#1
Hi guys,

I am in uni at the moment with my acoustic guitar but feel like bringing my electric guitars up, but my speaker cab and amp at home are far too big. I have this blackstar HT-5 head just sitting around my house so I thought I would just buy a cheap decent 212 cab under around £250 to mess around with quietly in my room whilst in uni. If you need to know I play quite a lot of different stuff but mostly heavy rock/metal.

Cheers guys

Also, if you think I would be better off with a 1x12 cab, I'm happy with that
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Last edited by UKMaster at Nov 24, 2014,
#2
Harley Benton from Thomman! 2X12 with V30's for 150, great deal especially in Europe. 1X12 with a V30 is about 70 however...
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#3
Get a garley benton G212 vintage from thomann.de

And maybe a new amp since you're at it...
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#4
That Harley Benton is a good choice, I'm getting one soon myself!
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#5
Have one of the 1X12's. They seem really, really solid!
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#6
A 2x12 is definitely dorm room overkill.
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#7
^ yeah. those harley bentons are hard to beat for the price, but v30s are pretty loud speakers.

then again, virtually any guitar-orientated 12" speaker is going to be loud.

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#8
Quote by Cajundaddy
A 2x12 is definitely dorm room overkill.


I was just thinking this. Seems like a 1x8 or 1x10 combo is a better idea for this situation.
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#9
Harley Benton G212 Vintage is pretty bad ass for the price. I just got mine today. But I noticed that the Vintage 30 speakers need to be played pretty loud to sound their best. They still need to be broken in though so that may change.

Thomann also has a smaller 1x12 cab but that is open back, which sounds quite a bit different. I would advice against smaller than 12" speaker. They just sound wimpy with guitars, IMHO of course.

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#10
Quote by Cajundaddy
A 2x12 is definitely dorm room overkill.



Bah, dont be a sissy. A small head like Blackstar HT5 and a 2x12 sitting vertically makes a pretty bad ass looking mini-halfstack. Having a 2x12 cab sitting on its side vertically doesnt take any more room than a 1x12 cab you know.

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#11
Seems to me a simple multi-FX and a pair of good powered monitors would be a better all-round investment for a dorm room.

Actually, something like that Line 6 Amplifi really makes sense in this situation; you can stream music to it via bluetooth from nearly any source all day long and use it as a guitar amp when you want to.

And both are a LOT more compact -- easier to compete for the limited space in tight quarters.
#12
Hahaha I would get a new amp but unfortunately don't have the money to get one

The Harley Benton cab sounds like a really good deal and seems to get quite high praise on here so is probably the one I'll get...

The line 6 amplifi actually looks like a pretty good investment, plus could be used as a decent loudspeaker for just playing music. Will have to do a little more research before I decide what to do because both sound really good...
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