Bag End S12R-D guitar speaker for bass

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by IvanMike, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. IvanMike

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

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    Surprise! another bag end review!

    Today I stopped by Milford Music and mike had a pair of these used for 250 each. He told me in the past that they are pretty cool for bass too so i took them for a spin. Very nice cabs indeed. With a 75 watt power rating you won't be diming your amp with them, but a pair is quite impressive. They do have a 300 watt peak rating as well, and bag end tends to be very conservative with the RMS ratings. compared to the S12-D they seem to be "smoother" sounding with a bit more low end and less upper mids. When they do start to break up, it's extremely musical sounding. You can get a really decent volume from them as they seem to be a bit louder than the S12-D, despite the specs saying that they should be a lil quieter. I used them with a genz-benx 600 and at 400 watts or so, they really didnt complain until about halfway up on the master. If i wasn't so strapped i woulda bought em. I can think of tons of gigs that i could do with these two and my lil' swr electric blue 150 watt head.