Originally Posted by B-string
Expect louder and deeper. Is there something else you want in the mids? The 212MBE II has more balanced mids with the upper mids projecting better. From what I have heard the 115 is not lacking in mids?
To my ears, the 115 is not lacking in mids at all (nor highs).
To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for. I'll be 59 next month and my wife bought me a new Rickenbacker 4003 (which I've wanted for 40 years). It's my first bass and I love it. I then decided that I need a bass amp for my new bass because playing it through my guitar amps (at very low volume) sounded ... well, like crap.
I did a lot of research on the net and decided that the MBF500 would be great. At the store, I was only able to try it through a 115MBE-II and a 210MBE-II and I liked the 115 more (everyone else who heard it agreed). I'm guessing that the Rickenbacker 4003 is contributing greatly to the available mids and highs in the 115.
I was then thinking that by adding a 210MBE-II I would get the benefit of the 115 and the 210 but after reading numerous threads on this site, I realized that it doesn't quite work like that.
So, I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for. I really like the sound of the Ric, MBF500 and 115MBE-II but thought by adding another speaker cabinet (which apparently needs to be another 115) I will get the full power/features of the MBF500.
I've heard great things about the Neo112 but they seem impossible to get and, as I learned, will not go great with my 115MBE.
At this point, I can get a great price on another 115MBE-II and am trying to decide if I really "need" it (or if it will really add to my sound - more than just volume as more volume is not what I need).
I thought I should add that I only play for fun at home and some local jams. I play rock, blues, funk, r&b styles mostly.
Thanks for all your suggestions,