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I am just a bedroom player, but own my own house so can crank when I want. I use an ADA MP1 and I just got a Mesa 20/20 so am now about to buy a cabinet. Would you go with the 2x12 8 OHM or the 4x12 16 OHM cabinet? Which would sound "better" plugged into the 8 OHM output of the Mesa at the same input level?

BTW I could also get a Mesa Recto 2x12 cab.
 

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Ehh, don't listen to Rob, he doesn't know anything about tone, he uses those cheap Cornford amps:mrgreen:

Seriously, the Mesa 2-12s are great sounding cabinets, more bottom end than the Legacys.

j/k Rob...

Roger
 

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Ok, going Mesa for sure, but I thought of something possibly better. Since I'll be running a 20/20, wouldn't it be better to use 2 1x12 Rectos instead of 1 2x12? Then I could run both sides of the amp.
 

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It would be awhile before I would ever buy another 2x12, if ever. It sucks to spend 750 on a new Mesa Amp and only use half of it!!! Do you think running a single 2x12 at 20watts on the Mesa 20/20 is "good enough", leaving the other channel off forever? The thing with the 1x12's is I would be using both channels.
 

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Why don't you get a Marshall 2x12 or even two Marshall 2x12's. You can switch them between mono or stereo and run both channels.

I would never spend that much on a quality power-amp and run it through 1x12"s personally.
Bass response is next to nothing on a cab that small. You need at least 2x12's to get enough resonance through the actual enclosure.
 

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Bought the 2x12, now I gotta wait for all my parts to come in for my MOD4 MKII mod for my ADA MP1!! I already desoldered all the parts which are to be changed so I have no preamp lol!

Damn I'm excited.... hotrodded ADA MP1, Mesa power, Mesa cab... drool...
 

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Yeah, I ordered everything from Mauser to do the battery, effects loop, noise, and Mod 4 =)

Did you not like the Mod 4? It sounds like it's just want I am looking for, a wanna be JCM 800 2203.
 

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It's very JCM 800-ish, sounds great, I would also suggest putting a BBE between the preamp (or effects if you have them) and the power amp. I'm just using a Rocktron Chameleon most of the time now, I also have a Rocktron ProGap and an Intellifex, so I have plenty of rack stuff. The Rocktron stuff had built in Speaker Sims, so it makes recording easier. But, the Mod 4 is highly recommended, I would say the Noise mod is more important though, since the stock MP-1 sounds pretty good already.

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It's very JCM 800-ish, sounds great, I would also suggest putting a BBE between the preamp (or effects if you have them) and the power amp. I'm just using a Rocktron Chameleon most of the time now, I also have a Rocktron ProGap and an Intellifex, so I have plenty of rack stuff. The Rocktron stuff had built in Speaker Sims, so it makes recording easier. But, the Mod 4 is highly recommended, I would say the Noise mod is more important though, since the stock MP-1 sounds pretty good already.

Roger
Got my BBE 482 ready to go =) Man I'm so stoked...
 
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