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Smallest and Lightest 1x15

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by semborg, Apr 15, 2005.


  1. Which is the smallest and lightest 1x15 I can find?
     
  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I have a custom 1x15 from Dr. Bass that uses a neo 15" driver in the Rx sized cab (though it is made from birch ply). This thing is ridiculously light, and you couldn't physically make a 1x15 much smaller. It is very punchy, and sounds great, IMHO. It does not go as deep as my matching Dr. Bass 2x10, and the two sound great together.
     
  3. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Ashdown makes a small, affordable (made in China) 15" cab that could be worth considering. I checked one out in a local music store and it seemed to be decent, construction and tone-wise.
     
  4. Any minute now, Ivan Mike will offer the Bag End s-15 as a good alternative.

    Mike
     
  5. Dincrest

    Dincrest

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
  6. Blue

    Blue Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2004
    Central NC
    I gather you got the 2x10 back from Marc ......

    btw Tom .. Do they rattle or anything?
     
  7. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    At his request, I sent both the 2x10 and the 1x15 to Marc for the upgrades that I suggested. And let me say, they are even better! There is more focus and polish to the tone, and they can take a stupid amount of power and dish out some huge tone. They sound great with my DB 728, and competed favorably with some very nice cabinets. See this thread.
     
  8. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    Epifani UL115 is pretty darn light. not really small, but hey, its light.
     
  9. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    And the Berg HT115 isn't exactly light, but it's small! :D

    Oh, and its sounds pretty freakin' awesome, too!
     
  10. duke2004

    duke2004 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2004
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Second that Dr Bass suggestion. Mine is a medium duty non-neo Eminance 15" driver with the non-plywood cabinet. Not quite as big a sound as my old larger 15" cabinet but pretty close. Keep in mind its not just about weight: a smaller cabinet is easy to move lightweight or not. Dr Bass makes good cabs. If he would just hurry up and finish my 210.....
     
  11. At 18" x 18" x 14" and less than 25 lbs, the Flite is likely the winner here. It's made out of some type of composite. But the GK Neo 115 sounds better ;)
     
  12. jock

    jock

    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Tjena.
    Check out the tech soundsystem ND 115 S.
    Ask www.beyer-music.de for a price. They ship to Sweden.
    Here´s a picture:
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  13. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
  14. The Flite is still smaller and lighter than the Markbass.
     
  15. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    ur right. I have been looking at Flite cabs for a while. Hope to try them out somedaay. Have you every tried them?
     
  16. hondo8671

    hondo8671

    Apr 22, 2004
    Yorkville makes a xc115 ext. cab its pretty small! :)
     
  17. fretlessrock

    fretlessrock Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2002
    Corrupticut
    I own a pair of Flite 110s and they are the lightest cabs I have ever used or seen. They sound good, but they are simple ported cabs so they have that basic kind of sound. It is not an Accugroove. I just played through a Flite 115 and it sounded great. I may be buying it but that is up in the air at the moment. If I wasn't going with Flite I would get a Bag End, or the Epifany UL. Sadly i don't think I'll ever be able to do a side-by-side of them.
     
  18. The Epifani 115 is about as big and nearly as heavy as the GK Neo 115 which is what I play through.
     
  19. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    hehehehe

    yeah.

    hard to get any smaller 18x18x15.

    at 44 lbs it's not the lightest, but it's no hunk of lead either.