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GK Neo Bass Cabinets

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ELS011, Jan 8, 2018.


  1. ELS011

    ELS011

    Jan 8, 2018
    Petaluma, Ca
    Hello. I am new to Talk Bass.com. I play through a Gallien-Kruger MB500 with a GK 4x10" Neo cabinet. I am considering a smaller cabinet because I usually play smaller venues now. GK makes bass cabinets with a choice of either 2x10" single 12" or single 15" neo speaker options. What is your opinion on which would be the best cabinet for a smaller cabinet choice? Also, would it be OK to use my 500 watt amp with these cabinets (they are 300-400 watt cabinets). I may be playing at a place that has a second story and stairs. I am retired with a spine disease and weight of my equipment is becoming an important consideration.
     
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  2. kpc

    kpc

    Apr 6, 2011
    I like the well balanced sound of the 112 cab. Just my opinion.
     
  3. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Consider the 212 - great cab for the $$$. The others are probably going to be a big volume drop off for you.
     
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  4. ELS011

    ELS011

    Jan 8, 2018
    Petaluma, Ca
    did you mean the 2x10" I am not sure GK makes a 2x12" option with the Neo speakers.
     
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  5. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
  6. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Welcome to TalkBass, @ELS011! I have the same MB500, with 2 GK NEO 212's...

    IMAG1498.

    I believe the NEO 212's are rated @ 600 watts each. When I utilize both, the MB500 splits the wealth, sending 250 watts to each. If I use just one cabinet, it alone gets 350 watts... still way under the rating.

    If you're not moving the cab alot, I think they're just under 60 lbs...
     
  7. AMp'D.2play

    AMp'D.2play Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    NJ
    Sure they do: NEO 212 Specs

    P.S. Welcome to TalkBass!
     
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  8. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1 Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    They do make a neo 212, but at nearly 50#, it may not be an option for you.
     
  9. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    MB 500 is a great head.
     
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  10. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Then Rod Serling is walking through my door with Christopher Walken, right now...
     
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  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Doo doo doo doo...
     
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  12. ELS011

    ELS011

    Jan 8, 2018
    Petaluma, Ca
    Yes, I compared the 2x 12" with my 4x 10" and there is only an 18 lb difference. Not enough difference to lay out $600 +. Thanks, everyone. Like most bass players, I will keep the hand truck in my truck!
     
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  13. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Revsound 212 is, I believe 38 pounds, and about $775.
     
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  14. Hi! Mostly here just to offer you my welcome to TB.

    I don't think you can go wrong with any of the GK cabs.
    But you should probably go with the largest one you can comfortably handle, now and maybe in a few years.

    In considering amp power to speaker ratings, the larger cabs will handle that better. But there is nothing cast in stone that says you can't keep the volume down. The important thing is to listen for signs of speaker stress.

    Sounds like you'll have a bit of a balancing act to come up with the best cab for you.
    Sorry I wasn't able to give you anything concrete to work from, but do hope you find that sweet spot.

    Good luck
     
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  15. Gk has awesome 12" cabinets.

    Their 115 is way too tight for me. A real mid box.
     
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  16. dustklose

    dustklose

    Feb 5, 2005
    North Dakota
    I play the Neo112 and absolutely love it, been using an MB200, just picked up the MB500 today!
     
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  17. ELS011

    ELS011

    Jan 8, 2018
    Petaluma, Ca
    Thank you. This is very helpful. My GK 4x10" cabinet is much lighter than any cabinet I have ever had. Cabinets are expensive so I will likely continue to use what I have. I was lucky to buy it new for around $400. Shortly after I bought it they doubled the price of them.
     
  18. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    Other than used I haven't seem a Neo 210 in quite a while. I personally like the 12" loaded cabs best in the Neo line - they are the most balanced sounding as has been mentioned. The Neo 115 will may feel a little too mid-focused if the 410 is giving you what you like voicing-wise.

    There will be a huge volume and low end difference between a GK Neo 410 and a single GK Neo 112. Two of the 112 cabs make a nice modular package and would likely cover more of your needs where you liked the 410. The Neo 112 cabs also do very nicely with an MB 500 either alone or as a pair. When playing just one cab be aware of when you've reached its limit and don't assume more power will get you more volume when you reach that limit (it'll be just the opposite right up to failure of the driver).
     
  19. A pair of GK 112 Neo cabs in a vertical stack makes a great setup.
     
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  20. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Probably perfect weight-wise, as well... maybe used?
     
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