210/115, 210/112, or 212?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. 210/115

    22 vote(s)
  2. 210/112

    12 vote(s)
  3. 212

    16 vote(s)
  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I'm sure this has been asked before, but I couldn't find it using a search.

    I have an 8ohm Avatar Neo 210. It's a great sounding cab, but my bass is strung BEAD and it can't handle the B. I was thinking about selling it and getting myself a Neo 212 to have one all-purpose cab, but I'm getting a limited response. I don't mind having a 115/210 or a 112/210 setup - I guess I could always just take the 115 for small gigs. What's a better sound? I want it to be able to handle the B and use all the watts from my amp (300w).

    What would you do?
  2. Interceptor

    Interceptor Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    Madison, WI
    I've got a 112, and it is a great stand alone cab. One of these days I'm going to pry the wallet open and add a 2 10 for a bit more punch, but I'm in no hurry.
  3. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    A single 12 with either 2/10 or 1/15 works for me, its a great mix and breaks down to single cab choices very nicely depending on your gig needs.
  4. You left out the other popular choice, a second 210. The B handling capacity will depend on the quality of the cab and not the diameter of the speaker. I'd look to step up a little. I have heard very good things about the Neo 212 from Avatar, but I don't remember if low B handling was part of the compliments. Why not enter Neo 212 into the search category and look that way. You will get a lot of GK Neo 212 posts, but that's ok. Also, you might check out the Dr. Bass series. They are not substantially more than Avatar and I have the impression that they are a step up.
  5. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I play a PR410HLF and it does great w/ a B,but that's not a choice so I would like the 210-115 combo.
  6. Craig Phillips

    Craig Phillips Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    Sacramento, Calif.
    Just played Bergantinos new HT210s and 112s, together they sounded huge. Nice, fat, quick, and clean tone. Its tough, because the sound you like in your room or at the store is different than what you need at a gig. Need punch to cut through the mix in a live setting.
  7. I'd get a 212 but I would get the 212 with Delta LF speakers- theyre better suited for bass guitar. The cab only weighs 75lbs, and really isn't bad to move around since its a fairly shallow cab.
  8. mwig


    Aug 6, 2005
    fresno, ca
    what about with a 410? 115 or 212? A 212 give you a little more surface area with a faster response than a 115. I currently have a 410 and a 115. but I'm curious to try a 212 with it.
  9. thestevo


    Aug 12, 2004
    I really like my 212 as a standalone cab. I do hope to add a 210 on top someday, but until then this cab is pefect and LOUD! But if 75lbs is too much for you then I would go with the 112. I tend to prefer 12s over 15s, IMO. The 12s maintain good clarity and punch and also have those thunderous lows that can handle the low B. Your really can't go wrong with any Avatar setup, it's all just about personal preference.
  10. thejohnkim


    Sep 30, 2003
    there's an aguilar 112 being sold in the commerical marketplace part of talkbass right now for $300 shipped. i'd suggest that.
  11. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    A friend of mine sold this to me for $500 including covers:


    Mine is the 600w version with a 115 instead of the 118, but you get the idea. Man, it sounds great! It goes really well with my Carvin LB70P.
  12. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Anybody interested in a slightly used Behringer BX300T 300w head? It's about 1.5 years old and works great! $130 + shipping.