... Posted February 20, 2003 Share Posted February 20, 2003 Scootdog, this is partially your fault... OK, so I've posted in a few threads on amps/cabs and the like that I'm looking at getting something new. Currently I own 2 Bag End S15D cabs and a Bag End S18E-D; I use the two 15's for gigs and the 18 when I play outdoor gigs in conjunction with the 15's. They sound good, but I've noticed that I don't have nearly enough definition in the mids that I'd like to have, and it doesn't cut through enough when I start playing higher up on the neck (10th fret or so). When we were sound checking for our New Year's Eve show, Bryan Beller and I were noodling around together onstage and I was insanely jealous of the sound he was getting from his Goliath III cabs. We have very similar taste in overall tone and such, and his was just so much better (the bastard ). This prompted me to check out the SWR Goliath III cabs and I totally dug them. I had every intention on buying 2 of them and calling it good. Then tonight happened. I was on my way to rehearsal, which is in downtown Seattle, about a mile or so from Bass Northwest. I was an hour early for rehearsal because I was already downtown and wanted to kill time, so I popped into BassNW to chat with Chad and Evan. We got to talking and I mentioned my quest for cabs and they started suggesting stuff... and I started playing through different cabs. ARGH! I didn't have my rack with me, as it was already at the rehearsal studio, but I had my Lull M5. The field of potential cabs is now broader and I will be going down there again on Saturday with my rack to try out different combinations of stuff. Here are the current players: 2 SWR Goliath III - I'm sure people are fairly hip to these, so I won't go into detail. They sound great. 2 Bergantino HT322 - Have you heard these!?? wow. I wasn't at all hip to these things until tonight and I was very impressed. They have 1 12" driver, 2 10" drivers and a horn tweeter. Very, very smooth response and tons of wonderful definition. I highly suggest checking them out if you ever get a chance. They are expensive, the manufacturer won't allow them to be sold for less than $999 each, but man what a sound. They even handle the low-B string with a furious kapow! 1 Bag End Q10BX-D - 4 10" speakers and one of them has a time-aligned co-ax tweeter. I would use this with the Bag End 18 that I already have. This cab sounds incredible by itself and I can hardly wait to try it with an 18 added to it. According to Chad and Evan, this combination of cabs is one of their personal favorites of all time. *sigh* who needs to have money or be out of debt? So, Saturday is the day of reckoning as I will be spending a great deal of time pondering what sounds best and what to go with. I'll share with the rest of the class when the experiment is done. -Brian Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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