new cab for GK700RB. your input?

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GK700RB and which cab for YOUR ideal tone?

  1. GK NEO 212

    40 vote(s)
    71.4%
  2. Ampeg 112AV

    4 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. 2 Ampeg 210AV

    12 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. nitsuj

    nitsuj

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    I own a GK RB 700rbII

    I'm looking for a new speaker cabinet.

    I have owned a GK NEO 212, and I feel that it is bang-for-buck one of the best cabinets available.

    That said, I'm considering an Ampeg cabinet; mostly out of concern for cosmetics.

    I played the 212AV with the V4B, and I felt that the tone was tight, but the low E didn't hit all that hard (not necessarily a bad thing, depending on where and what you're playing).

    However, the 112AV dips a little bit lower. Maybe this would give a little more girth to the lows?

    I'm aware that in the end it's all up to what I prefer, but I'm curious as to what set-up you would recommend; hence the poll.
  2. 4001

    4001

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    Mesa PH 212
  3. TC.65

    TC.65

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    I think it just depends on what your tone goals are. I had the 700RB-II with the GK Neo 212 and it was a great rig but I was wanting a little more of a vintage vibe so was looking at Ampeg cabs cause I think they pair well for more old school tone. Then the GB Streamliner came along and that's what I went with. Sometime soon I'm going to get the V4B reissue and will pair that with the Ampeg SVT 212 AV.
  4. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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    I voted GK NEO 212.
    What I meant was GK NEO 412.
    I currently have my 700RB II paired with a GK NEO 412, man does it slay.

    But yeah the 212 is excellent. And you could always add another.
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  6. danster

    danster

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    ^^-This!!
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    For me, the reason I wanted to try a GK RB series head was the horn management system.
    So; I'd go with the GK Neo212.

    But, I think the GK amps sound better at 4 ohms because I want cleaner sound and I think they get dirty earlier at 8 ohms. So, I'd get a 4 ohm cab, for me. Or, add a Neo 112 or 212 to get there.

    ymmv on that.
  8. Mortom27

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    But, I think the GK amps sound better at 4 ohms because I want cleaner sound and I think they get dirty earlier at 8 ohms. [/QUOTE]

    +1
  9. superfly8564

    superfly8564

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    what are you looking for in a cab? how much do you want to spend? what kind of music do you play? is weight a factor? I have been playing Ampeg for a long time now but I would consider changing if I decided to pick up a harder gig.
  10. deepbluesuk

    deepbluesuk

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    I use a 700RBII withe an Ampeg 410HE - sounds great!
  11. nitsuj

    nitsuj

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    I have paired the 700RB with the 410HE. It really is a nice set-up. The weight (at least as posted on ampeg.com) is a little on the hefty side for such a weakling as myself.

    Since we are off topic and on to Ampeg 410's, I can't help but wonder two things:

    1. How awesome the RB would sound with the Heritage 410HLF.

    2. Will they release a 410HE Heritage?
  12. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

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    Does the PF 410HLF sound different than the SVT410HLF?

    Ampeg should come out with a PF410HE.
  13. fabubass

    fabubass

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    I use the 700Rbll with a Hartke 4-10 Xl. Been using it for years under all kinds of situations , small clubs, Out door concerts ( we always have P.A. support) Sounds great!
  14. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

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    Mine sounded awesome with a GK neo 115-II

    it sounded even better with a GK neo 115-II and a GK neo 212-II

    As a standalone cab my favorite one was the 115
  15. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well I'm Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

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    I recommend the GK 212 Neo. Then add another.
  16. NeonVomit

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    212, the poll is pretty clear.

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