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2x12 like 2x15?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by insomniac2295, Apr 28, 2009.


  1. I'm contemplating downsizing my 4x10 to a 2 1x12 mini rig powered by something like 600 watts or so. I've used a 2x15 with only 450 watts going into it in the past and have been satisfied. Think that I'll be okay? I'm only going up against a drummer and a guitarist that uses a 212 tube combo who's aware that his amp has a volume knob.
     
  2. I've just done that. In the past I've owned and used dual and single 15" cabs. This month I purchased a MB LMII and it's connected to a pair of 12" cabs rated 300 Watts each. Used it at a gig 2 weeks ago. Excellent performance, sounded good and weighs a whole lot less (25 lb per cab). I was happy to leave the 70 lb 15" cab at home - this new setup lacks none of the tone I had with 15(s).
     
  3. buffordbass

    buffordbass

    Nov 11, 2004
    Dallas
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amps, Lakland Basses
    Go with dual Genz-Benz 112Neox cabs and you'll be fine!!
     
  4. Medford Bassman

    Medford Bassman Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Medford, Wisconsin
    i use a 600 watt head with a Genz Benz NEOX 212 cabinet and have never had a problem.

    Sometimes I just use a NEOX 112 cab when it's a small room.

    Of course, I always run a DI to the FOH.
     
  5. PSPookie

    PSPookie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    You should be fine with that. I had no trouble being heard with an LMII and a 4 ohm Aguilar GS212.

    My favorite cabs so far are the Bad End S15-Ds. Two of those would definietly be heard and they're about the same size/weight as a 112.
     
  6. how loud would this setup be compared to a 410?
     
  7. hrgiger

    hrgiger

    Jan 11, 2009
    What happened to your sweet Peavey 810??
     
  8. PSPookie

    PSPookie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    That depends on the 410.

    My Ampeg V4BH into 2 Bag End S15-Ds was much louder than the same head going into an Ampeg 410HE.
     
  9. After playing a basement show that involved bringing it down a narrow flight of stairs, I decided it was too big and bulky for me, so I traded it in for the Avatar 410 that I have now.
     
  10. And just what do you have planed for your avatar cab?
     
  11. well, I'm thinking I'll just trade it for 2 matching Avatar 1x12 neo's

    ..unless someone thinks that I should just keep my Avatar.

    One other tidbit I think I should share- Sometimes, my band finds ourselves playing without proper PA support (just vocals through the PA).

    Main reason I'm looking to get the 2 1x12's is portability. Plus I'm gassing for a mini rig!
     

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