Aguilar DB750 owners, what cab do you use?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Les Izmor, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Les Izmor

    Les Izmor Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Western Mass
    Hope this post isn't too redundant. I searched and didn't find anything this specific.

    I am curious what cabs Aguilar db750 owners have used and how they sounded. Which did you like best and why? Looking for experience not wish lists (mine is long enough already, thanks).

    Currently using an ampeg 810AV, or eden 212xlt. The 810AV (no tweeter, vintage grille) mostly stays in the rehearsal space and frankly sounds a bit too mid rangy for my tastes, though it punches through like CRAZY, which I need. I like the 212xlt, but it is farting out and I think needs a speaker re-coned, which I will do soon. Even before the 212xlt started to fart out it was at it's brink - we play loud.

    I play a vintage jazz bass, with perfectly aged nickel strings (read: so old I can't remember when I put them on! just the way I like them). I am mostly doing blues, classic rock, early r & b, and soul stuff right now.

    In the past I LOVED the sound of my alembic f2b - CA9 - 212xlt. I don't have the alembic or CA9 anymore and realize how scooped it would sound compared to the db750 into the 212xlt. I've definitely come to realize I need more mids to sit in the mix with a screaming broken up fender blues/rock guitarist. Plus the CA9 is just too unwieldy.

    Hope that info is inspiring enough to all you db750 users out there.
  2. DrGroovenstein

    DrGroovenstein Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Currently an Aguilar GS212, which I picked up from the classifieds a couple weeks ago. So far so good, I've used it for several services and a few rehearsals. Sounds good! I used to use a GS410 in my LOUD rock band, and that held up fine. I always found it a little mid-rangy though, and heavy -- I downsized to the GS212 :)
  3. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    GS412. I really need to try out a DB412, but at 115lbs I don't see how you can beat this thing. Punches through like crazy but it's not harsh, huge lows if you want it, tons of bite if you want it, sounds good with distortion, and it's LOUD.
  4. membranophone


    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    GS410/GS210 or a GenzBenz NeoX 212t.

    The GS 10 cabs give me a bunch of options for different size venues and sound wonderful, but I am getting a little tired of the weight.

    Recently got the 212 and it sounds 95% as good to me as the Aguilar cabs -- just as responsive and thick, but it weighs 50 lbs. I'm thinking about selling the aggie cabs and picking up another 212.
  5. Deepend24

    Deepend24 Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2007
    Western, MA
    Currently I'm playing an Epifani UL 610. When I play my Modulus Q5 I crank back the horn to 10 O'clock. When I play my vintage J or P bass I'll dieal it to 1 PM

    I get a lot of compliments on tonal quality particulary with the Modulus set up

    Hope that helps

  6. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    I use two DB112s, and I also recently acquired a GS412 that I haven't had the chance to gig with yet. Very different sounds, but both awesome.

    I would LOVE to try a DB412, but I don't think I could ever justify owning both the DB412 and the GS412.

    Oh yeah, I used to have an Eden 210XLT, and I didn't care for the sound of that with the DB750.
    My Acme B2 sounds OK, with it for practicing alone, but IMO it's too polite sounding in a band context.
  7. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    I just got my DB750 this past summer. The only cabinet I have used with it is my Bergantino AE410. Boy, did I luck out! What an incredible pairing! I play in a LOUD classic rock/blues band, without PA support, and I have no problems whatsoever. Plenty of bottom end, and plenty of punch.

    I've even been asked to turn down once or twice...



  8. andrew


    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Spector, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21 NYC
    I use/used either an Aguilar GS412, Bergantino NV610+215 or a '73 Ampeg SVT 810 cab.

    If you like the sound of the DB750 into the Ampeg 810 (save the mids) then I recommend you try the Bergantino NV610. The NV610 and DB750 sound incredible together. Plus IMHO the Berg 610 blows away the new Ampeg 810.

    I think Aguilar does a good job of pairing their amps with their cabs, so I'd look at the DB410 too. I'm also a fan of Eden cabs, but I can see where the Eden's chocolate mids might not balance well with the DB750's voice.
  9. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I use mine with an S810. It was branded as the "Economy" line of the Aguilar lineup, but it had it's own unique voicing which I actually liked better with the DB750. This has been my favorite pairing to date. All the low end and punch that I could possibly want. Doesn't fart out. I've owned an

    GS112 (x2), GS115, GS410 (x2), GS412, and The S810 (x2). In addition I've used a DB750 with an SVT810, Ashdown 810, SWR 6x10, Aggie GS412, Bergantino NV610, Bergantino HT322...and out of everything, I prefer the S810. I'm not really a tweeter guy anymore. For the type of music I play, the high end is perfectly suited to what the drivers can produce. But she's my baby and I'm happy with her. Best of all..the S810 could be had for relatively cheap if you can still find them. I horde 2 of them for the stadium gig (whenever it happens).

    But in all 130lbs, it's built well, sounds great, and is really great for transportation. I'd say a better version of the Ampeg Fridge. More top end in the drivers, but lighter than a fridge by about 50lbs. Doesn't fart out. I did a direct A/B with this and the NV610, and I liked the S810 better. I think as great as the Bergantino is, it can't defy the laws of physics. The same thing when facing off the Aguilar GS412 with the S810. I liked the S810 better.
  10. jdwinva

    jdwinva Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2005
    Leesburg, VA
    Bergantino NV610 or HT322. They are the bomb and a perfect match for the Aguilar DB750.
  11. andrew


    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Spector, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21 NYC
    I've always wanted to try the S810 with the DB750. I'm also not a fan of horns in bass cabs so the S810 has always intrigued me. I went looking for one locally for a while and couldn't find one.
  12. eekmeg


    Aug 15, 2008
    I use the DB750 with either a Bergantino HT210 or an Acme Low B II. Both sound huge, very full and punchy. I am looking into either a Bergantino NV610 or NV412.
  13. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Strong recommendation Poon! What does the S810 have that the GS412 lacks?
  14. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    I run my DB750 into one or two (depending on the gig) Bergantino HS410s.

    To my ears, they are more open and bigger sounding than the NV line.
  15. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    There's a guy here in LA who's selling one for $400. Insane deal.
  16. andrew


    May 20, 2000
    Vancouver BC/Pacific Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Spector, Regenerate Guitar Works, Tech 21 NYC
    That's a great deal for someone local but the shipping would kill me.
  17. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    An array of 10" speakers...:D

    I'll be 100% honest. I feel like with the DB750, the GS412 farts out when being pressed hard. The S810 doesn't have the Sub Sub Lows that GS412 has, but it's much better in terms of punch and tightness of those low notes.
  18. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Cool, thanks.
    You must play at some insane volumes to make the GS412 fart out though... :eek:
  19. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    i LOVE the 750 w/ a single b2. no need to touch anything on anything. w/ the knobs at noon, just sounds glorious.

    but i vote for the GS212. smoother than smooth. no overly overdone mids.

    need something w/ a more pounding lower low end, while still being smooth in the mids, the HS410 suggestion is a great one.
  20. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt

    Jan 22, 2006
    Anyone ever try any of the Schroeders w/ the Aggie? With all this talk of excessive mids I wonder if these are compatable.