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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by barroso, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    I really like the tone of aguilar.

    I have tried some of their products, not the entire line.

    I would like to know here at talkbass which kinf od Aguilar products do you use and with which bass and in which kind of music.

    thanks a lot
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    People here use them in EVERY variation. I personally use two Aguilar 4x10's, with an Eden Navigator preamp, playing rock/top 40.
  3. SoyBase


    Jul 1, 2001
    Atlanta, Ga
    I have a DB750, GS410 and GS210 cabs. I've been in anything from a funk/groove band to my new band which is an indie/rock style. I've never been anything but pleased with the stuff.

    I use a Stingray and a Jazz and they sound nice and juicy.

    If you have the means, I say go for it!
  4. GS212. I have fed this cabinet 700 watts, preamp was a Peavey Max. I have not gigged it yet with my new amp, Peavey Pro 500. Bass is a Fender p/j, music is rock/classic/alternative.
  5. ivanthetrble


    Sep 9, 2002
    Currently using a DB680 pre-amp with Stewart World 2.1 amp driving Bergantino cabs playing shake your butt bar R&R.
  6. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    I'm using the DB359 into a Bergantino HT322.....VERY NICE!!

    Aloha, Garey
  7. I use a DB 659 preamp with a QSC RMX 850 power amp. My cabinets are a GS 112 and a Bergantino EX 112. While I like the Bergantino more, the Aguilar is still a very nice cabinet. The DB 659 is really amazing. I've never tried another preamp or amp that I've liked as much, and that includes the DB 680.
  8. GRoberts


    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    The Aggie 359 has enough power for a Bergie HT322? Hmmm. I LOVE the tone of both those pieces and in fact, I own and play through a Bergie HT322 myself. I use an Ashdown ABM500 EVO Rack mount head and find it to be wonderful. There are those who might profess it to be a bit underpowered, but my tone, punch, clarity, focus and volume say otherwise. The Ashdown is 575W @4 ohms RMS. Works for me.

    The Aguilar however is only 200W as I recall. Is that enough?
  9. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    I currently use a Boss VF-1 with a DBX 160A Compressor into a DB 728, which runs into a GS212 cabinet. I play in a metal band, and it sounds great so far. But I'm looking into getting an Aguilar preamp soon; I'm using the VF-1 as an EQ and the 160A to boost the signal into the power amp, and while it does the job, it's not very convenient, and doesn't sound quite like I want it to. :)

    I'm just curious, what made you choose the 659 over the 680? What did you like more about it? (Other than the price difference. ;))
  10. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    aguilar gear runs the gamut for all of us here. they fit whatever style you'd play.

    i use my DB680 preamp w/ my Acme 4x10 for my trip hop gigs.
  11. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    I don't find it under-powered whatsoever....and my Fodera's have never sounded as good.

    Aloha, Garey
  12. AndyGL


    Nov 20, 2000
    Wellsville, NY
    After looking at the Bergi web sight it says the 322 has a sensitivity rating of 104…nice.
    With the 359 an efficient cab makes sense. I use a 359 and a two ten cab with a rating of 103 and I’ve never run out of headroom or volume. Sometimes I add a one 12 box to the set up but not too often. In small clubs it fills the joint with power to spare. In large clubs I go through the board anyway. That Bergie looks like an awesome cab.
  13. I've got a GS212 for about a month now and I'm pushing it with an SWR SM500. I like the tone of that combo very much, but I'd like to eventually push more power through it. I'm into the R&B and smooth jazz thing so it gives me a pretty rounded, fat bottom that does well with that type of music, especially since I use a BBE Sonic Maximizer in the effects loop. Oh, this cab is also pretty light for 2x12 standards (70 lbs.) and gets inserted into the back seat easily.
  14. T. Brookins

    T. Brookins Supporting Member

    These cabinets do just what they are told. They are comparable to a 4-10 setup but are more portable.
    These seem to have more bass than most 4-10s. Warm indeed, with a cuttingly thick midrange character.

    Mysterious looking setup.
    Lots of bass!

    Dimensionally unique and sonically distinct.

    Works for me.
  15. I use the DB659 preamp with a Crown CE2000 poweramp. I have a SWR Goliath Sr. cabinet. I play a Musicman Stingray bass. This is the best setup I've had yet. My previous amp was a SWR Bass 750.

    I play lots of different music from slap, jazz, 80s new wave, alt. country, indie rock, etc. The Aguilar really can do it all. I'm considering replacing my Goliath Sr. with the Aguilar 4x10 and 2x12 cabinets. I'm not sure about that though. It sounds great the way it is, but I like trying new things.:)
  16. GRoberts


    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    I always say don't fix it if it aint broke. Furthermore, I'm a big fan of one cabinet that gets the job done versus schlepping two cabs. Might sound mighty cool, but do you really want to carry the extra cab gig after gig?
  17. You're right, it's not broke and although I wouldn't really mind carrying another cab, I'd prefer to stick with one. Thanks for talking me out of spending more money!!:D My wife thanks you too.
  18. abaguer


    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    I recently started using a GS112 with my EA cxl112 and Walter Woods head for Precision bass rock and blues gigs. I usually use 2 cxl112s for weddings and high end gigs but I found the Aguilar to provide that certain wooliness that makes the P bass sound phat.

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