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The small cab quest goes on...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by HelpImaRock, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. I'm looking to replace my GK NEO 115 with something lighter and smaller that can still handle my Italian Markbass LMII (apparently that's a thing?). I'm looking at the Markbass Traveler 2x10 and the Trace ELF 2x8. I'm interested in your experiences with either of these cabs, and any other suggestions you have in the under $600 new range.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019
  2. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Roselle, IL
    GK Neo 115: 40lbs
    Markbass Traveler 210 (102p): 33lb
    Trace Elliot 2x8: 27lbs

    I have not played any of those cabs, however, I thought it would be beneficial to post the weights for the cabs you are interested in. For me, I would not waste $500 on something 13lbs lighter. Do you have back issues? Is there one band member that can help you at shows/practice?
  3. Thanks, I knew the specs but it's helpful to have them in one place for comparison. To me, it's more about bulk than weight. The weight of the 115 is fine. It's the lightest 115 I've ever carried. The other cabs will fit in my trunk instead of having to cram tightly into the back seat of my car, which is how the 115 is now. And they'll be easier to maneuver down treacherous steps.
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  4. mike57


    Feb 12, 2009
    Our Fair City, MA
    geez, i think my 115 is about 60lbs. Feels like 600. Even the 112 is 40lbs.

    Sorry, H, I've no experience with either of those cabs. I'm not much help.

    But why should that stop me!

    Get the Trace, it's not yellow!!
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  5. I’m not sure pairing a green cab with a yellow head is in my best design interests. That said, I’ve never debadged a cab, but I would probably take the giant logo off of the Traveler. Sheesh.
  6. C_Becker


    Mar 30, 2017
    Hartke 4.5XL :laugh:
    Joking aside, it depends on what you need in terms of loudness.
    I'd probably go for the Markbass cab, even if its just to match the amp.
  7. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    Eden ex112 is small. Really small. They're $270, so you could get two.
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

  9. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Resound 210.
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  10. beate_r


    Jan 25, 2012
    Then You might consider 2 112 cabs. A 112 can be made as small as a TL806 (and buiilt lightly). Two of these ave a smaller volume than its 115 sister, the TL606 (whichof most 115 cabs are copies, functionally seen). Two 112 usually can move slighly more air than one 115.
  11. 123321

    123321 Bravely eating @ MacDonald's Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2004
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  12. Flog

    Flog Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2017
    The Ampeg 210av is pretty cool 26 pounds. More of a rock or blues cab, not a ton or deep lows or crisp highs. But it nails the midrange. sounds really good.
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  13. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Used Genzler!
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  14. Fender rumble 115 is 39lbs with a tweeter!
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  15. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man- Supporting Member

    TE Elf 2X8 cab... super easy to schlep at 27 lbs and 400w
  16. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    My small cab is a fEARful 12/6. anywhere from $4-600 used. It could take all your head has and more. Mine weighs 38lbs which isn't much lighter than your GK, but the form factor is smaller and it's a 1 hand carry. If your handy with tools you can built your own easily.
  17. My GK is 40 with a tweeter.
  18. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    I don't care what anyone says about Markbass. They're good amps. I would add the MB 210. Light, powerful and would go well with your head. To me it seems adolescent to worry about what logo an amp has and even more adolescent to worry about removing it. Nothing wrong with your equipment. It works for you, that's what counts.
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  19. I’m more about what’s light and sounds good than anything else. I might take the logo off, but that has nothing to do with whether is does what I want it to.
  20. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    I'm not sure I'm getting your point. How does it relate ot my comment?

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