GK1001rb-II w/neo212 and Mesa 410 - good mix?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by stefean, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. stefean


    May 18, 2007
    I bought the GK-1001rb-II/Neo212 combo in '09 and now that I may be getting a second cab in the next couple of months, I had my eyes set on the Mesa Powerhouse 410.

    Right now I need something that works well with Drop A tuning. My direct questions are:

    Do the GK Neo212 and Mesa PH410 mix ok?
    (I'm not concerned with the 2nd cab utilizing the bi-amp feature on the 1001rb)

    and can Mesa's 410 handle Drop A well?

    Thanks, folks.
  2. stefean


    May 18, 2007
    Also, if mixing cab manufacturers is a bad idea - can the GK RBH410 handle drop A?
  3. Both of these threads are from today.

    Short answer, its a crap shoot depending on room. Matched cabs is the most consistent way to go.
  4. stefean


    May 18, 2007
    Thanks, I did see those threads, but I'm not asking about different driver sizes - mainly just about using these two specific different brands.
  5. Why not just get another Neo 212? I only have one but I've seen others who have two 212's frequently talk about how awesome it is!
  6. Find one cab you like the sound of. Get two if you need more volume.
  7. stefean


    May 18, 2007
    I do like the 212, but I'll take more punch in the second cab if I can get it.

    I've got the combo version of the GK1001/Neo212 - so I will have that cab regardless. I'm just looking at options for a second cab if I want to go as low as I mentioned. I'm not questioning GK's cab quality, I just want to know if their 410s can handle Drop A if I need to stick to one brand.
  8. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Yes it can... But personally i would add a GK Neo 212.... The 4 12's would be [email protected]#$.... A cab with different size drivers could cause phase issues.....
  9. stefean


    May 18, 2007
    Thanks. I see a lot of diverse attitudes on the mixing of driver sizes - what exactly is the problem with mixing sizes? Such as 212 w/410, or 410 w/115?
  10. Barca_bass


    May 22, 2011
    Fixed ;)
  11. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Thanks... My GK Neo 412 is on it's way to me.... I will soon find out ; )
  12. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    The PH 4x10 is one of the best around. It can handle A. When you start jamming through it you'll probably want to sell your 2x12 and get another one.
  13. +1

    I bought a Mesa PH412 and PH610 and am not looking back.. Rock solid cabs, they sound great, handle lots of power, are easy to move around for the size, and look killer, too. I've gotten nothing but compliments about my tone since I switched to MESA gear and I think you'll be really happy with the 4X10. I know a few members on the boards run 2X410 PH cabs or the PH810 and have nothing but good things to say.

    I haven't played the GK neo cabs.
  14. JHAz


    Jun 29, 2011
    Read those other threads. The topic gets covered at least every other day here
  15. slagbass


    Apr 5, 2005
    Pay attention to this. I've spent a lot of $$ to find this out the hard way.......