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Musicman 212-RH 150 cab - suitable for bass?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by minervadreaming, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. minervadreaming


    Aug 20, 2012
    Hey all,

    I'm a long time guitar player but new to bass.

    I recently picked up a nice Jazz Bass V w/ an Audere Z6 preamp - sounds great but now I need something to plug it in to.

    Part of my guitar rig is a Musicman 212-RH150 like this one:


    I also saw one ion this TB thread for sale:


    Due to that thread, and some things I've heard about it being a dual purpose cab, I'm assuming that it's suitable for bass but I thought I'd ask you fine folks before I started looking at separate amp heads...otherwise I might look into a combo of some kind.

    Thanks!! :bassist:
  2. Depends on what tone you are after. It might stand up to mid rangey low powered bass, but its not going to last with a beefier sound. I would be looking at a true bass cab.
  3. minervadreaming


    Aug 20, 2012
    Thanks, CL.
  4. banikek


    Sep 14, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I am pretty sure that they are a bass cab. I used to own one. Many years ago I talked to an old sales rep and he said that the RH stood for Reflex Horn. Not sure about that but I used the cab with a musicman head. Sounded good at moderate volume. Check to make sure it is loaded with bass speakers.
  5. I used one of these back in the late 70s and early 80s with a Music Man head. The local dealer was selling them as bass cabinets. Sounded great as a bass amp cab; wish I still had that rig, in fact.

    The stock speakers may not be able to withstand a big bass head, but those could always be replaced with newer, higher-wattage speakers and the cabinet would still rock just fine IMO.

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