#1
I'm thnking about saving for a Half Stack.My dad has a Kustom cabinet up in our attic,It seems kinda small comared to the bigger ones that are about waist high.Now does the sound differ with each cabinet? If I take a marshall head, and plug it in to 2 different cabinets, lets say a marshall and the Kustom, will I notice a significant difference in the tone? I understand it will be quieter, but is that it? Also, what is a really good amp head for hard rock, rock, and light metal? I'm thinking a cheap Marshall or a Raven.
#2
Yes, they will sound different, even with the same head.
The Kustom is apparently not a 4x12 (im guessing 2x12?)
They most likely have different speakers as well, the Marshall with some kind of celestions.
Do not cheap out on a cab!
Biggest mistake ever.
I recomend getting a good cab first, such as a marshall. (or whatever)
Cheap cabs=bad tone in most cases.
Look around for cabs online and in stores.

As for the head...
Whats the budget (does this include cab)
Do you really need a stack, or will combo be just?
Play with a band?
Gig regularly?
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#3
You have two Mesa amps. Why not just plug one into the Kustom instead of buying a cheap head?
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You have two Mesa amps. Why not just plug one into the Kustom instead of buying a cheap head?
his dads maybe?

marshall mg$$$$ < other no monie amps
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his dads maybe?

marshall mg$$$$ < other no monie amps

Windsor would be a good option of he doesn't need two channels.
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#6
a pevey? or a tiny terror??
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his dads maybe?

marshall mg$$$$ < other no monie amps


They're in his sig though, not his dads..
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#8
Unless you're prepared to carry an extra 100 lbs to each and every practice or gig (or buy a second one to leave at your practice venue), then don't get a half stack. Combo is the way to go since you can spend maybe $100-$150 more than the head itself and still get a 100-150 watt 2x12 combo. One piece to carry around is a lot easier and less hassles, you don't have to worry about your speaker wire missing etc, and if there happen to be spare cabs around at venues, you should have the ability to plug your combo into an extension cabinet anyways without the hassle of having to transport that half stack.

I recently sold my Peavey Head, but kept the cabinet in the off chance I will be getting a combo in future with the extension option, or a new tube head since that investment will be pricey. I'm not looking for much, so far the new VOX nighttrain is a big frontrunner for it.
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#9
Im gonna go out on a limb and say any mesaboogie tube amp is gonna be way better than any marshall MG or raven. And Kustom is know for making good equipment. Vintage stuff even more so.
#10
I just recently got a Vox Custom Classic V412BN 120W 4x12.
I havent bought a head yet because this is my first half stack and I didnt have the money yet,what would be a good amp head for this cab.Im on a tight budget.Im looking at Fender FM 100H Guitar Amp Head.Would this be a good choice.?
#11
I wonder what pretend model Mesa Boogie amp he has?
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