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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-30-2003, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are good choices for 2x12 ext. cabs?

I am looking at different cabs for a 2x12; to have something easier to tote around but not compromise my sound. I am using a 5150 w/ various pedals in one set up and the other is a stereo rack set up using a Mosvalve mv962 amp and a Digitech 2112 as the main components. I haven't played through them, but the Genz Benz seems like a formidable cab. I am having a Wiggy 2x12 cab custom built from Peavey (will match the black tolex of a 5150 and the grille of the Triple XXX). I like the quality of the cab (awesome hardware and sound of a 4x12!), the different looks, cab operation (stero/mono with 150wtts handling) and the fact that I sell stuff for Peavey and get a MARVELOUS dicount!
I'd like to hear what some of you use and what you're using them with. Thanks guys! See you at Jemfest!
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-30-2003, 03:28 PM
 
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I'm in a similar situation at this point, I need something more portable than my old Peavy 4x12 with celestions. The thing weighs a ton and a half.
I've been looking at the Bag end cabs (pricy) as well as Mesa, Genz Benz and anyone else that might be a formidable asset. The Mesas are pretty light compared to most yet they still sound great.
I'd love to hear some other opinions as well. I'm running a Triaxis into a Mesa 20/20 power amp, and I'm mainly into progressive metal as far as music and tones go. Something that will handlle a 7 string cranked would be great...


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Bamm the Zinky 2-12 is awesome. Music Centre right across the border in Wisconsin has them. Great litttle 2-12
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If you want just a 2x12 extension with vintage 30's or greenbacks its hard to beat a carvin legacy 2x12 at 300$. Decent construsction and look.

The best 2x12 Ive ever heard and my favorite cab period is the THD 2x12. It cant be beat. Very expensive though. It does circles around a modern marshall 4x12 in every way. Definitly as much bass.

If you want the modern very compressed, spongey, super bass sound though you may have to look mesa.
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Mesa 2x12 is light weight????....maybe if your Arnold!!! I have 2x12 recto with vintage 30's and it is really freaking heavy. It is also very heavy in the mids, great low end though as Dan alluded to. It is a great cabinet for lead playing for sure, the louder you play the better it sounds and it is built like a tank. Rhythm playing is another problem...my head is pretty focused in the mids so I am looking for something a little more transparent.
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build it yourself, it's cheaper!
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Mesa 2x12 is light weight????....maybe if your Arnold!!! I have 2x12 recto with vintage 30's and it is really freaking heavy.
I was gonna say that too. I used to add a freinds mesa 2x12 to my stage rig for bottum. Its very heavey. Im not sure what other cabs bammbamm has used but they mustve been pretty heavey if he thinks mesa's are light.
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I have used Marshall 1936 and 1922 2x12s (and some 4x12s) but I now have

2 Mesa Rectifier 2x12s cabs with Celestion vintage 30 speakers and they are great!!
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I know a lot of people still aren't backing the Peavey name - which actually works to ones' benefit! To re-establish their name they are making a whole new line of gear at very reasonable prices. New XXX 2x12 cabs and XXL 2x12 cabs are now on the market.

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I"m partial to the Recto 2x12 w/ v30's and the Genz Benz ported one; although the GBz did some weird things clean at loud volumes.
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Micro, email me if that cab is still available.

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Ive seen nothing but great reviews for the Avatar cabs. And at that price range they seem almost to good to be true. But I have read many reviews praising their sound.
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VHT 2x12 Fat Bottoms with P50E speakers if you want the tightest, fatest sound possible. I've done side by side comparisons between the Mesa, Genz, Marshall, Carvin, and Peavy. The VHT have way more bottom end tightnesscompared to all of them. A much more natural sound, and are not bright and harsh sounding like the Boogie cabs. They are also extremely well built.
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I'm pretty new to the whole stack thing, but I've been absolutely floored with the Mesa Recto 2x12 cab I picked up for my Marshall TSL. What really did it for me was when the TSL got, um, baptized in bud light and was in for an emergency retubing, i borrowed a friend's DSL-401. An amp that sounded flabby in the lower registers and fizzy on top on it's own suddenly warmed up, tightened up and deepened, and smoothed out and just SANG through the Mesa. Like night and day... You gotta watch the low end, particularly on the clean channel, for me, but this is a sweet sounding cab. part of that could be the open/closed back thing, for the difference between the two, but some of it is from the cab, too.

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