#1
First off, I don't think my Eminence 1 speaker cab is cutting it, so I'm looking into some new cabs on CL in my area. Here's one that caught my eye, but I'm no expert on cabs, and whether this is a good deal/cab.

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/msg/1841832490.html

It's either get a new cab or replace my JCA20H with the 50 whenever it comes out, either way I'll probably end up doing both, just not sure which quite yet.

The reason for all this is that I don't feel I've got enough oomph in my current rig with the single speaker cab and the 20 watt head. As my bands only guitarist I don't feel I've got enough presence headroom-wise, so please help me out here folks.

And while you're at it, suggest me some noise gates and some eq pedals, and a flanger.

I'm also looking at wahs, but its not first on my list. I'm thinking the Ibanez Reissue, heard many a good recommendation on them.

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#2
That is a good cab. Ask which Celestion speakers they are, and what the total watts/ohms are. Match to your JCA is the key there.

ISP Decimator and MXR 10 band are the best gates and EQs for the money.
MXR SmartGate and Danelectro Fish n Chips are good on a budget.

no experience with Flangers.

New Avatar 212 cabs are roughly $400 if you want to go that route. Good luck.
#3
+1 ^

If you play extremely high-gain metal at very loud volumes, particularly with something as noisy as a Jet City, you'll need a good noise gate. The ISP Decimator should suffice. Remember not to crank the dial on it, though, as it can suck your tone completely away, unless kept under control.

Carvin make some good stuff. Check how old the speakers are and, as 311 suggested, check their model. Some are cheaper knock-offs and may not be what you were hoping for.

These are the only flangers I've ever tried. I'm not really big into the sound of flanger, but these were great for the money:

http://proguitarshop.com/store/effects-flanger-pedals-c-110/homebrew-electronics-frost-bite-flanger-p-487

http://proguitarshop.com/store/effects-flanger-pedals-c-110/ibanez-af2-airplane-flanger-paul-gilbert-signature-p-1656

http://www.thomann.de/ie/danelectro_dj8_hash_browns_flanger.htm

Wahs ... phew, they all sound the same to me.
#4
Thanks guys, I'll look into all of the suggestions.

I don't REALLY need a noise gate, I really don't play metal unless I'm messing around. I do play punk, mainly Anti-Flag/Billy Talent/Rancid esque stuff, in addition to jazz and blues. The flanger is just a sound I like that I might gas for, same as the wah.

The two main problems were the cab/head, as well as the EQ. Thank you

In addition, would it me in my best interest to look for a different amp altogether? It took me awhile to settle on the JCA, and it is a really great amp, but if there's another head/cab that's better within 1000 bucks, I might go for it.

As far as the cab go, assuming that Legacy is legit, would that be a big improvement over the 1x12 Eminence cab that JCA uses?

http://www.jetcityamplification.com/amplifiers/jca12s/

EDIT: Also, I'm assuming this is the cab he's offering, he put up a link;

http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=C212E
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#5
I haven't read all your post, but that is a 2x12" with v30s for only $200!!!

If i were you i would jump on that in a heartbeat.
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Ibanez RG4EXFM1
Peavey 5150II All Tube 120w Head
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#6
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I haven't read all your post, but that is a 2x12" with v30s for only $200!!!

If i were you i would jump on that in a heartbeat.

Well there's still the question of whether it's a legit cab and not a knock off.

As well as whether it's a huge improvement over my current rig, assuming it's the real deal.
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#7
^I doubt it is a knock off. V30s are not for everyone but that is a good price for the one you found.

I say it is a significant improvement. More full. Good looking too.

Can't really speak to the amp decision. It is all about headroom as I see it.
#8
unless you need smooth fendery cleans I don't think you'll find better for under 1k new.
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#9
Well it looks like I'll probably buy the cab at this point, seeing as how it's the cheapest and best route at the moment. I don't need super good cleans, the JCA suits me just fine.

I'll probably pick it up tomorrow or Thursday, and hopefully have a new gear day soon, as I have a lot of new toys to show off.
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#10
Some more cabs I've found while scouring CL. Input please

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/msg/1857964380.html

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/msg/1817396564.html

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/msg/1861233736.html

And HOLY SHIT on this deal, I might go for it, sell my JCA stack altogether and jump on it

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/msg/1857647256.html

Doubt I'll be able to get this but WOW

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/msg/1863399528.html
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#11
I can't imagine you'll find a better amp than the Jet City 50H in that small of a budget. You may find a second-hand Marshall or Peavey you like more, but I doubt it, frankly. I know that sounds cocky but I firmly believe in Jet City products. Everything I have tried that was made by Andy Marshall and Mike Soldano has been well-above excellent.

The cabinet, if it has real V30's, should work a lot better than the Eminence cab you have. Jet City themselves really love the Eminence they use, but that's one thing I don't trust regarding them. I trust Celestion, even though they're douche-nozzles.

Good luck!