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which swr cab with a bass 750?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Aenema, Oct 28, 2001.


  1. Aenema

    Aenema

    Apr 18, 2001
    Michigan
    i currently have a bass 750 with a triad. the triad sounded so good in the store... than i took it to band pracitice... what the heck is this thing made for? acoustic guitar band?! :confused: anyway i need somethin a lot more efficient. i play hard rock with a pretty loud guitar player. (damn those 4x12 marshalls) ;) im goin to the music store to try some stuff out but i want some suggestions. goliath III seems to have a darn good efficiency rating. its 8 ohms though which means my head will be puttin out 450 watts. will this be enough for most gigs? thanx :D
     
  2. yeah go with the GIII or even better and ad a 15 under it and you'll be fine for pretty much most gigs.

    ytster:cool:
     
  3. Aenema

    Aenema

    Apr 18, 2001
    Michigan
    would i benefit from getting 2 goliath jrs? then my head would put out 750 watts. or will 450 watts with the goliath III be plenty?
     
  4. Honestly, i say add a bit extra and the the Goliath Sr. Not only is it a great cab. But also, later on, it would be great to add a Big Bertha cab under it. That would just rock. Think about it.
     
  5. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    Keep the Triad and add a Goliath III to it if you have the money, or just trade the triad and get a Megoliath!!!
     
  6. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i hear you about the triad. great sound, not enough volume.


    i'd go with a henry the 8x8, goliath sr, or big bertha, depending on your musical tone preferences.



    jason
     
  7. The Henry is a great cab for the 750.
    However, since you already have the Triad...
    I would get a Goliath to use with the Triad.
    Basicly a 4x10 & a 15 (+10) at 2.67 ohms, the 750's nomimal impedance.
     
  8. captainpabst

    captainpabst

    Mar 18, 2001
    Tennessee
    yeah, the 750 having a minimum impedence rating of 2.67 ohms kinda sux. i think the triad's three way design, while making for a very balanced tone, ends up limiting the output somewhat.

    you could add a goliath to the triad. that would probably be phat.

    i have a 750 and an 8x8 and i love it. it'll play loud. i think adding the big ben (18) to it would rock...i may spring for that cab someday.

    seems like you just spent a wad of cash...check out my 'holy cow - alumabass deals' thread if y'want a cheap addition...oops forget it - the only two cabs they have are both 4 ohms.
     
  9. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    get 2 Goliaths. the Megoliath has got to be one of the best made 8x10s in the world, yet 2 Goliaths together overpower it in both volume, bass, and tone. and its much more portable. oh why oh why did you get that Bass 750???!!?:eek:
     
  10. Henry the 8x8! that, perhaps with you triad (I don't know if you can or not, don't know the impedances) would really kick! The cab is soooo punchy!
     
  11. captainpabst

    captainpabst

    Mar 18, 2001
    Tennessee
    henry and the triad are both 4 ohms - couldn't swing it. henry and the goliath III...henry and a big bertha or big ben...
     
  12. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Goliath Sr. I sold one a month ago and am already regretting it. Great cab.
     
  13. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    what's the low end like on the sr? compared to say...the henry?


    jason
     
  14. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    2 X 15!!!!!! awesome!!!!!!
     
  15. Aenema

    Aenema

    Apr 18, 2001
    Michigan
    holy shnykees! didnt expect this much help. thanx a lot guys. :p i forgot to mention i wanted somethin somewhat portable. i suppose a 6x10 wouldnt be horribly bad but i jam around with different people. i would like to be able to handle all my equipment on my own if need be. so i picked up a goliath III today. should be plenty for practice. when the gigs come around if its not enough ill just add another 4x10, 2x10, or 1x15. thanx again guys. :D
     
  16. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    haha, good man, Goliath is the way to go,then just get another one, and ur set.
     
  17. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Great bottom end, deeper than a Henry and punchy as hell. They handle 1K watts, too.
     
  18. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    wierd....specs show the sr only going down to 53 hz or so...while the henry goes down to 35.


    guess i gotta go find one to try and find out for myself!



    jason
     
  19. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Specs are, in general, a starting point rather than an ending place to evaluate equipment. Too many variables in how stuff is rated to make assessments based on published specs. You're right, you gotta hear 'em.
     
  20. Aenema - i wanted somethin somewhat portable

    Just a matter of opinion, but I think the Sr. is easier to move alone than a 4x10. The tilt back design allows you to move it up and down stairs one step at a time like it's on a dolly. The 4x10 has to be carried... it's not quite as versatile as a 4x10 though. You could show up at a coffee house gig with a 4x10 and be alright, but if you roll that 6x10 in it looks like overkill! :)