#1
Ive been looking into buying a half stack set up, have a different thread for head choices but looking into cabs. Recently came across a suitable head and he is also selling a 4x12 avatar cabinet. Assuming that its in decent condition what are your thoughts on these cabinets (for under $300)? Any other suggestions on good quality 4x12 cabs in or slightly above that price range? Playing style is more hard rock/modern metal, ex: avenged sevenfold.
Schecter C-1+, Fender American HSS Strat
Egnater Tourmaster 4212
Mesa Boogie Rect-o-verb Head, rectifier 4x12 cab

#2
you aren't going to find much better for $300, especially if its loaded with V30s or something. You might come across a steal on Craigslist....but you may end up waiting a couple of months like I did on my Mesa cabinet.
#3
Yeah, find out what speakers it has and if it is a closed back (probably, but make sure).

If it has Celestions or Hellatones, you will be in good shape I would think. I have an Avatar 212 and it is above average quality. Some cabs that might be similar or a bit better would be Vadar, Mesa, Orange, Framus, Mills, etc.


I found the Tourmaster to be a bit meh for the price, why are you selling yours?
#4
I remember you made a thread recently about finding a new amp. What have you been looking at?

Avatar make great cabinets.
#5
well honestly it was just a thought but now that ive been looking it seems more realistic. I think i just want something a bit heavier, the tourmaster is a great amp but im having noise problems with too much gain and i can only get a few sounds i like to record with for my style of music. U think the noise could be a tube problem as well? as for goldfish...ive been looking at a jcm2000, mesa rectifiers, and engl powerballs. Any other suggestions for hard rock/ modern high gain?
Schecter C-1+, Fender American HSS Strat
Egnater Tourmaster 4212
Mesa Boogie Rect-o-verb Head, rectifier 4x12 cab

#6
I'd say the ENGL and Mesa are better than the Marshall. They are certainly overpriced in the States.
#7
Yea thats what im leaning towards, more so the mesa but both have their ups and downs. no reverb on the mesa??? cmon now (guess not a big deal). and yes pricing is a bit ridiculous but thats why im going used at the moment, any other thoughts im always open to suggestions
Schecter C-1+, Fender American HSS Strat
Egnater Tourmaster 4212
Mesa Boogie Rect-o-verb Head, rectifier 4x12 cab

#8
Quote by Johnnybyall
Yea thats what im leaning towards, more so the mesa but both have their ups and downs. no reverb on the mesa??? cmon now (guess not a big deal). and yes pricing is a bit ridiculous but thats why im going used at the moment, any other thoughts im always open to suggestions

Hence the Rectoverb

But I would seriously check the tubes on your Egnater. They're amazing amps.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

Mod in UG's Official Gain Whores
#9
What about some of these I posted for you yesterday


Mesa Lonestar and Avatar 212 $1250
http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/msg/1408896439.html

Mesa Triple Rec $1300
http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/msg/1408229970.html

JCM900 dual reverb with cab $1200
http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/msg/1406095243.html

Mesa Boogie Nomad 45 head $500 (needs cab)
http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/msg/1402031381.html

Mesa Boogie F100 212 combo (bid $800 or so)
http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/msg/1400509652.html

Mesa Boogie Dual Rec head $1000 (needs cab)
http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/msg/1399665415.html

Marshall JCM2000 TSL head $900 (needs cab)
http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/msg/1399185496.html


Like I said, check out that Nomad. I also saw an 80's JCM 800 on there as well. The Lonestar as quite a bit of gain too.
#10
The cab actually has 2 v30s and 2 g12t-75's in an X pattern. Im not sure what avatar cabs look like but theres no label on the front and it looks all black (grill and outside). Maybe he called it an avatar because of the speakers in it? or maybe it is? thoughts.....

the head im leaning towards is a mesa dual rectifier, looking for an avenged sevenfold type of sound, thanks guys
Schecter C-1+, Fender American HSS Strat
Egnater Tourmaster 4212
Mesa Boogie Rect-o-verb Head, rectifier 4x12 cab

#11
I'd say anything 311 has posted there will be worth your money.

I owned a Single Rectifier for a period, and I used an Avatar cabinet with V30's in it. I found the tone to be quite nice and thick, but unfortunately, lacked presence in a live situation.
My band required high-note definition and more punch in the bass, less thickness, but the Mesa couldn't cover that. Shed loads of great bands use them, however: Gojira has great tone and they have used Rectifiers in their career.
Just be weary, they are very temperamental at particular volumes. You really do need to drive it to get rid of the fizz.

You'll easily evoke AX7 tones out a Rectifier--any high-gain Mesa for that fact. But it's not ideal for bedroom use.

A combination of V30's and G12's in a cabinet is a great mix.
#12
Avatar makes very nice cabinets for the price range, and you should also check Ebay for deals on other cabinets. I found my Genz Benz for roughly $600 and its one of the best cabinets I've ever heard because it sounds excellent both clean and overdriven. Vaders are great for metal, and you can also look for used Mesas, etc. The only brand that I would really stay away from is Peavey because I haven't had many good experiences with them in both build quality and sound quality. I've also had a bit of experience with B-52s and they were servicable, but I wouldn't purchase one for myself.
Axes:
2010 Carvin ST300C
1994 Jackson Soloist XL Professional
2008 "Jacksbanez"
2007 Gibson Flying V
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Plus

Amps:
Peavey 6505+ Combo
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Vypyr 15