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Aguilar GS112 "Club"

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rockbobmel, Nov 6, 2017.


  1. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    I feel I have to be in a club here..........So I swapped my Bag End stack for a pair of AG GS112s and the guy convinced me (as did discussion here) to get a Delta II 2512 Neo driver. I did and swapped it. So I bought a pv alphabass. It has plenty of mids so I went back to the original driver. I think it sounds more organic and natural. It sounds more like a pair of 15s.
     
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  2. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    Anyone else?
     
  3. rok51

    rok51 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    Count me in...Times four!
     
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  4. philthygeezer

    philthygeezer

    May 22, 2002
    I have two of them! Lovely cabs.
     
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  5. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    I am now using a Reeves Custom 225 and went back to the Deltalite II in 1 of the 2 GS112s. I'm now thinking about getting a second Deltalite II.
     
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  6. rok51

    rok51 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    Way back when, I started the thread "Desecrating the GS112". It wasn't because I didn't like the sound of the original speakers, I just had one that had a rattle under the dust cap that I couldn't easily remedy. I was curious about the then relatively new neo drivers and, aging, anything to decrease the weight was appreciated. I did contact Eminence and had a very helpful conversation...while they couldn't comment directly on the OEM driver, I was told that the Delta lite 2512II would be a great choice for the cabinet.
    I have been more than happy with the results. I haven't yet changed out my other pair as I haven't used them in a long time...I certainly wouldn't hesitate to make the swap down the road should I start using my second pair of GS112s. I found that I didn't lose anything down low or on top, but I did wind up with a more articulate midrange.

    Still in love with my GS112s.
    Kim
     
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  7. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    I have a pair of GS 112's and love them. They are my all time favorite cabs for electric bass and sound great with most of the heads I have tried them with. The Aguilar AG 700 sounds massive with those cabs.

    I am somewhat surprised that Aguilar discontinued them in favor of the rear ported cabs. Rear ported cabs sound fine when there is a wall behind them to reflect the sound coming out of the back. Put them on an outside stage with no wall behind them and you get very little sound out of them.

    I'm not knocking the rear ported cabs as I also own a pair of SL 112's but the rear ported cabs have limitations that the front ported GS 112 does not have. I also own a GS 212 and use it in my practice room since I no longer want to carry a cab that heavy to gigs.
     
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  8. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Mine is a stand for another cab. I dont use it, ever.
     
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  9. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    :rollno:
     
  10. philthygeezer

    philthygeezer

    May 22, 2002
    I wonder if today's amps do a better job of EQ than older designs did when the GS112 was out. Personally I would be fine if I could EQ the mids back in and still keep the nice lows of the native driver. Haven't really tried it with my new d800+ yet.
     
  11. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I've gigged with a pair of them for many years. I'm a big fan of the GS112!
     
  12. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    I just got back from a gig with my setup. There were guitar musicians in the crowd that were wowed by my sound and one guy was describing my sound as very "articulate" and rich sounding. I'm pretty sure I have stumbled on the perfect formula for the type and volume of our music.:hyper:
     
  13. I have used a pair of them for many years. I ran a DB750 and now a Tonehammer 500. They handle it well. I have been using a single cab as of late and have had no issues with volume. Some call them scooped. I don't think so. I think they are very even without the mid bump of the DB112. I like those cabs too but I prefer the somewhat lighter GS. I never have PA support, play with a loud guitar and an electronic drum kit through a muddy PA. Somehow that little GS cuts through it all. A remarkable speaker and I agree that it is unfortunate it was discontinued.
     
  14. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    A GS and an SL (both 1X12) sound great after th500
     
  15. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    I'm glad to hear all the reports. It always seems as soon as a new flavor comes around, everybody flocks to it. Some equipment (like the Eden D410XLT or Bag End D15), becomes a classic even though it has fallen out of favor. I am thinking that these could qualify for that status. So many positives- Quality, size, power, tuning-voicing, front porting, weight (portability/modular) and Mod-able with the Deltalite II 2512. The only negative that I can think of for me is my Reeves has to straddle them a little.
     
  16. Talkbass is most definitely the home base for the Flavor of the Month club. :)
     
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