#1
What do you think? Hard rock/Metal player.
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Will it work better than my 70/80's?
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#2
Most things are better than 70/80s
Personally, I don't enjoy the sound of the tonker when overdriven. I don't think it's really made for that kind of hard music. Eminence do sell the monster metal kit which is 2x Texas Heats and 2x Swamp things. Although you have a 2x12, point is they pair up really well for that kind of thing. I think a few people here have used that combo and found it fantastic (can't remember who).
Here's a demo I though was very good if this is what you're going for.
Texas Heat left, Swamp Thang right.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCtmUm4A0r8
Last edited by UnmagicMushroom at Feb 10, 2014,
#3
Quote by UnmagicMushroom
Most things are better than 70/80s
Personally, I don't enjoy the sound of the tonker when overdriven. I don't think it's really made for that kind of hard music. Eminence do sell the monster metal kit which is 2x Texas Heats and 2x Swamp things. Although you have a 2x12, point is they pair up really well for that kind of thing. I think a few people here have used that combo and found it fantastic (can't remember who).
Here's a demo I though was very good if this is what you're going for.
Texas Heat left, Swamp Thang right.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCtmUm4A0r8


thats a very solid tone! wonder if the texas heat/swamp thing combo can out do a v30/k100 mix?
#4
I've got a TH/ST in my 2x12. Love it. From the reasearch I did, the Tonker is really hit or miss for people. Based on the fact that you play hard rock/metal, I'd go for the TH/ST. But that's just my slightly biased opinion.
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#5
The Tonker is my only option besides
keeping the 70/80's which I don't like
just figured the tonk/swamp combo has
to be better and the tonk will be easier to
swap when I track down another more
suitable eminence.
Mesa Boogie Single Rectoverb 50 series 2 combo
Randall RM100
Peavey 5150 4x12
Peavey XXX 2x12 combo
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#6
I've never tried the Tonker but I have Swamp Thangs/Governors (V30 clone) crossed in my Crate cab. That combo is incredible.

I had had a Governor for a long time before I converted my 6505+ 112 into a head, and wanted a little more low-end in a larger cab. I was a little worried the Swamp Thangs might have too much low-end/muddiness -- but all my concerns vaporized in a wall of br00tality. The STs are anything but muddy. They just have this thick, tight CHUNK to them that hits you in the gut HARD when palm-muting low chords. They still maintain a ton of harmonic detail as well. The Governors compliment them nicely, as they add some upper-mid grind to the tone. I wouldn't be surprised if a cab running ALL Swamp Thangs sounded great. Definitely my favorite speaker.
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Last edited by KailM at Feb 10, 2014,
#7
Quote by RJH11
The Tonker is my only option besides
keeping the 70/80's which I don't like
just figured the tonk/swamp combo has
to be better and the tonk will be easier to
swap when I track down another more
suitable eminence.


Why are those your only options?
If so, two swamp thangs should fit the bill
#8
Quote by UnmagicMushroom
Most things are better than 70/80s


+1

I haven't tried the tonker

the swamp thang is very chunky and neutral- (almost sterile-) sounding (while also being american-sounding, if that makes sense).
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#9
Swapping the 70/80's for the Tonker because
I'm on a tight budget as in no extra cash and I
all ready have the Swamp Thang acquired from
previous trades just sitting. So just seeing what
others thought. Gotta be better than 70/80's.
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Peavey 5150 4x12
Peavey XXX 2x12 combo
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#10
Quote by RJH11
Swapping the 70/80's for the Tonker because
I'm on a tight budget as in no extra cash and I
all ready have the Swamp Thang acquired from
previous trades just sitting. So just seeing what
others thought. Gotta be better than 70/80's.


I understand. Yeah, go for the tonker then. if you like it, fantastic. If you don't like it then you will have something worth more than a 70/80 which you could boot later
#11
My plan exactly^
Mesa Boogie Single Rectoverb 50 series 2 combo
Randall RM100
Peavey 5150 4x12
Peavey XXX 2x12 combo
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