#1
i have a swr cab thats has a 600w handling and a gk backline 300w amp head. when i play the low b on my 5 string it makes a weird sound and my guitarist thinks that the tweeter is blown or something. point being i am looking into getting a new rig anyways and i came across this amp:

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=481710V

and i fell in love with the tone. problem is since im not that good with the whole matching an amp head to a cab based on the ohms could somebody suggest a cab that could handle the power this thing puts out (1200w)
Ibanez SR 505
Brice Defiant 6 lizardburst (soon to have)
GK 700rbII
GK BXL 4x10
GK BXL 1x15
Boss GT10B (soon to have)
#2
here's a 4x10 built to take 1200 watts at 4 ohms. I'd probably go for a full stack with that kind of wattage though. or you could go for a 4x12. you'll get better low end response but it'll be harder to move around. something like this.

4x10
https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=BRX10.4NEO

4x12
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Aguilar-GS-412-Bass-Cabinet?sku=601032

both are 1200Watts at 4 ohms.
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#3
Quote by systematic_nois
i have a swr cab thats has a 600w handling and a gk backline 300w amp head. when i play the low b on my 5 string it makes a weird sound and my guitarist thinks that the tweeter is blown or something. point being i am looking into getting a new rig anyways and i came across this amp:

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=481710V

and i fell in love with the tone. problem is since im not that good with the whole matching an amp head to a cab based on the ohms could somebody suggest a cab that could handle the power this thing puts out (1200w)


The Ampeg description seems a little confusing it says 2x600 watts @ 4 ohms, is it dual output like the new Ashdown Little Giant 1000 which puts out 2x500 watts into four ohms Each?
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn
#4
^ That's the rating in bridged mode. Both sides are normally 2-ohm min.

What's confusing me is that musician's friend says it's 1200W @ 4-ohm bridged, but the back of the amp reads "1600W @ 4 ohms mono bridge"

Here's a link to the manual:
http://www.ampeg.com/pdf/SVT4PRO.pdf


As far as the cab goes, do we have a budget?
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Last edited by Mutant Corn at Feb 5, 2009,
#5
Quote by Mutant Corn
^ That's the rating in bridged mode. Both sides are normally 2-ohm min.

What's confusing me is that musician's friend says it's 1200W @ 4-ohm bridged, but the back of the amp reads "1600W @ 4 ohms mono bridge"

Here's a link to the manual:
http://www.ampeg.com/pdf/SVT4PRO.pdf


As far as the cab goes, do we have a budget?


What it should give is an immense amount of clean output which is what loudspeakers like.
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn
#6
^
What was that in response to?

Anyway, I found the specs. Last page of the manual.
1600 Watts Mono-Bridged @ 4 Ohms
1200 Watts Mono-Bridged @ 8 Ohms
2 x 900 Watts @ 2 Ohms
2 x 625 Watts @ 4 Ohms
2 x 350 Watts @ 8 Ohms

If you want to bridge it at 4-ohms, you're going to need to shell out quite a bit...

What I would do is get two 4-ohm cabs and run it in stereo, which is 2 x 625W. You can add more later, if needed. (I doubt it)

My suggestions would be to get two of any of these:

Carvin BR410N-4 (1200W @ 4ohm)
https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=BR410N-4

Carvin BRX10.4 (1200W @ 4ohm)
https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=BR410N-4

Avatar B410 (1000W @ 4-ohm)
http://www.avatarspeakers.com/

Acoustic B810 (800W @ 4-ohm)
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Acoustic-B810-800-Watt-8X10-Bass-Cabinet?sku=501094

There's more, but I'm assuming you're on a budget so I'm staying under $1200(2x $600) with suggestions.

edit: I found an Ashdown too, buy you'd have to be careful with it
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-ABM-414T-4X10-Bass-Speaker-Cabinet-with-Tweeter?sku=605025
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Last edited by Mutant Corn at Feb 5, 2009,
#7
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Aguilar-GS-212-Bass-Cab?sku=601031

This would be a little expensive but could help with low end. 2x12 +4x10 = great versatile tone without worrying about your speakers phasing. sometimes a 4x10 and a 1x15 won't react at quite exactly the same time and cause your tone to sound...just a little off. Not noticable to most people and it isn't terribly common. But it can be annoying if you do notice it.
dean edge one 5 string
Schecter studio-4
Samick fairlane-6
Ibanez sb900
Ibanez btb775
Fender p bass special deluxe

Dean Del Sol
Ibanez prestige rg2610

Peavey TKO 65
Peavey vb-2
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Last edited by Revelation at Feb 6, 2009,
#8
Quote by Mutant Corn
^ That's the rating in bridged mode. Both sides are normally 2-ohm min.

What's confusing me is that musician's friend says it's 1200W @ 4-ohm bridged, but the back of the amp reads "1600W @ 4 ohms mono bridge"

Here's a link to the manual:
http://www.ampeg.com/pdf/SVT4PRO.pdf


As far as the cab goes, do we have a budget?



in all honesty its whatever will get the job done. i was looking into getting two pa cabinets from kustom, would that work or not really?
Ibanez SR 505
Brice Defiant 6 lizardburst (soon to have)
GK 700rbII
GK BXL 4x10
GK BXL 1x15
Boss GT10B (soon to have)
#9
they would work, but i don't think they'd sound as good as bass cabinets.
dean edge one 5 string
Schecter studio-4
Samick fairlane-6
Ibanez sb900
Ibanez btb775
Fender p bass special deluxe

Dean Del Sol
Ibanez prestige rg2610

Peavey TKO 65
Peavey vb-2
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#10
Did you find them locally or something?

Bass cabs will always be better...PA speakers just don't sound quite right. Kustom does have some excellent bass cabs, if you can find them. They have an 810 that will hold 2KW.
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