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Old 10-01-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Cab to go with my new head. need suggestions!

Hey, I just bought a peavey musician 400 series guitar head, and I have to buy a cab now. I'll be playing very loud and mostly fast music, using fuzz and distortion pedals mostly. Any suggestions on speakers buy? Preferably used and not extremely expensive, any info would help, thanks!
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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Is it a Classic 400, or Musician 400? I get confused as to which one's the 100 pound tube one.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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the Jet City JCA24S+ 2x12 is a pretty awesome cab. Does everything you need for a good price. Holds up well and sounds great, my only complaint is the rubber feet can come off if you dont treat it well. we just took all four out of both our cabs and use them that way though.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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Can we get a budget, maybe some specific tones you use?
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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If you just want something good and cheap, get a Marshall 1960A or a Line 6 Spider Valve cab.

The former has G212T75s, the later has V30s. Both run for $300-350.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #6
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Its a peavy musician 400 series, heres the exact head http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Stor...214-i2561618.gc

As for tones, really just bassy, heavily distorted/fuzzed, hi gain, ect.

Budget is anywhere from like 70$-200$
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:19 PM   #7
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the Jet City JCA24S+ 2x12 is a pretty awesome cab. Does everything you need for a good price. Holds up well and sounds great, my only complaint is the rubber feet can come off if you dont treat it well. we just took all four out of both our cabs and use them that way though.


+1

I have his cab and he nailed my only complaint. I lost one of the rubber feet, but I ended up just bolting industrial casters onto it. It's made like a tank and the only other "issue" I've had is that the nut around the speaker cable jack came loose one time. I tightened it and have had no such issue since.

It sounds great, has a good amount of lower-mid and bass thump, and is a pretty good cab. The only issue I've had in terms of sound is it's a bit lacking in upper mids which makes it sound a little muddy at times, but with proper EQing, this can be resolved.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #8
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Try to get an Avatar 2x12 then.

If you need a 4x12, look for a Peavey MIA cab. I quite like my MS412. The speakers aren't the greatest, but it's extremely solid construction wise.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:52 PM   #9
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+1

I have his cab and he nailed my only complaint. I lost one of the rubber feet, but I ended up just bolting industrial casters onto it. It's made like a tank and the only other "issue" I've had is that the nut around the speaker cable jack came loose one time. I tightened it and have had no such issue since.

It sounds great, has a good amount of lower-mid and bass thump, and is a pretty good cab. The only issue I've had in terms of sound is it's a bit lacking in upper mids which makes it sound a little muddy at times, but with proper EQing, this can be resolved.


yea my peavey tends to cut through enough and handle the muddyness with my normal eq (lucky ha). I was thinking about the casters too. I think I'll be doing that after I retube my head in a few weeks.

Also a good thing about it is you can usually get it for cheaper with a random coupon or Musicians Friend ad. Mine was backordered but while savin like 50 bucks on a sale it didnt really bother me
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:09 PM   #10
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What about the Peavey 412MS? anyone used it before?
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yea my peavey tends to cut through enough and handle the muddyness with my normal eq (lucky ha). I was thinking about the casters too. I think I'll be doing that after I retube my head in a few weeks.

Also a good thing about it is you can usually get it for cheaper with a random coupon or Musicians Friend ad. Mine was backordered but while savin like 50 bucks on a sale it didnt really bother me


Yeah, plus they're fairly easy to find used. To fix the slight muddiness to them, all you have to do is add some mids and a little presence. It takes very little adjusting. As for the casters, I got mine for free at the factory I used to work at, and I'm pretty sure they're rated high enough to hold me, my Vengeance, and 2 4x12's without an problem
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