#1
Hi all again,

Been looking at buying or building a 2x12 cab as a portable option instead of carrying my 4x12 around for a while. My budjet is pretty tight at the moment and I found this extension cab of off a valve state amp for 80euro 2nd hand (just the cab)

http://www.adverts.ie/guitar-amps/marshall-valvestate-vs102r-100-watt-amp-w-extension-cab/1006522#comment_5001400

Im planning on using this with my Laney GH50L as a back friendly alternative

Whats the quality like on these?
Q... Is the cab itself good, as in is it worth picking this one up and upgrading the speakers down the line?

Q... what are the speakers like? I read that they are pretty low end celestions (Goldback series I am told) - im into blues, classic rock and alternative rock

Thank you good people
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#2
My amps loudspeaker outputs
1*16 ohm, 1*8, 1*4, 2*16, 2*8ohm
07 Gibson Les Paul LE
06 Fender Mex Strat - SDJb Jr, duckbucker, lil 59
Floor
Cry Baby 95Q-> Digitech Whammy -> DD3 -> MXR Micro Amp-> TU 2
Loop
Holy Grail ->Boss Rc20 Loop Station
Amp
Laney GH50 with Zilla Fatboy 2x12 (celestion g12-65)
#3
The valvestate cabs are going to be pretty poor. You should be able to find a Marshall 1922 out there somewhere for not much more than that, which is a decent cab.

If not, go to Thomann.de and grab one of the Harley Benton V30 ones, which again is a decent cab.
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#4
Ya never liked them amps so I didnt expect to like the cabs. Is it the speakers or is the cab itself pooly constructed??
07 Gibson Les Paul LE
06 Fender Mex Strat - SDJb Jr, duckbucker, lil 59
Floor
Cry Baby 95Q-> Digitech Whammy -> DD3 -> MXR Micro Amp-> TU 2
Loop
Holy Grail ->Boss Rc20 Loop Station
Amp
Laney GH50 with Zilla Fatboy 2x12 (celestion g12-65)
#5
Valvestate and mg cabinets tend to be grossly undersized.
Look into a used 1936 if you like your 1960.
#6
Quote by coolstoryangus
Valvestate and mg cabinets tend to be grossly undersized.
Look into a used 1936 if you like your 1960.

+1
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Quote by coolstoryangus
Valvestate and mg cabinets tend to be grossly undersized.
Look into a used 1936 if you like your 1960.


Ha Ha.......size isnt everything!!! Actually in cabs it mayb.
Do you mean that the cab dimensions do not match the 12" speakers? That F's up how the air and sound reflects off the wood etc resulting in poor tone? Or am I way off?
07 Gibson Les Paul LE
06 Fender Mex Strat - SDJb Jr, duckbucker, lil 59
Floor
Cry Baby 95Q-> Digitech Whammy -> DD3 -> MXR Micro Amp-> TU 2
Loop
Holy Grail ->Boss Rc20 Loop Station
Amp
Laney GH50 with Zilla Fatboy 2x12 (celestion g12-65)
#8
Well they fit the 12 inch speakers but try putting your head on top of it and it'll look utterly ridiculous. The head will dwarf the cab in width.
This is even true of the 4x12. Try putting a typical laney tube head or marshall tube head on top of an mg/valvestate cab... it will dwarf the cab width wise it doesnt look safe and it looks ridiculous. Plus yeah they sound pretty subpar and usually come with crap speakers...
Last edited by coolstoryangus at Oct 6, 2011,
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Quote by coolstoryangus
Plus yeah they sound pretty subpar and usually come with crap speakers...

+1
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Quote by gregs1020
+1

Ha greg you are being very efficient with your typing today!

Thanks guys, think I will let it go. Save up a few quid and buy or build a decent one.
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Floor
Cry Baby 95Q-> Digitech Whammy -> DD3 -> MXR Micro Amp-> TU 2
Loop
Holy Grail ->Boss Rc20 Loop Station
Amp
Laney GH50 with Zilla Fatboy 2x12 (celestion g12-65)
#11
he makes it easy.

but... i have no problem with how cabs/heads look. i typically place my cabs on their side, if a head sticks off of a side, i couldn't care less. i think they sound better that way, i'm probably nuts though.

it's just preference really.

good luck with the cab search, the 1936 is a great cab imo.
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Quote by gregs1020
he makes it easy.

but... i have no problem with how cabs/heads look. i typically place my cabs on their side, if a head sticks off of a side, i couldn't care less. i think they sound better that way, i'm probably nuts though.

it's just preference really.

good luck with the cab search, the 1936 is a great cab imo.


Same here on the looks, my cabs from the early 80's and looks it too so not my highest priority.

Your opinions are good in my books, thanks again
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06 Fender Mex Strat - SDJb Jr, duckbucker, lil 59
Floor
Cry Baby 95Q-> Digitech Whammy -> DD3 -> MXR Micro Amp-> TU 2
Loop
Holy Grail ->Boss Rc20 Loop Station
Amp
Laney GH50 with Zilla Fatboy 2x12 (celestion g12-65)
#13
Quote by gregs1020
he makes it easy.

but... i have no problem with how cabs/heads look. i typically place my cabs on their side, if a head sticks off of a side, i couldn't care less. i think they sound better that way, i'm probably nuts though.

it's just preference really.

good luck with the cab search, the 1936 is a great cab imo.

Most people do set them up traditionally though greg. 1922 is slightly undersized as well iirc?
#14
I thought the 1922 cab was made of MDF and was generally to be avoided for that reason?
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#15
new 1936s are meant to be mdf as well..
But who buys new shit anyway?
Go old school and you'll get decent stuff.