Which Cab for Which Sound?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by muzfuz, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. muzfuz


    Oct 2, 2000
    Im looking to buy a new cab, and I've narrowed it down to either a 4x10 or a 2x15. I have a hartke 3500 amp, which i used to play through a hartke 410xl, but i sold that because it was too big for me to move accross the atlantic with. the question is:

    which sort of cab is going to give me the sound i want? i play a lot of music, but mostly pretty heavy stuff such as pantera, metallica, system of a down, machinehead etc. are there any general differences between 2x15s and 4x10s in sound?
  2. WarwickFRK

    WarwickFRK Guest

    Oct 14, 2001
    Depends on budget, playing out a lot, etc... so many factors. I'd say you definitly should get a 4x10. Ampeg makes good ones for about $550 to start with. And if you play with guitarists that use real heavy distortion "death"metal style, you would be better off getting a 4x10.

    SWR are good but its a lot more money ($800) for a Goliath III 4x10. I use to have an Ampeg that sounded good but ultimately I went with SWR. More money but you get what you pay for.

    i'll let the pros help you on this...
  3. muzfuz


    Oct 2, 2000
    let me add to that-- im looking at a
    sunn 2x15, 300 watts @ 8 ohms,
    sunn 4x10, 300 watts @ 8 ohms,
    hartke 2x15 BXL (400 watts @ 4 ohms)
    i was looking at ampeg but they're too expensive. which cab would you recommend for that sort of sound? i like to be able to change my sound, because i do play other stuff such as pink floyd, but its most important that i can play some metal through this cab.
  4. muzfuz


    Oct 2, 2000
    oh yea swr good idea...
  5. DaveB


    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    SWR is great gear....but do yourself a favor and compare it with Eden or Aguilar before you buy. You still might buy the SWR ...but maybe not.
  6. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The Hartke 2-15 is not intended to be used alone (the specs claim top end response stops at 1 KHz!!!).