need advice ASAP
I have a choice between an Aguilar DB112 with *no tweeter* (which I've played, and find magical, and amazing) and a Baer ML112 I haven't played. $600 CAD [edit: new scratch&dent, not used], vs $699 USD+shipping (currently unknown), new.
I'm going to be using it with a GB Streamliner. I need to get used to playing through a PA, but have never played through one.
Please let me know! I have the Aguilar on hold for a day.
If it were me.. I would get the Baer.. I think it is a more even sounding cab.. And with the mid driver you can get more articulation without sounding too hifi..
Point of reference, I sold all of my Aguilar cabs 2x DB112s and 4 x GS112s for $300 US each..
Cut the red wire
Oh a question...for the price I'd get the Baer
700 for a 112? i'll pass:eek:
Your sentence construction is poor.
Is it 600CDN for the used cab which you like? Seems high for a used cab.
You can probably add customs duty to the shipping when importing. Brokerage too.
One plus for simple 1x12 is it's easy to mic up consistently.
I played an aguilar DB212 for a long time and always had the tweet turned off. I owned a streemliner for a while, and did a hand full of gigs with it, and same with the Baer ML112. Owned it for a while, did a few gigs, and flipped it.
I didn't really care for the Baer too much, although they get a lot of love. I tend to gravitate to a single driver (or multiple matching drivers) cabs, and usually have my tweet off if there is one.
I think the Baer will probably be louder, and have a bigger bottom end than the DB cab. I always felt like I was hearing the 6" driver in the Baer - like there were two separate speakers, which there are, and I just didn't care for that. The DB cabs are very nice - as you already know - but I switched to a Bergantino CN212 and like it much better than the DB cab - or really any cab.
The Aguilar DB112NT would be too dark of a cab, for me.
I own and use the Baer stuff, and like it quite a bit.
The Baer isn't a bottom heavy cab, and the Streamliner is kind of a bottom heavy head; so that would maybe balance out well.
Both great cabs, and a win either way. It really boils down to a personal thing. It never occoured to me that the DB is a "dark" cab, but I could see it, especially compared to the Baer.
Everyone, thank you for your replies. I asked the store to give me another day to think about this. My apologies for this long reply!
I wish I could get a DB112
Alternatively I can pick up a 112 GK Neo II from Long&McQuade for ~542CDN, and if it doesn't work out, return it to a local branch, minus the shipping cost (I'm assuming $70). No idea if this one will sound magical to me…so I wasn't really counting it as an option. What do you think?
I have no idea what kind of music I'll be playing this next year, but my strengths are in classic rock, alternative, and a bit of fingerstyle funk and jazz. Pbass with TI flats or some brand of broken-in nickel rounds. I like the sound of an SVT classic plugged into a 60lb sealed Traynor 115, but it's more musical (magical for me) with a db112. The Streamliner is my wannabe SVT Classic--but portable--compromise. I haven't found a Markbass, SWR, or Hartke cab I liked. Fender rumble is an almost adequate compromise, but not loud enough. Aguilar SL112 feels a bit out of control with an SVT (maybe just in my head…), so I assume it would with the Streamliner. The shelf-ported Ampeg Neo 210 leaves me cold.
Chef, hennessybass: Does the Baer still have that magical something-something in the mids that the db112nt has more of then a sealed 115? If it does, I'm guessing it's the most versatile one-cab solution, though maybe harder to mike than the db112nt? Have either of you compared a GK Neo II 112 to a db112? I don't think I need the sizzle of a tweeter, but like to be able to get more of a woody click, or at least something occasionally more interesting than just a thunk with fingerstyle ghost notes. Without a band, the db112 seems like it'll get me there, but I worry it'll get lost in the mix. On the other hand, the critic in me says that as long as I can hear it enough to get emotional feedback from that sound, then it doesn't matter if it gets lost…
Correction! It's a new cabinet
The logo was damaged with a sticker and some tape, and the speaker sounded broken-in, which is why I assumed it was used. Yeah, so $600CAD for a new DB112NT.
If you find the sound of the DB112NT to be magical - then that is the cab you should buy. The Baer is a stunning cab - but sounds nothing like the DB.
Don't feel too bad about the price of the DB112NT, over here in Aus they retail for ~AU$1000...
TB classifieds and eBay were a big help for me in that respect.
+1 If you like the sound of it, go with it...
I agree that one DB112NT is magical, two is very naughty indeed, massive sound, so a second at a later stage would serve you well, especially for larger gigs...
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