#1
What should I get : Marshall 1960A 4x12 300w cab or Mesa Boogie 4x12 Rectifier 300w cab

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(Iwill play with a vetta II HD 300w and a peavey 6505+ , style : metal , rock , blues)
#7
mesa. But many people use 1960 + 6505 combination both will sound good I think.
I don't own 1960 but I've read it is harsh/treble sounded so I don't know but with mesa you can't miss.
Any owner of 1960 here? Would like to hear some decent review of cab.
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#8
i've tried both. it depends what you want. my 1960 has more clarity and tightness, but the mesa just has that HUGE boom sound. like thick and pronounced.
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#9
Sounds nice for low budget then because used 1960 are cheap.
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#11
As much as I'd go a marshall over a Mesa just about any day, go the Mesa. Peavey heads sound terrible (all the time ) through Marshall cabs. a friend of mine runs his 6505 through a Mesa and its a way better choice.
#12
I actually just exchanged my 1960A 4x12 for a Mesa 2x12 two weeks ago, but before I did, I got to play a Mesa 4x12 at a local music store. The 4x12 convinced me to exchange my Marshall for the Mesa; I only chose the 2x12 for practicality's sake. Needless to say, I've been nothing but happy with my decision.

Of course, though, this is only my opinion.
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#13
would request 212 more for gigs with micings you don't need 412... for big gigs yes.
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#14
Mesa.

I've owned both. I traded my first 1960 for a Mesa OS 4x12 and never regretted it. That cab makes the stock Marshall cab sound like shit.

I currently own a 1960 loaded with Splawn Small Blocks, however, that sounds amazing... but I've also improved the build quality on it quite a bit.
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#16
that is for sure
But for price I dunno mesa cabs are very expensive if you're low budget go for marshall
but I would recommend 212 it is more affordable and better.
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#18
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that is for sure
But for price I dunno mesa cabs are very expensive if you're low budget go for marshall
but I would recommend 212 it is more affordable and better.

Not in North America.

Mesa are only slightly more expensive than a 1960 on the used market
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#19
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Not in North America.

Mesa are only slightly more expensive than a 1960 on the used market

Meaby Mesa Boogie is US company ( more expensive in EU)...
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#20
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Meaby Mesa Boogie is US company ( more expensive in EU)...

I know... The TS is in Canada, not Europe.
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#21
Mesas are more expensive in europe. However, so are oranges in America. You cant go wrong with either (orange, mesa) so I tend to recommend by your location (price). If your in europe, orange. America - mesa.
#22
If you want a more classic 6505/5150 you'll get that more with the Mesa. The Marshall will give it more bite and bark and won't have that huge bottom end of the Mesa. If you want to put a bit of a British bite to it you may like the 1960. It's a personal taste thing, some love it and some detest it. You're just going to have to try it for yourself.

I don't know why you guys think a 2x12 is so much more convenient for gigging. You've got to load up all the other gear anyway so what's one more cab on wheels? I prefer a 4x12 on stage, it lifts my amp/rack up off the floor where I can get at it easily. 2x12's just annoy me ergonomically.
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