2x12 cab suggestions for Blackstar ID150H

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  1. journeymb

    journeymb Senior Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I am pretty close to trading in my Fender Champion 100 and get the new Blackstar ID150: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Blackstar/ID150H-150W-Digital-Guitar-Amplifier-Head-1500000038669.gc

    I've always liked Blackstar modeling amps (and used to own a HT20 combo). This would be my first amp head though so I do not have much playing time with different cabs. I think I'm gonna start with a 2x12 for portability and mostly because I'm playing in my house 85% of the time.
    This one came to mind first: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Blackstar/Venue-Series-HTV-212-160W-2x12-Guitar-Speaker-Cabinet.gc

    But I've also heard good things about Peavey and Orange cabs. The styles of music I play are hard rock, punk, and some metal as well. Anyone have good cab suggestions for modeling amp heads?
     
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    Rhust Senior Member

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    that's a helluva deal, too... 2 V30s alone would cost you close to 200... the speakers in the blackstar cab are 70/80s IIRC. which are much cheaper speakers...

    you could also shop around for a used jim root terror cab orange but out... 2x12 with v30s, arranged diagonally to keep the cab small and portable. I've seen those pop up in the same price range... also Marshall made a slanted, vertical 2x12 1936 cab, which is perfect for home use... I like diagonal and vertical 2x12 much more than a normal side by side 2x12... personal preference only.

    since volume doesn't seem to be concern... scour your local craigslist... I've seen 4x12 cabs go so cheap that it's insane...
     
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    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    My former ID:TVP 60 Head sounded very good through a 4x12 and 2x12 that split V30s (well WGS version) and G12H30s.

    It sounded the BEST through a CAB with a WGS ET65/ET90. The ET series are more flat, less coloring, so got the best out of ID:TVP

    Take that for what it is worth.

    You might look at Blacstar's CABs. They use Celestions voiced specifically for the ID modelers.

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...7538261-sku^J52157000001000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA

    When it comes to modelers you want the right coloring to maximize the sub harmonics, which make them sound their closest to tube amps.
     
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    journeymb Senior Member

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    Thanks everyone, I'm gonna have to look more into the ones suggested!
     
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