FS: Genz Benz Quad GB 1288T-UQ
Price drop: now $600 shipped CONUS.
Excellent condition. Great sounding cab.
One indentation on lower edge. One scratch on underside of box. Two minor rubbed indentations on side. All are pictured.
From a non-smoking home.
Note: I paired this with a Genz Benz GB 115T-UB, which is also for sale on talkbass.com
Front, grill removed
Minor ding on underside edge, close-up
Very willing to deal for local (i don't have to ship it) cash price. Please PM me for details.
These cabs are simply AWESOME!
But -- I know that this cab won't come out too often to the really teeny-tiny bar I am playing every week so I think I am going to have to hold myself to the direction of thinning the herd. Therefore:
Price Drop: Now $600.00 Shipped CONUS.
I've been debating buying two of these! I worry about the over all volume compared to 2 stl2-210 cabs !!? Do you have any enlightening words ?
I can't offer a direct a/b comparison between the quad and the 2x210, because I've never used a 210 (or 2 of them) in a "live fire" situation.
However, I did run this cab with just one side of my ShuttleMax 12.0 for a while until I got the GB 115 I put under the Quad. This single Quad cab did great in multiple situations, including one with 3 loud guitars, keys, and drummer.
I would also think the Quad cab is more "apparently loud" because
A) the important mid frequencies are handled by 2 8" drivers in a separate sealed inner cab
B) the very well-tuned porting
C) the extreme rigidity of the actual cabinet
D) If you were running two of these, you'd have more raw cone inches moving than with 4-10's
I think the most important opinion I can share, besides the above, is the difference in character that these GB Quad cabs have - they are not at all like 2-10 or 4-10 cabs. They are much more transparent, yet still very musical. Don't get me wrong - I love the somewhat scooped (to my ears) sound of a good 4-10 and the inherent frequencies emphasis that most good 4-10s bring to the party. You won't get that from these cabs unless your, bass, amp, or eq puts it in. They are quite balanced - perhaps the most balanced cabs I've ever personally used.
My preferred MO is to run amps pretty flat and uncolored, and hopefully acquire a minimum of color from my cabs as well. When I plug a different bass or switch pickups, I want to hear that change, without excessive coloration from anything else in the signal chain. That is what you get with these GB Quad cabs.
I'd better stop now before I talk myself into keeping this one (or buying another).
I hope this blather is helpful!
Great cab here! I love the Über line. I have not found anything with a better all around tone than the über stuff, and I've tried a lot lately. It has the punch of 10's with the extended content of a 12. Best of both worlds. As for volume, I'd say its louder than any 210 that I've ever used. GLWTS.
Thank you both! Now if I can convince the wife!
And yes, that post was the best I've gotten when I ask about these cabs!
K E E P
T H E E
U B E R !!!!!!!!!!!
Still for sale ?
Free bump from another Uber lover. I have a couple of Aguilar DB series cabs that I like a lot, but my Uber 212 is the ONE cab I'll never part with. The whole Uber line is impressive, with their clarity, punch, and old school flavored tones. To the OP, I'd keep it, and to any potential buyers, grab this cab- you'll be happy you did.
Hmmm. Here's a pro tip, which I did not follow myself:
Don't let your talkbass supporting membership expire.I apologize to those of you who were trying to reach me. Bad form...:crying:
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