#1
i use a mesa dual recto with an orange cab. a couple days ago, i got to try out my dual recto with a mesa 4x12 cab. the sound on the mesa cab was a lot better than on my orange cab. why? the orange 4x12 i have and the mesa 4x12 i tried out both have celestion vintage 30 speakers. the mesa sounded a lot brighter and nicer. what are your opinions? should i get the mesa cab and sell the orange?
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#3
Gee, if it sounds better and you have the cash...why not? Seems obvious to me.
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Gee, if it sounds better and you have the cash...why not? Seems obvious to me.


damn dude, im just asking for a simple opinion. and asking nicely why it sounds better...?
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#5
Mesa>>>>>>>>>>>Anything
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#6
Is it a standard or traditional Mesa 4x12?
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Is it a standard or traditional Mesa 4x12?


damn, i keep forgetting which one is which. i know its the bigger one out of those two.
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#8
probably because mesa cabs are voiced for mesa amps, they usually will sound better.
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#9
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damn dude, im just asking for a simple opinion. and asking nicely why it sounds better...?

The question I saw asked if you should get the mesa, which seemed like a no-brainer to me. The mesa may sound better for any number of reasons, including cab dimensions, wood, room you played it in, speaker wear, etc. Sorry if I offended, I missed the question.
#10
ohh. haha sorry. yeah, it makes sense. i played the mesa cab in a sound proof room studio.....im such a dumbass.
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#11
^Yeah, everything sounds better there. There used to be a completely empty room in our house and I set up all my music stuff in there because no carpet and no furniture = crazy acoustics and natural reverb.
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^Yeah, everything sounds better there. There used to be a completely empty room in our house and I set up all my music stuff in there because no carpet and no furniture = crazy acoustics and natural reverb.


haha. thats awesome! how do you think the orange will sound then...? maybe the same, or better?
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#13
^Orange cabs are really, really nice. I'd rather have one than a mesa, but I tend towards more vintage tones, which I'm guessing you're not with a dual rec. Odds are that the orange is a nicer choice though. They make some kickass cabs.
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^Orange cabs are really, really nice. I'd rather have one than a mesa, but I tend towards more vintage tones, which I'm guessing you're not with a dual rec. Odds are that the orange is a nicer choice though. They make some kickass cabs.


bad ass, thanks! should i put it on top of some kind of like ramp? to elevate it? the 4x12 orange cab is really short. so when i record, would be a good idea to some how lift the cab? its practically right on the effing floor.
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#15
^It doesn't really need to be too far off the floor, or even off of it at all. If you want a bit of height you could get some casters put on, it'll help moving them around too. I wouldn't raise your cab at all though. The last thing you want is to watch your cab vibrate itself off a homemade ramp and crash to the ground.
#16
lol. yeah youre right.
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#17
That surprises me you liked the Mesa cab over the Orange. The Orange has better woods, better construction and awesome, tight bass. But whatever floats your boat. If you got the cash, then hell, drop that cash on a cab.
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#18
the mesa and orange cabs are both nice, but completely different. The thing is what you like. If you like super bassy crunchy tone, then you get an orange. If you are into the brighter higher tones, you get a mesa. I prefer the orange. Mesa cabs are also designed to go with mesa heads too. But i had a buddy who had a dual rect into (what i own now) an orange 2-12. it sounded ok. I would get rid of the mesa. Rects are really high gain and have no clean. Get a JCM 800 if you want that high gain sound, that will be alot versital and sound alot better all around. Rects are so 1 dimensional - Metal. Jcm 800 has everything from Slash to Taking back Sunday (which has freaking tight tone on the new cd). The Mark 4s are pretty sick too, by mesa. I don't know why everyone wants a rect. They are the worst product mesa makes.
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#19
i had a dual for a longtime running through a 60a cab i recently bought a mesa cab and triple recto and i noticed mesa cabs sound alot better with mesa heads and marshall heads for that matter, mesa does do cabs well, ive never played through and orange but im very happy with my tones so ill pry never change
#21
mesas have vintage 30s or mesas copy of the v30 which i cant remember the name of now its early im sorry