#1
Hi, I've ordered a Roadkill 2x12 cab (unloaded), and I'm looking for some V30s to put in it. I've seen a Harley Benton cab with V30s in so I was thinking of buying that and just taking the speakers from that to put in it, the cab is £155 so mit's about the same price as buying 2 V30s on their own anyway. Are there any other dirt cheap cabs like this? Don;t care about build quality at all as like say I'll just be gutting it anyway.
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Hi, I've ordered a Roadkill 2x12 cab (unloaded), and I'm looking for some V30s to put in it. I've seen a Harley Benton cab with V30s in so I was thinking of buying that and just taking the speakers from that to put in it, the cab is £155 so mit's about the same price as buying 2 V30s on their own anyway. Are there any other dirt cheap cabs like this? Don;t care about build quality at all as like say I'll just be gutting it anyway.
Cheers, Dave.


Ordered a Custom Road Kill? Good choice! I fecking love mine!

The Harley Benton is a good shout, that;'s the only one I can think of that is cheap enough for two V30's.
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The HB G212V is the cheapest with v30s, though if you just want the speakers you could find a couple of used ones.
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Sorry, I just did one of those "dog hears high-pitched whistle" things reading the original post.

I looked at the Roadkill site and I'm having a hard time ascertaining what (other than custom colors) the reason would be for ordering one of those AND an HB just to get speakers?

This must be a You Kay thing. Here, you'd simply order an Avatar cab with their pre-broken-in and relabeled ("Hellatone 60") Vintage 30s, which are already cheaper than buying a pair of V30's from Amazon or US Speaker. Job done.

I usually don't care for new Vintage 30's; they mellow out when broken in, though, and then they're hard to beat. So I don't even mind buying gently treated used. The market in 4x12s here in LA is so crappy that I bought one cabinet with four V30s in "kid's bedroom, used to piss off his dad" nick (as in "pristine but dusty") for $200, pulled the speakers and sent the cabinet along for $125.
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Sorry, I just did one of those "dog hears high-pitched whistle" things reading the original post.

I looked at the Roadkill site and I'm having a hard time ascertaining what (other than custom colors) the reason would be for ordering one of those AND an HB just to get speakers?

This must be a You Kay thing. Here, you'd simply order an Avatar cab with their pre-broken-in and relabeled ("Hellatone 60") Vintage 30s, which are already cheaper than buying a pair of V30's from Amazon or US Speaker. Job done.

I usually don't care for new Vintage 30's; they mellow out when broken in, though, and then they're hard to beat. So I don't even mind buying gently treated used. The market in 4x12s here in LA is so crappy that I bought one cabinet with four V30s in "kid's bedroom, used to piss off his dad" nick (as in "pristine but dusty") for $200, pulled the speakers and sent the cabinet along for $125.

Cool story. What's it got to do with the TS's question?

Slandering him because he's from the "You Kay," where Avatar would be more expensive makes utterly no sense. The Harley Benton cabs are dirt cheap, and it makes more sense to order one of those, pull the speakers, put those in his custom cab and then sell the unloaded cab to recoup some money, than buying the speakers alone... The Road Kill cabs are clearly higher quality than the Harley Benton, and seemingly cheaper than anything of similar quality. If you don't understand the market, I don't understand why you'd take the opportunity to call attention to your ignorance.
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better plan- get the harley benton and then buy different speakers for the roadkill

the HB is actually remarkably decent for the money, it's ply and all. if you knew you wanted v30s i'd probably have just got the HB first, and then if you noticed anything wrong with its quality/tone etc. then consider a custom cab.
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better plan- get the harley benton and then buy different speakers for the roadkill

the HB is actually remarkably decent for the money, it's ply and all. if you knew you wanted v30s i'd probably have just got the HB first, and then if you noticed anything wrong with its quality/tone etc. then consider a custom cab.


Well the rhythm guitarist in my band has a HB, and I really don't like it, sounds just a bit blergh, tried another cab with V30s (same guitar, same head)
Plus I've heard good things about roadkill and I love the custom colours
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that is not gonna help him as he is in the UK.

the HB is a cheap source of V30's, that cab pretty much is the cost of two new V30's.

i would have thought roadkill would have cut a pretty good deal on loading the cab with speakers.
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Cool story. What's it got to do with the TS's question?

Slandering him because he's from the "You Kay," where Avatar would be more expensive makes utterly no sense. The Harley Benton cabs are dirt cheap, and it makes more sense to order one of those, pull the speakers, put those in his custom cab and then sell the unloaded cab to recoup some money, than buying the speakers alone... The Road Kill cabs are clearly higher quality than the Harley Benton, and seemingly cheaper than anything of similar quality. If you don't understand the market, I don't understand why you'd take the opportunity to call attention to your ignorance.


Well bless your heart, you sweet thing.

I'm mostly just noting that here it would be easy to get a quality cabinet with a pair of broken in V30's. There, it seems, you have to order a cabinet and then another cabinet with speakers to get the speakers for the cabinet you just ordered so that you can sell off the cabinet that came with the speakers but without the speakers. Might want to look up the definition of "slander" because (in the immortal words of Inigo Montoya):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y8Sx4B2Sk

Clearly I do not understand many things about the UK market and I apologize for my iggernunce.

I just spent several days trudging through NAMM, saying hello to folks that I often don't get to see except when they come out to LA for that show. Regarding cabinets, I noticed one curiosity this time around. Four (and, in all likelihood, more) different "new" exhibitors of amps all had the same cabinet made by the same speaker cabinet carpenter (different colors of tolex). I know the carpenter and how he builds his cabinets and he was there and pointed them out to me. What we both found amusing was that the different exhibitors all had different prices on the same cabinet (with the same speakers) to the tune of $800 difference from the highest to the lowest. Open the backs, they're identical. That's "Marketing," of course.
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TS, if you need some sound samples of the Road Kill, I recorded this with a Squier Strat, going into an Engl Fireball into a RoadKill Stag with V30's in it.

https://soundcloud.com/andy-scarlett/breaking-the-law-cover
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Well the rhythm guitarist in my band has a HB, and I really don't like it, sounds just a bit blergh, tried another cab with V30s (same guitar, same head)
Plus I've heard good things about roadkill and I love the custom colours


no worries

and yeah the roadkill (assuming you're looking at the stag) is going to be a "better" cab. and obviously you can get nice colours which is nice.

just when the cheapo HB was available you could have got it first and then got the roadkill had the HB been "not good enough". Or conversely, as gumbi suggested, just get roadkill to load the v30s, maybe you'd have got a slightly better price (or not, I dunno, maybe RK only does that with eminence).

Still I mean it's not the end of the world or anything, you've still wasted far less money than I have on speakers
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