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Getting another cab... 2x12's?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JHow, Mar 18, 2008.


  1. JHow

    JHow needs to practice more...

    Jan 10, 2007
    Jackson Mississippi
    Ok my current rig is a GK 1001 with an ampeg 410 cab.
    I (try to) play everything, but mostly various genre's of rock.
    my main bass is a Peavey Cirrus 4.


    I'm in the market for another cabinet to:

    1- Add to the 410 during bigger shows (although realistically I probably won't need it)

    2- To have a cab that is more portable than the 410, and to have a cab in two locations. (i.e. practice house and my house or church etc) I have an Ampeg B1RE head that I had before the GK, so it would be nice to have two rigs.



    SO I was thinking about a 210 or 212 cab. Avatar looks nice price-wise. The Mark Bass 210 looks ideal, but 500 bones is alot.



    My question is how would a 210 or 212 sound on a 410?
    Personal recommendations? I am aware of Dr. Bass, Schroeder, Avater, EA etc, but I've never been able to play from any of these companies.

    I was thinking about 212's in the Neo series from GK and Avatar.
    any thoughts?


    (I remember something about if you combine a 210 8ohm cab and a 410 8ohm cab, each of the 210 speaker get more power per speaker than the 410 speaker. Just want someone to confirm this)
     
  2. jtc_hunter

    jtc_hunter

    Feb 16, 2007
    If you are running alot of power, which it sounds like you would be for bigger shows, then the 212 would be a better choice .
     
  3. buffordbass

    buffordbass

    Nov 11, 2004
    Dallas
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amps, Lakland Basses
    212 for sure.... Dr Bass or Avatar either one have a great cab for the price! Stay with the 8 ohm if your 410 is an 8 ohm.
     
  4. HeavyFingers

    HeavyFingers

    Mar 18, 2006
    NOVA
    Since you are already running a GK 1001rbII I would highly suggest getting the GK neo 212. I absolutely love mine!
     
  5. JHow

    JHow needs to practice more...

    Jan 10, 2007
    Jackson Mississippi
    Thanks for the input guys. I'm probably going to go with a 212 w/ Neo magnets.

    Are the neo 212's from avatar, schroeder, GK etc about the same weight?
    (just wondering how much weight varied among the companies)

    thanks-
    John.
     
  6. Coachden

    Coachden

    Dec 13, 2006
    Pittsburgh Pa.
    My GK Neo 2-12 cab's weigh in at 65lbs. which is perfect for me.
    actually I've been think about adding the GK Neo 115 for bigger rooms. I also have the Gk1001 rb II. My rehearsal amp is a GK 210 bkl with an added 115 cab about 300w total. I just wanted to get as close to the same sound at rehearsal as I could.
     

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