I had a Bag End 2X12 cab some years ago. It sounded great, though it didn't quite have enough low end and was too big and heavy for the types of gigs I was playing.
Now I own a GK MB115 combo (the first version of the ultralight combos) and lo and behold, I'm staring to need more volume at gigs than what it can provide.
I really like what I've read about Aguilar stuff and sound clips I've heard online. I've also really grown accustomed to the portability of the GK combo.
An Aguilar TH500 with 2 DB112's seems to be a really popluar combo, and I like what I've heard of the DB112's. However, damn that's an expensive rig!
I was thinking of going for a TH350 with 1 DB112 and 1 Bag End 1X12. I would use the DB112 alone for most gigs (I mostly play bars but with no PA support, which the GK combo handles just fine) and then add the Bag End 1X12 for the larger gigs, which also of course adds the benefit of running the TH350 at 4 ohms.
I'm going to make a trip down to Bass Club Chicago to try these combinations out, but my question is regarding the power ratings of these cabinets. The Bag End 1X12 is an 8 ohm cabinet rated at 200 watts RMS, 400 watts peak. The DB112 is 300 watts RMS.
Since the Bag End is the more sensitive of the 2 cabinets, I suspect it might be a little louder than the Aguilar cabinet when running them together, which is fine. With the 200 watts RMS power rating on the Bag End, is it safe to run that as the second cabinet with the TH350? Would it be a bad idea to run the Bag End as a second cabinet with a DB112 if I was using a TH500?
Oh, and I'm kind of hung up on the Bag End because, aside from liking how they sound, it also makes a pretty decent guitar cabinet, and I'm broke and a big fan of multi-taskers.