Pick your rig (considering weight, playing syle etc choose your weapon -feel free to add reasons)

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Northernbuck's picture

4x10/1x15

Cuz.....that's what I have. I researched for months and found that this would be the most flexible for me.

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Brian Sharpe's picture

That's a rig that appeals to

That's a rig that appeals to my desire to create a wall of sound! It must sound awesome.

The problem sort of solved itself - I stumbled across an Eden 4 x 10 last night on eBay, a little rough cosmetically, but a great price with free shipping. I know how much bottom end I'll get from it but had not been considering it as my single cab solution based on price (they're over $1,000 new - lunacy!)

Once again buying used saves the day (I'll sell the GK cab and that will pay for the Eden)

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Brian Sharpe's picture

I had an ulterior motive for

I had an ulterior motive for the poll.....

As many of you know I sold off me Eden cabs when I got the new (to me) GK rig. It sounds great but (perhaps it's partly a function of the SBX cab being sealed or i've just been spoiled by the Edens)doesn't have the bottom end that I had with my Eden cabs.

Long story short I see my options as either adding a 1 x 15 cab to the 4 x 10, which appeals to the part of me that would really enjoy having a wall of cabs behind me and causing structural damage to our rehearsal space (my office).

The single cab potential solution I've come up with is to go to a 2 x 12 cab which is what actually leads to my question. (I know this is subjective) Is the Eden D212XLT that much better than an Avatar to justify spending $739 vs $319?

I'm in a bit of a jam as Avatars are only available direct and no one stocks the Eden 2 x 12s locally so try before you buy is not really an option.

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Dave Magaro's picture

2x15"

Where the Hell is the 2 x 15" B#???? Come on Bro!!!! I'm no sissy.....LOL!

Dave

Paul Warren's picture

Cool pic Dave. Somehow I had

Cool pic Dave. Somehow I had you pegged as a 8X15 sorta guy. At least for the smaller venues. More like this.

For the larger gigs I figured you'd pull out the 24x15.

LOL

Dave Magaro's picture

8x15!!! Yeah Man when I'm a

8x15!!! Yeah Man when I'm a big Rock star that will be me.....LMAO!

: )

Dave

Here it is

This is the story in BP. Look at the pictures on the right.

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Paul Warren's picture

That's pretty cool Pete.

That's pretty cool Pete. I'll have to read the article tomorrow. Thanks for the link.

BTW, your Lincoln must sound pretty good. LOL

Bottom

The bottom rig looks like the stereo in my Lincoln...LOL

Have you seen what the bass player from Aerosmith plays through? I'll try to find a picture... it looks like a dozen or so old Ampeg b15's stuck together with the original tolex... except, that's just a front for more high-tech gear behind it.

Bass Player did a feature on him and showed his rig from the front, then what was actually behind it.

Brian Sharpe's picture

How could I forget? My first

How could I forget? My first rig back in the 70s was a Traynor head and 2 x 15 cab - classic sound!

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i still got my....

Old Traynor Bloc80B combo.....

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Dave Magaro's picture

I loaded that Sunn with EV

I loaded that Sunn with EV speakers after a blew the original two at a gig one night. That thing sounds pretty damn good now. We just did a gig and the opening band used our gear. I sat back and just listened to the bass. It sounded great!

Dave

wheat's picture

I went the 1x15 + 2x10

I went the 1x15 + 2x10 route. It's very flexible and easy to tote around. You can go with just the 1x15 if you don't want to carry more than one cab. For smaller gigs, you could even go with just the 2x10. Putting them together gives you plenty of volume and nice definition of the highs and the lows (especially if there's a crossover in your amp).

I just have a 1x15 these days. But I'm always threatening to add a 2x10 to it. But I'm not gigging right now, so live gear is definitely on the back burner. When I do have extra cash, I tend to buy more recording gear/software. :)

wheat

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Hazz's picture

None of the above thank

None of the above thank you.
This is what I like and it may not be the best for a lot of gigs BUUTTT . . .

2x15 and a 2x10/1x12angled (ya know, 3 speakers in the same cab)

Weight is not a concern, I seriously dig the rumble of the 15's combined with the 12 and the 10's are thrown in for good measure to add just a touch of upper end punch.

Hazz

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for really big ones I use GK

for really big ones I use GK 4x10 and a 2x10 on top both have horns.

For medium to meium-big gigs I use GK 4x10 with horn.

For all other gigs I use an Eden wedge style 2x10 with horn,
this has been the best buy yet as the sound goes directly towards my face but this can only be used when there is a good PA.

Paul Warren's picture

12s have a lot of grunt.

12s have a lot of grunt. Great lows, great mids, lots of top end.

Brian Sharpe's picture

I'm leaning towards the 2 x

I'm leaning towards the 2 x 12 myself as a single cab solution - I don't anticipate playing out frequently but.........

Plus I've found a seller who can match US pricing with free shipping & taxes included.

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BoH's picture

I chose a 4x10/1x15 for

I chose a 4x10/1x15 for versatility. For bigger gigs, I'd use both. For smaller gigs, I'd go with the 4x10 only. Thanks for listening.

Bo


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4x10 w.1x15

I think this is a versitle setup. I used to play live with a 1x15 and 2 12's is seperate cabs. I'm sticking with my 1x15 combo until a time comes, if it does, that I need more. Then it would be a 4x10 cab and a 1x15. You'll know when I get it because I'll be running the border checkpoint and B# will be missing his rig

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Brian Sharpe's picture

LOL - I've installed GPS

LOL - I've installed GPS tracking devices just in case you come for a visit!

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i agree....

this is the setup i have now and it is great....got the full stack if i need it but for jamming with friends or smaller gigs the 4x10 works great

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