Your choice for a 2nd cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Schwinn, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    Fellow TBers,

    I want to add a 2nd cab to an Avatar 15 (no horn) and I was weighing the pros and cons of getting a 2x10 or a 4x10 and....

    ...why not get another 15 instead? Do I need the higher freq response of 10" speakers? I could get a 15 with a horn but is that even necessary...

    Can anyone compare 2 15"s vs. 1 15" + 210/410 setups in gigs without PA support?

    Would I get more volume with the 410 or 210 because there is more speaker surface?

    Thanks guys.
  2. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I've been experimenting with these exact configurations recently. I've got a single JBL 15's with horn, a single ATC 15 with horn, an Eden 2x10 and a Nemisis 4x10. I usually use 2 cabs at a time, all 4 for really big gigs, but most of the time just 2.

    I found that no matter which combination I used, I could pull a decent sound with a bit of EQ. From worst to best sound, my results were as follows:-

    4) The worst sounding - 2x15 combination. BIG bottom end but no clarity.
    3) Better - 1x15 and 2x10. Pretty good actually. Nice bottoms, mids and highs.
    2) Good - 4x10 and 2x10. Punchy, clean, and very loud and agressive sound.
    1) Best - 1x15 and 4x10. Similar sound to the the 15 and 2x10 combination but louder and meaner.

    That's my 2 cents. Feel free to disagree. Of course these results will vary depending on the brand and model of cabs.
  3. a 1x15 has more speaker surface than a 2x10, actually. try a bag end s-15D, more punchy and bright than most 15s. i use two of them, and i don't think i'd need any more highs unless i started slapping a lot.
  4. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    I didn't know a 15 had more speaker surface than 2 10s...thanks.

    I think I should also add that I play a five string and I never slap (not my style).