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Best 212s?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by revlover, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. revlover


    May 16, 2005
    So what 212s do people recommend? I'm playing rock with a fender jazz through an Ashdown ABM 500 EVO II Head (500 watts RMS, 1000 watts Peak, min load 4 ohms).

    410s seem a bit too bright and punchy - if most guitar amps have 12 inch speakers, why do most bass amps have smaller speakers?? It seems odd considering the lower frequencies.

    I don't mind if there are tweeters or other horns, but I do need 212s.
  2. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
    The Carvin BRX12 has done me right for the last 6 mos. This cab goes down to 30hZ. Bass Player did a review on the BRX & had some very good things to say about it.
  3. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    There was a thread on this exact topic a few weeks ago. Try searching for it.
  4. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Schroeder 1212: light, loud, low and pretty cheap too considering the sound quality.
  5. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Palm Coast, FL
    Original Epifani - speakers in a side by side configuration, not offset from each other.

    Dan K.
  6. JSCHRO7376

    JSCHRO7376 Commercial User

    Feb 23, 2004
    Los Angeles County, CA
    Owner, Schroeder Cabinets
    +1 Had 2 of them for quite some time. Was my favorite Epifani cabinet. :)
  7. What's a 212? None of the other 52 million threads here on them told me anything. :smug:
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Here's a few suggestions:

    Accugroove Whappo, Jr.
    Epifani T-212
    Bergantino HT212
    Eden 212XLT
    Dr. Bass BL 2124
    custom cab from Low Down Sound
  9. TheChariot


    Jul 6, 2004
    Boston, MA

    Great suggestions.

    To add to that:
    Mesa Roadready/Powerhouse 212
    Aguilar GS212
    Avatar B212 (neo model coming soon)
    Gallien-Krueger Neo212
  10. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Bag End D12-D :D
  11. inazone


    Apr 20, 2003
  12. goloa


    Apr 22, 2005
    how about ebs 2x12 ?

    Frequency Response 30 - 18k Hz
    Sensitivity 99 dB
    Power Rating 400 W RMS
    Impedance 4 ohms
    Weight 34 kg / 76 lbs
  13. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    There are a lot of really good 212's available these days. Your best bet is to determine your price range and than go and try as many cabinets that fit your budget as you can.
  14. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Schroeder 1212


    two - Euphonic Audio WZ-112 (Oops! that's a pair of 1x12 -- very portable, I've heard from very reliable sources they have great tone).

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