Re: Have any of you used these Avatar cabs?
On Apr 30, 9:49 pm, "JoeSpareBedroom" <newstr...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"Kloka-mo'" <BassRobe...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Not THOSE Avatars, but my Neo 2x10 and 115 is a really good buy. Wish I
would have just gotten two 1x12s. Good sounding SOLID cabinets.
Now you're messin' with my head. I've been entertaining the idea of 1x12s
for quite some time. I tried to interview the Ampegs, but I couldn't locate
any. Now they're out of production.
I sometimes play smaller gigs where I can almost get away with my Roland
Bass Cube (1x12, 100 watts). Almost. A solid 1x12 with my Ampeg head might
I might have to drive to friggin' Idaho.
(repeating old story) I used to have an Ampeg B15N with an extension
cab-- a second blue diamond cube, but with no fliptop in it. Some
gigs, I just used the fliptop, no extension. Some gigs, I put the
extension on the other side of the stage. Not "louder" by much, in my
perception, but definitely wider <g>. Guitar/steel/whatever liked
hearing me and also putting their Twins on top to get their amp off
the floor, better projection for them and audience. A few places,
where this fine-sounding but power-challenged rig was doing "last
chinup" to keep up, I stacked the flipper on top of the extension
cab-- taking advantage of raising one cab and whatever "acoustic
coupling" if any might be available.
If I were playing out these days, I'd be looking at doing the same
thing after comparing 1-12's and 1-15's from as many makers as
possible. I'd be proud&happy to have part of my rig say Avatar on it,
happily eschewing raw dollar status for "Smart Shopper"
identification. OTOH, since I'm just tire-kicking at most, Bergantino,
I understand, makes what some consider to be the top dog 1-12" cab;
and Genz-Benz makes a neo 1-12" that for some reason keeps calling my
name. Maybe it's the double-sided port that is promising me it would
be extra-good for those times I needed to stack? Even with that nice
new GB head driving things?
I dig the 1-15" + 2-10" extension cab arrangement, but most cabs have
horns in them now, and my old way just worked so well for me-- it just
needed a little more "porting" maybe, and approx. 2-3x the Mighty 25
All-Tube (real) Watts that old 60's flipper had, for all the sweetness
of the sound-- and it was sweet, too <g>. SRO speakers in there,
wonderful until too much was asked in times of need. Hail the move to
smaller stage amps for upper register instruments!
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