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I have been considering the Krank Rev Jr. Pro 20W for a while but earlier today I had an opportunity to sit down with one.. I found that I really am on the "love" side of the Krank love-hate relationship. Shortly thereafter, I changed my preorder on MusiciansFriend for a 6505 1x12 combo to a Rev Jr. Pro.

That being said, while I wait for the head to come in the mail, I am in the market for a cab. I had an opportunity to try it on the Rev Jr. 1x12 which was good, but I would prefer a 2x12 just for the sake of spreading the sound better and giving a better bass response. It also opens up possibilities for mixing/matching speakers.

My two options at the moment are:
- Used Mesa Recto 2x12 horizontal cab (V30s) - $400-450ish, no shipping (local)
- New Avatar 2x12 Contemporary cab (what speakers?) - $468 after shipping

I mostly play metal/metalcore and some progressive and shred stuff on occasion. I'd like my tone to have a tight bottom end so a closed back would be preferred. I also want a nice crunch and some top end sizzle. Any recommendations in the $500 or less range would be much appreciated.
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i just got my avatar i went with the v30 and g12 and it sounds awesome but i went with the classic because i got it for a lot cheaper with the metal grill
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Quote by CatharsisStudio
rev jr pro ****ing rules. trust me your gonna want a 4x12 so get the avatar with v30s or hellatone 60's (they are brokein v30s) mos def a 4x12


Hell, I wouldn't mind a 4x12, but the neighbors might This will be mostly for bedroom practice and occasional jamming. I think a 2x12 would be my best bet. Should I still shoot for the Hellatones?
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Last edited by DrNick at Nov 4, 2009,
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I just got my Vader 2x12, $500 shipped. LOVE IT. I play metal, and the cab sound much tighter than the recto-cab I almost bought.
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Used Mesa Recto 2x12 for sure.
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Used Mesa Recto 2x12 for sure.

+1, not even a question, the Mesa is built better than the Avatar and will sound better because the speakers will already be broken in

Plus it has a lot higher resale value.

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As opposed to the Rectifier series, how much of a difference would the Road King 2x12 (half-back) make?



Got a local person selling that. He says the high offer on it is $325 now - I'll probably offer $350 or $375 and we'll take it from there.

<$400 for a RK cab is an awesome deal. It would sound very nice for cleans, might be a little on the loose side for distortion, but then again I've never used a halfback cab before, so the mix could be just right. Definitely the best choice value-wise though.
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+1, not even a question, the Mesa is built better than the Avatar and will sound better because the speakers will already be broken in

Plus it has a lot higher resale value.


<$400 for a RK cab is an awesome deal. It would sound very nice for cleans, might be a little on the loose side for distortion, but then again I've never used a halfback cab before, so the mix could be just right. Definitely the best choice value-wise though.


Sounds like a plan, I just wish the guy would get back to me, haha.

I'm pretty set on this Mesa cab right now but if anyone else could offer a suggestion other than Mesa or Avatar, that'd be great. Thanks again.
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