Jump to content

Lightweight bass cabs


daveybass

Recommended Posts

itu - point taken - changing speakers is not always a simple option.

I put a B&C 15" in my Fender Pro 115 - and took out/sold on the ferrite Eminence driver. Cab sounds fine to me - a little different but not in a negative way - but its about 3kgs lighter!!!

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 23/04/2021 at 09:29, daveybass said:

So after a brief brush with the maker and two stents at the age of 47, I've been told that basically I can't lift any thing ridiculous anymore so need to look at a lightweight cabs to replace my Warwick Hellborg Lo and High cabs.

I haven't got a clue what is out there so would be glad of the advice but am using a TC rh750 amp at present

Thanks

Dave

 

I would go the DI / IEM route. The less strain you put on your heart, the better. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Supernaut said:

I would go the DI / IEM route. The less strain you put on your heart, the better. 

I'd tend to agree with this, however, if the IEM route isn't an option, it might be worth a look at the Aguilar SL range.  I picked-up an SL112 recently and have been very impressed.  Different to the Berg HD210 that I normally use but not in a negative way (and at 25lbs weighs less than half as much).  As others have mentioned, there are many vectors here - weight is important of course, but there's also shape, handles (and positioning) and wheels etc. to consider - lifting and manoeuvring in tight spaces can be an issue.  For me, shape/dimensions is as important as weight: a compact cab tends to reduce the struggle whilst carrying in awkward venues.  

  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
9 hours ago, bassbiscuits said:

I’m digging my Markbass 102p (400w at 8ohms and weighing about 14kg). I know it’s not as cool or boutique as Barefaced but for me it’s more conventional sounding and affordable.

Those MB 2x10s are surprising. A pal has the combo version and it sounds fat and punchy and fills a room very effectively.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Dan Dare said:

Those MB 2x10s are surprising. A pal has the combo version and it sounds fat and punchy and fills a room very effectively.

I’ve yet to gig mine (only got it two weeks ago) but I suspect it’ll be enough for most of my pub gigs and the prospect of such an easy load in fills me with joy!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...