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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jason Hollar, Sep 10, 2019.
I use Fearless cabs. My F212 & F215 are built out of okoume wood. Extremely light.
Went for the 6X10 lol.
@Jason Hollar if you didn't have money for the high end stuff right now I would heartily recommend the Eden EX112's. I have a pair of EX110's and it's amazing how much low end a pair of those little guys get. And I believe the EX112's can handle more power than the 110's. the cabs are easy to transport and light. They have a nice bassy tone and the high end is really crisp.
Here's a link to the specs. Look around TB. There are a lot of Eden fans. I'm one of them......
EX112 | EDEN Amplification
I keep going around in circles myself deciding on lightweight 112s to pair with my th500. Berg hdn’s are the frontrunner but then it’s “ohh, what about this?” When I see something else.
+1 for booty cabs
I've been very happy with a pair of Aguilar DB 112s
with ampeg svt7.
Like you I have a Big Twin 2 and it is a superb cab especially on reggae, such clean low end. Not long after that I decided to get a Big Baby 2 for those smaller gigs and I'd recommend either of them.
I’d suggest the Audiokinesis Hathor or Changeling 1203 cabinets. Same woofers as the Thunderchild, but they have a 3” mid driver in a separate internal enclosure instead of a horn. That driver combination is exquisite for a bass guitar. That’s the Hathor; the Changeling adds a second rear-firing 3” driver that creates a little magic by bouncing some sound off the back wall.
Around 30 pounds each.
Euphonic Audio NL-112.
(Drops mic and walks away...)
I have two Berg AE112 cabinets (the previous generation with neo drivers) with a GB Streamliner 600.
For smaller gigs I just use one of them and stack them for bigger rooms - I find them clear and punchy and haven't had a problem yet suiting volume level to the room size.
I play 4 string, 5 string and an electric upright and they have no issue handling any of them.
And at about 30 pounds each I can carry one in each hand into the gig.
I haven't tried the others but I'm very happy with these.
I'm with the Barefaced crowd. I haven't tried one of their full super 12s, but I really like my Super Twin 212. Powerfull, easy to move, great tone.
Yes it is a proprietary design, but that is what I love about it. The builder re-thought everything. It is music tech built by nerds. I dig that.
I double too and I've owned an older Berg 12 and a Barefaced Super Midget but neither sounded as good with the upright as my current speaker the Audiokinesis Thunderchild 112 acoustic friendly version. Great with the slab too. Super versatile plus I doubt you'll ever need two of them.
This looooong nerdy video about the new Barefaced GUITAR cabs is well worth watching. I was quite surprised!
Some fantastic gear has been mentioned so far.
My gear journey for the last 25 years has been: Mesa Boogie, Aguilar, Epifani, Bergantino and finally Barefaced.
They all sounded good but IMO I'm at a sonic peak right now with my 2 112 Barefaced cabs.
^^^ Thanks - I appreciate all the responses!!!
I rate the Barefaced 10s as better than many 12s I have played, but I do realise that is not the question.
But it is food for thought......
The Genzler BA12-3 is 34 pounds. Heavier than some of the others... lighter than others. The array is very cool. It allows the woofers to be woofers with a crossover at 800 and the array does a great job with vocal mids and smooth trebles.
A few years back I was looking at the Greenboys, Barefaced, Audiokinesis Hathor, and Genzler. All are great choices. I decided on the Genzler and don’t regret it for a second. My next choice would be the Audiokinesis Hathor.
Have you considered building a fEARful? There are kits that have everything, including the hardware, built cross-overs, pre-cut plywood, glue, etc. Buying used also works. You will frequently find used fEARful's on TB classified.
I double a lot, and am very happy with the sound of fEARful + amp + double bass.