Price paid: $ 225
Purchased from: Used/avatarspeakers.com
Sound — 9
The choice of speakers and the usage of the Closed Back Conversion Board is a preference-thing. I'd never played through Greenbacks before owning this cabinet. The sound is very Vintage and for classic rock, blues & clean playing, it's superb. I would like a bit tighter mid-range and will most likely be swapping out a V30 for one of the Greenbacks (do a search on YouTube for this combination in a 212 - it's amazing sounding to my ears). The conversion board is huge for making this a closed back cabinet. If you like hard rock &/or metal, this is something I would highly recommend. That being said, you can always remove the board and open up the back if need be.
Overall Impression — 9
I play a bit of everything. From blues, classic rock, hard rock to metal (and even a bit of jazz/funk). I use effects as well as just plugged straight into the head. At this point I would absolutely buy another if this were stolen. For the money, Avatar has to be one of the top cabinets on anyone's list.
Reliability & Durability — 9
The quality of construction is excellent. It's considerably larger than my other 212 (as well as heavier). I've not gigged with it - only moved it around inside. So, while it feels plenty sturdy, I can't really comment on how it would fare for a gigging musician. That being said, I wouldn't hesitate to bring this thing anywhere with me. The corners have steel caps, the construction is birch, the handles are super strong. No reason to think this cabinet wouldn't do anything other than fare perfectly...
Features — 9
I bought this amp about a month after it was originally purchased from the original owner. It was made in 2011 and was customized with black tolex, Fender grill, white piping & small logo. It was loaded with Celestion Greenbacks and came with the Closed Back Conversion Board installed. I've left the conversion board in place so can only comment on the cabinet's performance with it. I think I got this cabinet for a steal. The price would barely have paid for the speakers - which weren't even broken in when I bought it. It would have also been worth if for just the cab, un-loaded. So to find a deal like this makes it highly rated to me.