#1
I am looking to get a better combo.
But I am torn between whether to get one with a 15in driver (w/ tweeter) or one with 2x10in drivers.

More specifically, I am talking about the Carvin BR515N and BR510N.
For the same price, I know the 15in has more speaker area.
But I will probably be buying an additional cabinet, probably a 4x10.
So which set up would be best in the long run, 4x10 and 15, or a 6x10.

I play gospel, jazz, funk, rock/pop, and metal. So versatility in tone is critical for me.

Also, does anyone know how GK MB210 compares to the Carvin 2x10 combos?

http://www.carvinguitars.com/bassamps/basscombos.php

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/GallienKrueger-MB210-2x10-500W-Ultralight-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=581053

Thank you!
Last edited by gwath42 at Jan 4, 2010,
#3
the 115 would be a better choice to go with the 410. It would give you better low end and high ends in the end.
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#4
It depends on how much you value portability. 2x10 will obviously be easier to lug than a 1x15. But tone wise, the 1x15+4x10, no question.

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#5
I have a 4x10 cabinet and the plan is to get me a 1x15 this year. That will be a good mix between low and high end.
In your case, I wouldn't combine a 2x10 with a 4x10. That will produce the same tone as you had when playing the 2x10, but only louder.
If I were you I'd pay a few bucks more and start with a 4x10.
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#6
Id get the 2x10 and a 15 underneath it. Of course 15's work better on top of a 4x10 cabinet, but i would go the first way to have a good all round rig.
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#7
I've heard negative things about mixing cabs though.

Thanks for the input guys.
I think I will be getting a 15in combo.
Mainly for tone and the roundness in it stand alone.

Now to decide which one...
GK, Carvin or Peavey.. lol
#8
I posted about having Ampeg stuff and what cab is best. I first bought the micro with (2) 2x10 mini cabs. I don't use it right now and in total is cost as much as the HLF410 + a head. . I have hooked up (2) 15" to a 2B-R head and they sound fine. I can also hook a 410 + (1)15" but the 410hlf is designed to give a whole lot of bass. I know what everybody else is posting is correct but I prefer not to mix up different cabs. Right now my fav..small cab is the Ampeg 410hlf, it is still a handful to move around but once its there it sounds great.
Last edited by ScottSVT4 at Jan 5, 2010,
#9
A 4x10 will produce more lows then a 1x15 so whats the point in having a 1x15 with your just going to stick a 4x10 on it.
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#11
A good combination is 2x10 + 1x15.
4x10s are good if you've got your own transport as they're both big and heavy.
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Last edited by John Swift at Jan 8, 2010,
#12
Im gonna just throw in my 2 cents

I think 15s are great when theyre with something else. In my experience though, a 15 alone does not have a very tight sound. If you can only pick one, I recommend some combination of 10s. I think 2x10 and a 1x15 is your best bet