Recommendation for New 18" Speaker for Carvin Cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by arcieangelo, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. arcieangelo


    Oct 14, 2010
    I'm considering replacing the stock speaker (18") in my Carvin cab. The Carvin is paired with an Epifani UL-410 cab. Epifani sounds great but Carvin sounds "slow" and dull (I suspect I should expect that out of an 18" but to that extent?). Playing through Carvin alone also sounds very drab.
    Carvin speaker rated for 600 watts (I tbelieve). Will want a speaker capable of 600 watts minimum to replace it. Don't mind sheeling out the bucks for good quality. Any recommendations??? Has anyone else out there in TB land replaced a Carvin 18".
    Thanks in advance for any feedback.
  2. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Waste of time. Use the money toward another UL410.
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  4. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Emeryville, Ca
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    Unless you're using the 18 as a sub in a biamped situation, I agree that it's a waste of time & money.
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    another +1- just sell the 18 and get another UL410.
  6. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    An old JBL K 151 or EVM 18B would have more mids (sound faster) but good luck finding one. Carvin uses basically a Eminence Kappa Pro 18 in that cab. Takes a beating, does its job. Suggest you sell it.