Aguilar GS410 vs. Pair of GS112's

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dr. PhunkyPants, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Go with the GS 410

    9 vote(s)
  2. Go with a pair of GS 112's

    13 vote(s)
  1. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    I'm movin' on up in the world! I have a DB 750 on the way and the plan has been to get a GS 410 to pair it with. The act I'll be using this with is a funk cover project--Wild Cherry, Stevie Wonder, Prince, etc. The volume levels will need to be up there a bit.

    Is there anyone out there with familiarity with these two products would would argue against the GS 410 and in favor of a pair of GS 112's?
  2. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I have no experience with the 410, but love my two gs-112s and heard other people say that if you're unfamiliar with aguilars "big" sound you'll swear your playing through a 410 when actually using two gs112s

    ALSO, how much do you want to carry??? gs112 42ea. vs. gs410 98Lbs each!!!
  3. DougP


    Sep 4, 2001
    another option for maybe what i am next purchase is a GS210 that i can add to my GS112. i currently pair up my 112 with my SWR redhead with 2 10s. it sounds great.
  4. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    The 410 will have more total surface area than the 2 112's, and will have more midrange grunt. The 2 112's will sound a bit deeper.

    If you are wanting to cut thru the mix at high volumes, AND you go through the PA, I think the 410 is a better bet. I'd pick the 2 112's in a minute if it was a lower volume gig.

    I own two GS410's, and go through the PA with a band that is VERY loud onstage. I can "get by" with one 410, but to do it cleanly, loudly, and with mucho bottom end, I need BOTH 410's. Its a shame, its hard on my hearing, but I don't have much of a choice with the loud bastards I play with.
  5. Larzito


    Aug 1, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    Some players have had good success with one GS112 and one you the booty and warmth of the 12 with the punch and attack of the 10's. And more portable than the 410.
  6. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    For those of you doing 112 and 210, do they fit together cleanly? E.g. does the 112 on its side lock into the top of a 210 on it's side?
  7. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    overall i would vote that you not limit yourself to aguilar speakers - IMHO, they are all a bit "tubby" sounding and could use some mids. The 750 is gonna be loud no matter what.
  8. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I've tried a wide variety including Epifani and Eden. Call me nuts, but I've decided Aguilar is the sound I'm diggin--now to pick the right cab.
  9. Pair of GS112's.
    Love 'em.
    Easy to move and loud enough to keep up with my guitarist and his 4x12 5150.....

    BTW, I use an Ahdown ABM500 EVOll.
  10. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    No, they don't, but once you hear them you won't care what they look like. I auditioned the GS112 + GS210 together with a DB750 -- very, very nice sounding.

    I didn't get to hear the GS410 yet, but if you like Ag and want a one cab solution, I bet a 4ohm 410 w/the DB750 would definitely fill the bill.

    IMO, the GS112(s) doesn't have enough punch or mids to really cut-through the way I like my bass to in a live band gig situation.
  11. Ive owned almost every aguilar cab except the 412 and i would say go with the GS410.

    THe 112s sounds awsome at close range but really sound much different (not as good) from where the audience is. You will get much more punch and bottom end with the 410.

    The 112s sound so awsome when playing right in front of them (say in your bedroom) but ive giigged with both a pair of 112s and a 410 and the 410 is better for small and large gigs....

    Dont make your choice based on hearing them in a music really have to gig with them to see the difference.

    I voted 410
  12. Larzito


    Aug 1, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    A GS112 is 19" wide. A GS210 is 18" tall. Flip the GS210 on its side, plop on top of the GS112 and the GS210 is only a half inch narrower on each side. Does that mean the stack lock corners don't match up? I don't own these cabs, but it seems to me they would match up well enough.

    The GS112 and the Eden 210XLT (19" on its side) would match up perfectly...another combo that I've heard sounds good together.
  13. inazone


    Apr 20, 2003
    another vote for the 410 for the reasons mentioned above.