#1
pretty soon im getting the peavey 6505 head (but not cab right away). the cab is kinda pricey so i was wondering which alternatives i could go for... HELP ME!!!

its a 120watt valve head if that helps

and i would rather spend less than £500 for one
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#3
i suggest buying a matching cab..theres a reason they are matched to sell together...they are MATCHED to eachother...but for the time being..uh...practice on a practice amp...save up...the woodshed with the amp and get to know it once you have the matching cab..find a sound you like...and PLAY
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#5
nicer doesnt neccesarily mean better for my sound though. i want good bass response and good mids too
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i suggest buying a matching cab..theres a reason they are matched to sell together...they are MATCHED to eachother...but for the time being..uh...practice on a practice amp...save up...the woodshed with the amp and get to know it once you have the matching cab..find a sound you like...and PLAY

Wrong. Completly wrong.

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nicer doesnt neccesarily mean better for my sound though. i want good bass response and good mids too



The marshall is better then the peavey, like i just said.

It will have more bass, but the mids wont be there as much, thats why theres a mid knob.
#7
Uh just because a cab is "better" than the cab the amp is matched too doesnt mean it will sound better... YEH marshall cabs are sweet...but ive played a mesa through a marshall cab ( a 1960B non slant) and it didnt sound half as good as the mesa cab... that the amp came with.... maybe a cab upgrade would be good if the peavy has ****ty speakers but....dont get the kid wasting money on something so trivial as a cab....(especially if hes short on cash..)
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#8
I'd maybe look into the marshall AV, the one with vintage 30 speakers...

or the laney tt cab.
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#9
i'd take a laney TT over a Marshall

marshall cabs aren't all that great - for the price...no...

i'd rather have a hi-watt or CAE cab for that kind of cash - for price genz-benz g-flex is an amazing cab, it has a great bass end and very controlled and nice sounding mids, doesn't get too trebly annoying like marshalls do - avatars are good for the money as well, or a THD cab - that's nice
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Uh just because a cab is "better" than the cab the amp is matched too doesnt mean it will sound better... YEH marshall cabs are sweet...but ive played a mesa through a marshall cab ( a 1960B non slant) and it didnt sound half as good as the mesa cab... that the amp came with.... maybe a cab upgrade would be good if the peavy has ****ty speakers but....dont get the kid wasting money on something so trivial as a cab....(especially if hes short on cash..)

just because they say it's matched doesn't mean they're ment for each other. you don't buy a peavey guitar just because the amp is peavey. you can mix and match. THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF HEADS AND CABS.

check out a carvin legacy cab, or like mentioned erlier the laney tt cab.
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i'd take a laney TT over a Marshall

marshall cabs aren't all that great - for the price...no...

i'd rather have a hi-watt or CAE cab for that kind of cash - for price genz-benz g-flex is an amazing cab, it has a great bass end and very controlled and nice sounding mids, doesn't get too trebly annoying like marshalls do - avatars are good for the money as well, or a THD cab - that's nice


It depends where you are, though, hope- here those marshall cabs are pretty cheap. The laney tt is a little cheaper though (than the marshall with vintage 30's) if you shop around- and I agree, I'd rather have a tt too (I have one, so I put my money where my mouth is!)- but those genz benzes and cae cabs would be about twice as expensive as the marshall cabs over here.



^ derek: agreed.

There's a little truth to the fact that the cabs are designed to complement the sound of the head, but at the same time that doesn't mean that a cab not designed to go with the amp won't sound better... since it's all subjective anyway...
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#12
^ yeah but that's not always true.

i mean look at ENGL, thier cab and amp lines are pretty much seperate. i don't see a powerball cab or anything. so judging from the general theary of the thread, "oh noes, no powerball cab so i can't play a powerball!" but yeah it'd be dumb to say that the uberschall and the uberkab weren't designed to go to gether, but that doesn't mean you cant use a mesa or diezel cab or something.
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#13
ok about the Peavey 5150 cab the Speakers are Sheffield 1200s which are designed to mimic the Celestion G12T75s. The marshall 1960a and 1960 b both have G12T75s in it they will sound better IMO than the peavey speakers. I have played a Peavey 5150 through both those cabs and more. And IMO no cab beats a Marshall 1960BV. Great cab my favorite not saying there arent better cabs out there but great for what i need a cab to do. So for your 5150 if you need a good metal tone i suggest the Marshall 1960b. Good bass response and just in general a really good cab.
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#14
I love Genz Benz G-flex cabs, but they're not cheap, and I'd imagine they're even worse in the UK.

Anyhoo, like said, there is nothing wrong with mixing cabs and heads. I'd go for a Marshall cab, I like the 1960AV but there's nothing wrong with the one you posted.
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ok about the Peavey 5150 cab the Speakers are Sheffield 1200s which are designed to mimic the Celestion G12T75s. The marshall 1960a and 1960 b both have G12T75s in it they will sound better IMO than the peavey speakers. I have played a Peavey 5150 through both those cabs and more. And IMO no cab beats a Marshall 1960BV. Great cab my favorite not saying there arent better cabs out there but great for what i need a cab to do. So for your 5150 if you need a good metal tone i suggest the Marshall 1960b. Good bass response and just in general a really good cab.


would the marshall 1960 cab die if i used it with the peavey? because ive only ever seen these cabs used with 100watt marshalls. the 6505 is 120watt.
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^ yeah but that's not always true.

i mean look at ENGL, thier cab and amp lines are pretty much seperate. i don't see a powerball cab or anything. so judging from the general theary of the thread, "oh noes, no powerball cab so i can't play a powerball!" but yeah it'd be dumb to say that the uberschall and the uberkab weren't designed to go to gether, but that doesn't mean you cant use a mesa or diezel cab or something.


yeah, true.

anyway, the marshall cab will be fine with the 5150- if you get the one with the gt12-75's (or whatever they're called), if you run them in mono, each speaker is 75W = 75 x 4 = 300 Watts. you'll be grand.

the 1960AV has 4 vintage 30's, which are 60 watts apiece, = 240 watts mono. So again, you'll be grand.

Might be a little dodgier with greenbacks, but even then they're getting up to 100 or 120 watts in a mono 4x12...

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#19
oh yeah, if you're in the US, for money the legacy cab is a gold buy

i just remember that because someone mentioned it farther up
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