33hertz 2012-08-08 22:45:12
I want to get another (smaller) cab for my Trace AH600SMX GP12 amp head. I
already have one 300Watt (8ohm) 4×10 Trace cab.
I was looking at this 300Watt 8ohm cab:
http://www.soundslive.co.uk/common/moreinfo.asp?ID=1452. The reason for
wanting that cab is it’s size. And the fact that is is smaller than my 4×10,
which really is a b****** to try and carry around to small gigs and
But how would it affect my sound? I play a lot of riffs on the low end of
the B-string (as we do heavy prog-metal) so my logic tells me that a 15
together with my 4×10 would do the job but then I don’t have any experience
with a multiple cab setup.
And has anyone here actually owned one if these? I don’t know the brand at
Any input would be appreciated
2pods 2012-08-08 22:45:20
Ashdown was started by two guys who used to run Trace Elliot. (Mark Goody,
and….can’t remember the other one ! ).
Like you, I had a Trace (old series6 4×10 combo, AH300SMX head and baby 15
and 2x10H cabs, and my last one 1210H 4×10 combo) and, like you, I fancied
something smaller but still powerful.
I was originally going to buy the cab you suggest until a friend (who has an
Ashdown mini stack) blew the 15 up !
From what I heard of it before that, it sounded warm and surprisingly deep
for it’s size.
Maybe you might consider a mini 4×8 ?
I’m using two of them and get a nice warm sound from them, but that’s with a
If in doubt, try one out with your Trace.
Chris berry 2012-08-08 22:45:27
With low B well outside the “usable frequency range” (30Hz v 41Hz) there’s
better for bottom end response around but that’s already beefier than a lot
It’s also a LOT quieter than most 4×10″s on the market needing between 2 and
4 times the power for the same loudness.
Expect to have a lot of lower midrange and overall sound power missing when
compared to the 4×10 – it will on the other hand blend with the kickdrum
nicely on those lower notes.
A couple of other things you might want to bear in mind is that as it’s a
LOT smaller, you’ll probably want to raise it off the floor or tip it back
so you can hear anything above 1kHz when you’re close to it. It’s more
likely to flutter your trousers though.
That’s as crude as I can make it but I do hope this helps some.
Alun priddle 2012-08-08 22:45:28
The addition of a 15″ cab to your existing 4×10 will, in my opinion, only
enhance your sound with a deeper bottom end, further it will give you a
higher output from your amp, running at 4 ohms as opposed to s single 8.
I think a lot of Ashdown cabs but, as always, go listen before you buy.
Alun priddle 2012-08-09 17:08:11
Oooooooooooh, i DO like my trousers being fluttered!!!!!!!
33hertz 2012-08-09 17:08:16
My amp’s got two seperate 300Watt outputs at 8ohm… the amp can aparently
handle 1200w at 4ohm (600W per channel).. woa that would rock, but that
would probably also heat everything up severely…
Acebass 2012-08-12 07:13:54
I had a Peavey power amp pushing 300W into eash of my mini cabs.
I had a 4×8 and a 1×15 – they coped admirably with the load.
They are awesome, very loud and clear.
I always preferred to sit the 15 on top of the 4×8 though which somehow gave
me a fuller sound (probly a problem with my ears)
I only sold them to pay for a Status series 2000, otherwise I would still
I miss them.
I cant comment of performance with a 5 string as I have never done it, but
with a 4 string they sound fantastic.