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Which cheapish 4x10 cabinet for Fender Bassman?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rocknmather, Jun 28, 2020.


  1. Rocknmather

    Rocknmather

    Jun 28, 2020
    Bulgaria
    Hey all,

    Posting for a first time here! :) Please bear with me, as I don't know much about bass amps/gear.

    I bought a Fender Bassman-style all tube head (with enough wattage to be heard in a band situation) and currently am in the market for a 4x10 cabinet. Was wondering if you can recommend me something, based on my budget - roughly €300? Maybe €350 tops. Planning to buy the cab from Thomann, which leaves me with the following options:

    - Kustom DE410H - https://www.thomann.de/intl/kustom_de410h.htm
    - Ashdown Toneman 410T Deep - https://www.thomann.de/intl/ashdown_toneman_410t_deep.htm
    - Peavey Headliner 410 - https://www.thomann.de/intl/peavey_headliner_410.htm
    - Laney R410 - https://www.thomann.de/intl/laney_r410.htm
    - Hartke VX 410 - https://www.thomann.de/intl/hartke_vx_410.htm
    - Eden TN410 - https://www.thomann.de/intl/eden_tn410.htm

    Open to buy from another site that delivers to Bulgaria.

    Also checked the local second hand sites, but none of them caught my eye.

    Some additional information:
    - would prefer 8 or 16 ohms;
    - having a horn would be nice... or at least that's what I am being told! Not sure whether it will make dramatic difference;
    - my bass is Squire Vintage Modified Precision (4 strings, stock pickups), tuned to D standard;
    - will use the rig for rehearsals, recording and live playing;
    - I play fingerstyle only (no slapping/picks);
    - my band is a power trio, playing mostly instrumental psych/prog/post-rock, if that matters;
    - would prefer to be able to achieve a bright(-ish), old school/70s, distinctive tone, e.g.:
    - I plan to use bass OD in some situations to switch between clean tone and something close to John Wetton's overdriven tone in Red:

    Would be happy to provide more information if needed.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Loved the sound of the bass on the first clip. Detested the second. :)
     
  3. Deepwoods

    Deepwoods Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    St. Louis
    What about the Fender Rumble 410 to match?
     
  4. Rocknmather

    Rocknmather

    Jun 28, 2020
    Bulgaria
    Would love to get it, but it goes over my budget - almost €550 :(
     

  5. You said Bassman style head, does it have an impedance switch on it it? Does it tell you what impedance it needs? Tube heads need to be matched to the cab as far as impedance goes (ohms), if there is no switch on it you need to know what impedance cab it needs and stick with it, if it needs an 8 ohm cab a 16 ohm cab won't work well, less power and again premature power tube wear if they don't glow right away.
    Most (all?) tube Fender Bassman heads need a 4 ohm cab. You will wear out the power tubes quickly and the amp will make less power with an 8 ohm cab, never mind a 16 ohm cab if it needs a 4 ohm cab.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
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  6. Rocknmather

    Rocknmather

    Jun 28, 2020
    Bulgaria
    Yes, I can use all three impedances (4, 8 and 16 ohm).
     

  7. Do you have a picture of it?
     
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