Tiny bass cabs (2021 edition)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by sa1126, Jun 13, 2021.


  1. sa1126

    sa1126

    Oct 23, 2008
    Texas
    Hi all. I found this thread which has a lot of dated suggestions. Tiny bass cab?

    I'm looking for a tiny cab (1x8 or 1x10) that is 8 ohms for a small home rig.

    Are there any suggestions for stuff that is easy to find and not crazy expensive?
     
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  2. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    Pacific Northwest USA
    Look around for an Eden or SWR 1X10.

    You'll likely omit what might seem dated, but the truth is, if it sounded fantastic 20 years ago, it will still sound fantastic today.

    Current cabs are very expensive (except the chinese ones)
     
  3. daveman50

    daveman50 Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Albany NY
    I love my Genz-Benz 1x8, but they're hard to find.
     
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  4. sa1126

    sa1126

    Oct 23, 2008
    Texas
    Any clue what the model is?
     
  5. daveman50

    daveman50 Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Albany NY
    8T. There's one for sale on Reverb.

    edit: it was up for $200 + 40 ship, a good price but it's sold.
     
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  6. nonohmic

    nonohmic

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Revsound RS8
     
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  7. I m using a Trace Elliot Elf combo and I really like it. Small, light and clean sound.
     
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  8. How about a GR Bass 2x6??
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  9. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    MAS 1-8 from Michael Arnopol Soundworks.
    You'll thank me later.
     
  10. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Suspended Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    I just sold my tiny Barefaeced One10 and grabbed a pair of even tinier Trace Elliot ELF 110 cabs, with money left over.

    Nothing beats the Barefaced on anything though. Except cost.
     
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  11. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    Germany
    Barefaced one10.
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  12. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    Here’s my home practice amp.
    Bag End 8 ohm 10” cab with the Quilter is perfect. Sounds great and the headphone Jack on Quilter is on front panel which is very convenient. C42FD7F4-5C58-42CC-8EA9-A9DC12D4E080.jpeg
     
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  13. Kevin Hailey

    Kevin Hailey

    Oct 24, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    Acoustic Image Upshot
     
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  14. fishdreams

    fishdreams Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing: Arkham Vacuum Tube Amplification and and Martin Keith Guitars
    20210613_180156.jpg Adding the Acoustic Image doubleshot. 13lbs, 500w at 4Ohm. Sounds really good and fits in a tom tom bag. Did an outdoors gig with it last Summer. More than worth the money.
     
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  15. logdrum

    logdrum A person! Supporting Member

    The best one I think is the EA Wizzy 1X10 by EA. It comes with tilt legs and the transmission M-line technology or whatever really works. Beats most 1 X 10 by a mile, 250watt RMS

    Wizzy-110 - Euphonic Audio
     
  16. srayb

    srayb

    Oct 27, 2010
    Canada
    Phil Jones and Schroeder make some nice small cabs.
     
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  17. srayb

    srayb

    Oct 27, 2010
    Canada
    I used to have an Eden EX112 which was really good. They also made an EX110 which I never tried but lots of people have said good things about them.
     
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  18. BottomFeed

    BottomFeed

    Jan 22, 2009
    UK
    I have owned some small cabs over the years... things get smaller, lighter & more expensive all the time!
    Of the 12" speakers I tried, the bergantino AE12's - very efficient, just a little too HiFi for me.
    Aguilar GS12's - suited me just fine, perfect tone for me (subjective as that always is!) ..but wanted to get lighter weight... so Aguilar SL12's next.. nice.. but leaning on the 'too HiFi' for my personal taste again..
    A GK MBE neo 2x10 cab works great for me live at the moment..that particular range is discontinued and it's getting battered over the years.. may need a replacement some day... I tried a barefaced 2x10 which I must say I really didn't like...no warmth!
    So getting to proper small...
    I tried the Trace Elliott Elf 2x8 cab recently.. I think it has potential.. well built, got guts, tried it with 2 heads that I use.. Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 and the actual Elf head (my gig bag backup)
    It maybe worth a look... I think I would need 2 of them though, a 4 ohm load would stand up better with a full live band...
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  19. Artman

    Artman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    Georgetown, TX
    Define "Crazy Expensive".
    Everyone's definition of that phrase is different.
    What is your realistic budget? Until you define a specific price limit, everyone will just be naming their favorite small cabinet which you might or might not be able to afford.
    For example Trace Elliot 110 $300 USD. Bareface One10 $591.10 USD
    If you have $600 to spend, they are both options, if you only have 300...
     
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  20. I have my eye on the 8" ELF combo. 200w and a fancy Faital driver and weighing 17# are big pluses in my book.
     
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