New bass combo

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by magic8161, Jun 17, 2021.


  1. magic8161

    magic8161 Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Milwaukee
    Picked up a GK legacy 112 combo amp today. After playing with it for a half hour it blew my GK mb210 combo away. So I traded it in. I can't believe how something so lightweight can sound so huge. Expensive but worth every dime.
     

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  2. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    How much power @ 8 ohms? 400 watts?
     
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  3. magic8161

    magic8161 Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Milwaukee
    Not sure. Can't find anything about that.
     
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  4. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    I was right for a change...
    Legacy 112
    400W Internal (8Ω), 800W With 8Ω Extension, 800W With 4Ω Extension.
    That's a lot of power going into one 12" speaker/tweeter. No wonder it sounds so good. Add a NEO IV 112 cab and it's a killer stack!
     
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  5. nonohmic

    nonohmic

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    The picture is of a 210.

    But regardless, great to hear! I've been looking at one of these, just for GAS reasons, but looking nonetheless
     
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  6. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    I’ll take newly designed gear over the old stuff any day. Been playing bass almost 5 years.

    I currently own an Elf, Markbass, and very recently a Mesa TT 800.

    I’ve owned a Bassman 50. Acoustic 360, Sunn Concert and Model T.
     
  7. I have always liked GK and just purchased a GK MB112. It pushes a full 200 watts out a single 12" speaker and weighs about 35lb. Plenty of power and easy to handle. I plan to get the matching powered cab in the near future. :D

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  8. nonohmic

    nonohmic

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    That's a great setup! Those fretless are awesome.
     
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  9. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Suspended Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Awesome, congrats. I'm really interested in the Legacy/S heads. Just wish the less expensive 500w head actually pushed 500 through 4ohms.
     
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  10. nonohmic

    nonohmic

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Yeah it's kind of a misnomer, right.

    450 W through the uncommon load of 2.67 Ohm is not exactly commonly referred to as a 500 W head.
     
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  11. Lync

    Lync Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    NY
    I'm interested in the Legacy. I also have an MB112-ii....has power but I found a preamp (like the Tech 21 DP-3X) brings the amp to a different level. With the preamp it easily keeps up with a drummer in my 7 piece band. The MB212-ii needs no extra preamp-that amp actually gets me into trouble with the soundguys ha ha.
     
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  12. sonojono

    sonojono Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2013
    California
    I was the first in line to try out the new legacy 112 combo and I whole heartedly agree it’s such a powerful combo for a 112. It did extremely well in a 3 piece setting but did find myself needing another 112! You did good OP
     
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  13. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource

    Dec 28, 2012
    It doesn’t even matter that much anyway…the driver will only do what it can do. Extra wattage just helps us find the point it will break faster!
     
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  14. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    It's smart the way they made the Legacy head. With the Legacy 112 combo, you could add a 4 ohm 212 and have a 3x12 rig with equal distribution of power for all 3 speakers. That's a BIG gig rig, yet still somewhat compact and easy to move.
     
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  15. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Winter Park, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    I just got my Legacy 212 Combo today. It's about the same size as my Genz Benz Contour CTR500-210T, but 10 pounds lighter and 800W vs. 300W (no extension cab). It is stupid loud!
     
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  16. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    Probably THE best combo on the market! Other companies have moved away from powerful combos.
     
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  17. magic8161

    magic8161 Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Milwaukee
    They really are. and no distortion. I wanted the 2x12 but decided to get just the one as 99% of our gigs have a sound guy and I don't need or even bring a amp. but I do plan on getting a 12 extension cab. Just not sure if I want the old style or new style one. I have a guy that will sell me a mint used old style one for $190 bucks or do a new one that will match for $650. I think for the savings ill go with the older one. Congrats on the new amp!!
     
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  18. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    If you get the old style one, just make sure you get the right Speakon cable because the old ones are designed for bi-amping while the new head is not.
     
  19. magic8161

    magic8161 Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Milwaukee
    Im really dumb when it comes to this sorta thing. so the older cab wont work?
     
  20. magic8161

    magic8161 Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Milwaukee
    i did some checking on cables. which one would I need for the older GK 112 cab and my Legacy combo?
     
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