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Speaker Size?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SGT. Pepper, Jan 21, 2006.


  1. 18's

    5 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. 15's

    31 vote(s)
    31.6%
  3. 12's

    42 vote(s)
    42.9%
  4. 10's

    43 vote(s)
    43.9%
  5. 8's

    3 vote(s)
    3.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Phila,Pa.
    What do you prefer? I like 12's. My perfect mix would be a 1x18, 4x12, and 2x10. If I had to choose between a 1x15 or a 2x12, I would take the 2x12.
     
  2. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    12's. I currently run 2 1x12's. I believe they produce the best balance of punch and low end.
     
  3. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    The ideal is a mix, but, if you made me choose one speaker size, it would absolutely be a 12.

    I see some companies making Combos with multiple speakers.
    I'm still waiting for someone to offer a
    10+12 or a 10+15 in a combo package. Ideally with a new space age material that weighs only 20 pounds. Shhyeahright. ;)
     
  4. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Schroeder offers a 10+12 config.
     
  5. I have a 1x15 combo and another 15 extension. Multiple 50 lb. trips kinda suck, but a 4x10 would have been too much of a pain to get in and out of my car (I had a 2x12 that required a lot of manuevering). I'm looking to get an 18...but that setup and the needed head probably won't leave the house.

    Mike
     
  6. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    I've come to the conclusion that a 410 and a 115 are just about perfect for me - so I voted for both of those...



    - georgestrings
     
  7. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    my favourite sound comes from 18" speakers...
    i like to feel it, in a way only front-loaded 18's can make happen...
    my current rig, however, is a pair of 1x12 cabinets.
    great sounding cabs.
    but i will be adding an 18.
     
  8. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    USA-Mineola
    2x10 and a 1x15 works for me.
     
  9. fatsobasso

    fatsobasso

    Dec 24, 2005
    Ormond florida
    i have a 2-12 and a 1-15
     
  10. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I have a 1x12 combo, and a head that I use with either a 1x12 or 1x15 speaker, both DIY. But the 15 is designed to mimic the tone of typical 10" systems.
     
  11. I also have some DIY cabs - a pair of 1x15's.
    I've found my tone - just love the 15 sound. I won't be looking for anything else anytime soon.:)
     
  12. Ben Clarke

    Ben Clarke Liquidating to fund a new business. Buy My Gear!

    Jan 6, 2005
    Western NY
    As long as it's horn loaded, it don't make no nevermind to me...
     
  13. amper

    amper

    Dec 4, 2002
    US
    For the sort of rock bass that I generally play, my ideal setup is what I used to use...two full size 1x15's. My next favorite setup is two compact 1x15's. Of course, my current stack is a 2x10 and compact 1x15. I changed cabs thinking I was oing to have something better, only to discover that what I really wanted was the sound of two 1x15's...

    Now, my 4x12 is a kick-ass cabinet...but it weighs over 100 lbs. and is so wide I can't lift it by myself, so it never leaves the house, unless I roll it end-over-end up and down the stairs and into the car.

    There's some really nice stuff being done out there with the more modern style 12's and 10's, but the tone of 15's is really what gets me out of bed.
     
  14. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    12s and 10s mixed together.
     
  15. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    I use a 15" crossed to a 12" and a superb 1" and flare
     
  16. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Schroeder 1210...
     
  17. IvanMike

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

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i lifted that from the following thread - there is some more good info in that link

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143930&highlight=neds
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Ivanmike's qoute makes a very valid point. My swr henry 8x8 is tuned to 35hz, and is a biiig faaattt sounding cab despite being loaded with lil ole 8's;)
     
  19. Me too, I like this combo alot.