#1
i know Bugera, Line 6, B-52, and Ibanez, and Raven all make cabs for around $250.
what would be my best choice? and are any of these a good choice?
if not, feel free to recommend other cabs, please!

thank you in advance
#2
Look on CL for used cabs. If you get lucky you'll find a decent condition Marshall cab within your budget. $250 is quite a bit of used cab, especially 2X12.
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#3
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#4
You’re fighting with the triangle. In a system with three things you need, you can only have two: in this case you can have cheap and powerful, or cheap and reliable, or reliable and powerful.
#6
none of those cabs are really that great. i'd say look for a solid 112 or 212, or, even better, go for a used 212. you should be able to find a good one for 250. how much power do you need, and what are you using this cab for (home practice or gigging, etc)?
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#7
Let's make this a bit more organized.

1. What's the wattage of the head you'll be using?
2. What size cab would you like? (1X12, 2X12, 4X12)
3. Are you willing to go used?
4. If so, where are you located?
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#8
Quote by mmolteratx
Let's make this a bit more organized.

1. What's the wattage of the head you'll be using?
2. What size cab would you like? (1X12, 2X12, 4X12)
3. Are you willing to go used?
4. If so, where are you located?


ok sounds good.
1 not sure yet; i think im going Bugera, i think theyre either 100 or 120
2 4x12
3 yes; if in good condition. i'd like to actually play it first (i.e.: no ebay)
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#9
Quote by rtmilster
what are you using this cab for (home practice or gigging, etc)?

im using this for band practice and gigging.
my only other amp is a 60 yr old tube combo that won't go very loud at all. (plus it shocks me when i turn it up.)
and the broken 30 watt solidstate that wouldnt go loud enough for band practice when it was wokring anyways.

and since i dont have any legit working amps right now; i need this amp to be able to work for anything; practice with myu alt-rock threepiece, practice with a 5-piece deathcore band, and NEEDS to be powerful enough to where i can use it for any medium-sized gig.
Last edited by ForeverInUtero at Dec 27, 2009,
#10
well since you'll be using this for practice and gigging, i'd look into a 212, just for portability's sake. unless, of course, you can easily transport a 412 cab.


EDIT: not to mention, a 212 will be plenty powerful (depending on the speakers). I'd try to find a quality 212, then, if you REALLY need 4 speakers down the road, invest in another quality 212 and stack them.
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Fender Koa Stratocaster
Korg Pitchblack
Dunlop 535Q Crybaby Wah
BBE Boosta Grande
Fulltone OCD v4
EHX Russian Big Muff Pi
Vox Night Train
Egnater Rebel 112x Cab
Marshall Class 5
Last edited by rtmilster at Dec 27, 2009,
#11
i just got a bugera 2x12. for the price its well worth it. mono or stereo operation. the stock speakers arent half bad. can always do a speaker swap down the road if you arent satisfied.
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#12
^In addition to the good points he makes, you'll be able to find a much higher quality 2X12 for that price than a 4X12.

The Bugera 4X12 isn't too bad if you do go the 4X12 route.
http://daytona.craigslist.org/msg/1487301016.html $200
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/1486952171.html $150

It looks like there isn't much on your CL. I'd put up a WTB: Cabinet ad and put your budget and see what you get.

By the way, is $250 your maximum?
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#15
I dont know a whole lot about cabs, but my B-52 ST 2x12 has sounded good with pretty much everything Ive thrown at it. Loaded with Celestion V30s and goes for dirt cheap ftw
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#16
If you can stretch the budget just a bit more to like $300-$350, you could find a nice used 2x12, or even a Marshall 1960A 4x12 (They occasionally go that cheap). That would most likely be your best option, as it will get you something nice that will last you a while, even if it runs a bit more.
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