#1
Planning to buy a mesa boogie Express 5:50 head and a 2X12 cab but I dont have much experience in the cab market being a mostly combo user. Was wondering id anyone had any suggestions for a good 2 X 12 cab for this head ?

Also if anyone has the mesa boogie price list I'd really appreciate it. I know one user has it as their sig but i cant find them at the moment LOL.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: Ah I forgot to mention the cab would preferably be less then a mesa cab new:P Sorry budgets are always hovering over us it seems.

I'm thinking around 450 at most maybe 500.

BTW can the mesa Express 5:50 do the motorhead tone, sound and distortion?
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<--- is the person with it in their sig

I haven't tried the Express 2x12 so can't give you much insight there.

Cabs I'd look into would be the Recto 2x12, Orange 2x12, Bogner 2x12 and Splawn 2x12
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Avatar 2x12?


EDIT:
HAH YES first Avatar response! woo
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Avatar 2x12?


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HAH YES first Avatar response! woo

haha, I didn't recommend them cause it seems he has enough to buy the Express cab new, which means his budget is higher, which means he can get something higher quality.
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haha, I didn't recommend them cause it seems he has enough to buy the Express cab new, which means his budget is higher, which means he can get something higher quality.

This is true.
Orange 2x12 would suit it perfectly.

Or all the ones that you listed.
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<--- is the person with it in their sig

I haven't tried the Express 2x12 so can't give you much insight there.

Cabs I'd look into would be the Recto 2x12, Orange 2x12, Bogner 2x12 and Splawn 2x12



I vote Matrix claw for president *bows to almighty holder of the price list* LOOL
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I vote Matrix claw for president *bows to almighty holder of the price list* LOOL

+1
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Haha, thanks guys.

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Yes! First Time I've Been Sigged!

I tried to post that in all caps but it changed it?
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Yes! First Time I've Been Sigged!

I tried to post that in all caps but it changed it?



Yeah, UG has an autofilter that makes it so you can't post everything in caps.
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While orange, bogner, and mesa make some amazing cabs they are alittle pricey. Im looking for 500 and under, probably closer to 400. I found a few alternatives but I'm not sure if they are any good.

Avatar im loving the price just which speakers would I go with (see below) and is avatar legit?
2 - Celestion 12" Vintage 30's
1 - Celestion 12" Vintage 30, 1 - Celestion 12" G12H30
2 - Hellatone 12" 60L's
2 - Celestion 12" G12M "Greenbacks"

I also found a Marshall MC212 130W 2x12 anyone know if this is any good?:P

And I feel so honored Matrix for the sig
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While orange, bogner, and mesa make some amazing cabs they are alittle pricey. Im looking for 500 and under, probably closer to 400. I found a few alternatives but I'm not sure if they are any good.

Avatar im loving the price just which speakers would I go with (see below) and is avatar legit?
2 - Celestion 12" Vintage 30's
1 - Celestion 12" Vintage 30, 1 - Celestion 12" G12H30
2 - Hellatone 12" 60L's
2 - Celestion 12" G12M "Greenbacks"

I also found a Marshall MC212 130W 2x12 anyone know if this is any good?:P

And I feel so honored Matrix for the sig

Avatar is too legit to quit [Yes, I quoted MC Hammer!]

I LOVE Avatar!
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Cool stuff, any reason why they are so cheap? And im thinking vintage 30's or Hellatones but im still not sure.
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Cool stuff, any reason why they are so cheap? And im thinking vintage 30's or Hellatones but im still not sure.


They're a really small company, and they don't spend money on advertising, they don't spend money on paying famous people to play their cabs, they don't spend money on their website obviously, they don't spend money on anything except guitar cabs and paying their employees.

They also order the cab components in very very large amounts, so all they have to do when you order is pick the parts off the shelf and screw them in.

They're such a small company that they handwrite all their orders and receipts.

When you order an amp from Musicians Friend, it's processed by a computer, your credit card is charged by a computer, and it's shipped by a computer. The only time a person is involved is when you call them with a problem, and it's usually overseas [India, etc.]

Also, I think you should just get Vintage 30's. If you want Hellatones, just play your amp on ten for about 5 hours and you've got them :]
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Its unfortunately 410$ for the 212 cab in canada but its still a really good deal. I definately will take that into consideration chase312 about the celestion 30's. Now just to find out how long it will take to get a mesa Express 5:50 head in stock :P I think avatar is the best option for the price it cant be beat. Might have to go down to a 1X12 avatar cab if money gets real tight though.
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Its unfortunately 410$ for the 212 cab in canada but its still a really good deal. I definately will take that into consideration chase312 about the celestion 30's. Now just to find out how long it will take to get a mesa Express 5:50 head in stock :P I think avatar is the best option for the price it cant be beat. Might have to go down to a 1X12 avatar cab if money gets real tight though.

Yeah I saw that it isn't actually Avatar that's selling the cabs in Canada so I'm sure that they're marked up just a bit.

But seriously, read the description of the Hellatone speakers.

We start with a stock great sounding classic 60 watt Celestion Vintage 30. We convert it into a Hellatone by aging it slightly and by exercising the suspension for 15 hours so when you get it, it has a warmer tone on the very first note.


All that means is they make the speaker move a lot for a long time, which means that you're paying them to play on your speakers.

I'd rather do it myself, and hear the cab age with time.

Like watching a child grow... *tear*

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While orange, bogner, and mesa make some amazing cabs they are alittle pricey. Im looking for 500 and under, probably closer to 400. I found a few alternatives but I'm not sure if they are any good.

Go used man.

You should be able to find any of those cabs in your price range used. If you can't find em in Canada, find someone in the US to ship it to you.
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#18
http://avatarspeakers.com/ToneQuest%20Report.htm

If you look at the bottom right of the first page there, you'll see why Avatars are so inexpensive. It's not because they're low quality.


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Go used man.

You should be able to find any of those cabs in your price range used. If you can't find em in Canada, find someone in the US to ship it to you.


Yeah, definitely check Canadian Craigslist and Canadian Ebay.
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God tips guys I found a B-52 cab with 2 Vintage 30's in it for 400$ that might be an option.
B-52 ST-212S 140W 2x12

Ill check the used sites right now.
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http://avatarspeakers.com/ToneQuest%20Report.htm

If you look at the bottom right of the first page there, you'll see why Avatars are so inexpensive. It's not because they're low quality.


Yeah, definitely check Canadian Craigslist and Canadian Ebay.



And thank you now I understand why they are so cheap. Really good deal!
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I have a Marshall 2x12 with Celestion G12T-100 speakers :]

I paid about $500 for her. I'll sell it for $300, if you can drive to Missouri to get it
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Missouri is a bit far but thanks for the offer :P
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Btw Can the Mesa Express do the Motorhead sound and tone? Just curious
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