#1
Im in an indie rock band that has a nice variety of upbeat slightly heavy songs and some soft down tempo songs as well. Im looking into a new bass cab and i have a couple questions about picking the right one. Would 4x12 work for this kind of band? If not what speaker size/quantity would work well? I dont want an 8x10 or anything huge like that just a 4x10 or smaller. Also, I was looking into emperor cabs and liked their drivey overdrive kind of sound but are they mainly used for heavier genres of music? HELP!!! Thanks
#2
Speaker size means nothing in this day and age. Speaker material and cabinet design are infinitely more significant in terms of how a cab sounds. 4x12 is not ideal because vertical alignment is preferable to horizontal, and a good 2x12 should be able to do everything you ever need. The only real suggestion I can give is to go to a store and try some stuff out and see what you think. Depending on where you are in the world I'd check out Barefaced or fEARful too.
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#3
^^ good advice. The best thing to do is try them out. 4x12 is overkill. I had a 1x15 cab in my last band, it did great, would have liked a smaller 2x10 to go with it. Make sure it's something your not going to mind lugging in and out if your venues, weight wise too.
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#5
+1 to Aguilar

my buddy has an Aguilar 8x10, SVT Classic 8X10 and an SVT 410. The Aguilar is better than either of them.

I would also take an Aguilar 2x12 over most 4x10's also
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