The *BEST* cab, pre amp and power amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by deadman9, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. deadman9


    Apr 7, 2003
    Hi Everybody!! Wondering what yall think is the best cab in the categories of:


    best for under 1200:

    best for under 800:

    best for under 500:

    best value:

    By best, I mean quality of sound reproduction. No tone coloring or crap like that, that should be handled by a preamp. Exactly what goes in comes out, except less electrical and more vibrational. So what is THE BEST

    note: You, my ears, and the friendly folks at guitar center are deciding my future investment in amplification. Whatever I wind up with will be dual use for both bass and keyboards.
  2. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    hahaha no

    Creating 3 threads all at the same time ISNT the way to go, and no, its not easier. If you want 3 questions asked, ask them in one thread, not 3.

    If you want to get a little more info, check the amps buyers guide, its in a thread stuck at the top of them amps forum.
  3. deadman9


    Apr 7, 2003
    thanks for combining them, I didn't realize at first when I was posting, er, sorry, I didn't know(had my head up my ass at the time), like I said, I'm new to the forum thing, again sorry for clogging up the mechanism... :( it won't happen again. can we still be, something like that...
  4. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    hahah yeah.

    Just dont do it again, or i feed you to the troll eater called JT.
  5. thumbtrap


    Jun 26, 2003
    For starters:

    1) You need to decide how much you're willing to spend. Then ask the question. Just because you decided you were willing to spend $1200 doesn't mean you can't buy a $400 cabinet if you like it though.

    2) An awful lot of people like that colored crap. I find I sometimes have to do quite a bit of tweaking to get my "uncolored" sound, which leads me to believe it's not as uncolored as I might think. If you want to use it for keyboards too it would be helfpul to look for this, but it's not helpful to be needlessly inflammatory to the people you're asking advice of.

    3) Asking for superlatives is likely to ruffle feathers. If you want the "absolute best" then you should be prepared to go find out what this is, because we sure aren't going to agree on what's the absolute best - this is something only you can decide.

    4) The answer to the last bracket is Avatar :)

    5) Your amp power, and/or willingness to upgrade your amp will have a huge impact on the suitability of some cabinets, especially if you're looking for a full range hifi sounding cabinet.
  6. deadman9


    Apr 7, 2003
    OK, best was the wrong word, if I could delete all the posts and try again(at posting and at first impressions), I would. I wanted to find out what some common preferences were for items that could produce a good uncolored sound so I would have an idea of what to look for.
  7. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    "Current Wishlist/G.A.S.
    Ibanez AEB10BK Acoustic Bass and Warwick Basic Corvette Rockbass, GK 2x10 or Hartke Transporter 4x10"

    Kirby, why wuould you want a transporter 4x10?
  8. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    whatever you do, DO NOT let the folks at GC help you do anything! that's what we're here for. ;)
  9. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    If you want uncoloured sound reproduction AFAIK there are only 3 options: Acme ( Euphonic Audio ( and Accugroove ( in order of increasing price. I use two Acme Low-B2 cabs and love them, YMMV.

  10. of course theres also Glockenklang :D (I will probably get myself a Glockenklang Double [2x12] next)