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Which cabinet would you choose for my situation?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ccyork, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. SWR Goliath Junior III

    4 vote(s)
  2. Ashdown ABM 210T

    2 vote(s)
  3. Aguliar GS210

    1 vote(s)
  4. Trace Elliot 1028H

    2 vote(s)
  5. Gallien-Krueger 210SBX-II

    0 vote(s)
  6. Ampeg SVT210HE

    4 vote(s)
  7. Other

    19 vote(s)
  1. ccyork


    Jan 26, 2004
    OK, here the situation. I'm tired of lugging lots of gear around. I'm going to try going to a 2x10 cabinet ONLY. I'll be driving it with my Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II. My band is not terribly loud (clasic rock and oldies). I want a punchy bass sound that will throb. Which cabinet would you choose, and WHY?

    Note: The SWR is avaialble in 4ohm or 8ohm configurations.


    EDIT: I play a 4-string Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass. Also want something that will fit easily in my 4-door sedan or trunk.
  2. ccyork


    Jan 26, 2004

    If you vote for "Other", could you please specify your recommendation? Thanks! :)
  3. janek65


    Apr 7, 2005
    Soz, i voted 'other' because i would definitely check out the Eden 210XST. I've never tried it though so i can't recommend it :)
  4. 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 voted other. My top three choices for a single 2x10 would be (in alphabetical order):

    Bergantino HT210 (not the S, though the HT210S is also nice)
    EA NL-210 (4 ohm, if possible)
    Glockenklang Duo

  5. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    I voted other, because I think the Genz Benz 212 Neo or Avatar B212 Neo would be perfect for you. The both weigh within a 50lb-60lb range, and unlike a lot of 2x10s, they won't fart out on you in the low frequency range at gig volume.

    I used to own the SWR Goliath Junior II, and if you have a 5 string or any bass for that matter with a Low B on it, you will not be happy with the Jr.
  6. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Berg HT210
  7. scuba steve

    scuba steve

    Dec 28, 2005
    Hillsboro, Tx
    +1. i really like eden stuff.
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Schroeder 1210 Light. Small, light, rated for mega-watts, efficient, fat, clear, punchy.
  9. Other.

    In a couple of months I let you know how my hommade OMNI 10 (fitzmaurice designed) sounds.
  10. CLJMB

    CLJMB Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    North Alabama
    Schroeder 1210
  11. Jack


    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Hate to add to the people not voting for one of your options, but its VERY hard to beat Schroeder or Bergantino.
  12. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Ampeg 4x8. Cool stuff, smaller, plus plenty of cone area.
  13. Kurisu


    Nov 19, 2003
    Saskatoon SK
    Accugroove Tri210L - A very thick, full, "throbbing" cab. Perfect for classic rock and oldies (if you roll off the high end via your amp, or else you'll get more clarity than was ever recorded pre-1990).
  14. I agree. I can't see any other cabinet that's small as a 210 that can really 'stand alone'. Although I haven't played one yet, but the reviews are oh so good.
  15. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    I wanted to pick one of those listed, and of them, the best one I've played was the Trace. That cab sounded much bigger than it was.

    However, I would also look at the Berg, from what I've heard.
  16. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I also voted other. I just don't associate classic rock and 2x10. For classic rock I would get 2 x 12". I personnaly use 2 1x12" but if you don't mind the weight, one 2x12" cab would probably be cheaper.
  17. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I voted other as well... you seem to have skipped all my fave cabs... :)

    I second the EA NL-210, but I'll also add the Avatar NEO 4ohm 210 is KILLER... especially for the price!

    Other than that, I'd go Schroeder 21012 Lite (which I may as well! :) ), 1212 Lite, or 1210 Lite, Accugroove Tri-112L, and I also like the GK NEO 212.

    All lightweight and kickbutt. :)
  18. Kael


    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    I gig an EA nl-210 on a regular basis. Unlike any other 210 I've used, it will hold it's own even handling FOH at small to medium gigs. For a stand alone, the nl-210 is the only 210 I've used that I'd feel comfy relying upon.

    Eve thought they are not really 210's, those Schroeder's are probably good suggestions. They are reputed to be light, loud, and voiced to cut through dense mixes. I still haven't heard one of those cabs yet. Just not many of them floating around in Oklahoma.
  19. ccyork


    Jan 26, 2004
    I'm starting to get the feeling that most folks don't think a 2x10 can cut it alone...surely someone's gigging with just a 2x10. :confused:
  20. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    With PA support I've gigged with an Eden D-210XLT standalone many times. It works pretty well. I don't doubt that the Aguilars, Bergantinos, EAs, and Accugrooves would work as well or better.

    That said, IME a 2x10 will never really "throb". When I gig with just a 2x10 I try to put it near ear level and dial in a punchy sound to cut through ... letting the PA get the throb going.

    Maybe if you went with an ACME you could get some throb going.

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