Aguilar GS210 + GS212

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Lockout, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Yes

    30 vote(s)
  2. No (Please explain)

    0 vote(s)
  1. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    I know there have been several threads about this in the past, but I don't recall seeing any answering the question I'm wondering about right now. ;)

    As some of you know, I just got an Aggie DB 728, and I'm hoping to get a DB 680 within the next few months. So that's all basically decided. What I need to make a final decision on are the cabs. :)

    Originally I was considering either a GS410/212 combination or 2 GS212's, but the fact that the 410 weighs almost 100lbs had me looking around for other options. I did a few searches and noticed people talking about using a GS210/212 rig. I was wondering if anyone is currently using this setup and if they could give me their thoughts on it. Specifically I need to know how this would work with a very loud band. Would it be enough?

    I can't wait until I get this rig put together; I'm getting very tired of hearing my Hartke fart out when I play low notes at high volume. :(
  2. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL

    that'd make a MONSTER combo! the 2x10 gives you the punch, while the 2x12 gives you the low end booty like a mutha. would go very nicely with the DBxxx setup.

    i forget who, but someone on the board rocks out with that very same setup.
  3. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    GS410 and 2 GS112's

    Portability, combination for every type of venue, allowing me to take only what's necessary.

    Take a look for yourself.
  4. hb74


    Feb 21, 2003
    Italy - Lecco
    I got a lonely 4ohm GS212 and it works wery well (with an Ampeg svt 3 pro) but sometimes i got some problems cutting trought the drum+guitar. I think you'll solve the problem adding a GS210. You could be heard in any situation. sure
  5. That'd be me.. :D
    I highly recommend it. It's a great full-spectrum combination -- you get plenty of highs and lows, plus that all-important mid punch from the 12s. Neither cab weighs too much, like a 4x10 can, and they fit nicely stacked on a hand truck for easy movin'. I'm happy with the sound and portability. Although, I admit, I've had my eye on that GS412..
  6. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Thanks for the help guys, the 210/212 seems like a nice combination of portability and sound. Hopefully this will be my final decision about speaker cabinets, but knowing me, that's not likely :p

    Wow! That's an amazing rig, I like Mesa heads too :)

    Yeah, I've been looking at it too, I bet it kills! But I just couldn't keep myself from worrying about having to carry that monster up stairs to where we practice sometimes. It would be a pain. :)
  7. That's the main thing that's stopped me so far, too.
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    St. Johns, FL

    How we doing with that Aggie stuff?

    My GS112 came in... :D

    Love it, I just need another now.
  9. Sent you a PM..
    Congrats on the GS112!
  10. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    SW, OK
    Another option to check out would be two GS112's plus a GS210.

    This setup would give you alot of flexibility: use just one GS112, just the GS210, or any other combination [two GS112 or one GS112 + GS210 (heard this through a DB750--really sounded good) or the whole stack] and be more portable.
  11. Have any pics of this rig?
  12. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    St. Johns, FL

    Here you go:


    It was from a recent post that siff put up on a different thread.
  13. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
  14. Thanks j-rag and lockout. I guess I should have done a search. That rig looks incredible. I have SWR cabinets on order but I've been hearing good things about the Aggies. Now if my local dealer will order these.
  15. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tarboro, NC
    im actually getting ready to get the 2x10 2x12 set up. however im debating about amps. either a mesa m-pulse 360 or the db 750. what do you all suggest? right now im thinking the 750, however, the mesa has that boost option on the foot switch....
  16. If you want a Mesa, I'd go with the M-Pulse 600.. you'll want more than 360 watts to drive a 2x10 + 2x12 set-up. The Aguilar DB750 sounds incredible, but it's a backbreaker. I'm using an SWR SM-900, which has plenty of power and weighs 30 pounds.
  17. I agree that 360 watts probably isn't enough for those cabs. I would probably use an Ampeg svp-pro pre and a Carvin DCM2000 with the 210/212 aggies. I'd eventually like to try the EA iamp800 with this setup.
  18. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tarboro, NC
    ill defintately look into those. however, im jonesing for the 750. from what ive heard and read its pretty gnarley.
  19. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel Guest

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars
    zongeek....keep your eye on the ball, now. You're almost there. You almost have complete bass tone satisfaction. Don't let some ferstunkene footswitch turn your head towards a wimpy 360 watts!

    Aguilar DB750. Period.

    Yeah, it's heavy. But are we bass players, or are we like the lowly and evil gu*tar playerz and have chronic back problems so that we need help carrying the seven guitars we're using on this gig and we can't lift anything heavier than a stompbox and certainly nothing that is a part of the sound system?
  20. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tarboro, NC
    well craig,
    you definately have a hell of an argument. im definately heading that way i think. ill let you know for sure hopefully within the week.