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Which would you rather have?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Sqeejo12000, May 13, 2005.

  1. 2X10 and 1x15

    22 vote(s)
  2. 4x10 with option to upgrade

    14 vote(s)
  1. Sqeejo12000

    Sqeejo12000 Guest

    May 5, 2005
    I am looking at upgrading my rig now that my band is starting to get some decent gigs, but i am torn between what to go with. A 2x10 cab with 1x15 or a 4x10 cab and add a 15 later on in the mix. My band plays a lot of metal, and punk-core style of music so quick response with a good low end is critical. Any suggestions? I was leaning towards SWR but haven't had much experience in amps that weren't combos.
  2. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    Try an Avatar 2x10 pro and a neo 1x15. Both Cabs rock and will give you all the goods.
    Good Luck from Las Vegas :bassist:
  3. Sqeejo12000

    Sqeejo12000 Guest

    May 5, 2005
    I know the shops here where I am at don't have any Avatar stuff. Where can i find it on the net?
  4. MBIYF


    Oct 6, 2004
    The Netherlands

    BTW: I vote 4x10" + option to upgrade.
    10s are important in Metal. 15s are nice for the sound, but not really important to have on stage IMHO (I assume you get amplified through PA playing decent gigs, so you'll only need the rig for monitoring and maybe mic'ing).
    So if I'd upgrade a 4x10, I'd add more 10s. Maybe just 2 of them to get the rig a bit toward ear level without having another 4x10" to lug around.
    I play Metal myself and I chose directly for the 6x10" cab from SWR. It's easier to move then you'd think. No upgrade needed, full power from the amp. Heaps of lows. I use to rock a 2x10+15 setup, but that didn't do it.

    (My 0,03 Euro)
  5. Sqeejo12000

    Sqeejo12000 Guest

    May 5, 2005
    You like the SWR 6X10? What head are you running on it? I am in need of purchasing a head as well. I appreciate all the advice.
  6. primus_55


    Dec 28, 2004
    4x10 and a 2x12 id go...
  7. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    I'm a fan of medium sized cabs. 610 sort of size. A 410 will be a pain to lug around, where with a 610 you can easily push it around (Most have tilt back casters) at a comfortable height. I'd much rather push a medium cab can get help with stairs then try and carry two seperate 410 + 210 or 212 cabinets.

    I don't know what your funds permit for.. But perhaps a Bergantino 610?


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    I'd suggest either a 210 over a 112 or a 210 over a 212 (my rig).

    I'd stay away from 15's if you're looking for a punchy, quick response with lots of low end. All 10's can't really give you a good low end (comparatively speaking) to the 12's.
  9. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    GEt a 4X10. There are very few gigs where that won't be enough. Bass players seem to go crazy with cabs. You don't need all those cabs, really.
  10. I'd probably go with a 210 with a 115 or 112.

    Personally, I'll soon be using a 110 and 112.
  11. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus

    Just to contradict.. My Mesa with the EV 15" is one of the quickest, punchiest, gut hitting 15's i've ever hear. The highs from it are sweet, and it's musical across the board. The lows are a little thinner than my SWR 15" but it's still definently there (Best showed in a band setting).

    [/loves his 15's]


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    ahhhhh, the beauty of personal interpretation!!!!

    Your point is noted, Pop...glad you enjoy your 15, and I'll stick w/ my 12's!!!
  13. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    ^^heheh, I love 12's too! ;) I'd love a 412 + 215 setup.. But, ya know, things cost $$$$ these days :(
  14. I voted 2x10 & 1x15 but I am a 15 inch type of guy and I hadn't read your post that you play metal. I think 10's would work best for your application.


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    THAT would be a monster rig!! I'd even be tempted to own something like that, but alas, I'm just a poor, broke computer guy with a new mortgage and three kids...I'll just stick with my Avvies and Groove Bass 1200.
  16. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I'd vote on a 6-10" also. I used an SWR Goliath SR 6-10" years ago when I played in a metal band. I was happy with it's low end response and projection.

    I voted for a 2-10"/1-15" setup because it's what I use, but I don't play much metal these days. IMO a 4-10" with the ability to upgrade makes more sense for metal, but you also have to consider if you want to move two 4-10" cabs into every gig.

    A 6-10" makes more sense to me.
    - Art
  17. Sqeejo12000

    Sqeejo12000 Guest

    May 5, 2005
    Thanks for all the quality input guys. Based on the input, I think i am going to go with something along the lines of a 1X15 or 12 with a 4X10 cab. That way I can mix and match depending on the venue that we play. We still have some shows that are no PA except for the vocals. (Frat parties, little venues etc..) I really appreciate the time everyone took to respond to the post. By the way I am leaning on the Avatar line after reading up on them. I like the price and they have very feew complaints save the crossover. Everyone keep on Rawking! :bassist:
  18. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2004
    Boston, MA
    I'll take the 210 & 115 every time.

    Already have two rigs with this configuration and considering a third, but I'm a creature of habit anyway.

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