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Yo Genz Benz!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jmattbassplaya, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Is there any chance you guys are planning on releasing a Neo 4x12 cabinet? I've been using two of your Neox 212t's on gigs for about two years now with my Aguilar DB750 (now 751), and I'm beginning to crave a single 4x12 enclosure to make schlepping things a bit easier. If it helps, I wouldn't mind being your guys' guinea pig for any prototypes you make :D
  2. svtb15

    svtb15 Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig
    I too would love a 412 for larger gigs.....
  3. Cycho


    Nov 30, 2010
    It seems to me a pair of 2x12's would be easier to shlep than a single 4x12. Easier to pack and lighter to carry. The 4x12 would save you a trip, I suppose.
  4. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Not many cab manufacturers racing to build 412s nowadays......

    Besides, your 212t stack is impressive!!! ;)
  5. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    This is precicely the reason why we offer the 212's.

    Also, 4 ohm 212's work well for folks who have the ShuttleMax 12.0 (2 x 4 ohm loads) and other large stand alone stereo power amps.
  6. It might be difficult... with their current 8 ohm drivers they would have to choose between 2 ohms, 8 ohms and dual 4 ohm mono. Since none of their current lightweight heads are 2 ohms, it would basically be a choice between 8 ohms(ehh) and dual 4 ohms, which is basically jsut like stacking 2 current cabs. If they could score a 16 ohm version of their driver, it might help give them a push.
  7. My thought as well. How is carrying a larger, heavier 4x12 easier than two 2x12's?
  8. if the large, heavy cab has wheels, a towel bar and never needs to be deadlifted... Large cabs can be leveraged into vehicles and onto some stages without ever picking the entirety up.
  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Indeed. People say I'm crazy when I tell them this, but it's a LOT easier to move an Ampeg 8-10 than it is a 4-10 cab. With the 8-10, you just kind of drag it around by the wheels. But you have to actually pick up the 4-10 even if just to set it on a cart.
  10. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Absolutely - I'll take my Mesa 810 over two of their 410s, any day...

    - georgestrings
  11. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Any time you encounter stairs, or a dead lift to the stage, smaller lighter cabinets generally have an advantage. Not always, but usually.
  12. Believe it or not, the 212t's really aren't that enjoyable of a thing to schlep around over long distances. I'm already a pretty short dude at 5'8'', but even I have to hunch over in order to grab the handles so that I can use the casters on the cab. It's incredibly awkward, and it hurts my back a good bit. If you guys developed a way to extend the handles out so that they weren't so low to the ground that would definitely be a start. As they are now, however, I don't see how anyone over my height could comfortably move this particular cab around without using a dolly, but that's just IMHO. Keep in mind, the weight is definitely not the issue :)
  13. Yes, yes, and yes!
  14. So any other folks from Genz Benz want to lend their voice to the discussion?
  15. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Not trying to be a wise a--, but if agedhorse says something Genz Benz related, it's gospel.
  16. main_sale


    Apr 26, 2004
    Cape Cod
    I turned in my G-B XB410 for a pair of NeoX 212T's and have never looked back!

  17. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
  18. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    :eek: Mommy!!

    I have an old school 410T XB. Heavy as sin! Would love to have 2 210's to replace it with.
  19. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    This is actually a pretty common pairing, I know of a couple folks who have almost the same rig. One guy angles the cabinets in towards himself a little for the feel (depending on the room). Another guy stacks the vertically when he uses his compact amp and needs to keep his footprint as small as possible. Others use one or two cabinets depending on the gig, There are more ways to use 2 x 212's than a single 412, thart's another reason why they are more popular.
  20. Ouch! Bend the knees. Take care.