Halfback 412 as a bass cab?

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Halfback 412 as a bass cab?

Post by tommyhawk13 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:42 pm

I've got a metal grill 412 guitar cab with EV 12"'s in the bottom and MC90 Celestions in the top. I want to run a Gallien Krueger Backline 212 as a head through the cab. Is this a bad idea?

My daughter has a talent show this month, and I picked up the backline at a pawn shop for just under $150.00. The speakers sound like the hulk farting, but the amp sounds fine through the 412.

The amp is rated at 115 watts at 8 ohms, and the MC90's are 90 watts, similar to the old Celestion CL80.

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Re: Halfback 412 as a bass cab?

Post by tommyhawk13 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:12 pm

A friend is letting us borrow a 4 10 Boogie Road ready cab, but I'm still curious about the boogie halfback cab for bass.
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Re: Halfback 412 as a bass cab?

Post by Markedman » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:34 pm

You'll have no problem using the cabinet. Those speakers will handle the power and bass frequencies without hurting them. Under powering speakers can be a problem with harmonic distortion, that damages speakers more so than too much power.
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Re: Halfback 412 as a bass cab?

Post by morgan138 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:28 pm

tommyhawk13 wrote:A friend is letting us borrow a 4 10 Boogie Road ready cab, but I'm still curious about the boogie halfback cab for bass.
Doesn't seem like too great an idea - you're definitely at risk of blowing out the speakers by putting too much low end through them. Aside from that, I'm guessing it'll have a lot of midrange and not much low bass?

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Re: Halfback 412 as a bass cab?

Post by Bobby Marshall » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:46 am

EVM12l is rated as low as 80hz.

EVM15l is rated as low as 60hz.

EVM15l were sold in loaded Mesa bass cabinets.

A bass low e is 41hz which is theoretically out of range of the evm15l bass speaker.

My Mesa 2x15 with EVM15l speakers works fine at stage volume. I have never used my bass through my 4x12 evm12l loaded Mesa halfback since I have the bass cabinet. YMMV.
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