#1
I have a Peavey 3120 head and a Fender Showman 4x12 loaded with 16 ohm G12t75s. The singer in my band just bought an empty Marshall 1960 cab in which I will be putting my G12's. My buddy in another band offered to trade me his Mesa oversized with Vintage 30s straight up for the Marshall because he wants a matching cab with the other guitarist in his band...

Should I take the Mesa or keep the Marshall?
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#2
Do you like the Showman's sound?
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#3
Biggest difference is the speakers. Do you know what V30's sound like?
#4
The Showman is okay. The thing is that it's completely ruined. All the hardware is either busted or non-existent. The tolex has been painted over numerous times, and it's ugly as hell. It sounds okay, but I'd rather have a reasonably new cabinet.

As for R45VT, I do know what V30s sound like, yes. The only problem is that I borrowed my friends for a show once, with my 3120, and for some reason it was making this strange feedback for like split seconds at a time. I was running a Boss NS-2 and everything but I feel it didn't do anything...
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#5
In my experience, most high gain peavey amps prefer V30s and lately i think the tube theyve been putting in, especially the preamp arent lasing that long.

(i own a 6534+ and an older mesa 412. My buddy owns a 3120 and oeange ppc212. I have plenty of experience with his cab and amp)
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In my experience, most high gain peavey amps prefer V30s and lately i think the tube theyve been putting in, especially the preamp arent lasing that long.

(i own a 6534+ and an older mesa 412. My buddy owns a 3120 and oeange ppc212. I have plenty of experience with his cab and amp)


Do you have any idea why I would have been getting that feedback? They are 8 ohm V30s and I had my head on 8ohm and was running my NS-2 in the effects loop...I just don't understand. I kind of would prefer the Mesa and V30s over the Marshall + G12T75s, but I don't want that nasty feedback.
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#9
Yea the 3120 and 6534 like V30s. And the 3120 sound great with an orange 212 which im pretty sure is considered brighter than a mesa 212 or 412 so its pretty versatile in that sense
#10
What my question is, is why I got a strange feedback. I actually had my NS-2 in front of the amp, not in the effects loop.
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#11
Do you normally run the ns2 in the fxloop? Do you normally run an ns2 at all?

I think it may just be that you have a bad preamp tube. My buddys 3120 has a similar thing where it only feedbacks under very specific conditions but i an almost convinced its a microphonic preamp tube.
#12
I run the NS-2 in front of my amp whenever I am using any other cab. I never tried it in the effect's loop with the Mesa, but I'm just going to stick with the Marshall for now I think.
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