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what cab's should i get?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by steve-o, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i plan on getting some madison cabs.
    should i get an 8x10
    a 8x8
    a 4x8 and a 2x12 2x8
    or two 2x12 2x8 cabs?
    what to do?
    i am just looking for a change from my 4x10.
    a 8x10 is big! if i go that route i will also have to buy a 1x10 cab to use to practice.
    i play everything.
    from hendrix to tool.
    just everything that is played on bass
    i also play guitar. and i use my bass rig. man does the distortion sound great!

  2. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    If you can afford it get an Ampeg PR410HLF :)

    Otherwise I'd get an 8x8 or dual 4x8 setup.
  3. The Ampeg BSE-410HLF is nice, too. Or one of the Mesa Boogie Engineering 410s. The Ampeg would probably sound better with your Fender though. Actually either one...
  4. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Ellicott City, MD
    Endorsing: Spector Bass Guitars
    The Madison 4x8's look really nice - able to play a low B, etc. Do they 'fill' a room?
  5. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Ellicott City, MD
    Endorsing: Spector Bass Guitars
    Get a 2nd 4x10. Instant 8x10, yet able to fit into a hatchback :)
  6. Sprinkler

    Sprinkler [account disabled]

    Jul 31, 2002
  7. shakeyeraz


    Aug 25, 2002
    patrickj's recommendation is right-on. get a second 4X10 because of space, weight (unless you're assured to always have help), and size. I have 2 4X10 Eden cabinets one @ 60 lbs and one @ 85 - you've got tofigure an 8X whatever is going to weigh in pretty high.
    Also, make sure that, if you do add instead of replace, you pay close attention to the net impedance your amp sees with both cabinets connected. This is critical to getting the best sound w/o killing your amp.
  8. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i want to get rid of my cab.
    i think for right now i am going to get the 4x8
    and then get the 2x12 2x8 cab.

  9. I use a Henry 8x8.


    It kicks major butt.
  10. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    how big is the 8x8?
    and weight?
    is it louder than a 4x10? or a 6x10
  11. 23.25"W x 36.5"H x 18.5"D

    About the Size of a 4x10 + 2x10.

    100 lbs.

    Depends on the wattage.
    At 350 to 550 amp watts it's really LOUD.
    You'd have to get into the 750 watt range to get
    the same volume from a SWR 4x10 or 6x10, IMHO.
  12. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i think the 2x12 2x8 cab is calling me.


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