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112 with Eminence RedCoat Tonkerlite

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Hillsidebass, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Hillsidebass

    Hillsidebass Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2005
    San Angelo, Texas
    A guitar playing friend gave me a really nice green tolex 112 cab with an Eminence RedCoat Tonkerlite 8ohm speaker in it. It needs a new 1/4" jack so I haven't had a chance to try it with my TH500. Is there any chance this speaker might work for bass? If not, what replacement speaker would you guys recommend? The little cab is really nice and light-weight. It's a non ported cab.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    I recommend you replace the jack, and enjoy the cab for what it is: a guitar cab. I wouldnt try to use it for bass, as neither the speaker nor the cab were designed for that purpose.
  3. Hillsidebass

    Hillsidebass Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2005
    San Angelo, Texas
    I was afraid of that. Thanks for the quick reply. I'll continue my search for an Aguilar 112.
  4. BogeyBass


    Sep 14, 2010
    Yah the speaker is designed to break up fast for
    classic guitar tones, not great for anything above 20 to 30watts

    Most likely the tiny sealed cabinet is not good for anything for bass use.

    The Eminence Beta 12A2 can go in a sealed or ported cab. But would prefer a vented cab
    or a large sealed.
    relative low cost good performer for 1x12 practice amps
    in the 60 to 80watt range.

    As a 212 would have good performance with a 150 to 200 watt
    head. Very similar to mid range to low cost drivers found in many factory 212's

    in a 412 would out perform most 410's and have much more sensitivity
  5. lelandcrooks

    lelandcrooks Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2011
    Owner SpeakerHardware.com
    You should resell that tonkerlite. They are like pulling teeth to get. The Neo guitar drivers have been pretty scarce since all the neodymium nonsense started up.