Question: best cab to match a 1x12?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Gene Machine, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Gene Machine

    Gene Machine

    Mar 19, 2003
    Hi, I have a 60W combo with a single 12" speaker. I have a 200W head that I want to run along with the combo (from the stereo out of my effects unit).

    My question is this... Should I go with a 4x10 or a 1x15?

    The sounds I like are Jaco's birdland tone, Geddy, etc. I'm using a standard Jazz bass.

    Thanks in advance for the info.

  2. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Another 1x12, 1x15, or 2x10 would all work well.
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Speaker size has nothing to do with the final sound. I can show you muddy 4-10s, bright 1-15s, fat 2-8s, etc.

    Where size DOES matter is price and weight. A raw speaker costs about the same whether it is 10" or 18", so a 4-10" will always weigh more and cost more than an equivalent 1-15".

    Just go listen to every cab you can and pick the one you like best.
  4. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    For that power level, I would recommend either an Aguilar GS210 or GS410.

    You might want to check out Eden's D-210XST or D-410XST, as well.