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NL212 vs Port City 2x12 OS

bgrizzmayne

Inspired
Thinking about a port city with an alnico and greenback, or a matrix NL212. The power amp is a gt1000fx. Looking for country to rock lead tones. I hear GREAT things about the NL212, too good to be true?
 

pjrake

Inspired
Just picked up the NL212 and initial impression: Wow! Amazing! Haven't used it at rehearsal or on stage yet, but so far it's everything I've been hoping for.
 

bgrizzmayne

Inspired
still extremely torn on this issue- Matrix might be more versatile but I wonder about sending a feed to FOH with the matrix...bceause there is no IR of it, not sure what I'd use. Just don't know what I want!

I'm thinking either scumbacks or V30's in the port city if I get one. Maybe one of each? Maybe someone can chime in on which speaker to go with
 

pjrake

Inspired
I send the new OH Ultra Res to the FOH and the NL212 onstage, so far I'm loving it. I don't worry about making them sound similar, as long as both sound good I'm happy.
 

bgrizzmayne

Inspired
Yek, how do you like your port city OS and what speakers do you have in it? Do you find the color of those speakers limits your axe's versatility? I know you've got the vertical one
 

yek

Moderator
Moderator
Yek, how do you like your port city OS and what speakers do you have in it? Do you find the color of those speakers limits your axe's versatility? I know you've got the vertical one

I've got a PC Wave 1x12 with an Austin Speaker Works KTS-70, and a PC Wave Vertical 2x12 with the same speaker and a EV 12L in it.
Powered by a GT1000FX.

Big fan of the KTS-70 speaker, which is like a G12H30 (favorite of mine) but louder and better.
The EVM in the 2x12 adds power and extends the frequency range.

The 1x12 itself is a great cab with enough power for stage and rehearsals and small gigs.

For louder gigs (without FOH) I take the 2x12, which sounds even better (but I like to keep my luggage as small/little as possible these days). Its vertical size also makes it easier to hear myself.

I don't feel limited by using a single (or two: 2x12) speakers. In fact I use a single IR in my presets as well, for CLRs and FOH. I prefer this for consistency and ease. I'm done with the never-ending IR experimenting / swapping. :) That IR sounds similar to my real cab(s).

Depending on the gig/rehearsal I take my CLR(s) instead of a Port City cab. For example, there's a lot of acoustic tones in one band, and that's better produced through the CLR(s).
 

JMichael

New Member
I send the new OH Ultra Res to the FOH and the NL212 onstage, so far I'm loving it. I don't worry about making them sound similar, as long as both sound good I'm happy.

+1

To my ears, using my NL212 in this manner (and also my NL12) sounds great to me. Possibly because of the fairly neutral speakers used in the Matrix cabs (Celestion Century Vintage as I recall ). My 2 cents.
 
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