Which cabs sound better for a Fender Precision?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Phd, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. 10"

    24 vote(s)
  2. 12"

    24 vote(s)
  1. Phd


    Dec 8, 2014
    Hi all,
    I must to buy a cab (or cabs) for my new amp.
    In your humble opinion, a Fender Precision sounds better with a cab 10" (2x10 or 2 2x10) or with a cab 12" (1x12 or 2 1x12)?
    Thanks in advance to all.
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I prefer 15's.
  3. I’ve had a lot of luck with 12s in the PBass dep. you’d want to double up on em tho.
  4. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Mount Prospect, IL
    Size of the speaker has little to nothing to do with the tone. It comes down to how the cabinet was designed. Plus, your version of good tone is different than mine. Do you have a chance to try the gear out with your bass and amp head of choice?
    revroy, Haroldo, basspraiser and 7 others like this.
  5. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    No more calls; we have a winner
  6. Jack


    Sep 6, 2003
    Northumberland, UK
    My P has sounded good through 1", 1.5", 2", 6", 8", 10", 12", 15" and 18" drivers.
    Pilgrim, Aqualung60 and interp like this.
  7. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    What year is this?
    Haroldo, NOVAX, basspraiser and 3 others like this.
  8. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    Define 'Better'
    Element Zero and blubass like this.
  9. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    8x10 - Ampeg SVT-810e.

    There is no substitute.
    NOVAX, FugaziBomb, slugger and 6 others like this.
  10. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Mine sounds just great with my Berg CN212.
  11. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Well played sir.
    It is currently 2017 although the same question has been asked since about 1975.
  12. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx! Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
    I've played through a 4x12 bass cabinet and did not like it. However, it isn't always just the speakers themselves, it's how the cabinet is designed. That being said, I love my Ampegs (I own and use all these in various configurations): 410HE, 210PRO, 115E, 410HLF.
  13. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Actually, anything with zero bottom end could substitute.
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  14. Acoop


    Feb 21, 2012
    Buy a real good 1x12", Aguilar, etc. Then save up for another.
  15. FirewalZ


    Aug 14, 2014
    S.E. Michigan
    The v3 Fender Rumbles seem perfectly matched for a P bass...almost as if it were intentional:) Ive played my P bass through much more expensive gear, but a P bass into a Rumble can nail that classic "Fender" tone like nothing else.
  16. leavetheconnoli


    May 21, 2017
    New York
    I run a 15’ rumble v3 cab. Lightweight, cheaper and just a kickass cab. I do not like playing through 10’s or 12’s.
  17. DD Gunz

    DD Gunz

    Jun 18, 2015
    Sealed cabs for the win!
    Lvjoebass and mapleglo like this.
  18. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Never really heard a P bass sound bad through anything unless it was EQ’d terribly. With that said, my personal preference is 12s
    son_of_mogh and bobba66 like this.
  19. DD Gunz

    DD Gunz

    Jun 18, 2015
    As someone who has played this very cab in one form or another since 1992, I have yet to have a problem with low end. Sub lows? No, but it's got enough low end to have held it down for a large portion of professional touring bass players since I have been alive.
    Sixgunn, Gearhead17 and mapleglo like this.
  20. speaker diameter on its own tells you nothing about the sound or tone. not all 10 inch speakers are the same. not all12 inch speakers are the same etc.
    revroy, Coolhandjjl and Gearhead17 like this.
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