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Re: 15" vs. 12" for double bass

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Posted by David Landoni on December 05, 2001 at 00:23:47:

In Reply to: 15" vs. 12" for double bass posted by David on December 04, 2001 at 20:56:50:

: Very interesting what you guys have to say, and I seriously appreciate the input. But Ray Brown and Christian McBride both use 15"s and that is the kind of big deep sound that I'm looking for. As a point of reference, which player's sounds do you guys like? Do you think that you can get that same bottom with a 12"? The aguilar is rated down to 40hz, but that seems hard to believe. Also, how will a 12" (the aguilar perhaps, or bag end or raezer's edge) hold up as a complete rig for small rock gigs? Thanks.

David, I have been using a 12" cab for years and I am always able to get a big deep sound . Sometimes on rock gigs I use 2 of them, depending on the volume levet needed, but I find one usualy does the trick I have a 15" cab and I never use it, but I know guys that use a Flite 15" with upright and get a killer sound. I guess it all depends on the instrument and player. I have also been using a Hartke 2 x 10 cab and have had great results. The 10's speak quickly, and have plenty of low end. I hope this helps.

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