Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Guitar Gear & Accessories
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 10-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
zilant
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Getting An Avatar Cab. Need Opinions.

I found this on Cragislist.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lg...3319369839.html

I'm going to be getting a 5150iii mini soon but I need a cab for it. It will be my first head/cab setup.
I was going to get a 212 but this seems to be in my budget and is fairly close.
Any good reasons why I should not get this Cab?
zilant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
Offworld92
One among the fence.
 
Offworld92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern California, USA
It looks lame, and G12T-75s probably won't sound nearly as good as V30s for what I'm assuming you're doing with a 5150 III.
__________________
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

Epiphone Firebird VII
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Peavey Predator USA
Ibanez RG520
Line 6 Pod HD500X
VHT Special 6 Ultra
Pedulz
Offworld92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
ihartfood
Potato Faced Blind Man
 
ihartfood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
unless you can replace two of the speakers with V30s then no.
__________________
My Rig
Like Telecasters?
ihartfood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #4
zilant
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Hm...I could always change them down the line.
If I talk him down to 300? would it be worth it?
zilant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
steven_ferns84
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Those Celestions in that cab are made in UK so you may be able to sell them a little higher than the Chinese ones in the used market.

Not sure what the t75s go for used but if you could sell those for about minimum $85 each then you could replace them with maybe WGS Retro 30s or something. Avatar cabs are built well.
steven_ferns84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
Offworld92
One among the fence.
 
Offworld92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern California, USA
__________________
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

Epiphone Firebird VII
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Peavey Predator USA
Ibanez RG520
Line 6 Pod HD500X
VHT Special 6 Ultra
Pedulz

Last edited by Offworld92 : 10-07-2012 at 05:05 PM.
Offworld92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 05:10 PM   #7
zilant
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Offworld92



I just mapquested altadena. It's 45 minutes away.

But your right, thats an amazing deal. I'll ask him if theres anything wrong with it, and if not I think I might be getting it today. Thanks man!!
zilant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #8
stonyman65
Unregistered User
 
stonyman65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Jacksonville FL.
The G12T-75s are going to have a little bit more low end and more aggressive mid-range than the Vintage 30's. They are also rated for 75w vs the Vintage 30's 60w. If you are looking for speakers for hard rock or metal, it's hard to beat the G12t-75's. Those are the same speakers used in the Marshall 1960A cabs as well.

http://celestion.com/product/1/vintage_30/
http://celestion.com/product/15/g12t75/
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by strat0blaster
This is terrible advice. Even worse than the useless dry, sarcastic comment I made.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
I'm too old for the Jim Morrison look now. When I was gigging I had a fine arse.
stonyman65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 05:31 PM   #9
zilant
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Well, I asked the guy in Altadena and the lowest he is going is $230. for the Carvin Legacy cab with 2 v30's in it.


From what I've read the v30's are scooped sounding right?
zilant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 05:32 PM   #10
Kevin Saale
Talks to empty chairs
 
Kevin Saale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In a desert, next to a chair
No, V30s aren't scooped at all.
__________________
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not.

Quote:
Get three coffins ready.

My mistake, four coffins.
Kevin Saale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 05:55 PM   #11
zilant
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Hmm.. I supose I'll find out. I'll be back with a new cab in a bit guys! Thanks for responding.

And thanks for finding that Offworld, I would never have looked there.
zilant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #12
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin Saale
No, V30s aren't scooped at all.


+1

g12t75s are more scooped. I'd also have said a v30 has a way more aggressive mid-range than g12t75s. the 75s have more bass and more treble, and more sizzle/fizz.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by lemurflames
I had a Blackstar. I felt like I was lied to by Chappers, that fat ****.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
Blackstar can blow me; dodgey ****ers.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 07:39 PM   #13
Ultima117
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
+1 to Dave. V30s are very mid heavy whereas the g12s are scooped sounding.
__________________
GEAR:
EVH 5150 III 50 Watt
Avatar 2x12 w/ v30s
EVH Wah Pedal
EVH Wolfgang Special in vintage white
ESP LTD MH-1000 Deluxe in GREEN!!
PRS SE Mike Mushok Baritone w/emg 81,85
Ultima117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #14
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by lemurflames
I had a Blackstar. I felt like I was lied to by Chappers, that fat ****.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
Blackstar can blow me; dodgey ****ers.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #15
zilant
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Well, I went and picked it up.
The V30's don't have scooped mids...so I must have been thinking of something else.

Am I supposed to do a New Cab Day?
zilant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #16
Kevin Saale
Talks to empty chairs
 
Kevin Saale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In a desert, next to a chair
Quote:
Originally Posted by zilant
Well, I went and picked it up.
The V30's don't have scooped mids...so I must have been thinking of something else.

Am I supposed to do a New Cab Day?


If you'd like, I'd be more interested in the 5150III mini review though once you get that. I think most people know roughly what a cab with 2 v30s sounds like. Still a good deal though, carvin makes solid cabs and I think you'll like the v30s.
__________________
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not.

Quote:
Get three coffins ready.

My mistake, four coffins.
Kevin Saale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #17
zilant
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin Saale
If you'd like, I'd be more interested in the 5150III mini review though once you get that. I think most people know roughly what a cab with 2 v30s sounds like. Still a good deal though, carvin makes solid cabs and I think you'll like the v30s.



HA, alright. As soon As I can sell some of my other stuff off I'll pick up the 5150 iii mini and a few days After that I'll post my opinion on it.
zilant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #18
Kevin Saale
Talks to empty chairs
 
Kevin Saale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In a desert, next to a chair
Good deal, make sure you follow the new gear day rules, 2 out of the 3, review, clips, pictures as a minimum.
__________________
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not.

Quote:
Get three coffins ready.

My mistake, four coffins.
Kevin Saale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #19
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin Saale
If you'd like, I'd be more interested in the 5150III mini review though once you get that. I think most people know roughly what a cab with 2 v30s sounds like. Still a good deal though, carvin makes solid cabs and I think you'll like the v30s.


yep
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by lemurflames
I had a Blackstar. I felt like I was lied to by Chappers, that fat ****.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
Blackstar can blow me; dodgey ****ers.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:09 PM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.