#1
Recently acquired a Framus Cobra 100watt head, and currently running it through a Crate 4x10 cab, but all I get is a 'buzz saw' sound. I'm looking for a cab that will bring the best out of the head, for a very crisp high gain sound, without mudding up.

Any recs?
#2
What's your budget?
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#5
I think that if you can pick up a used cobra cab, you will make out the best. I don't claim to be an expert, but I assume the people at Framus knew something when they loaded the cab with Greenbacks. I would also suggest looking at Avatar cabs loaded with Greenbacks. I don't have much experience with the cobra, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
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#6
1000$$$ For a cab holy shit
get a mesa recto 2x12 or an engl pro 2x12 with celeston 60 speakers
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#7
You can get a used Mills Acoustics 4x12 for that much. Or you could get a custom built Emperor 4x12, actually. That's what I'd do. Beautiful cabs, sound great, and aren't all that expensive.
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#9
The cabs designed for use with the Cobra are loaded with Celestion G12M Greenbacks, so I'd say a cab with G12Ms would be a place to start looking.
#10
Not a troll. Just trying to get this damn head to sound right. Sounded fine through the cab it was tested through when I got it, brought it back, and was sorely disappointed. Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Keep em coming so I can find the best one available on my budget.
#12
Mills Acoustic or Emperor cabs for sure
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#13
Any of the above, or even the Framus cab with V30s. Cheap and nice, just a bit thin on the tolex.
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#14
Wait... you're running it through a 4x10? Are you sure that isn't a bass cab? If it is, there's your problem.
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#16
I'd probably go with the cab that was made for it, or a clone of it. Which cab did you play it with when you tested it? I can't imagine it being over $1000.
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#17
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Wait... you're running it through a 4x10? Are you sure that isn't a bass cab? If it is, there's your problem.

+1 i was thinking the same thing.


also agree on the mills, port city, emperor stuff.
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#18
what cab did you test it though?
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#19
The matching Framus cab is the best cab for those amps, period.

A VHT/Fryette with P50Es comes close, but the Cobra isn't like most metal amps, that sound their best with V30s.
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#20
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#21
In addition to everyone elses recommendations look at Whitebox.
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#23
Please refer to my last post before you read anyone else's... since I'm fairly sure I'm the only person in this thread who has actually owned a Cobra before
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#24
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Please refer to my last post before you read anyone else's... since I'm fairly sure I'm the only person in this thread who has actually owned a Cobra before

i had one for a little while there chief
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#25
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i had one for a little while there chief

You didn't make any contribution as to what cab he should get though chief
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#26
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1000$$$ For a cab holy shit
get a mesa recto 2x12 or an engl pro 2x12 with celeston 60 speakers



Those are the two most overpriced cabs on the market, besides their 4x12 siblings.
#27
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Those are the two most overpriced cabs on the market, besides their 4x12 siblings.

Are you sure? I've seen mesa cabs for 300 bucks and I think that is a fair price for a 4x12.
#28
Dude I know how you feel. I had to run my Mark IV through a Crate 4x12 for the longest time. Such a nasty sound. I sold it recently and I ordered a Whitebox 2x12 about a month ago. Still haven't seen it.

As for the Cobra, I know people say V30's aren't the best for them, but that's was KSE used on The End of Heartache and that's definitely in my top list of heavy tones. I guess it just depends on what you're going for.
#29
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As for the Cobra, I know people say V30's aren't the best for them, but that's was KSE used on The End of Heartache and that's definitely in my top list of heavy tones. I guess it just depends on what you're going for.

The Cobra can sound great with V30s, don't get me wrong, but it sounds much better with Greenbacks IMO. No nasally high-end, much less fizz and a tighter lowend, with a midrange that sits just right in the mix.

The difference is, in a recording, the V30s might be favorable, as they tend to track very well, with little effort. The Greenbacks will take more getting used to on mic placement, and if you don't know what you're doing, it can end up bad


KSE only used a Cobra on "The Rose of Sharyn" and the rest of that album was a Dragon. Completely different amps.

Still much prefer As Daylight Dies though, as my favorite album with Howard on it... But Jesse pwns Howard, so much so that I can't listen to them much anymore cause I can't stand Howard's voice

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