FAVORITE Lightweight Vertical 212 Cabinet?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Treebeard, May 7, 2018.

  1. Treebeard


    Jun 5, 2016
    Cary, NC
    Bear Light Symphony, TimepeaceNC Band
    Hello! I'm researching which couple of lightweight vertical 2x12" cabinets to go after. One for small gigs, two for bigger gigs, so I'll need them at 8 ohms. Bonus points if they can handle a wide variety of amp types and wattages. I'm just seeing what you girls and boys like and have experience playing.

    Many thanks!
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  2. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    How much money you want to spend?
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  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Bergantino HDN212.
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  4. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    Here's a cool link because you can see so many together. That Berg looks nice but it ain't cheap!
    2x12 bass cabinet | eBay
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  5. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    You beat me by one second...
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  6. Treebeard


    Jun 5, 2016
    Cary, NC
    Bear Light Symphony, TimepeaceNC Band
    I'd like to do a grand...I don't mind saving for more if it's exactly what I want and I love buying used stuff. Thanks!
  7. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    Keep in mind with a high-end cab, you will RARELY need two of them, if ever.
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  8. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    Bergantino CN212, although I've been so impressed by the Changeling 112T that I suspect one of Duke's 212 cabs would be outstanding as well.
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  9. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
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  10. Treebeard


    Jun 5, 2016
    Cary, NC
    Bear Light Symphony, TimepeaceNC Band
    I have heard that, it's just that I'm over 6' and I have trouble hearing myself when the all the sound is hitting below my waist. That's just my experience. I'm also new to larger outdoor stages as well.
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  11. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Probably not the exact answer you are looking for, but I am 6'5" and play in some pretty loud bands & situations. My Barefaced Super Twin is all I ever need. 4 ohms, though, so unless you get a 2 ohm-friendly amp or run them in series a pair won't work.
  12. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot

    Aug 13, 2014
    Richlands, NC
    GK NEO 212, I am 6'2'' and have no trouble hearing it.
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  13. Genzler mg212t without a doubt in my mind .I picked one up a few months ago to replace my 4x12, and I couldn't be happier .so much punch and low end, and I can one-hand it to any gig .
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  14. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    At 6'4" I use one vertical 4ohm 2x12 sporting EV Pros powered by a GK1001 rbII. It's loud enough to leave bruises. No problem hearing or feeling it.

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  15. chaak


    Apr 25, 2013
    now here
    Barefaced Big Twin II
  16. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Audiokinesis Hathor 212 baby! Weighs around 43 pounds and delivers the goods!

    Hathor 212

  17. Raw N Low

    Raw N Low If I can't hear it, hopefully I'll feel it Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    I've never owned a 212 so I can't say. Heard nothing but good things about all things from Barefaced cabs.

    I would like to try a Baer 212 based on my experience with the single 112. Two of them in tandem is quite a treat.
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  18. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    I was going to mention that cab, but thought it wasn't "vertical enough". However, I agree with you in terms of having no trouble hearing myself when one of those is behind me!
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  19. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Gigged my CN212 for the first time this weekend and was thoroughly impressed.
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  20. groovaholic

    groovaholic Protect your hearing. Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Mount Prospect, IL
    It's a good format, and there are several people making good cabs in this format.

    The vertical orientation will help prevent comb filtering and improve vertical dispersion -- which makes it easier to hear the cab wherever you stand in the room.

    I was all set to build a Bill Fitzmaurice Simplexx 212 when I found an LDS cab on the classified ads here for essentially the cost of parts.

    I used to gig with a pair of 410 cabs -- and I've been entirely satisfied with the SOUND of this cab.

    The fact that it weighs 60% of what ONE of my 410 cabs weitghed is a big bonus, but not the reason for my purchase.

    FWIW this cab is loaded with Eminence Kappalite 3012HO drivers and an 18Sound horn.
    I though I'd hear a hole in the mids and want to modify it into a 3-way cab, but I don't... GK+LDS Rig.jpg