#1
Hey everyone,
I pretty much just found this forum while I'm searching out cabinets. Wondering if some people have thoughts to share with me about my next cabinet.
I play in a death-ish metal band with hardcore and black metal influences. We've got some stuff posted up here if anyone's interested: http://www.myspace.com/peregrinemetal
My guitar is on the left.

I'm playing an ESP LTD MH400NT with the 81/85 set and the back up guitar (and back 2 tracks) are an ESP LTD H400 with the JB/59 set, a 6505 plus head, Marshall 1960AV 412 cab and a Fender Dual Showman 2 x 15.
I really love the low end and the sound of the 2 x 15s, but they definitely lack clarity and probably a bit of wattage compared to the Marshall. Aside from that, they're vintage and have a 6 x 12 size, plus being thin. So gigging in tighter places means that I have to cram and can't stack reliably.
I decided to ax that cab and pick up another 4 x 12. I picked up an MXR 10 band EQ to keep the low end in there and hopefully sculpt the balance a bit.

Here's the question, I'm trying to figure out what 4 x 12 to go with. I'm thinking that I don't want another cab with vintage 30's and preferably something with a bit more clarity and low end. Closed back for sure, and I considered a JSX cab, but haven't been able to put the Sheffields next to the Vintage 30s to see how they sound together.
Looking around at used stuff I've been coming across a lot of G12K and G12T at decent used prices, but considering that I can't really lug my full rig to try at peoples houses or at guitar stores, I'm going into this a bit blind as to how the sounds match.
Any thoughts?
Thanks!
#2
Have you had a look at the 6505 or 5150 cabinets?

Just asking as I have heard them and think it may be a good bet, especially when they were made for your head.
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#3
I wouldn't go with anything Peavey for an amp. Their cabs just simply aren't that great sounding.

What's your price range?

G12T-75s will add some low-end to the sound, not as much as the 2x15s, but they have more than V30s and are a very good compliment to them.

If you like your Marshall cab, you could just pick up a used 1960 with the G12s in it or get an Avatar (which won't be built quite as well, but cheaper).

Eminence Legends/Texas Heats are also good, I'm not quite sure how they'd mix with V30s, but they're a very nice sounding speaker.

Krank, though a lot of people don't like their amps, makes very good quality equipment, however, it comes at a price. Vader cabs also come with these and may be worth a look as they're pretty much made for metal.

You might like the sound of Greenbacks as well, again, I can't really say how they'll match with V30s, but a lot of metal players seem to like them.

Marshall makes a 1960 with these in them as well, or you can go with Avatar as well.
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#4
Was just thinking Randall make a cabinet with 2 x 12 Celestian 30's and 1 x 15 Eminence, would like to try that one myself, but haven't got much of a range to look at here.
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#5
I think the JSX cab is a good choice. The JSX cab is 400 watts and 16 ohms mono, which is good because your Marshall is also 16 ohms mono. (You'll need to get a 16 ohm cab so you can run both together with your amp set to 8 ohms)

I use a V30 loaded Mesa cab along with a 400 watt Hughes & Kettner 4x12. The combination of the crunchy sounding V30's natural breakup and the thick, clear lowend thump of the higher wattage H&K is great.
#6
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Have you had a look at the 6505 or 5150 cabinets?

Just asking as I have heard them and think it may be a good bet, especially when they were made for your head.

+1
Those cabs are made especially for those amps and they sound much tighter than cabs in the same price range.
Jackson KV 2, Jackson COW 7 (both in B), Jackson Demmelition V
Bogner Überschall (blue rev)
Marshall 1960B Vintage (2x V30 & 2x G12T75)
TC Electronic G Major
BBE Sonic Maximizer 422A
Weber Mass 150w
ISP ProRackG
T.Racks Dinopower
#7
check out bassonsound.com rock solid cabinets, bone crushing low end you wont hear ANYWHERE else, i swear you wont be dissappointed if you're playing death metal. its airtight and doesnt woof out.
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#8
normal marshall 1960a, has the g12's and will match your other marshall