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  1. YOSTINATOR

    YOSTINATOR

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    Hi all, I posted recently needing help with bass combo purchase. Thanks to the help I received here on talk bass, I decided to go with GK MB series. Now that I have the funds to go for it, I am at a stand still on GK MB 115 ii vs MB 112 ii. Is there any feature one has the other doesnt? Help!!!
     
  2. gjbassist

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    Yes, one has a 15 inch speaker and the other a 12 inch speaker.:bag::D

    Seriously though, they are the same amp in a different box. It's just going to depend on your personal taste whether or not you like the sound of the 12" or 15" better. Obviously, the 112 will be a bit lighter and more compact if that matters to you.
     
  3. YOSTINATOR

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    Har Har ;) of course one has a 15" driver vs 12". The $ difference doesnt matter but 75 bux is 75 bux. Is there any tone shaping or differences or controls? Does one have a mute switch and one not? I have questions, you guys I hope have answers lol
     
  4. YOSTINATOR

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    Rock/Metal are my primary genres. But I dabble in everything. Im an experienced guitarist but a very unexperienced bassist. Thats why I'm here needing help
     
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  6. RickenBoogie

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    Same amp, as stated. The 15 will be louder.
     
  7. Joe Louvar

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    The GK MB112 doesn’t have the Boost, Limiter defeat, Horn defeat, or Master volume - plus the MB115 has a little more bottom and is a little louder - but still, the MB112 is a great amp. I plug my Fender P bass straight into my MB115 (no stomp boxes) and it sounds fat with bite - I love the GK sound. PS: if your going to be transporting your amp a lot, I strongly recommend a padded amp cover - I got mine from Studioslips.com so my amps still look like new. I hope that helps?

     
  8. gjbassist

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    Are you referring to version one or version 2 of these amps? The OP is specifically wanting to know about the series 2 models. Just wanted to clarify that. I didn't even think the MB115II was out yet.
     
  9. Crystalman85

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    I would recommend the mb115 if you wanted a combo amp for home practice, small gigs, and medium-sized venues(if you don't feel like bringing your half-stack:p). combo amps that are 100 watts@8 ohms and has a 15-inch speaker are usually loud enough for medium-sized venues.
     
  10. BroDew

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    I have had a few of these. If you can find a used MB210, give it some thought. It is the only MB combo that will allow you to hook up an external cab, thus giving you some flexibility in the future. With the external cab it has 500W, more than enough to handle the load.

    Just sayin... I know $$'s are important, so may not be an option.
     
  11. B-string

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    ^Here is your answer.
     
  12. YOSTINATOR

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    Thanx to all! Especially Joe.. I am going to go ahead and purchase the GK MB 115 ii. I played the MB 115 in store and like it alot. They didnt have a MB 112 in stock. Looks like I'll have to order the "ii" series online
     
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