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AGUILAR 112 GS DB OR SL (different questions)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tony Flow MMMM, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
    I understand the voicing differences. But here I am with a dilemma.

    112 GS 900$

    112 DB 1200$

    112 SL 1250$

    The last two Id have to pay tax on, it's included in that cost. I may get them slightly lower.

    Honestly any of them would work for me.
    I prefer Toltex however the GS is MUCH cheaper. Cheap enough that I wouldn't mind the carpet

    The DBs have a cool mid range

    The SLs are light weight and I'm getting a good price.

    However I'm young the heavier weight of the db or gs wouldn't be a problem. The SL would just have a cool factor of being light. Would I loose any sound quality with them?
  2. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    You can find better pricing on the DB's and get it down closer to the GS price. I haven't looked at the SL's so I don't know what they're going for on the street.
  3. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
    I can now get them SL's for 625$ each no tax!!

  4. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Tampa, FL.
    I owned two SLs for a bit. TBH, they were too lightweight for my tastes. It was super easy to swing your arm and accidentally bump them into things. In addition, I found them to not be too terribly loud. They had a very open and airy tone to them that sat well in a mix, but it didn't cut much at all. I'd actually go for the DBs if I were you.
  5. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
    Thanks man the more responses the better! Keep em coming.
    Had you ever compared them to the others?
  6. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Tampa, FL.
    I knew a guy on my local scene who used DBs. I played them once briefly and thought they sounded really nice, and every time I saw him play with them he sounded great! I've never owned them, though.

    I know the GS series are supposedly tuned for a more modern tone (emphasized lows and highs) which is something I'd personally never go for in regards to my tone. It might not be fair for me to rank the GS cabs against the others, but knowing what I know about them I'd probably go DBs > SLs > GSs.
  7. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
    The gs I have heard in person but could only compare in real time to's 2x10 db.
    I have owned a db112 years ago.

    That said. I do like the gs scooped sound. But I think I'd prefer removing Mids from the db rather than trying to add them in with the GS.
  8. thefrenchise


    Dec 28, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Where did you find that sweet deal ?
  9. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
    Local shop!
  10. Virgil

    Virgil She's My Inspiration Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    Dresher, Pa.
    Which cabs did you get?
  11. divetone


    Jun 25, 2012
    I have two GS 112's with a TH 500 head. I would love to try the DB series but don't gig near often enough to justify spending more bread on my rig. That said, with the mid forward nature of the TH 500 I can dial plenty of mid presence through the cabs. TH mid level never goes past 1:00. I supplied them as back line on a couple of outdoor BBQ gigs with other bands Bassists seemed to dig them.
  12. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I have not played the SL's, but between DB and GS, it's DB all the way. My favorite cabs ever are the Aguilar DB series, and Genz Benz Uber series.
  13. ursus


    Jul 16, 2003
    Malmo, Sweden
    I have one of each, SL & DB. Drive them with a Tonehammer 350. I think I´m the only one here @ TB that use this combo:)