Should I change my cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by georgegoodmanme, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. georgegoodmanme


    Feb 10, 2013
    I currently have a little mark iii pushing an acoustic 410 cab. I understand that I may be sinning a bit by using something other than a mark bass cab with my amp. I'm thinking of changing it out for something like the new york 121. How much of a difference do you all think this will make? I can't afford 4x10's so I'm a bit weary of going down to a 1x12.

    I'm also lacking a compressor pedal and thinking of investing in the mark bass compressore rather than changing my cab. It's cheaper and definitely does a lot for tone. Anyone think I should just do that instead?
  2. DerTeufel


    Nov 11, 2011
    Wildomar, CA
    Use whatever sounds good to your ears and supports the music best. I'm using a LMIII and a Seismic 215, sounds plenty good to me.
  3. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    After 4 tens, you might not get enough umph from 1 twelve. However, you will probably prefer the tone over the Acoustic cab. Also, a little VLE on the head will add a sense of compression. I don't use compressors personally. Tough call but I'd lean towards the Markbass cab or other quality cab.
  4. BFunk

    BFunk Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I don't get a good sense of your tonal goals. What about your sound do you not like? What do you wish it had? What music are you playing? In what context? I can't see how anyone can make any meaningful recommendations without understanding that first.
  5. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Sounds to me like he wants to tighten up his tone.