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Which would you choose? Eden, GK, Schroeder

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by haujobb, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. haujobb


    Dec 16, 2004
    I'm about to buy a new cab to go with my new amp, a Yorkville 400B. My three choices are a single Eden 4x10XLT, a pair of GK 4x10 RBH or a Schroeder 310212, which would you choose and why?
  2. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    Schroeder. why? It'll make an already loud amp even louder.
  3. gk or schroeder. probably the schroeder
  4. LoGruvz


    Apr 11, 2003
    Atlanta, GA
    I would take a look at the Yorkville cabs that compliment that amp. They have great reviews.

    You can pickup a used Ampeg SVT410HLF for about $425 shipped - may be an option - that's what I use and most of the Schroeder users that have had this cab say they sound very close to the Schroeder 1210.
  5. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    Depends on your money situation. I have an Eden 410T and I love it, but I have never played through a schroeder or GK.
  6. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    What kind on sound/tone are you after?
  7. Schroeder. Covers all the 3 L's:

  8. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    That Schroeder would sound like a bomb most likely. :bassist:
  9. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    I just got a schroeder 310212. And the other dude is right...Low, Loud, Light (comparitively). It blows away my Ampeg 8x10" and it's about half as big. Only 32" tall and 16" deep. I still have to play a show with it to give a full review, but practices have been sweet. It cuts through very well and the B string is deep! if you have the cash...go for! you wont be dissapointed
  10. haujobb


    Dec 16, 2004
    I can't really describe me sound, but I usually boost the 120-250 range, cut a little around 600-1200 and then use a slight boost above 2500.

    The only cab I have used in a live situation was the Eden, and I was very pleased, I've heard the GK in store but I think we all know how that is. The Schroeder I have never heard but have heard many good things.

    As far as the yorkville cabs go, along with the GK there was a Yorkville 4x10 in store, I thought the GK blew it away for about the same price.
  11. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Bag End ...
  12. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    yea a schroeder 210212 powere with 400 watts is pointless

    i'd consider a eden 2 12 xlt

    or perhaps a 210 xlt

    or a yorkville 8x8
  13. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    What makes you say that?
  14. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    well dont they handle like 2100 watts or something like that??

    i might be wrong, but i would think that 400 watts wouldn't even get the drivers moving enough to get good toe from the cab

    but there is a good chance that i am wrong

    plus, thats a huge cab
  15. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Their sensitivity rating is 104dB @ 1W @ 1m -- pretty darn sensitive.

    That means it will get very loud with a 400W amp (128dB with 256W and 131dB with 512W).
    [If I did the math in my head correctly.]
  16. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    than that sounds pretty good i guess

    but i would want to pump some serious power through that baby

    the schro 4 10 is on my gas list
  17. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Well, to be honest. I'd say go with the Schroeder 410 or 21012. You won't ever need more than that. In big gig situations (even outdoor festivals etc) i've never had the master on my Trace Elliot V8 above 3 on the master (I use a 410).
    The 310212 would just be excesive weight IMO.

    The Schroeder 410 has a low mid bump like the Edens which gives it that aggressive attack when you want it, but IMO everything else (Lows, mids, highs) sound fuller than the Eden's.
  18. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    400 watt into it would be fine.

    I'm only putting 400 watt into my 410. These cabs are LOUD and get going with hardly any juice.
  19. haujobb


    Dec 16, 2004
    I had a brainstorm a few weeks ago to pick up a power amp, qsc or yorkville, and purchase a schro 410 and 1210, but it seemed a little bit illogical considering the yorkville is a very loud amp and schreders are very loud cabs.
  20. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    They are loud cabs. I'm sure the 410 would be way loud enough, even without the 1210.

    I was planning to add a 1212 to my 410 but in no way need it (i'm playing at gigs where other bassists with 8x10s are getting drowned out). I may get a 1212 or 1210 in future just for portability and most of my 'smaller' gigs.

    Talk with Jorg as well, he's more than friendly and willing to help out.