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Opinions on my purchase? Bought it without hearing it...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dukey donkey, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Awaiting the delivery of a used Genz Benz Gb215...is it a good cab? I assumed it was, considering company reputation.. it was described somewhere as being similar to the older Peavey 2x15's...I'm pairing it with one... Anyone have experience with one of these cabs?
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  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Never played one, but it should be stellar.

    Our own @agedhorse probably designed it!
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  3. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Which version/model? Most were quite old, some before my time. There were quite a variety, including some that were EV equipped.
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  4. PSPookie

    PSPookie Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    I have yet to be disappointed with a piece of GB gear. YMMV. Good luck to you
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  5. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi dukey donkey dy

    2 x 215 = :hyper::hyper::hyper: I hope for you, that they work together! :D

    I would not buy unseen (or rather unheard) a cab, that has to match with one I already have.

    They both can sound terrific on their own, but very bad together. :(

    keep us posted how this works out (maybe pics :hyper:, better sound)!

    may the bass be with you

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  6. It's just got a "b" designation at the end...white face, black fur...no horn
  7. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    That's my ex!
  8. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space

    Maybe you have an adress for me....:D

    Who will clean my screen? (I just spit my beer all over it) :laugh:

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  9. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    That could have been built shipped empty, with a GBE-1540-8, 1560-8 (my favorite driver), or even an EV 15L/B. There might have been some others, but that was kind of before my time.
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  10. You mean you weren't around when Hitler invaded Poland?
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  11. FingerDub

    FingerDub Banned SUSPENDED Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Since you asked. I hated my GB 115 cab. Very loud...yes....but zero character. No real thump or bass but a ton of mids. Not even close to my Aguilar or Eden cabs. I think the current Fender Rumbles sound better.
  12. I prefer a mid hump...I think my shallow Peavey model 215 is the bee's knees... It loves p basses... Of course, our tonal goals probably differ... I play with my mxr m85 on full time and have two guitarists with full stacks...we play in drop b, so cutting through is more desirable than flapping pants... Not saying I wouldn't like to occasionally cause loss of bowel function.
  13. When it gets here I'll pull a driver and see...
  14. I've had good results switching the positive and negative leads on the input jack if they are out of phase...
  15. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Admittedly in need of adult supervision... Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Jeebus, I just burned my sinuses and got hot coffee on my keyboard!
  16. bbh


    Sep 27, 2011
    Everything they make is good so no worries.
  17. Big call. I am pretty sure the combo amp I heard last year was a current Rumble. All manner of funk blues and straight ahead jazz sounded like a muddy mess.
  18. DrThumpenstein

    DrThumpenstein Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    St Louis, MO
    Laugh of the day right there!
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  19. There is always a risk of buying before you try however I have done it plenty of times and "knock-on-wood" have had good experiences so far. The good thing about buying from a retailer or dealer is there is some sort of return policy usually or even from private as long as it's not a POS you should be able to usually sell it off for the same amount if you don't like it.
  20. I'd like to think regardless, at $250 I got an excellent cabinet to load with drivers of my choice. If I luck out and it's loaded with 1560-8's then it's a win-win
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