#2
yup. good deal. they usually go for about 650 - 800 used.

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#3
$500 is usually what I expect them to be.

Are you set on the standard size? Unless I'm wrong, that's the bigger cab with a lot of low end what probably won't be good if you want tight playing.
#4
really? i always thought the straight cabs went for around $500-600 but the slant cabs were more. that's what i've always seen around here at least.

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#5
Sorry... but everyone saying that boogie cabs are not tight is horribly wrong. The amps are not really that tight in the bottom end, but the cabs DEFINITELY are. Listen to August Burns Red and tell me that those cabs arent tight in the bottom end.
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#6
Good price for a great cab. Snag it !!
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#7
Not a bad deal, they usually go for ~$450 - 550 around here.

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Sorry... but everyone saying that boogie cabs are not tight is horribly wrong. The amps are not really that tight in the bottom end, but the cabs DEFINITELY are. Listen to August Burns Red and tell me that those cabs arent tight in the bottom end.

Just because they sound tight on a recording doesn't mean they are.

The oversized cabs are noticeably "looser" but still not loose enough to make a tight amp sound really loose.
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#8
they are tight in the lower mid but pretty loose in the bass response. i think they sound a bit thuddy in the low end.

all this talk about "tight low end" is reminding me of jennifer lopez and her tight low end.
#9
they go between 5 - 8 depending on the condition. Ive seen em on Craigslist out here for around 600 or 650 normally in good condition.
#11
mesa'a are a waste of time and money, it's just a name your paying for. people get these cabs because they say mesa boogie on them but just because it says mesa dont mean it will sound good. id rather get a marshall 1960A 4x12 because marshall has been making 4x12 cabs before mesa even made a 1x12 combo amp plus marshalls are tighter all around and sound better to me in the low end.
#12
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mesa'a are a waste of time and money, it's just a name your paying for. people get these cabs because they say mesa boogie on them but just because it says mesa dont mean it will sound good. id rather get a marshall 1960A 4x12 because marshall has been making 4x12 cabs before mesa even made a 1x12 combo amp plus marshalls are tighter all around and sound better to me in the low end.



it depends on what his amp is....

funny thing is i had both of the cabs u bring up...the marshall 1960a...and a mesa recto,....with the jcm 800 i had at the time...the 1960 cabs were awesome...when i sold the jcm800...and got the xxx...the marshall 1960a & b cabs with the g-75's couldnt sound any worse...but the xxx with the mesa recto cab was "the-sound" i was looking for...
#13
Quote by voxAC30TBguy
mesa'a are a waste of time and money, it's just a name your paying for. people get these cabs because they say mesa boogie on them but just because it says mesa dont mean it will sound good. id rather get a marshall 1960A 4x12 because marshall has been making 4x12 cabs before mesa even made a 1x12 combo amp plus marshalls are tighter all around and sound better to me in the low end.



I own a Marshall 1960 and would take a Mesa 4x12 over it any day. Better quality and better sounding imo.
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mesa'a are a waste of time and money, it's just a name your paying for. people get these cabs because they say mesa boogie on them but just because it says mesa dont mean it will sound good.





Cause we all know the MG, Mode Four, Vintage Modern, and bass amps from Marshall are GODLY....
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#15
If you look on both mesa's and Marshall's sites the standard recto cab and the 1960a cabs are the same size. I think it really comes down to build quality and the speakers, V30's or gt12-75's. I personally like my Marshall cab because the speakers have a little more headroom, but if i could i'd get a Mesa cab to have the best of both worlds
#16
Quote by voxAC30TBguy
mesa'a are a waste of time and money, it's just a name your paying for. people get these cabs because they say mesa boogie on them but just because it says mesa dont mean it will sound good. id rather get a marshall 1960A 4x12 because marshall has been making 4x12 cabs before mesa even made a 1x12 combo amp plus marshalls are tighter all around and sound better to me in the low end.


Same goes for Marshall. More guys buy into the Marshall name than anything else. And Marshalls may be tighter in the low end, but that's because they don't have a ton of it like Mesas do.
#17
Okay, I'm new to playing guitar basically so all this tight and low end stuff is just going over my head lol.. I play a lot of hardcore/metal music and I have a B-52 AT-100 Triple Rectifier Head.


Will this cab sound good?
#18
This cab will sound amazing.

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#20
put an Orange 412 against the Mesa 412's - then youll see how that bass starts farting all over the place in the Mesa.

Thats why i got my THD - the bass always stays tight - why the hell do i want fat bass - thats the bassists job!!!! You are clashing frequencies - this makes for a poor band! work it out!
#21
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I own a Marshall 1960 and would take a Mesa 4x12 over it any day. Better quality and better sounding imo.


+1

I'm thinking about finally getting rid of mine because im tired of dealing with it......
#22
you want low end?

Ampeg V4 4x12 - vented back. ridiculous.

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#24
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put an Orange 412 against the Mesa 412's - then youll see how that bass starts farting all over the place in the Mesa.

Thats why i got my THD - the bass always stays tight - why the hell do i want fat bass - thats the bassists job!!!! You are clashing frequencies - this makes for a poor band! work it out!


That's what I've heard about Orange Cabs; they put Mesa's to shame. Not sure on THD cabs; how are they?

And since someone mentioned Marshalls, I've mainly been a fan of Mesa cabs since most of my favorite recorded/live tones are done with Mesa cabs. I do like Orange's sound quite a lot, and have been curious about their cabs. HOWEVER, when I was picking out my current (second) amp, I played a DC-3 through a Marshall 1960B that was one of the ones i'm assuming released with the JCM800 series (since it said JCM800 on it and was beat to hell). I was able to put the amp on 10 and push the speakers hard, and I gotta tell you, the insane amount of organic crunch (I had the gain at like 4 or 5, so it was mainly pure power amp distortion) combined with the low end the cab put out made me nearly cream. I was in a stool like 5 - 6 feet away, and my pants were flapping like mad from the sound. My nuts actually felt odd after words, like they had been pummeled.

However, I've been after that sound now for awhile. I like my Recto 2x12, but since the JCM800 1960 cabs go for like 300 - 400 used, I'm thinking of getting the 1960 cab since I really liked that sound. I'm mad that the original cab I played got sold! Not mad about the head, since the DC-5 makes the DC-3 look wussy in comparison.
#25
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the mg's are pretty good to. they have a nice bass response for the broootalz.

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definitely take up that offer. if it's too big/not what you're looking for, you could probably flip it and make $50-$100.
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