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Aguilar gs112

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jock, Aug 8, 2001.


  1. jock

    jock

    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Anyone tried this?
    How would you discribe the sound?
    Would two of them be a good match to my Ashdown ABM300 and 74 P-bass?

    Also, if anyone has compared it against a bag end s-15d I´d be glad to get your comments on that.

    I was thinking to get two Aguilars or one bag end 15 and one aguilar 12. Any thoughts?:confused:
     
  2. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Boston,Ma
    The Aguilar is a good sounding cab but is rather large and doesn't have much mid content. Although it's more money, try a BERGANTINO HT-112 if you can. It's considerably smaller, has GREAT mids, and sounds huge! Ed Friedland has been using a pair of them and LOVES them!
     
  3. 66jazzbass

    66jazzbass

    Aug 8, 2001
    NY, NY
    I just got a pair of GS 112s and they sound amazing. I was on Gary Willis' site and emailed him about small cabs and he recommended them. Apparently he had a lot to do with the testing and design parameters. I also found out that John Patitucci is using one with Wayne Shorter and Rob Wasserman has a pair on the Road this summer. I got to A/B the Aguilar against the Berg at the LA Bassx and found that the Berg does have nice punch but it has no lows. The Aguilar is more of a full range cab where with the Berg I'd want some extra booty. The size is perfect too. My rack sits perfectly on top without hanging off. Good luck...
     
  4. jvtwin

    jvtwin What it needs is a little more cowbell

    Jan 26, 2001
    LA Calif.
    I'll let you know in a few days when it's delivered!:D
     
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    The GS 112 is deeper than the Bergantino and Epifani 1-12 but that's about all. Is that what you mean by "larger"? Seems to be a pretty small cab to me.

    I just ordered one...for $349 incl. shipping.
     
  6. jvtwin

    jvtwin What it needs is a little more cowbell

    Jan 26, 2001
    LA Calif.
    hey 66jazzbass, what are you pushing them with, power wise? I've got the GS410 and qm waiting for the GS112 to arrive. Do you think your pair of 12's sound better then the 410 setup? Just curious.
     
  7. 66jazzbass

    66jazzbass

    Aug 8, 2001
    NY, NY
    I doubt that 2 will copmete with a big 410 but they are pretty damn serious.
     
  8. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    I prefer the 2x12 setup to the 4x10, then again, I'm comparing the Epi. 2x12 to an Eden 4x10. No contest.
     
  9. jvtwin

    jvtwin What it needs is a little more cowbell

    Jan 26, 2001
    LA Calif.
    Well with two 12's you would be 600 watts at 4 ohms and the 410 cab is 700 watts at 4 ohms. My thought was possibly a lower tone clarity. Not that the 410 doesn't cover well, but, I'm always looking for more low end boost without having to cart around a ton of equipment.
     
  10. Reviving this thread in hopes that Brad Johnson has taken delivery of the gs112 he ordered. If so could you give us your early impressions and how you use it (powered by, stand alone , stacked with what etc. Also where did you get that nice price?
     
  11. Ken Nahora

    Ken Nahora

    Jun 1, 2001
    The Aguilar has a lttle deeper lows, probably due to its larger box. The Bergantino has much better definition on low notes, especially with a five string. The Bergantino has more midrange growl, bite, and presence. The Aguilar sounds warm and pretty, but with recessed mids. The Aguilar's lows sound mushy and blurred compared to the Bergantio. The Bergantino has more presence and authority in a band mix. The Aguilar sound good with a four string in a sparce setting. For most gigs, the Bergantino would be the better choice.
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    It's on the way. I'm going to use it with an AMP BH-420 (400w@ 4 ohms). If the first one works out I may get a second and sell one of my D210XLTs.

    I ordered it from http://www.riksmusic.com
     
  13. 66jazzbass

    66jazzbass

    Aug 8, 2001
    NY, NY
    What's with the Bergantino Secret Police? Jock was asking about Aguilar not Bergantino. Ken wrote "The Bergantino has much better definition on low notes, especially with a five string." That's acctually a lack of low-end helping you to perceive clearer low-end because you're not hearing the fundamental. I don't know but for my money the Ag sounded better in side by side comparison and is 2/3 the price. Why pay more for less?
     
  14. Ken Nahora

    Ken Nahora

    Jun 1, 2001
    "Secret Police?" Sounds like you're the one wanting to bust people...
    I was responding to several previous posts that mentioned Bergantino. Sorry I offended you, I'm sure you'll be happy with your new Aguilars.
    What kind of bands do you play in, if any?
     
  15. You could always check out 66jazzbass's profile to find out what bands he's in. It wouldn't hurt to fill out your own profile while you are at it.
     
  16. 66jazzbass

    66jazzbass

    Aug 8, 2001
    NY, NY
    I replyed but it came up as a new thread so I'll give you a quick recap. I don't play in a "band" I freelance mostly straight ahead jazz gigs, some fusion and some studio work. I wasn't trying to come off as Gestapo but I think I got the best cabs for me and the money.
     
  17. jvtwin

    jvtwin What it needs is a little more cowbell

    Jan 26, 2001
    LA Calif.
    IMHO I think we're splitting hairs! Both Aguilar and Bergantino sound excellent.

    I, like 66jazzbass, perfer the Aguilar tone over all for my style of music and the price didnt' break the bank.

    These are both top of the line units for the money and both deserve praise for quality sound.

    But I must comment on Ken's complaint about Aguilar's lack of mids punch. I don't know what you used to power the Aguilar cab in question, but my GS410 does the job quite nicely! EQ setting perhaps?

    Looking forward to this Friday to pickup my GS112:D


    Is there ever too much equipment?:p
     
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Got the GS-112 in yesterday (and my EA VL-110 back from repair)... only had a few minutes to spend with each.

    First impression... in my practice room, I hooked each cabinet to my AMP BH-420 head and also tried testing in pairs, along with an Eden D210XLT. Tested with Lakland 55-94, Elrick fretless 5 and MIA Jazz Deluxe 5 with J-Retro.

    Both small cabinets sounded nice with the caveat, "for their size". The EA had a flat, hi-fi sound that sounded nice in the practice room. The GS112 sounded nice, more of the type of lows and mids I'm used to. Given that, for a single cabinet, I still prefer the Eden. When paired with the Eden, the Aguilar/Eden combo sounded damned good.

    For the difference in size and weight vs. sound... I'd pick the D210XLT. I'm fond of that effortless low end. It's just in another class.

    I'm not sure what the ultimate outcome will be, I'll try to take all three on my next gig and put them to the real test...live.
     
  19. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Hey
    I have a Eden 212 xlt that Ive had four 4 years I
    have too admit that its starting to get that old speaker floppyness its the only cab I have and I love the sound and the portability but in a serch for more the thought of 2 individual cabs is intrigueing
    Does any one have any thoughts on the berg and the anguliar compared to this cab?

    AJ
     
  20. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Boston,Ma
    I have lots of thoughts on the BERGANTINO's(All good!), it just seems that everyone else in here is more interested in tubby lows and low price than they are with great tone! Check them out for yourself and you'll see!