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Old 12-14-2013, 05:53 PM
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212 cab recommendations

Interested in getting a 212 cab to use with 4 ohm tube heads: '71 V4B, '73 SVT, '76 Fender Super Twin head (modded for bass). I dig more of an old school tone with full lows and low mids, present mids, not too much top end, just enough for clarity. Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:04 PM
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I dig my Genz NeoX 212t with the tweeter off. Clear, but warm. Handles power and is light. A bit unwieldy as the handles are in an odd position on the top, but that is all I have bad to say about the cab.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:42 PM
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i use a pair of TC RS 2x12s with a GK MBF 500 with my 60s rock cover band and with the hf knob turned off i can get a nice old skool tone. they are not too heavy, small footprint, and a good price.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:43 PM
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I love eden 212xlt
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:01 PM
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I run a Jay Turser MM copy w/stainless flatwounds and a naimishbridge through an ART Tube Channel Pre-amp/compressor/EQ into an EA iAmp-350 to power a pair of BFM Jack 1x12's. I absolutely love this set up, and I can get real old school funky with it.

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Old 12-16-2013, 01:29 AM
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I am partial to my Aguilar DB212. it does have a tweeter but that can be turned down, or off completely. The sound is exactly as you describe. I would call it "airy" as well as it really doesn't sound as if (on the volumes I have played) it were pushing hard at all.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:02 AM
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Aguilar might be exactly what you are looking for, and a classic black DB2x12 would look GREAT under any of those vintage tube heads.

I personally am loving the Berg CN2x12, and although it is versatile, it may be a tad on the modern side for your described tonal goals.
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Interested in getting a 212 cab to use with 4 ohm tube heads: '71 V4B, '73 SVT, '76 Fender Super Twin head (modded for bass). I dig more of an old school tone with full lows and low mids, present mids, not too much top end, just enough for clarity. Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
You are calling for the Aguilar db212, sir!
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:19 AM
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212 cab recommendations

Are the new Ampeg 2x12s shipping yet?

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Old 12-16-2013, 03:32 AM
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:10 AM
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I am partial to my Aguilar DB212. it does have a tweeter but that can be turned down, or off completely. The sound is exactly as you describe. I would call it "airy" as well as it really doesn't sound as if (on the volumes I have played) it were pushing hard at all.
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Find yourself an old Fender 2 x 12" and load it with EV Pros. Efficient, loud, w/ tight lows and crisp highs.
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Eden 2x12 XLT. Wicked deals here on TB
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:13 AM
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Baer ML212.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:19 AM
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$$$

Need a price range. The Baer is a high-end supercab, around 1200 bucks. The GK 212 NEO is around 600 bucks. The Avatar B212 is less than the GK and comes with options on drivers and cover. Bang-for-buck is high with both the GK and Avatar.

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Old 12-16-2013, 09:41 AM
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...an old school tone with full lows...
To me "old school tone" and "full lows" are contradictory terms.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:08 AM
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Gallien Krueger NEO212-II 600W at 8 ohms. I love this thing. I have a second in case I need a bit more volume (basically to get the full 4ohm looad out of my amp.

These cabs are super lightweight (45lbs) and the for what you get, the price is more than fair.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:35 AM
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The Genz Benz Uber 212 is by far the best "small" bass cab I've ever owned, and I've had quite a few. The ONLY other cab I would consider is an Aguilar DB212. I have the DB112nt, and it's on par with the Uber.
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Interested in getting a 212 cab to use with 4 ohm tube heads: '71 V4B, '73 SVT, '76 Fender Super Twin head (modded for bass). I dig more of an old school tone with full lows and low mids, present mids, not too much top end, just enough for clarity. Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Yes, the Aguilar gs212 is great. I had one. Don't know the db212 .
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