Wow....Just wow. (LMII and Schroeder content)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rustynuts, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Okay, yes, I am fairly new to playing bass with only twelve months under my belt. After years and years of playing guitar I came to my senses early last year and when I did I thought I had a pretty good idea of the sound I was looking for. I thought that sound was Ampeg.

    I started off thinking I'd keep it simple and picked up a used B2 head and an SVT-210HE cabinet. Progressed from that to an SVT-3Pro with Ampeg 4x10 and 1x15 cabs. I guess I still wasn't content though since I kept looking....

    Last month I traded a Lakland Skyline for a MarkBass Little Mark II, which I immediately fell in love with but still felt as if it was lacking something running through the Ampeg cabinets. Today I picked up a Schroeder 410R and I think I've finally found IT. This is heaven.

    It's amazing the difference, and I really don't know what else to say but DAMN! This combination sounds great! And this cabinet brings everything to life. An example: My '82 Ovation P bass has a series/parallel switch on it. With the Ampeg rig, switching it one way or the other made very, very little difference in the output. With the LMII and the Schroeder the bass goes from bright and almost cheerful to dark and brooding with the flick of a switch.

    Flat out amazing....I can't even describe how impressed I am with these two pieces of equipment. Now it looks like I've got a couple of amps, cabinets, an EQ and a compressor to unload. I just don't see myself using them again.
  2. nonconformist

    nonconformist Guest

    Mar 1, 2008
    Congratulations on discovering the amazing LMII

    I got one last year, use it with my Aguilar 212, similar effect. It is absolutely amazing!

    ENjoy it
  3. Swift713

    Swift713 Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    There's nothing like really hearing your instrument. All of a sudden the lights go on and wow!
  4. That's exactly how I felt this afternoon and evening. Almost in a daze I was so thrilled.
  5. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    Yep something magic happens when you pair Markbass and Schroeder.
  6. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Oh yes, these two makes seem to go very well together.

    I run a MB SA450 and 1212L with one band and a LMII and 1210R with another and never have problems with not being heard or getting the tone i want.
    Each bass i have played through these rigs sound different and how they should sound. Ive had rigs in the past where everything sounds the same.

    Rusty, Try and get out front, a good 20ft away. you will be even more delighted as the Schroeders seem to sound even better from a distance (i.e. to the audience) IME.
  7. And indeed I am. I played for four hours last night just because I enjoyed what I was hearing.

    Now to decide what I am going to do with the Ampeg and dbx stuff.

    I will check that out. One thing I keep reading about the Schroeders is how well they project.
  8. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    They project very well and they tend to sound less Middy out front, at least, mine do.
    Close up, on stage, mine sound quite loud and middy but off stage, out front, these mid's fall off a bit and let the lows come through. This produces a smoother sound for the audience but a more cutting sound on stage and i never have any trouble hearing myself (nor does my guitarist ;-)
    Its almost like having two different sounding cabs.
  9. If I were to pick up a second LMII (as a backup) and a smaller cab just to grab and go or for the clinics I do, would you suggest the 1212 or the 1210?
  10. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    1212L without question but thats because i like mine more than my 1210R.
    I find both my 12xx cabs sound close but the 1212L has a smoother tone. It also has the newer drivers in it and these are a bit more conventional sounding.

  11. The new 115L+ in 4ohm version with the LMII is just wonderful sounding, and only around 30 pounds. It's a GREAT small/medium gig rig, and a true 'one hander' for carrying.
  12. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Oh yeah, i forgot about that.
    Its on my things i don't need but must buy list for this year.
  13. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    The same thing happened to me when I hooked up my bass to my friends Aguilar rig. It's like I'd taken the blanket off of my sound. I sold my Ampeg cab last weekend and have a couple of DB112's on the way now.
  14. Whatever I wind up with it will certainly be 4 ohms. The LMII seems to come to life at 4 ohms but is a bit less enthusiastic at 8 ohms.

    I'd pretty much cleared my GAS list but now it looks like I need to add a couple of things.

    That's a good analogy....