#1
Alrighty, guys. This is my first post, but I've been following UG for a while now. But now need some suggestions.

I have a 6505+ 112 combo that I converted to a head. I absolutely love the sound I'm getting out of it with a TS808. I have a Kramer in drop B with an X2N, and Les Paul in drop C with EMG 81 and 85 as my main guitars. I use the lead channel with presence at 5, resonance at 8, treble at 7, mids at 5, bass at 7.5 and preamp at 4.5. I use the TS808 as a clean boost in front.

I'm currently running this through an MG412. I LOVE the mid grind of this amp, but the speakers sound too marshally(middy) for me. Also, there is not enough bass response. I would like to replace all 4 speakers with ones that tame the hiss, have a little less mids, and a little more bass. I'm not looking for a super scooped sound, just a little. I play mostly rhythm, but I do need good tone for soloing. I play stuff similar to August Burns Red and Killswitch Engage.

Also, since my head is only 60 watts, I'll need them to be fairly loud. The MG412 is a bit too quiet for me.(although it lets me crank it to get more power tube breakup)

Any suggestions would be welcome.
#2
Just sell the cab and buy a better one. That's Marshalls low-end cab, and frankly, it sucks. Your money would be much better spent on a whole new cab, than upgrading that particle board box.
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#3
Well, I don't want a marshall, and I don't want a peavey cab. I haven't been able to try a mesa cab. And either way, I would like to have a sound that is a little different. So if there's speakers that will get me what I want, then I will know what cab to look for.
#4
Where are you located?
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
The Mesa Recto 4x12 pairs excellent with the 5150/6505 amps. The Marshall MF280 is another cab that pairs great. Both of these cabs are oversized and have a slightly different V30 type speaker.
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
#6
I'm in northeast ohio. I'm also 16 without a job or getting paid gigs so I'm poor haha.
#7
And maybe I could try a mode four. They're supposed to be more modern sounding, right?
#8
Go here they have a few MF280 cabs for $350 www.guitarcenter.com/usedgear
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
#9
Anything with Celestion Vintage 30s, G12K-100, G12-65, G12-EVH, G12-50GL Lynchback, CL80 (Classic Lead 80), Greenbacks or G12H-30s will do. Eminence V12 Legend, Texas Heat, Governor, Wizard, Man-O-War and Swamp Thang will work nicely, too.

Most used with the 6505 series is probably the Mesa 4x12 with Vintage 30s, though. I use a Soldano 2x12 with Eminence V12 Legends mostly with mine, but I also enjoy my Emperor 4x12 with a mix of V30s and GK100s.
Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





www.SanctityStudios.com
#10
Quote by MatrixClaw
Just sell the cab and buy a better one. That's Marshalls low-end cab, and frankly, it sucks. Your money would be much better spent on a whole new cab, than upgrading that particle board box.


+1

If budget is the concern, look for a Line 6 Vetta II or Spider Valve cab. They're well built cabs with V30s, and fly under the radar a little bit.

Another good under the radar brand is Randall, but I'm not too up on their specific models.

EDIT

Carvin Legacy (V30s) - $230 http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-CARVIN-C412-240W-4-VINTAGE-30S-CABINET-109627838-i3455922.gc

Marshall 1960AV (V30s) - $250 http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-MARSHALL-1960AV-4X12-CAB-109463839-i3361368.gc

Line 6 Spider Valve (V30s) - $300 http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-LINE-6-SPIDER-VALVE-4X12-CABINET-V30S-108950212-i3120126.gc

Marshall MF280 - $300 http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-MARSHALL-MODE-FOUR-4X12-CAB-109245827-i3266849.gc

Marshall MF280 - $300 http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-MARSHALL-MODE-4-4X12-280W-16OHM-CAB-109494784-i3445877.gc
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