#1
and I need some guidance. I've been looking on ebay, and it seems that it will just be cheaper for me to buy an empty cabinet and put my own speakers in there. I can get cabs new and used, same with speakers. Problem is, I'm new to this and don't know what speakers are best. My dad recommends Celestion Vintage 30's. I'm a fast learner and can solder and know a bit about electronics, so I can follow instructions. I just need some input on what I need to get. Some info:

I want a 2x12 because a 4x12 is a PITA to move around.

Budget: $150-$200 max (as low as possible is preferred.)

Genres: Cleans (praise band), hard rock, metal. So everything pretty much, but I need speakers that are good with distortion.

New/Used: Since it's ebay I'm good with either really.

Home/Gig: Both. I live in an apartment during university and a house over the summer. I need a 2x12 so I can still easily carry my gear to the baptist student ministry for weekly praise band stuff and I need to be able to carry it up stairs into my apartment.

Closest city: I'm an hour east of Dallas, TX. A lot of good sales on ebay I can't get because they're far away and local pickup only.

Current Gear: I've got a line 6 spider iv 150w (yeah yeah I know) that I'm going to sell and get a 15-ish watt tube head, which is why I need a cabinet. I've got a Michael Kelly Patriot Glory les paul style guitar, and it's great.

Thanks for any help.
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Michael Kelly Patriot Glory
Ibanez RG8
Blackstar HT 20 w/ Jet City cab
whole bunch o' pedals
#2
they have 1 or 2 Laney cabs on GC used site. Now these are 2x12 vertical cabs so I don't know if that is a deal breaker they are $175-$250ish. just type in Laney in the used section search bar on the side.

Even with a $200 budget you will be hard pressed to find a diecent empty 2x21 and 2 diecent speakers for that.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#3
What about a 1x12? And what's the advantage of a 2x12 over a 1x12? Volume?
Quote by WCPhils
According to that chart, women like men with a Pringle canister down there.
Michael Kelly Patriot Glory
Ibanez RG8
Blackstar HT 20 w/ Jet City cab
whole bunch o' pedals
#4
A 2x12 will sound bigger and fuller than a 1x12 cab will.
What type of amp is this for? You can get away with using a lower power rated cab at very low volumes, but I really do not recomend doing this.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#5
I'm still figuring out what amp I want. I'm on a bit of a budget but I'm waiting to sell my spider for some money. I'm looking at heads like the Engater Tweaker 15W because I've heard good things about it. But if you have any recommendations for any other heads (I'm going post something in another forum) let me know.
Quote by WCPhils
According to that chart, women like men with a Pringle canister down there.
Michael Kelly Patriot Glory
Ibanez RG8
Blackstar HT 20 w/ Jet City cab
whole bunch o' pedals