View Full Version : Best Cabinet & Speaker for Night Train?
01-18-2011, 10:01 PM
Hi Guys. I just picked up the VOX NT15H Night Train and am looking for opinions on the best cabinet (and speaker choice) for it. I mostly play classic (and some pop) rock with a Les Paul Standard (both rhythm and lead). I will most often use the 7.5 watt Triode mode channel as I am mostly a studio player and can't play too loud. I will occasionally use the 15 watt Pentode mode though so consider that in your cabinet and speaker recommendation. :) I will mostly use the crunch and Thick setting to boost the gain as that's the tone I like. I'll sometimes use the clean. Any thoughts/recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
01-18-2011, 10:05 PM
I a/b'd the Night Train with the Standard 1x12 cab (G12M) and my Morgan 1x12 (celestion gold) and liked the Morgan/gold way better...
But You can't go wrong with a Greenback/Blue/Gold with that amp.
01-18-2011, 11:09 PM
What about the special cab Vox made for the NT? 15" greenback should be a good match in a closed back cab.
01-19-2011, 04:23 AM
The amp came out first, and we sold a lot by plugging them into anything we had. Then the Vox cab came in, and the boss insisted we demo them together. Night Train sales stopped. "Just the facts, Ma'am."
I do think a Greenback is a good speaker for the Night Train, and if you really want the best, I'd try a Scumback M75 in a Forte 3D 112.
01-19-2011, 04:58 AM
i played mine thru a fullertone cab with a celestion blue
but i agree the blue/gold/greenback all sound great
01-19-2011, 07:15 AM
With most things Vox, I'd suggest a Celestion Blue, a Weber Blue Dog or a Weber Silver Bell.
01-19-2011, 07:30 AM
A local player runs his through a Princeton Reverb amp.
Seemed odd, but the sound is amazing.
01-19-2011, 08:04 AM
Thanks. What do you think about an Avatar cab with the Celestion Blue? What do you recommend for the wattage? 25W or 30W? I'm thinking of going just a 1x10 or 1x12. Thoughts?
01-19-2011, 09:34 AM
The Blue only comes in a 15W rating, the Gold 50W.
01-19-2011, 09:53 AM
Thanks, I actually meant to say the Celestion Greenback. I've also heard from some others that the Greenback is best for a classic rock tone; which is more what I'm looking for. :)
01-19-2011, 03:14 PM
I've got an Avatar G112 Vintage with a Gold in it, and it sounds fantastic with the Night Train. Actually it sounds damn good with just about anything I plug into it, but it's a definite winner with the Vox.
01-20-2011, 07:42 AM
Thanks guys for all of your great feedback so far. I found a great deal on a used Avatar 1x12 Cabinet with a 25 watt 12" Greenback in it so I"m going for it. I can always change out the speaker later if I'm disappointed. :)
01-20-2011, 07:54 AM
I have an oval back avatar 2x12 cab loaded with a Weber Blue and Weber Silver. Love the big warm sound. Ive played mine through a 1x12 with a Greenback you'll like that too.
01-20-2011, 08:05 AM
There's no "best" cab & speaker. It's what the player thinks sounds best.
For me, I like the Night Train (and my Orange Dual Terror and my Ceriatone 5x3) going into a 2x10 with Jensen Mod 10-70s.
01-20-2011, 10:23 AM
great shot !!
01-20-2011, 11:24 AM
i liked the wgs et-65 when i had mine
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