I am going to buy an amp and I have a choice to make between 2 cabinets. I am going to get a dual rectifier, but I don't know if i should get the recto cab (Slanted 4x12) or a marshall one. I kind of want to have matching Head and Cabinet but i also want to have the classic wall of marshalls, well, just one but i am not familiar with any marshall cabinets so thats where you guys come in! What marshall cabinet would sound good with the Recto, or would the Recto cab sound better?

I have seen something about like the Marshall 1960 cabinet or someting? is that a good one? or the 800 series cabinet?

I can find a used Recto cab for under $500 and i would perfer to keep it that price as well

thanks for the help!
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Last edited by M_16A at Jul 28, 2011,
The Mesa has a ton more bass and projects better. So unless you've got an amp with a boomy low end, I'd probably go with the Mesa 412.
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as far as construction goes on them cabs, mesa is a sure win. they as well as orange build some of the best cabinets in mass quantity.

but from what i have messed around with a rec is that it would probably mix a lot better with the V30's in the mesa cabs than the T75's that are in the Marshall cabs.

i am not positive that all of the marshall current cabs are t75, but most of the cabs you would find used would have them in it.
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I'd say the mesa. But until you hear them both with the same amp, you've got no way to tell.
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So whats the difference between the regular recto cabs and the oversized ones? more bass?
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Honestly, I would go with the Mesa.
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If it can't sound good coming out of a Marshall 1960a cab then it will probably never sound good! If you have the ability to A/B them then do that but my vote is for a 1960a cab