Markbass mini cmd 121p

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by leegreenman, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Thinking of matching mine with a 1x15. Looking for feedback. Positives? Negatives? Thanks!
  2. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I like to stack my CMD121P on my Bag End S-15 when I need more oomph. I guess it's "taboo" to mix speaker sizes but I like it. :confused:
  3. Yeah. Sometimes I miss the way a 15" "feels". Sounds like that's what I'm going for as well.
  4. I have a mini CMD 121p, and wanted a 15 to pair with it. I tried several at GC, walked out with a NY 151 Randy Jackson cab. It sounds really, really good. The increased cab size over the NY 151 makes a big difference. If you get a chance to try one out, I'd highly recommend it. Good luck!
  5. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Your 12" will run out of excursion before the 15", believe me, so you could easily damage the 12". I'd use another 12" cab with your 121P combo. It would work better.


    Aug 30, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I pair my mini 121p combo with a Traveler 121H cabinet:

    Markbass Traveler 121H Rear-Ported Compact 1x12 Bass Speaker Cabinet | Musician's Friend

    I found a good price on a used one after several months of looking. I actually visited two Guitar Centers with my combo in hand to try and compare a couple of the cabs. I liked the sound of the Traveler 121H over the New Yorker 121. It seems to have a little more depth to my ears. The footprint matches up nicely if you stack the cab vertically below the combo.
  7. Thanks for the heads-up! I was kinda concerned about that, but really missed having a 15. The good news is that I bought the "no-questions-asked" warranty from GC on the 121P. For now, though, I'm really happy with the sound, and having a rig that weighs in at about 67lbs total keeps my back happy.
  8. 64jazzbass

    64jazzbass Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2002
    Chicago, Il
    I have used a Traveler 151P under my mini 121 Cmd for about 5 years in gigs large and small ranging from blues, rock, country, funk, and jazz and have never had an issue with the 12" speaker not keeping up. Sounds great in a mix. Conventional wisdom doesn't always pan out.
  9. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    I, too, have used one of my Traveler 151Ps along with my CMD 121H combo, and it did fine as long as the volume and lows weren't up too much. It's just that's it's much easier to strain the 12" in that situation than if I'm running both 151Ps instead. It can be done, but it can be risky is all I'm saying.
  10. 64jazzbass

    64jazzbass Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2002
    Chicago, Il
    Yea, I guess I've never pumped the bass frequencies up too much, but I have had it at pretty good volumes. Maybe I've been lucky?
  11. portlandguy

    portlandguy Guest

    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I have the Markbass New York x12 extension cab for my 121p and love it, it sounds so much better with both cabs. By the way I play a Fender american jazz bass. My settings are all flat (12 oclock) - I do not use the VLE filter and I turn the VPF filter to 9 o-clock.
    sweet sound.
  12. Not planing on pushing it too hard, but I don't want to risk any damage. Thinking about a Markbass 15".
  13. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    A 15 paired with a 12 shouldn't be a problem, but if you're expecting a certain sound just because it's a 15, it won't. Spkr size is almost irrelevant with regards to frequency response.
  14. a 15 feels different when you stand in front of it though.
  15. went with the ny 12.