looks like it.
    Great box.
     
  11. pedro

    pedro

    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    Just another senior moment on my part Chef.
     
  12. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I am a big fan of the Orange 1x15. If'n you want, you can read some of my thoughts in my 1x15 shootout.

    Tom.
     
  13. pedro

    pedro

    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.

    Tom did ya ever consider opening up a Bed and Breakfast for bass players? If you ever do, consider me a steady visitor. ;)
     
  14. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    LOL! No, but I do need to schedule another B[SUP]3[/SUP] GTG. :D
     
  15. pedro

    pedro

    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    Well I think it would be a real money maker. A kind of 'fantasy stay over' for bass players with real GAS.
     
  16. To Baird6869, Im using a GK 700RB II head.
     
  17. nysbob

    nysbob

    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH

    Yeah, you do. :cool:
     
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