Shuttle 6.0-The right cab??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by j0n0j0n0, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. I'm pretty keen on buying a Shuttle 6.0 but have no idea what sort of cab i want to get for it. I'm joining a heavy metal band in the next couple of weeks, i play a warwick thumb nt 5 string and am looking for pretty ballsy tone with mids to cut through the mix. I'm open to any justified suggestions.
  2. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
  3. JMDT


    Jan 30, 2008
    Louisville, Ky
    I've heard the Shuttle 6.0 and the Schroeder 1212 don't get along well, however I don't remember if that was the R or L version.
  4. buffordbass


    Nov 11, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amps, Lakland Basses
    Dual Neox 112T's.... you wont be sorry!!
  5. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    how much you got?

    havent tried alot of cabs, but for a really aggressive sound, i really liked my shuttle w/ the aguilar db series. not at all subtle, and more like a bludgeon. for a bit more flexbility, i much preferred the epifani performance stuff.

    and i'd think it'd actually sound great w/ the schroeder stuff. the shuttle at its flat setting does seem a little relaxed, and the extra midrange push of the schroe's would be pretty helpful.
  6. PatrickEdmonds


    Jan 3, 2006
    I'm waiting for 2 Epifani PS112's and will let you know how that goes. I know you can't go wrong with the genz benz Neo 212 or 112.
  7. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    That might of been me musing that with both units being light in the low-end they might not make a good match. But that was just talk. Actually, tryin the 6.0 and 1212R is a different story. Plenty of punchy low-end there.

    The soundclip I posted says it all.

    I've also had great success with the UL115 and shuttle.
  8. JMDT


    Jan 30, 2008
    Louisville, Ky
    I thought the issues were with the light Schroeder cabs and the Shuttle, but I haven't compared R vs. L, or the Shuttle with either yet, so I don't know. I know 1212L was the best of the Schroeders I played, even over a 410L or 21012L. I love the Shuttle 6.0 and I love the 1212L, but like I said I heard they don't mix well. If they did, I would be a happy person :hyper:.
  9. JMDT


    Jan 30, 2008
    Louisville, Ky
    To answer my own question I talked to Jorg and he personally uses a 1212L and a Shuttle 6.0 on a number of his gigs. So, I'd say they probably work pretty well together if he is voicing it with a Shuttle in mind.
  10. I have a Berg AE410, and honestly don't care for the Shuttle much with that cab. I'm a bit old school and not big on a bright hi-fi sound, which is what you get with this combination. Upper mids and high end just seem a bit to forward and harsh to me.

    On the other hand, I just picked up an Accugroove Tri115 and like the Shuttle much more through that cab. The aggressive mid/high thing of the Berg combination is mellowed and the Shuttle sounds a bit more even and smooth sounding.
  11. 5StringPocket

    5StringPocket Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    The Epifani UL-410(II) sounds wonderful with the Shuttle 6.0. The tight and not too large low end of the Shuttle fits well with the large low end of the UL-410. The aggressive and somewhat forward upper mids of the Shuttle also add some presence to the fairly even mids of the Epifani. The combination is punchy and articulate but not to the extreme you'd get with a Berg or a Schroeder. The texture of the Shuttle 6.0/Epi UL-410(II) is what floats my boat. It's thick and three dimensional with rich overtones and very responsive to playing technique. Puts out a large sound from a tiny little amp. That being said, the Epi/Shuttle works for a lot of styles from blues, rock, country, and funk, to jazz but probably not a good choice for metal. If you want a punch and shred machine you might try a Schroeder. It's quite mid strong and could hold its own with a ridiculous loud guitar stack.
  12. Thanks for all your inputs, any ideas on where schroeder cabs are available in Australia? I can't seem to locate any.
  13. Mingo Sanders

    Mingo Sanders

    Mar 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
  14. Brado


    Oct 19, 2005
    Buda, TX.
    I've had great success with my Shuttle 6.0, running it into my AccuGroove Tri112. The general word out there is that the top end of the Shuttle 6.0 is a bit "hyped"....this is true. The thing I like about AccuGroove cabs is that they use two dome tweeters insted of a bullet tweeter/ horn, ect.....The highs are there/ but more natural sounding ( like a set of good studio monitors). A little top end "hype" isn't such a bad thing....especially if your strings are dead & you need a little snap to get them to speak clearly. I just cut the treble back about three clicks on the head. That seems to do the trick. You can also cut back some of the harsh upper mids (1k-2k) a bit....that really smooths things out. I've been pleased with my Accu Groove cab reguardless of the amplification. I've run a GK1001RB, seperate power amp & preamp, Peavey Tour 700, an old GK 400RB, an Acoustic Image, and now the Shuttle 6.0. It is the best final ingredient I've found for my tone.
  15. bhernco


    Mar 1, 2008
    I got my 6.0 yesterday and ran it thru 2 Phil Jones 4B Extension ( 4x5's ). Sound was tight. I will try it on a gig tonight and see how it goes. but man do I love the tone I am getting.