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Which cab for TecAmp Puma 500/900?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bass nitro, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. bass nitro

    bass nitro

    Feb 21, 2011
    Hi there.Read lot of good stuffs about Puma 500 and 900,especially like that they are transparent,loud,good sounding heads and do not color or do it in very subtle form your sound when they be pushed hard ( or am i wrong ? ),so i would like to have one - it would match my J bass with Delano JMVC5FE set and Noll electronic.Very like this taste knob . I am happy with how sounds my bass now and i would like to have it same tone at high volume without any or less colorations and distortion from the cab but there is my missing link - need a good one.Need one which would sounds very balanced and neutral at high volume -i would play fusion,funk,pop etc. stuffs.Boiled down to few cabs but i will appreciate any other thoughts and suggestions then mine,so here they are:
    1.TecAmp S212 or M212.
    2.Bergantino CN212.
    3.Glockenglang Double.
    4.Accugroove El Wappo Jr.
    5.Barefaced Super Twin.
    Bear in mind that i would not be able to test any of them,which is bad thing i know but none of them have dealers in BG.
    Thank you for your time.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015
  2. Clap Trap

    Clap Trap

    Jan 27, 2015
    tecAmp 212
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  3. Barefaced hands down.
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  4. bass nitro

    bass nitro

    Feb 21, 2011
    Come on TecAmpers.What have you pared up your Puma's with?
  5. You expressed a need for clean uncoloured tone. Other people's random pairings are immaterial.
  6. My 2 cents:
    I had a Puma 900 for a year, but sold it because of its transparent, glassy and very open sound. I just realized that this was not "my tone."
    However, before I bought my Puma on the second hand market, I tested a new Puma 900 in a local store with my main bass and a Glockenlang 4x10 cab.
    The tone this combination was throwing at me was unbelievable. To me it seems the Puma works perfectly with Glockenbklang cabs.
    Transparent and very natural, lots of detail, superb definition, simply a fantastic sound.
    If I were in your shoes, I'd seriously consider Glockenklang cabs (if you can afford them). For uncoloured, transparent, lots of definition, punchy, crystal clear, this would be my first choice.

    On the other hand, you are always safe to go with Tecamp cabs. Tecamp amps and cabs always work well together, you can't go wrong here (IMO).
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  7. LeonD

    LeonD Supporting Member

    I've been playing my Puma thru an Audiokinesis Thunderchlid cab. Awesome sound.

    The Thunderchild has a fairly flat, uncolored sound (what you put in is what you hear coming out) and great dispersion (you can hear the bass equally as well right on top of the cab or at the back of the room).

    Plus, Duke is a great guy to work with. Search for them here on TB.

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  8. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    Super Twin for the super win!
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  9. godley69

    godley69 Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    Accugroove El Whappo Jr. Is basically a Big 4-way Monitor. Can take all the Puma power and throw it cleanly wherever you need it. Loud or Soft Volume are both handled equally well. Best all in one cab by far, IMHO. Next would be Baer. I've been playing Bass for 47 years. I've played through nearly every cab ever made. Accugroove and Baer cabs kick.
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  10. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    I've been to a clinic/demo evening featuring Andrew Gouche, demonstrating TecAmp.
    He used a Puma 900 and two 212's.
    It sounded very good I must say.
    So I would pick option 1 on that alone, you won't be dissapointed.
    The Tecamp cabs are very versatile IMO regarding old school vs High end.
    >> I don't however have any experience with the other mentioned brands.
    Now, there's also the Ampeg SVT 212AV, which sounds killer too!
  11. 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
    Pair that puppy with an MAS cab - the 210 Flex or the 112.
    Problem solved.
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  12. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    Running with Audio Kinesis Hathor 1203 for most gigs, pair it with a TC112 for larger/louder shows.

    Have run various Tecamp and Berg cabs in the past. Not really a bad choice as you can easily push the tone around withe the Puma head.
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  13. popgadget

    popgadget Commercial User

    Sep 4, 2005
    Eastern, PA USA
    Authorized Greenboy Designs Builder, Scabbey Road
    I've been using my Puma 900 with various Fearless cabs, it's not an uncommon pairing.

    DISCLAIMER- I'm an authorized builder of Fearless cabs, I'm answering the OP's question, not making a suggestion.
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  14. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass Supporting Member

    May 10, 2006
    Here's a rockin' gig video where I played a Puma 900 and mic'd a Fearless 210 cab with an ElectroVoice RE-20. Amp settings neutral. Bass is a FrankenFender P.

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  15. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass Supporting Member

    May 10, 2006
    Here's a different gig video take on the Puma 900, where I used it with a Greenboy Audio Crazy8 and a Rob Allen Deep 4 fretless with black nylon tapewounds. Mic'd the cab with an AKG Perception 400 large diaphragm condenser mic. Amp settings were neutral. Totally upright vibe with this acoustic bass guitar!

  16. bass nitro

    bass nitro

    Feb 21, 2011
    Thank you very much all of you.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015
  17. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I have used all of those combinations, except for the Barefaced, and IME/IMHO, all of them play very nicely with my Puma 900. I think it will come down to subjective preferences, among that group.
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  18. If you can afford it, buy the 900. Better to have more headroom than you need
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  19. Scott McArron

    Scott McArron Supporting Member

    Fusion/funk/pop? That screams TecAmp SuperCab to me! I have both the S212 and the SuperCab which are both the same dimensions. The difference is that the SuperCab is a bit more modern sounding with the 1 12" / 1 10" loaded cab with 3 selectable tweeters. I play my S212 when using a P bass, it's thicker sounding, and I use my SuperCab when I want to get funky, it's clearer and wider sounding.
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  20. xroads


    Nov 6, 2012
    +1. The Puma is a pretty neutral amp, which means you can add some color with the respective cab.
    I run a Puma 900 with a Tecamp M212 (or 2 of them..), TC RS210, and Eden 112. The sound of the cab colors the tone respectively.
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