Avatar B412 NEO - Opinions?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by higain617, Jan 15, 2014.


  1. higain617

    higain617

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    I'm thinking about retiring my SWR cabs pretty soon, and was interested in the 73 lbs. Avatar B412 NEO. I play quite loud and actually like the 29" x 29" guitar cab shape. For heads, I have an Ashdown ABM 500 Evo III and a Music Man HD150 tube. I'm wanting to use the MM head a bit more, so I need some pretty efficient drivers. There doesn't seem to be much out there on these. I also looked at an Ashdown VS412, but wasn't sold on the red cloth grille.
     
  2. Bulldawg82

    Bulldawg82 Supporting Member

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    My concern with their 4x12 is the design of the cab used. It looks like a guitar cab that they threw bass speakers in and then labeled it a bass cab. The design needs to be different. If you want a good 4x12, then go to Schroeder Cabs website: http://www.schroedercabinets.com/412.htm
    I would still have mine, but I decided 4x10 is the way I could best attain the level of punchy growl I was looking for.
     
  3. jeff7bass

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    Contact Dave at Avatar and ask him. He's a nice guy and will tell you everything you want to know. FYI, his B410 with ceramic speakers (1000w/Eminence) is on sale for a song now.
     
  4. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    I would also recommend checking out the GK Neo 412. It will be larger and more expensive, but used ones go for about the same price as a new Avatar.
     
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