Marshall Cabs

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    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    The Heritage G12 (75) sounds like a winner according to the details on Avatars website.
     
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    Then again the Alnico Blue description sounds fantastic But very pricey at $279 a piece.
     
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    Awesome link ht-55! I really think I like the crunch, distortion, and the cleans the best in the Alnico Blue. But I was trying to get away from the Vox tone because I've played it for so long. This is killing me.
     
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    To my ears many sound the same. I may be tone deaf. I guess I'm just looking for that old school Marshall crunch tone.
     
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    greenbacks are that sound -even if i'm bias
    here's some inspirational pic's of green back users
    evh 1.jpg jmh1.jpg jpp2.jpg jjp1.jpg
     
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    EVH uses 20 watt vintage greenbacks.

    I think the EVH brand even sells 20 Celestion made EVH speakers (made in China iirc).
     
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    I can't recommend anything cause speakers and cabs are so subjective, but i will share some of my findings tho-
    I wanted the g12m (25w) originally. I then found out that Marshall only puts the
    g12h (30w) in their 1960ahw (that's the cab I really wanted) I went with it.
    It also helps that a couple of my guitar heroes just happened to use the same cab and speaker (refer to previous post with pics)
    soo that was good nuf 4 me!- key word - "ME" I love the tone it has with
    my vintage superlead even my 50 sounds gr8 thru it.
    the g12m is in the 1960ax cab its a 100w and would be a gr8 match for your fifty.
    its also cheaper then the ahw. so really it comes down to how much you want to spend
    and what look your after in a cab. one other option if u want to go with a 2x12 or a single twelve with a greenback if that's what your after-
    http://www.mojotone.com/amp-parts
    they will make any combo of spkr/tolex/grille cloth/piping/cab
    good luck man!
     
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    I have Celestion Vintage 30's in that 2 X 12. They sound good to me and were only $100 each at the time. My AC30 has Greenbacks made in England My 4X12 cab is over 30 years old and it has the G12 80's in it I believe. They all sound similar but the G12 80's might be the smoothest sounding. Also, a closed back cab gives more thump and an open back will give more chime. My 2X12 has an open back.
     
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    You could probably buy a cab on the used market for what the speakers alone would cost you if you built your own.
     
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    I'm figuring roughly $200 a piece for speakers? I've seen some nice empty 2x12 cabs in the $150/$200 range.
     
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    I really like the 1960AHW
     
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    What are your guys opinions on the Marshall AVT 4x12. Seen one local for $100 OBO. Not sure what speakers are in it yet.
     
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    $100 for a 4X12 Marshall cab is pretty cheap, even for an empty one. You can always replace the speakers if you don't like them.
     
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    Yeah. I saw them new on line for $299. I'm guessing the celestion speakers they say come with them online are the Chinese versions? Must be for that cheap. It's a slant cab. Can these cabs all be wired however you want them? I'm thinking if I offer $50 bucks it's a great deal
     
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    Scratch that. I think it's made from MDF. Which I've read deadens the tone. I may as well head down to Home Depot and get some 3/4 inch 13 ply Baltic birch and get the tools out and start. I just need a good site for the schematics.
     
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    If you have the tools and skills, build one to '68/'69 spec and you will never be sorry.

    It won't be particularly cheap, but it will be very good.

    The Metroamp forum might be a good place to look for cabinet specs and drawings.
     
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    How about a Marshall 1960a made in England 4x12 with celestion greenback 35's. Seller rates it a 7 out of 10 it's missing the Marshall logo on the grill cloth. He's asking $399. I countered at $275 and I'm waiting on a response.
     

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