____18's vs 15's vs 12's vs 10's etc........................

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Postby Vics on Thu May 08, 2008 6:39 am

Waaaay back in my bass playing days I used an SVT into a BIG cabinet I made that held 2, 12 Gauss speakers. Used a Music Man Stingray bass and I use to get compliments all the time on how good it all sounded.
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Postby sparki73 on Thu May 08, 2008 7:41 am

Roy33 wrote:
ValveLust wrote:I
If you stand close to your cab the sound is blowing past you as it takes more distance for the sound wave to develop from a large speaker.That's one of the reasons 8x10's sound so good,especially if you're standing close to them.

interesting that my 1x18 orange cab is better heard on stage than my 4x10/1x15 ampeg, that i used a long time... i know: against the theory, but in fact i never have problems hearing myself and have no problem with swapping frequencies.

i agree: the kind of best combination is the 4x10/1x15 or 1x18 cab, but in the end it depends on the sound you want. i kind of downsized everything in the past 12 month because of space in the tourvan and heavyness of the ampeg. i was never willing to use something smaller than the big ampeg until the band simply had no space in the van. then i first tried an old bassman 2x15 cab, which was great and didn´t dissapoint, and i finally ended now using the 1x18 cab, which is formidable!

but i agree: it´s a question of sound and taste. at the moment i love the muddy, bassy, deepmidrangy sounds in combination with an eb0 bass and this setup suits very well, but in a more straight rock surrounding i would always grab the svt...

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Postby Roy33 on Thu May 08, 2008 2:57 pm

sparki73,your rig sounds good just looking at it.If I'm not competing with two 100w halfstacks then the skies the limit on what can be used,and I wouldn't haul around an SVT rig.I too love bass with a bit of grind.Rob Wright from NoMeansNO uses one 300w 4x12 marshall cab (precision bass) and has the best overdriven bass tone I've ever heard,no lack of bottom end like you'd think.
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Postby joe_jr on Tue May 13, 2008 8:18 pm

I'm using a sealed Traynor 8x10 plus an Ampeg SVT 410HLF at the moment. I may try a modern 2x15 some day, along the lines of a Mesa Road Worthy perhaps.
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Re: ____18's vs 15's vs 12's vs 10's etc........................

Postby IamtheSubwoofer on Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:29 am

I've got an old peavey 2x15 cab with a cheap GK 300W head, and it still can move some earth. I've always preferred being felt to being heard with my rig, so I went straight for that 2x15
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Re: ____18's vs 15's vs 12's vs 10's etc........................

Postby Damocles74 on Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:49 am

What was popular back in the early 70's? I like the old school fat and warm but CLEAN bass lines of Glenn Cornick, Leo Lyons, JPJ, Nick Simper etc.
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Re: ____18's vs 15's vs 12's vs 10's etc........................

Postby Kolatogari on Thu May 06, 2010 8:05 pm

My band once gigged with a SWR 8x8 cab and I realy loved that sound. I like it much more than my 4x10 cab. I believe it would be perfect with one 8x8cab and 2x12"cab with a 200W Hiwatt head.
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Re: ____18's vs 15's vs 12's vs 10's etc........................

Postby thornybank on Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:10 pm

1Os bark
12s growl
15s thump
18s boom

Put a valve head through a Peavey 1820...!

Or baimp it with a Marshall IBS series 400w head.
Shut that thing off and get to bed!
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