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Whats a versatile guitar Cab?
Old 21st December 2002
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Whats a versatile guitar Cab?

Hey, im looking to get a new halfstack type guitar cab. I Like the way the mesa sounds, but I feel its just too chunky, too bassy. What would be a better choice than this? The cabinet will be used solely for recording. I have an 80 watt all Tube head that was custom built for me. Thanx alot for the help. Lates



jc
Old 21st December 2002
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Depends on your definition of 'best'...There are several designs, open back, closed, back, and hybrid...sounds like you may want a Boogie, Peavey, et al cab which allows for the back to be removed as desired...

Also, get a decent collection of speakers...EV, and Weber VST are my favorites, although Celestions are great for rock stuff......each has a different lavor.
Old 22nd December 2002
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Here are two very versatile options:

http://thdamps.com/products/cab.htm

http://tonetubby.com/cabinet.htm

-Moze
Old 23rd December 2002
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You just gotta go out and try a bunch. Don't rule out 2x12 cabs. Easier to carry and they push more air at lower volumes. Right now there were a few guitar players in here trying various amps and cabs for a project and we ruled the Marshall 4x12 (two of them, an 800 and a 900) as sucking while the 2x12 with Vintage 30's that I built in high school is rockin' hard. I've wanted to keep the speakers and replace the cab for a long time. Guess I'll hold onto it for a bit longer.
Old 23rd December 2002
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Jay, did you do that open backed or sealed? I've toyed with the idea of getting a few different flavors of 12" guitar speakers from different manufacturers and putting together individual boxes with removeable backs. Anybody else do the DIY cabinet thang?

- jon
Old 23rd December 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by cymatics
... I've toyed with the idea of getting a few different flavors of 12" guitar speakers from different manufacturers and putting together individual boxes with removeable backs. Anybody else do the DIY cabinet thang?
Not yet, but it's on the "to do" list for the new year. The removeable back thing is definetely part of the plan... two or three 1X12 removeable back "boxes" should do nicely.
Old 23rd December 2002
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I did a quasi DIY...took an old Bassman cab and tweaked it a bit...1st thing was to split the two speakers so the cab could be run as 2x12 4 ohm or 2 1-12 8 ohm each side...then put a replacement back that can be taken off by removing 8 screws instead of the 25 or so Fender put on....

To change out speakers, you may need to cut off every other speaker retainer bolt, to accomodate Celestions and other 4 bolt basket designs....madd
Old 24th December 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by cymatics
Jay, did you do that open backed or sealed?
Ahh, that's the cool thing. It's both. I cut two large squares in the back behind each magnet and got 1/4" thick plywood to cover them. I can have a ported or unported cab in about 1 second because the covers are attached with Velcro.
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