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Would/Do you currently use 12" speakers?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RevGroove, May 17, 2004.

  1. Yes, I use a 1x12

    55 vote(s)
  2. Yes, I use a 2x12

    42 vote(s)
  3. Yes, I use a 4x12

    8 vote(s)
  4. Yes, I use a combination of smaller 12 inch speakers

    20 vote(s)
  5. I have no use for 12 inch speakers in my rig

    4 vote(s)
  6. I'm curious about 12 inch speakers and how they might sound in my rig

    55 vote(s)
  1. RevGroove

    RevGroove Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2002
    Burlington ON Canada
    Manager, Account Services: Long & McQuade Ltd. (Burlington); MTD Kingston Basses International Emerging Artist; Bartolini Electronics Emerging Artist
    I'm currently using a combo with 2 tens, but I recently had chance to try out a *ahem* proposed 2x12 speaker cabinet that blew me away! I played 12s when I played *guitar*, I never thought i'd like them for bass! I'd likely use them under my XS400TC combo, but I'm just curious as to how many people out there are using 12 inch cabinets? Post your style of music as well please.
  2. abaguer


    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    I usually use 2 Euphonic Audio cxl112's with 10 piece club date band. The leader likes a really clear, focused bass sound and this exactly what the speakers do. I also use 1 or 2 of them in blues/r&b/jazz gigs sometimes substituting an Aguilar GS112 for one of the EAs to get a darker sound. Most of the time though the EAs are the best choice for both electric and upright.
  3. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    I use an Avatar 2X12 cab with a loud rock band and if I need more I add a 2x10 Avatar cab. The 12s sound great quick like 10s and move a lot of air like a 15s.
  4. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    Using a Cerwin-Vega cabinet that has an 18" folded horn and a 12." Changed the stock 12" to a Carvin bass speaker, bypassed the internal crossover to run both full range. Loud hard rock, works very well, you hear the 12" and feel the 18."
  5. I mainly use 12s now. 2 1x12 DIY cabs, or a 4x12 DIY cab styled after an Ampeg 8x10.

  6. DaveB


    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    After much experimentation and many gear purchases I have finally settled on two EA CXL112s as the perfect cabinet setup for my purposes. One cab for upright and small to medium electric gigs and two cabs for larger rooms.
  7. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I used a Bergantino 2x12 for awhile. It was a fantastic cabinet, but then I got a Bergantino 3x10 and after a few months alternating between the two I decided that I liked the 3x10 a little better. I sold the 2x12, but only because I have limited storage space.

    That said: I'd eventually like to own a pair of 1x12 cabinets to use as a super-portable and modular rig.
  8. atldeadhead


    Jun 17, 2002
    I'm using a pair of Aguilar GS112's. I love 'em. Big bass and very fast. After having used 10's exclusively for almost a decade I was very apprehensive about making the switch. But after I heard the aggie's I knew I'd made the right decision. With twelves you get all the benefits of 10's and 15's.
  9. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Had a HD212 cab. Heavy, with poorly places handles, but it sounded amazing. Now belongs to local and TBer 4Mal.

    I have nothing against 12s, I think they're just as good a speaker size as any.
  10. One EBS NEO-112 here, gonna get another one. Great sound, enough volume, light as a feather. ´nuff said.
  11. Slot


    Oct 17, 2003
    Sydney - The Shire
    Picking up my epi 212 ultralight in an hour. So i'll get back to you. oooh yeeeea !!
  12. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I have been using my Avatar CB112s for a few weeks now and I do like them a lot. However, they do lack the punch that my B410 has. I think maybe a combo of 12s and 10s is the best way to go for me.
  13. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Currently using a single cab, 1x12+2x10+Tweeter (Bergantino HT322).

    Currently gassing for Berg HT112 + EX112 pair.

    In the past, I have mostly preferred 10" drivers.

    I suspect the EA CxL112 is nice too.

    Not all 12"ers are created equal.
  14. rok51

    rok51 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    Use a pair of GS112s. They replace my 410/115 rig that I used for a decade. Smaller, lighter, and to me and my mates, they sound better to boot.
  15. inazone


    Apr 20, 2003
    Im with lo-freq, I use two berg 322s. Basicly 410s and two 12s. I also use two berg 112s for other stuff.
  16. I have a pair of Ernie Ball 2x12's, But I found the combination of 2x10 and 2x12's is better for me. I use a Mesa powerhouse combined with the Eb's so it s 2x10's + 2x12's + tweeter+ 6" Mid driver. I get a nice combination of lows, highs, mids with some nice grind.
  17. josh_m


    May 5, 2004
    Davie, Fl
    I remember reading an article somewhere about how speaker size was more important to portability than it was for sound when it came to bass rigs. Something about the cab tuning. Anyone know anything about this?
  18. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    EA CXL-112 for me. I really love this cab, lightweight, detailed sound, big fundamentals, and no frequency humps. I also have a 110 for upright gigs, but lately I've been schlepping the 112 everywhere.
  19. lawndart


    Oct 4, 2003
    Northern NJ
    i have an Ampeg 6x10 now but plan on downsizing to two Aggie GS112 cabs. 2 for gigging at bigger clubs and 1 for when/if i play a coffee shop for those intimate "unplugged" shows.
  20. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I have two Bergie HT112's, one BergieHT212,Ernie Ball 2/12 & and a old Tech 2/12......you could say I really like 12's for bass ;)