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Bass Cabs

Post by thenewguy » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:57 pm

Hey, I'm looking for a cab for my Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0, I'd really like to get something portable like a 12" (should have just got the combo when i brought it). I've looked around a bit and am having am having a bit of a hard time finding anything. I know Jansen has the Markbass but that's a bit out of my price range. Anyone seen anything during travels? I'm based in Auckland but am will to travel a bit.

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Re: Bass Cabs

Post by timi » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:31 am

If you are into the "Ampeg sound", get Livesound in Auckland to build you something to your size specs.

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Post by timi » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:33 am

Actually, they probably have access to different speakers so can probably do almost anything for you, only downside is you can't try before you buy and the resale value isn't that good.

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Post by Dan » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:07 pm

You really cant go wrong with Ashdown stuff, for price or quality.

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Post by timi » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:01 pm

But they are usually heavy (OP wants portable), and I don't think they do a 1x12.

Lots of the new school 1x12 cabs for bass are more boutiquey brands that nobody does here because there just isn't the demand. There's a company in Australia doing the Bergantino stuff and they can ship here, probably someone there doing Aguilar too. Those are the kind of brands you will probably have to look at since a 1x12 isn't much and it will need to be really good, which will probably make the price around the same as the Markbass cab.

If you could handle a 2x10 you would give yourself more options for less money.....

How is that Genz Shuttle? I've never played through one but have picked one up, I don't understand how there is an amp in there!

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Post by Dan » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:31 pm

I think ashdown do a lightweight 2x10. Worth checking out anyway.

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Post by BluesBass » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:08 pm

Dan is correct.
Ashdown do an ABM 1 x 15 and a 2 x 10 in their compact bass cabinet range.

I have a the AMB MINI 1 x 15 and 4 x 8 compact cabs and they are great.
I'm not sure of the full story but I think the model I have have been discontinued.
The 1 x 15 is pretty light.
But... what do you mean by portable??
You can take it with you on the bus, or can sling in the back of the van without the aid of a fork-lift?

Last time I was there, I'm pretty sure Music Planet on Queen Steet (http://www.musicplanet.co.nz) had a 1 x 15 for about $500.
I can't recall if they had a 2 x 10.
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Post by Dan » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:12 pm

Musicplanet link drive have a light 2x10 in stock. I seriously rate it, thinking of getting one myself!

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Post by nzsimon » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:32 pm

what is your price range ? in this quiet economy I may be able to offer a Markbass at a price that hurts me and heals you
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Post by thenewguy » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:38 pm

Cool thanks the replies, Was looking for something that i can move around daily for teaching and uni, i'd prefer a 12" as it seem to work best for both electric and upright. Budget wise i'm looking to spend up to about $1K but obviously less is better.

The the shuttle is a great little amp, i'm really happy with it... Only my only thing is i wish it had two channel so i could have a channel for each bass when i occasionally need it.

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Post by nzsimon » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:53 am

The traveller 121 12 " is $1490 I could do it to you for $1100 at least I can before GST goes up
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Re: Bass Cabs

Post by thenewguy » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:15 pm

nzsimon wrote:The traveller 121 12 " is $1490 I could do it to you for $1100 at least I can before GST goes up
Cool, i'll see if i can quickly get some extra cash together.

Has any one tried one of the Ibanez Promethean combo's music works has them for $1449 on there website

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Post by sonicfantom » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:49 am

I've heard of a fiberglass 1 x 12 + horn before. No idea how much the thing would cost though.
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Post by Harley » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:39 pm

timi wrote:Lots of the new school 1x12 cabs for bass are more boutiquey brands that nobody does here because there just isn't the demand. !
Yes there is - I build the BFM range here in NZ for NZ and Aust :mrgreen:
thenewguy wrote: Was looking for something that i can move around daily for teaching and uni, i'd prefer a 12" as it seem to work best for both electric and upright. Budget wise i'm looking to spend up to about $1K but obviously less is better..
The Jack110 I build is about 12kg and is ideal for both electric and upright. I have sold a few of these for upright in particular and the clients are happy campers. I also have one you can borrow to try out - I am in Auckland. Beagle also had a J112 for reviewing.

Pm me and we'll look at a special deal.
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Post by beagle » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:53 pm

Harley wrote: The Jack110 I build is about 12kg and is ideal for both electric and upright. I have sold a few of these for upright in particular and the clients are happy campers. I also have one you can borrow to try out - I am in Auckland. Beagle also had a J112 for reviewing.
Pm me and we'll look at a special deal.
Here's the review http://www.bassplayer.co.nz/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1276
They are def worth trying.
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