mismatch of aguilar head and cab.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 6 string demon, May 9, 2004.

  1. 6 string demon

    6 string demon

    Mar 23, 2003
    i have been looking into replacing my current rig. i have been looking among many others aguilar product. but somthing confuses me. the DB750 head is rated at 750watts. but apart from their 4/12 cab none of their cabs seem to be able to handle this. after my testing i am leaning towards a 2/12 cab. but wondered why the aguilar cab seems unable to cope with this head. or is it possible to use the agie 2/12 with e DB750.

    im not very techniqually minded so i have probably missed something here so any help would be great.

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    There are several threads on Talkbass regarding power vs power handling. It doesn't matter how much power your head has, it is not going to be putting that power out all the time. As long as you watch the volume and your cab, you could put a 2000 watt amplifier into a single 12" with no problem.
  3. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    the 750 watt rating is at 4 ohms as well, i'm sure the 8 ohm output is lower (and the 2 ohm is 950 or so), so if the cab you get it 8 ohm, you'll be fine. however, i agree with the previous responder in that you'll be fine as long as you don't crank everything up to 11. :bassist:
  4. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    I'll just chime in to say the same thing as everyone else....

    it doesn't matter if you have a 1,000 watt amp going into a 100 watt cab, as long as you pay attention to your volume, you'll be just fine. Most people agree that it's better to have more power than not enough, so you'll be just fine going with the DB750 and 2x12.

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    You mean "100 watt cab";)
  6. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    Just a suggestion: the Ag GS210 and GS112 sound really good together (good punch and mids from the 2x10 and plenty of lows from the 1x12). If you get a chance, check them out.

    [I auditioned them using a DB750; very nice rig.]
  7. 6 string demon

    6 string demon

    Mar 23, 2003
    i am trying to steer clear of a two cab set up, ust fr ease of use, but i will look into it thanx for the heads up
  8. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000

    i got 2 hours of sleep last night.

    it shows.

    thanks for the heads up--edit coming ;) :)
  9. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    I picked up a DB750 just over a month ago....GREAT amp! It replaced a DB359, and over the last 15 years I've had GK, Trace, Ampeg, Hartke, tube and digital rack gear, etc, etc. DB750 takes it, for me....tons of punch and headroom, and superb Aggie tone....very pure, fat, rich, warm, and tight.

    Have you thought about any other cabs? Depending on your budget and style...Epifani, etc. I have a Bergantino HT322...best cab I've heard (for my tastes). Covers the whole range, big and punchy with plenty of low and high end...with a sort of growl when cranked up....the combo rocks!

    Aloha, Garey
  10. 6 string demon

    6 string demon

    Mar 23, 2003
    i have looked at epifani cabs, i havenot found anywhere that sell bergantino cabs here in the uk. i have just found the uk dealer for accugrrove cabs which interest me alot. thanks for all the help guys.

    p.s. anyone know anywhere that sell bergantino cabs in the uk or europe? thanks
  11. inazone


    Apr 20, 2003
    I can recomend and use the aguliar / bergantino combo as well (db680 pre/berg 322). Go to www.bergantino.com and ask where the dealer/s is/are. Jim has great customer sevice.