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Any Thoughts on Wizzy 10 vs. Wizzy 12?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by jgbass, Jul 22, 2007.


  1. jgbass

    jgbass Guest

    Dec 17, 2003
    I have a GK Microbass head, runs 4 or 8 ohm. Satisfied with the sound and the head, but not happy lugging around Neo 112 speaker although its a great speaker too. From what I have read here and on Bob Gollihur's site, am seriously considering a Wizzy. Just not convinced the 10 could handle it for jazz quartet DB gigs, but maybe it can.

    Is anyone else here making these kinds of decisions, and/or experience with comparing the Wizzies?
     
  2. robgrow

    robgrow Supporting Member

    May 1, 2004
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    From what I remember about the GK Neo 112, it felt heavy and bulky to me. I also recall it being hard to carry. Although there's only a few pounds difference in published weight specs, the EA Wizzy M feels relatively light and is compact and not bulky at all. Best of all is the sound; The Wizzy M is truly amazing there. You will also notice the 5 dB difference in sensitivity between the Neo112 and the Wizzy M (GK 98 dB / EA 103 dB -- both with 1 watt @ 1 meter), which is a very significant difference. The Wizzy M is also a 4 ohm cab, and this all adds up to much more headroom than you have now. I'd highly recommend the Wizzy M on it's terrific sound and performance, although it may not be enough lighter and more compact for your needs.
     
  3. bolo

    bolo

    May 29, 2005
    Apex, NC
    Anybody near Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill have a Wizzy 10 yet? I'd be willing to try and meet and compare / contrast the new 10 vs. my M-line 12.
     
  4. jgbass

    jgbass Guest

    Dec 17, 2003
    Thanks Rob! Yes, it is more the bulkiness I do not like with the GK112. I, well, just cannot seem to get a handle on it. :) to get it into the back of my hatchback. Thanks for the info.

    I did email Bob Gollihur also to get some info on his comments about the new WIzzy 12s being a little lighter. Wizzy for me. Seems like a quality product.
     
  5. Michael Glynn

    Michael Glynn

    Feb 25, 2004
    Seattle
    I own a Wizzy 10 and a Wizzy 12 (not M-line). I have been using the 10 for the last few weeks on a number of gigs and I haven't had any trouble getting the volume I need. Many of these gigs have been quartets. I also use it at a jam session and even when there have been 3 horns and a guitar on stage it cuts through fine.

    I do think the 12 is noticeably louder, or seems that way, in spite of the only 1db difference in sensitivity. The 12 seems to have a somewhat warmer sound with more low-mids. Maybe I am just used to the warmer sound of the 12 and I have been turning the volume up higher on the 10 to try to compensate.
     
  6. jgbass

    jgbass Guest

    Dec 17, 2003
    Thanks Michael. Great information!
     
  7. I can vouch for the Wizzy 10. I recently moved from a 210 cabinet to the 10 and I love it. For DB, EUB or slab, its great for the mostly jazz and musical theatre gigs I play. I love the soundstage and accuracy, not to mention the 16.5 pounds. I am going to order a second for big band work and outdoor gigs where I need to move more air.
     
  8. jgbass

    jgbass Guest

    Dec 17, 2003
    That's awesome! These are the kinds of gigs I am doing, and the fact that you went from a 210 to the Wizzy 10 says a lot. I still have my larger rig for things like big band. cover bands. I haven't even tried it out yet, but I think I am sold on this, based on all the positive reviews.
     

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