Genz Contour and mesa ext cab?

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  1. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

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    Thinking about getting a Genz contour combo amp. I have a mesa 112 powerhouse cab that is pair with it occasionally. Would you recommend a 210 or 115 contour?
  2. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

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    No comments?
  3. Low Class

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    They're both good!
  4. agedhorse

    agedhorse Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Supporting Member

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    Either one would be just fine. Be sure you have the standard Powerhouse (8 ohm) and notthe optional 4 ohm though.
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  6. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

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    Thanks. I do have the 4ohm.
  7. tbirdsp

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    Then you will be taking the Contour below it's 4 ohm minimum - not good.
  8. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

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    Hmmmm. Darn. I better check which one I have. If I am occasionally chaining my 212 and 112, I guess I have the 8 ohm ones. I'll confirm.
  9. agedhorse

    agedhorse Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Supporting Member

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    Best to confirm exactly what you have.
  10. Fletz

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  11. Joedog

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    As to which combo, I'd ask are you looking for warm, round, mellower tone, or a somewhat more aggressive, modern tone? I have the 15, and it is quite articulate, but not overly warm. The 210 supposedly is the slightly more aggressive and "in your face" voiced of the 2, but I have not personally heard one. I can make the 15 sound more than aggressive enough for my taste. I am very glad I chose the 15. YMMV. How either would sound with an (8 ohm) extension other than a Contour cab is a crap shoot (maybe great, maybe not so great). Only one way to find out! Heck this thing is darn loud by itself; you may find you don't need an extension as often as you think! They are GREAT value for the $$. Good luck! Let us know which one you get!
  12. jeff7bass

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    If I remember correctly and I rarely do, that Mesa 112 is a pretty good size box for a 112 and the Contour might fit on it nicely.
    If it does, I would try that before making a purchase. If not, get the Contour 115 or Genz Benz Focus 115, which I've seen going for 275.00 brand new.
  13. jeff7bass

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    I have confirmed the Contour 115 fits atop the Mesa.

    GBContour - 18.25W by 16.25D
    Mesa 112 - 19.4W by 18.4D

    The Mesa is a great cab and should work very well as an extension.
  14. Flabass

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    Paired my Contour 115 with my Ashdown 210 and it sounds incredible. My previous rig was an Ampeg SVT3 Pro and SVT HLF 410. I really prefer the Genz Benz and it's half the weight of my HLF Cab!
  15. chaosMK

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    What's wrong with your PH 112? I own one and it's a phenomenal cab for me, leaves nothing to be desired. I am more of a rock/metal guy by taste though (the slight bit of aggressive clarity and low mids bump with deep lows). I roll off the tweeter when I want less of a hifi sound. If you want to sell your 112 I might buy it... I'd love another!

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