What cabs am I sleeping on? (Need help picking a new cab)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Samuel Newsham, Dec 1, 2021.

  1. Recently picked up a Darkglass Microtubes 900 V2 and am trying to figure out the best cab pairing. The main ones I've been checking out are Darkglass 2x12, Schroeder 310 or 101215, Boom Bass Cab Matrix, and Berg 2x12 NXT. Looking for something versatile to multiple genres (I play in a popish cover band for gigs but play metal/punk at home for fun). Never had the ability to buy something awesome the first time and want to do it right for once.

    What would you do? What am I missing?
  2. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Haven't tries the BBCM, but looks interesting indeed, unfortunate initiating aside (maybe intentional?)

    I'd take the DG over the Schroeder, but the NXT over both by some distance.

    I feel like a lot of people have been sleeping on the NXT but when they take off they will sell quickly.

    Tremendous cab, massive volume for size and very light. Maybe a little "brighter" at first blush compared so other Bergs I've owned/tried but that's probably just my ears hearing upper mids so clearly for the first time!
  3. Ampslut

    Ampslut Supporting Member

    May 15, 2017
    Barrackville WV
    You can't go wrong with Berg
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  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Of those options I would take the Bergantino for sure. I honestly didn't know Schroeder was still making cabs. DG has never done it for me but it does look like a nice cab, and they've addressed the weight issue from the first gen cabs.

    You should also look at Barefaced. They are disgustingly good cabs.
  5. ezstep


    Nov 25, 2004
    north Louisiana
    Berg for the win!
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  6. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    I'd agree with the positive support for Bergantino. I'd also add Aguilar into the mix. My personal recommend would be Barefaced. IMO if you are contemplating a 212, a Barefaced 112 will work just as well.
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  7. I just saw them for the first time and they look incredible! Andertons Music Co did a nice demo on Youtube. Not many of these around in the states i imagine
  8. A 1x12 Barefaced is really enough for playing bigger rooms?
  9. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    How big are the rooms? What music are you playing?

    I use 2 112's in a very loud Blues Rock band, but for everything else I'm just taking 1 112. These days most of my gigs are in pubs and clubs. Any bigger than that and I'd be hoping for FOH support.
  10. Mostly bars and clubs but I also play casinos, 2 Large outdoor venues (500ish people each) and gigs outdoor at the beach in the summer. Mostly top 40 stuff but all over the map genre wise.
  11. I'd look at two NXT112's. I bought the NXT212 and love it. However, I play mostly casinos and found the 212 to be way overkill for my needs, so,..... bought an NXT112,...perfect solution for most of my gigs. If I could do it over, I'd just have two of the 112's.
  12. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    Get a Bag End 15” Cabinet. It’s a classic cabinet.
    Will cover pretty much anything you put through it. You will need 2 for larger shows though.
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  13. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Mesa Subway hands down. Probably the best volume/punch to size/weight ratio in the whole line is the 212. That said, my 115 is simply superb.
  14. the federalist

    the federalist I think about basses a lot. Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2014
    Having owned Bergantino and Mesa cabs, I attest to their goodness.

    That said, I now own two RevSound cabs and have no urge whatsoever to change.
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  15. DRay521

    DRay521 Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    I’ve gone exclusively to Bergantino for my live sound, and I love it. Cabs sound great and are super portable if you go with any of the lightweight neo stuff.

    I will say, though, I used a Schroeder 15+ for years as a stand-alone cab and I really liked it. I just prefer the Bergs.
  16. Heady


    Sep 30, 2019
    Orlando, FL
    I would love a chance to hear/play through a BBC Matrix in person.
  17. inthevelvet

    inthevelvet Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2012
    Washington DC
    Never played a berg, but I have a Revsound 115 and a subway 112 and both are amazing. I have no doubt the Subway 115 would be amazing as well.
  18. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    I LOVE my Mesa Subway 410. Utter perfection. However, I quite love my Subway 112 and 115 stack too. I’ve read nothing but good things about the 212 and 215 cabs.
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  19. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Call David Luke. 603-651-9800. Let him ask you questions. I have one of his Revsound 2x10s--I've used it on outdoor gigs with NO PA support, and nobody had trouble hearing me. Thing weighs 30 lbs. The web page is ugly, but don't let that stop you.

  20. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    What amp and cab is this new rig replacing?

    A 212 probably wouldn't carry enough outdoors. IMO outdoor gigs and casinos need FOH, so a 112 would do. For bars and clubs I'd use either my BF Super Compact or BB2.
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