#1
It was looking like the HB wasn't going to be beaten, but it looks like I can get a Jet City 2x12 for £150 shipped, so I'm being swayed The HB w/V30s is £190 shipped. Which should I go for? I play through a Carvin X100B at the moment. I play Metal, but not teh brootulz, so want bottom end with clarity but a bit of midrange too.
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#2
Carvins sound good through V30s. The speakers in the Jet City are ok but not great.
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#3
Assuming that they are in similar condition I'd go the HB. Because of the speakers. Not sure on the relative cab construction though
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#4
I'd get the HB. A lot of people put them down, but I think speakers make more of a difference than cab construction.
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#5
Yep, reckon I'll go with the HB - the JC cabs look good but they're designed for JC amps, really.
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#6
The eminences in the jet citys probably arent bad but you probably will want the vintage 30s in the HB for what you play.
#7
2nd Hand Marshall 1936?

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#8
Quote by Tom 1.0
2nd Hand Marshall 1936?


Seriously? They cost the same (if you're lucky) but they're made from chipboard and have rubbish speakers.
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#9
GT12 75 are great for a tight almost scooped mid range with a decent amount of bass response.

They sound great, I prefer them to V30s as you dont get that big mid spike.

but all down to preference.

The 1936 cab is vastly superior to the HB one, even if the HB has V30s.

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#10
Going to have to disagree. The 1936 is overpriced, made out of inferior materials and is loaded with inferior speakers, personal preference apart.
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#11
Fair enough...

Though you know, the fact that your getting a cab for the cost of just the speakers in it, makes me seriously question the quality of anything on that HB cab...

But all down to preference.

I wouldnt buy any of the cabs your after as my personal preference is they are all sub par imi, but hey I suggested a slightly better alternative

Cause you know, if you think the HB is made with any care, thought or decent "wood" your only fooling yourself.

At least buy a cheap cab you will be able to sell for the same cost you bought it for.


Hardly over priced

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marshall-1936-Guitar-Speaker-Cabinet-2x12-/140608342819?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Amplifiers_RL&hash=item20bce90b23#ht_506wt_1270

I am not saying you have to buy a 1936, but i am just suggesting something that would work well for what you want, its slightly better quality and if you want to sell it, wont lose much money on it.

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#12
The Harley Benton cab is made of MDF too IIRC. Only real difference is the speakers.
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#13
You have a MF400?

Whats wrong with that? Arent they meant to be awesome cabs?

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#14
Think about it. Thomann buy direct from source, making it cheaper instantly. Then the cab is made at source in China, and it's a cabinet - it doesn't need the care an amp or a guitar would need as all it has to be is square and tight-fitting, which they are, which has been said by people who own them. It's made from ply, which is a better wood than MDF, period. Then you throw in the speakers, which are made in China like all V30's. Then you ship them to Germany in bulk. It's not going to cost much - in fact it would cost a fair bit less than £170.

I'm not saying it's the best 2x12 about, but for the money you can't get much better, based on fact.
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Quote by Tom 1.0
You have a MF400?

Whats wrong with that? Arent they meant to be awesome cabs?


It's a good cab, there's nothing wrong with it, I'm just sick of having to lug it around as it's ****ing huge and heavy. Especially just to play a tiny room!
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And Marshall aren't buying direct from the source?
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are 1936 mdf?

no.
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#19
Isnt it the 1922s that are mdf?
The 1936s are as well i think but i doubt the HB is made of the highest quality stuff either. A lot of the ones used wont be mdf though its a pretty new thing and also i've heard reports that its just the back. Silly Marshall.
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#20
I like my jet city cab. It is built like a tank. Very cleanly built and I'm pretty sure it's not mdf. The speakers are fine to me, but I am going to get a g12h30 and v30 to go in it at some point. ADA first on the list though, lol.
#21
Quote by gregs1020
no.



Actually, the recent ones are. The JCM800 and early 900 ones are ply, all the cabs after that are mdf/chipboard.
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#23
^ noice!

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Actually, the recent ones are. The JCM800 and early 900 ones are ply, all the cabs after that are mdf/chipboard.

there was no specification made as to the year of the 1936 cab. I'm not aware of any "made in england" mdf cabs, though they may exist.

then again, so could bigfoot.


not a 212, but this.

is awesome.

and cost $200 with a made in england V30, which wasn't stock. but the 65 watt stock celestian would have been nice too.

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#24
Well, what do you know, got my HB 2x12, £115 off eBay and it's really quite good. Lots of bottom end, speakers give a nice little mid-hump, and it's extremely well-made for what it is. I gigged with it last week and it held its own wonderfully.
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#26
^ i'd probably get the harley benton unless you really don't want/need vintage 30 speakers (and in that case, probably get the harley benton g212 without the v30s as it's cheaper than the jet city).

I suppose, if you're really trying to keep the price to a minimum and aren't able to swap speakers right now, the jet city's speakers are a bit better than the non-v30 harley benton's, but aside from that (or maybe cosmetic reasons), the harley benton is probably the better choice. It's a bit bigger and I think it sounds a little bigger, too. Not from a scientific test, just my (probably wrong) feeling of having tried them not head to head, but a few weeks apart (with the same speakers).
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