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what cabs don't bottom out easly?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by I.'.I.'.Nakoa, Feb 13, 2002.


  1. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    ok, im tired of playing through cabs that bottom out. i hate the sound. i like my tone withthe lows boosted and the mids cut, but it seems like most cabs cant handle this.. are there any that can?
     
  2. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Acme Cabs are infamous for low end
    Eden XLTs have nice lows
    Bag End's aren't slouches
     
  3. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    i was thinking about that bag end 2x18 :) :D

    but i slap alot and im not sure how well a 2x18 would do for that.

    Ive thought about acme, but im not sure if those would be enough for my band.
    and edens seem very nice, im thinking about trying out a 4x10 with my amp next time im at gc and seeing how well it works..

    i like peavey cabs also, but they bottom out too:mad: :(
     
  4. bag end 18 and two (or four) tens... handle the lows... handle the slap. bag end makes great equipment.
     
  5. SWR MegoGoliath

    pretty hard to get that thing to bottom out!
     
  6. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Aguilars' larger cabs are legendary for "big" and "fat" bottom.

    Ampeg SVT's do a nice job with the bottom.

    Acmes are synonymous with low end, but you better have a hydroelectric dam to power them.
     
  7. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Have you tried the new Peavey cabs?
    Possibly they might be more of what you're looking for.

    If you do try one, tell me what you think, because I can't find one yet! :)
     
  8. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    that sounds like it would be a good set up , a little pricey though.

    good cab, but theres just something about it that i dont like.

    i really(!) want to try some of aguilars gear.
    ampegs are good.

    no, i havent a chance to play one yet, the peavey dealer out here doesnt have any, but they will get some soon, i really want to try them out. they kind of look like swr pro series cabs.

    the same place has 2 older mesa 2x15 cabs. theyre the ones with the black covering and the port on the side.. im thinking about one of those. anyone know which series cab im talking about?
    any info/opinions on them??

    nakoa
     
  9. stevekim

    stevekim

    Feb 11, 2000
    los angeles, ca
    yes, that would be the mesa diesel 2x15. i think they're 4 ohms and 800 watts. mesa cabs rule, i used to have a diesel 1x15. super punchy, fast and bright for a 1x15. i don't slap but i can't imagine anyone wanting more high end. definitely give those mesa's a try. you might be able to get then at a discounted price since they are the older model.

    steve
     
  10. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I'm using an Aguilar GS115, and that 15"er is definitely fat, thick, rotund, obese, oleaginous... anything synonymous with fat applies!
    Thunderous lows, hasn't bottomed out on me yet.
    Sometimes I'll run it by itself... it's got everything I need tonewise. Superb cab!
     
  11. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    theyre used, so what do you think would be a fair price on one of them?


    xush, have you tried the 212??
     
  12. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I haven't tried the 212 yet, but I'm jonesing to!
    I've also got 2 GS410's- I might consider offing one to get a more portable 212, but I sure love these cabs. I'll probably just hang on to them, I guess.
    I'm pretty sure a DB750 is in my near future, if they ever actually ship any...
     
  13. stevekim

    stevekim

    Feb 11, 2000
    los angeles, ca
    i would say $500-550 would be a good price for a mesa boogie diesel 2x15

    steve
     
  14. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    The Bergantino 2/12 has massive low end! I'm sure the Aguilar would be simular........I'm really sold on 12 inch speakers now:)
     
  15. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    ME TOO ! I love mine.:cool:
     
  16. gmann

    gmann

    Mar 1, 2001
    My dealer has ordered a Peavey 412 for me to try. Let's see.
     
  17. That Peavey 412 is a refridgerator. I played one, and it is a good cab. Great low end, good highs. But the thing weighs around 120lbs. Too big for me.

    Geoff
     
  18. gmann

    gmann

    Mar 1, 2001
    I already have an Ampeg 610 HLF @ 115 lbs. and I fit that in the back of my Civic sedan. It's only an extra 5 lbs.
     
  19. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    well, i went and tried the mesa 215. awesome cab, im in love, but they want 599 for it. good price?