#1
I have this combo
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Acoustic-B200-200W-1x15-w-Tweeter-Bass-Combo?sku=482902

but i have to crank it up about half way to get heard over the rest of the band, and at that volume it distorts.

I need a bass cab to help me get more volume while minimizing the distortion

My budget is around 500$ and i play mainly rock but sometimes a little funk

If anyone has any suggestions id love to hear them, thanks.

The combo says its 4 ohms, i need something "compatable"
Last edited by grifff at Oct 14, 2008,
#5
Quote by grifff
I have this combo
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Acoustic-B200-200W-1x15-w-Tweeter-Bass-Combo?sku=482902
The combo says its 4 ohms, i need something "compatable"

The 4 ohms is the minimum impedence that the amp section will run into, it is more than likely that the onboard speaker is 8 ohms allowing you to add another 8 ohm cab giving you a total impedence of 4 ohms thus getting the maximum power out of your amp.
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
#7
Quote by grifff
So they will work together?

Yes they will.
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
#10
Quote by Royal Celebi
So you can attach a combo to a cab without a head?


Many of the lower end of the market Bass combos are limited to the onboard speaker mainly due to the low wattage that simply would not drive another speaker.
Once you get into the 100 watt+ and mor upmarket range you will usualy find an extension speaker socket on the back panel.
I consider it a must to be able to add another cab without disabling the onboard speaker.
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
#11
Quote by John Swift
Many of the lower end of the market Bass combos are limited to the onboard speaker mainly due to the low wattage that simply would not drive another speaker.
Once you get into the 100 watt+ and mor upmarket range you will usualy find an extension speaker socket on the back panel.
I consider it a must to be able to add another cab without disabling the onboard speaker.

Wait what do you mean?
#12
Quote by Royal Celebi
Wait what do you mean?

Some combos have a swithcing socket so that when using the extension socket you disable the onboard speaker, it is a total waste of time as it turns your already heavy combo into a very large/heavy head containing a useless chunk of heavy metal; namely the disconnected speaker.
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
#14
acoustics are great, get it
What doesn't kill us, only makes us stronger

Bass: Ibanez Gsr200
Bass amp: Ibanez sw100 stack

Guitar: squier starter pack

never buy a squier!
#15
Quote by grifff
John, have you heard anything good/bad about the Acoustic cabs?

I've only heard good about the combos and heads, but nothing about the cabs.

Sorry no I only remember their 70s gear; I presume by the prices that they're now made in the far east which doesn't have to mean they're no good.
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