I gave a really good friend of mine a gries 1x12 cabinet and he blew the speaker today after a year of use. i was just wondering what suggestions would be for a replacement for the speaker would be. I could throw the same speaker in the cab but im looking for something that will take a little more abuse and get some more volume, if this is even possible. He mainly plays upright bass through the cab, here are the specs from the web site Neo Bass Cabinet Sale...1x12 is now $250, 1x15 is $275 basscab.jpg Features: *Solid veneer core cabinet grade 3/4" plywood construction with 3/4" baffle. No MDF or particle board. *Eminence cast frame 300 watt 8 ohm speaker with neodymium magnet. Several pounds lighter than a typical bass driver with a ceramic magnet. *Covered in black tolex with black basket-weave grill cloth. My cat's favorite scratching post is a carpet-covered speaker cabinet. Carpet holds dirt and always looks terrible after a year or two. Steel grills rust and rattle. Guitar players have always used tolex-covered amps with grill cloth; why can't bassists? *Steel corner protectors. The plastic ones eventually break. *Rear port. 1x12 Neo - 18"w, 19"h, 14"d, 32 pounds. any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I know theres alot of guys on here that have forgotten more then ill ever know.