#1
Ok so i have this Behringer 4X12 that looks sweet buttt is too big for easy transport. So basically im looking for a good 2X12 under a grand for rock/hard rock/pop punk styles... so pretty much just something bloody versatile in the rock genre. Im running a bugera 333xl head so probably a jumbo sized one to fit that would be good.

Or would it actually be worth making my own (very, VERY easily done), if so does anyone have any schematics for the box or speaker sugestions.
#2
One 2x12 that gets a lot of praise is the Genz Benz G-Flex. It's ported and it's meant to sound better than some 4x12s.
Orange is worth a look but kinda heavy.
If you can spend a little more, Bogner gets great reviews.
Vader is meant to be great for metal.
Avatar are great if you know what speaker you want.
#3
Could you point me in the right direction speaker wise? All i know is people say celestions are sometimes too brittle for heavier music.
#4
Eminence is generally favoured for smooth, bassier, American sounds for example, Swamp Thang, Black Powder. Although they also make British Toned Celestion copies.
In the way of Celestion, G12K-100 is worth a look.

Ask someone like MrCarrot, he knows a lot about speakers.
#7
any models in particular for the evm's?

so far with budgets and all that jazz the genz benz g-flex is looking good... but a grand is still alot to fork out on a cab...
#8
Quote by doommaker
any models in particular for the evm's?

so far with budgets and all that jazz the genz benz g-flex is looking good... but a grand is still alot to fork out on a cab...

EVM's might be too expensive, I think it's something like £130 just for one speaker.
The EVM12L Classic's get fantastic reviews though.
#9
I say make your own, it's pretty damn easy, I did it with my dad. I did the wiring myself and got it right. If I can get the wiring right, anyone can... seriously. It sounds fine, but I haven't closed the back yet. So we'll see how it sounds then, but yeah, got no worries whatsoever. If you have the time, build your own. I just modelled mine on an ENGL cab and got my speakers from warehouseguitarspeakers.com
#10
someone i know has used them and said a 212 will sound like a 412
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#11
Quote by Horlicks
One 2x12 that gets a lot of praise is the Genz Benz G-Flex. It's ported and it's meant to sound better than some 4x12s.

...and it succeeds greatly in many regards.
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#13
Quote by BeerChurch
Avatar cabs.

They make one with a celestian V30 and G12H mixed...You get the best of both worlds. Price is around $400 plus shipping.

Celestions are fantastic for all things rock and metal.



+1

or get one with celestion g12t-75s inn there...i love those speakers. AWSOME response
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#14
My Mesa cab was like 700 after taxes and whatnot, and it's damn good. Avatar's also worth a go, and Orange Cabs are suppose to be incredible not only for more classic voiced stuff, but really uber-brutal stuff too (BTBAM and JFAC use them, along with a few more heavier acts).
#15
You want a 2x12 and have a grand to spend?

No offense, but I wouldn't be looking at a G-Flex, anything made by myself or anything "low budget" like an Avatar.


Look into:

Emperor
Mesa
Bogner
Orange
Splawn
Mills Acoustics
Port City

For a 333XL, I'd be looking at Celestion Vintage 30s.
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#17
Quote by forsaknazrael
^Splawn 2x12's are actually very well priced, too.

For sure, I thought about picking one up to match my Nitro, but don't think I want to spend that much right now. Bought a Lopo instead

Splawns have Lifetime Warranties too. Pretty sure that applies to their cabs too.
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#19
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Wow, lifetime? Didn't know that. If I wasn't sold on a Quick Rod before, I sure am now!

Yup, non-transferable though. The only amps with Transferable Lifetime Warranties I know of are Makos and SLOs.
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#20
The reason i said budget is because im not a profesional musician i just want something that sounds decent.
#21
$1000 in Australia for a 2x12 really won't buy you all the fantastic cabs you guys are suggesting. IMO you get a much better cab if you build it yourself than what you'd get for paying full price for a cab in Australia. That's my opinion anyway...
#23
Well by the looks of it my options are 1) yeah build one myself

or 2) get one of the avatar cabs with either vintage 30s of g12t 75s... both have their pro's and cons i guess. the speakers too
#24
Blah, I didn't notice you were in Australia. People really need to start putting this in their thread instead of letting people assume it. When some says "under a grand" I'm sure that makes most people automatically think USD.

I'd probably build one myself them, but I've never liked G12T-75s with anything other than Marshall sounding amps, so I personally would go with V30s.
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#25
http://www.fivestarmusic.com.au/epages/whitelabel4.sf/?ObjectPath=/Shops/fivestarmusic/Products/R-212CX

That's cheap, little over $500. Randall Cabs have good quality control too. With the extra money you could buy some new speakers if the seventy 80's don't suit you.

If you don't mind stretching your budget though...

http://www.fivestarmusic.com.au/epages/whitelabel4.sf/?ObjectPath=/Shops/fivestarmusic/Products/PPC212

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#26
Quote by MatrixClaw
You want a 2x12 and have a grand to spend?

No offense, but I wouldn't be looking at a G-Flex



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#27
Quote by BeerChurch
Avatar cabs.

They make one with a celestian V30 and G12H mixed...You get the best of both worlds. Price is around $400 plus shipping.

Celestions are fantastic for all things rock and metal.

+1

also i have heard that genxbenz cab, holy crap its got some nice bottom end to it.
#28
Quote by BeerChurch
Avatar cabs.

They make one with a celestian V30 and G12H mixed...You get the best of both worlds. Price is around $400 plus shipping.

Celestions are fantastic for all things rock and metal.


They're like a grand over here in Australia. We've only got one distributor on ebay.
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#29
Quote by dcdossett65
Why?

I didn't see he was from Australia.

No offense to the G-Flex or anything, but if I had $1000 USD there's many other cabs I'd be looking at. But since he's in Australia, that changes a lot of things
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#31
I've got a pair of g-flex 2 x 12s for sale. They sound awesome! Lots of low-end bass! Message me if you are interested.
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#32
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I've got a pair of g-flex 2 x 12s for sale. They sound awesome! Lots of low-end bass! Message me if you are interested.

Again... this thread is a year and a half old
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