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112 vs 115

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by leemurray, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. leemurray


    Oct 4, 2008
    Does anybody have any feelings on using a 1x12 instead of a 1x15 for the low-end in a stack?

    I just got a GK Neo 210 and I love it, but I want to pair it with another cab for more volume and specifically more low-end. Otherwise I would just get another 210 and I am sure that would be plenty of volume and great tone.

    I have always used a 1x15 on the bottom of my rigs, and have not had the chance to play any 1x12. I assume they have less low-end than the 15, but do they have "enough" low-end in your opinion? Anyone using a stack like this out there?

    for reference, I play mostly rock/blues, and like to have enough low-end so the drummer can feel it, fill out bottom of the stage, etc. usually in a medium-loud rehearsal/gig setting.

    Also, I have a small car and like the idea of a smaller bottom cab than the 115. And I love the light weight of the Neos.

    your thoughts are appreciated..
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    That all depends on the design of the cab, but in general, I think your average 112 has less low end than your average 115.

    Don't sell the idea of a second 210 short just yet, though. When you couple like cabs, you can get a nice little low end shot just from coupling. It won't magically make tinny cabs sound like a sub, but it's a pretty positive change in tone for the better, IMHO.
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
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    If you add another 2x10, stack the vertically for better dispersion. There's a few threads on that topic.

    You might also want to check out the following threads for more info:
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2968494 10s v. 12s v. 15s v. 18s 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=515702 2 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=519459 4x10 vs. 2-2x10 vs. 2x10/1x15 vertical stack
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=533764 4x10 vs. 2x10/1x15

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=475615 Happy with my rig 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=455442 2 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=537446 Micro-rigs of doom 1 of 1
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=280571 Mini-rigs of doom 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=347456 2 of 2
  4. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    I use an Epi 210/115 stack and have played 'em both separately and each with an Epi 112 in the past. IME with the Epi cabs, the 115 supplies vastly greater volume AND bottom to the 210 as compared to the 112, but obviously weighs and costs more. Both guitarists smiled and immediately commented the day I 1st brought it to practice.
  5. dog1


    Dec 30, 2008
    Since I don't use 15's any more, (I just don't like the way they sound) I would go with the 112. But, the only 112 cabinet that I know of that offers good low end is the Aguilar GS 112 NT. One 12 in a very deep (almost boomy) front ported enclosure with no tweeter. Stack your 210 on top.

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