#1
Hi,

I have watched a lot of reviews of the MT and I am pretty much sold on it, looks amazing for the price and seems to throw out enough volume for gigging.

However, I am unsure what cab to buy to make sure that I can get the most out of the MT with enough volume to gig within my financial constraints. I can afford around £150 for the cab(s).

I have considered getting a 4x8 cab such as the Blackstar HT408 (£160) or possibly buying 2 of the orange 1x8 cabs (£60) that are made for the MT, and running it through both as a stack.

Do these seem reasonable options?
Which would you rather go for?
Any other suggestions?
#2
An 8" speaker isn't going to sound as big or beefy as a 12" speaker of around the same quality, and that is simply a question of physics.

I would wager that a 2x12 or even a 1x12 is probably going to sound bigger and bassier, if not louder, than a 4x8.
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#4
I can't be certain, I've never purchased a cabinet in that budget. Someone else with more experience will have to chime in, especially since I'm here in the USA where prices and things are different.

I would just go to a bunch of pawn shops or used guitar stores in your area, see what you can dig up. Probably can find a solid deal.

Or, worst case scenario, you could build your own 1x12 cabinet, not sure how much a Celestion Vintage 30 is over across the pond but perhaps that could be an option?
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#5
Truthfully, I have no idea why the MT is a thing considering it's 100 for it and a cab is like 150.
Bringing the total to 250

and then this exists on Thommann...

http://www.thomann.de/gb/jet_city_amplification_jca22h_guitar_head.htm

http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_g112vintage.htm

Might be stretching it a bit too far, but that's what I'd get if portability is a thing and you're wanting to gig with it.

Edit: That's a cab for virtually the same price as a V30. Best deal you'll find for one. I use these myself and for the money, they're really good.
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#6
I agree. 8s can be useful in some situations, but if you're concerned about space and budget, a multiple 8" cabs with crappy speakers is not a good choice. A good 1x12 with a quality speaker is probably a smarter option.

For example, either of the Palmer cabs on Thomann (PCAB112V30 or PCAB112GBK; I'd suggest the V30) would be great. You're going to want a decent 12" speaker and a full-size cab to fill out the sound. Those 8" cabs are toys. They're for low-volume bedroom use, and they're designed to be cheap and small, not to sound good.
#7
The Thomann stack looks too good to be true, mega cheap for what you're getting by the looks of it. Thanks for the shout!
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The Thomann stack looks too good to be true, mega cheap for what you're getting by the looks of it. Thanks for the shout!


It's really awesome. I use one myself, the only issue I've had is some tubes going. But that's tubes for you.
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#9
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For example, either of the Palmer cabs on Thomann (PCAB112V30 or PCAB112GBK; I'd suggest the V30) would be great.


i don't think those palmer cabs are ply

but the harley benton cabs with the v30s are very good value on thomann
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#10
Oh, I thought they were. The Harley Benton ones are smaller - I really don't like those "compact" 1x12s which is why I didn't suggest the HB cabs. They tend to sound nasal and boxy which is even worse with small SS amps.

Of course, if you buy used, you can probably find a full-size 1x12 plywood cab with a V30.
#11
Yeah i think I emailed them back when they were first released, and they said they weren't. Of course, they could've changed them by now.

And yeah I wouldn't be too fussed on a really small 1x12 either. I've only tried the HB 2x12.
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#12
The Palmer site lists it as MDF so you're definitely correct on that.

I'm not sure about the used market in Europe but around here it's not tough to find a good 1x12 or 2x12 in full size, ply, with Celestions or Eminence speakers for that price on the used market.
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i am thinking of picking up a micro terror. i demoed one at GC the other day, it sounded like shit through the 1x8". i put it on a 1960a marshall cab and it sounded pretty damn good. i wouldn't ever gig with one but it could come in handy to have in my car or something or used in a pinch. the headphone out left some to be desired but hell its better than nothing.
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The Palmer site lists it as MDF so you're definitely correct on that.

I'm not sure about the used market in Europe but around here it's not tough to find a good 1x12 or 2x12 in full size, ply, with Celestions or Eminence speakers for that price on the used market.


Yeah, I imagine it probably isn't. Not too well up on the used market, though.
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