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small and loud

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fenderbluesdude, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. what is a good SMALL combo that is very LOUD, what is the loudest combo?
  2. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    Sorry I thought this was a post about the kids that live next door to me. My bad.
  3. Yorkville 400.

    Single 15inch speaker and the loudest 300watt amp that would push 400 with another 8ohm cab connected.

    Another is the Peavey Databass,... a few years back.
  4. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i've always been impressed by the volume of the swr wm 15 combo - my pal's handled a lot of gigs
  5. Inseam


    Jun 17, 2004
    Pittsburgh, PA
    If you're in a rock band, I'd avoid the SWR workingman 12, stick with the 15. I rented the 12 for a few months (the prior design, not the new one). It was a good amp for the price, but I don't consider my band excessively loud and I had to run the 12 at full volume to be heard, and it hurt the tone.

    The power of the 12 might have been boosted slightly in the new edition, don't know how much it helped.
  6. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    You want LOUD, the Carvin Cyclops will do it...but it's also the biggest combo amp I have ever seen (21.75"W x 15.25"D x 31.25"H. Wt. 103 lbs.). Remember, you still have to be able toMOVE it.


    If you've got the dough for them the SWR RedHead, SWR Black Beauty and Eden Metro should be on your shopping list as well.

  7. Lync

    Lync Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    If you can find a Peavey Databass, it is the smallest-loudest combo I've have witnessed in person.

    Smaller and louder than:

    SWR Basic Black, SWR Workingman' 15, Ashdown Mag 15, and the Ampeg B100r.

    Now...this doesn't mean it sounds better, or is lighter; it is just smaller and louder. :cool:
  8. I reakon the Ashdown 8*10 combo would be pretty loud...

    To me a combo means nothing, and ocmpanies like ashdown have kinda shown this by producing their big cabs in combo options!

    You'd be better explaining how loud you need to go and you'll get a better responce here
  9. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    I'll second that recommendation. Loud as hell and just 70 pounds.
  10. Humblerumble


    Feb 22, 2004
    Mesa Boogie Walkabout Scout 1-12 300 watts and unbelievably loud. :bassist:
  11. I had a Peavey TNT combo on loan to me. It had a single 15" black widow, and made a lot of racket. The driver was enclosed in FAR too small a case, and was gutless in the bottom end, but it made lots of noise from 75 watts. And a pleasure to move around.

    Otherwise, find a 15" combo, and pop in a JBL E140. That will do the trick. The E140 is optimum in a very small cabinet. Again, no bottom but loud as hell.
  12. Cantstandsya


    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    GK 1001RB 2-10 or 1-15 Combo :bassist: