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Bag End s15-d vs Aguilar gs112

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by basss, Nov 7, 2001.


  1. basss

    basss

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    I'm in the market for a smaller cab and am looking at these two. They are pretty close to each other in $, size and weight but I'm wondering about the differences in sound. Anyone A/B'd these two? Which one would be more usable as a single cabinet for a small-medium sized gig? Is one much bigger sounding than the other? Seems like the 15 would sound bigger but the 12 has a deeper cab which might make up some of the difference. What do you think?
     
  2. Contact Bass Northwest (www.bassnorthwest.com). I just had an excellent conversation with them yesterday about comparing these two cabs. They have both in stock.
     
  3. 66jazzbass

    66jazzbass

    Aug 8, 2001
    NY, NY
    I currently own a pair of the Ag 112 cabs and used to own the Bag End 15. The Bag End is really very nasal to me, it seems like it's all punch and no real lows. On the other side the Ag is much more balaced sounding. The Bag Ends seem a bit louder but in a Peavey TNT sort of way (honky). If you want something that is really accurate and musical go with the Ag (much better low end). I used the Bag Ends because of the size and power not for the sound. See if you can demo them you'll see.
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Nor I!
     
  5. basss

    basss

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    Thanks for the info. 66jazzbass I see what you mean about the bag end. I have heard a couple before and they seem heavy on the midrange punch. They always sounded good but I wouldn't describe it as a balanced sound. I have never heard the ag 112 though. Do you think the ag would be able to hang as a single cabinet in small to medium sized clubs? I know this is a very subjective question- assume not too loud volume levels but maybe kinda loud. ;)
     
  6. 66jazzbass

    66jazzbass

    Aug 8, 2001
    NY, NY
    I'd say it will handle small to medium gigs but I guage my volume on how the drummer plays. If the guy is fairly reasonable one will do but if he's hitting hard and you throw in an overly enthusiastic guitar player two is needed but because I drag an upright and some times an electric one has to do. I think you should think about your playing situations and if a good quality 210 (eden, ag, bag end..) is barely passable a single 12 will probably not do... but if your needs are met by a small cab this one really feels like a big cab but performance is subject to being realistic...
     
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Based on real world experience (mine) with the GS112: No...

    but two are very sweet;). I really think you need two for a medium sized club. The difference between one and two is surprising, to say the least.