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    Join Date: Sep 2010
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    Genz Benz G-Flex

    Has anyone tried one with the Axe Fx? I have a VHT 4x12 that I love the sound of, but i'm thinking of downsizing to a 2x12. More convenient, plus most people i've read about who downsize to the g-flex seem like they don't miss their 4x12's soundwise. But then i've seen comments about the porting being responsible for a weird bass response.

    I'm also curious about the speakers, and whether anyone has swapped them.

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    I have one, and it's quite a monster of a cabinet. I certainly don't miss my old 5150 412, especially based on size and sound, the bass is all there, and then some. (In a good way)

    I've actually downsized to a podhd + powered speaker rig, which is much more portable, but I miss the cabby, and I'm sure the tones would come out a lot more like I'd want my guitar to sound like through the cab again...I've been planning to buy a power amp whence I have the cash, I digress:

    When I had an amp head, it was a blackstar ht-5, and that thing could push air with all of its might.

    positive experiences with it here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empryrean View Post
    When I had an amp head, it was a blackstar ht-5, and that thing could push air with all of its might.
    I had a HT-5 running through a G-flex 212 at a gig once, and it was awesome. Especially with just me and the drummer jamming.

    \m/

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    If the bass is too much, add a parametric EQ and highpass some of the extremes out. That's why I love the Axe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soopahmahn View Post
    If the bass is too much, add a parametric EQ and highpass some of the extremes out. That's why I love the Axe.
    Yeah, I love the fact that I can apply a parametric eq within the Axe. I just don't like the thought of there being an inherent frequency problem in the rig itself.

    But the consensus seems to be good. A somewhat local shop just got a used one in, so i'll go in and check it out this weekend.

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    There's not a problem. It's a ported design with deeper bass than a 2x12 is allowed to have by law. It's insane. Like a 2x12 Thiele cabinet.

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    It's definitely a bassy cab (I do own the 212), and it'd consider a bit flubby. You could probably dial out most of the stuff you don't like about it though. It's definitely a huge sounding cab, and the build is extremely sturdy. I'd recommend giving it a shot. Try testing one out before you buy one, if you can obviously. I don't have any experience with other speakers though, mine are stock.

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    Not a fan of this cab at all. It is overly boomy, and impossible to get tight. Unless you are going for big open chords and a wall of sound, you are going to want to avoid ported cabs.
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