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SWR poll

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bass2020, Feb 4, 2002.


  1. 6x10

    31 vote(s)
    15.1%
  2. 8x10

    11 vote(s)
    5.4%
  3. 8x8

    22 vote(s)
    10.7%
  4. triad

    9 vote(s)
    4.4%
  5. 2x15

    9 vote(s)
    4.4%
  6. 2x10, 1x15

    33 vote(s)
    16.1%
  7. 4x10

    53 vote(s)
    25.9%
  8. 1x15, 4x10

    37 vote(s)
    18.0%
  1. bass2020

    bass2020

    Aug 27, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    What is the best set up for me???

    I play with a jazz/funk sound. I like SWR's, but what head and cab setup do I need?

    I want a full range, big bottom rig.
     
  2. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    I say for full range, if you like the SWR sound and can afford this, go with the Henry the 8x8 and either an IOD and poweramp or SM500/900. I dunno about how much power you'll need for it. You'll have a nice rig with that cab and any of the heads I mentioned powering it.
     
  3. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    you left out one VERY good combo


    goliath jr 2x10 (4 ohm)
    triad I


    this way - you have ALMOST a 4x10 + 15, but if you have a small gig you can just take the 2x10 as a small cab instead of a lone 15.


    i play with lots of jazz and funk bands, and this setup has never failed me (that is, paired with my IOD and carvin poweramp)


    jason
     
  4. bass2020

    bass2020

    Aug 27, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    goliath jr 2x10 (4 ohm)
    triad I

    I like that idea, how many watts do you have?
     
  5. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I voted for the Goliath Senior 6x10, but I could just as easily go for the Goliath Junior 2x10 plus the Son of Bertha 1x15.

    It would be hard to choose wrong with any of the cabs you listed though. But I've never tried a Triad. I have played around with the rest of that stuff.
     
  6. I own a 2x10 but you just can't go wrong with that 2x15. I really like the tone that cab projects.
     
  7. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i HAVE a 1kW amp, but i only get to use about 700 (350 / channel)

    never have anywhere near a problem being heard.



    jason
     
  8. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    350W/channel would push a pair of Goliath Junior 2x10's quite well: in fact that's the setup I normally use. I also own a Goliath Sr. 6x10, but I don't usually need it, and it's a PITA to carry around in comparison to the 2x2x10.
     
  9. right now i'm looking twords getting a swr 6x10 and carvin 1000 watt head, i think that would be very beautiful...

    but all that you listed seems great
     
  10. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    I'm waiting for the SWR 12-Stack 4x12, which I will buy immediately if it is black with a chrome grill.
     
  11. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    what box do you think they'll the 12stack in? the goliath sr/henry/big bertha box?


    and it WILL be black w/ chrome grille. everything else is, why wouldn't this be, unless they're planning on redoing the whole line.


    jason
     
  12. bass2020

    bass2020

    Aug 27, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    right now i'm looking twords getting a swr 6x10 and carvin 1000 watt head, i think that would be very beautiful

    How do the carvin heads compare with swr heads?
     
  13. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    I'm hoping they'll put it in a new box, proportioned like a guitar 4x12. I'm not sure if 4 12s will fit in a Big Bertha/Gol. Sr. size box.

    They will also be offerring the SWR 12-Pack 2x12, which will probably in a Gol. III box.
     
  14. My set-up is very similiar to Warwick5S's. A carvin 1000w poweramp running one channel into a 4ohm swr 2x10. I plan on adding a triad soon.
     
  15. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I prefer the Carvin R600 or R1000 to any SWR head. Some people have expressed concerns about the Carvin speaker cabinets, and those may be legitimate problems. I couldn't say for sure about the Red Line Speakers, I havein't used any. My Carvin speakers are older, from before the Red Line series came out. (V410T and V115) But the Red Line Heads are first rate.

    I think the Carvin R1000 with the SWR Goliath Senior will be one very serious rig. That 6x10 is 4 ohms, and the R1000 will put out 1000 watts at 4 ohms bridged mono.

    Some people may know that I'm a die-hard Carvin fan, but I'm thinking about an R1000 powering a couple of Bergantino cabs. I just haven't decided which ones yet. I like the 2x10, the 2x12, and the 3x10. I might get two of whichever model I decide I like best. G.A.S! :oops:
     
  16. progplayer

    progplayer

    Nov 7, 2001
    My set up is this:

    2x10 and a 4x10 on the bottom. I run an Eden 600 through them and it sounds amazing! BUT if you put a 1x15 on the bottom and a 4x10 on top you get an even more BASSY tone for sure. I had that set up a few months ago but it was too bassy to me so I added two more 10's. I play in an acoustic emo rock band and it suits me fine. Its very very clear and punchy. Lots of bottom end but if you want all out bottom end get the 15".

    I owned an SM-900 before the Eden and that is a good head. Very hi-fi sounding head. Good tones. Do not get the MO BASS head, very limited in the clean tone department. DO NOT even look at the Workingman series. SM-500 is also good too. I found the Bass350 not very good sounding. Never tried the 750. If you want an SWR head, save up your money and go for the SM series OR....if you want the ultimate tone, go with an Eden heheheheheheh ;)
     
  17. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA

    or if you want super ultimate tone, get an interstellar overdrive with a good power amp.


    jason
     
  18. the 4x12 cabinets will be fairly larger. Check out Peavey's 4x12. It's HUGE!! Even larger then a guitar 4x12. I personally would pass on that.

    Besides, I like the way 8x10's sound

    this is all just my simple little measley opinion
    :D
     
  19. I'd say it depends on if you are gigging or not. If you are gigging, how big are the places you play? I'd go with a 4x10 and a 1x15 (or 1x18). Thats the setup i'm looking at, with a SWR workingmans 4004. That way you have enough volume to be heard in a smaller venue (with just the 4x10) or larger venues w/o a sound system (both the 4x10 and th 1x15/18).
     
  20. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Try some other stuff - why limit yourself just to SWR - listen with your ears and don't look at labels?!