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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by DiPa, Jun 10, 2019.
Suhr Badger 18 Combo . Very cool amp.
This sexy little beast, my Mark 5:35 with matching 1x12 cab, both in Bordeaux Wine Red & Wicker...
That’s fantastic. I’ve always loved the look of a combo on a matching extension cabinet.
i have been using a mesa studio 22+ for about 8 or 10 months now. great little grab and go combo that will flat take your head off. i keep thinking about upgrading to a mark II or III but the only thing i will get is a little less hiss and a bit more volume. more gain than i will ever need and great clean tones tour.
Here are mine:
Left to Right: 1959 Magnatone 213A, 1968 Fender Deluxe Reverb, Fender 5E3 Tweed Deluxe build, Fender 6G3 Brownface Deluxe build
I just bought this Dr. Z cure last weekend. It's responsive to the guitar's volume control like my tweed Deluxe clone, but is a little tighter. The adjustable, footswitchable tonestack bypass is great. The amp is great with a Telecaster.
This is great with a Tele too!
This is better with humbuckers-
Marshall JCM 800 4210 1x12 combo. As close to mint as you could get for an amp made in 1987. All original with no mods, to boot
Sounds good with the stock Celestion G12M-70, but really shines when plugged into the 2x12 with Creamback 75/Vintage 30 mix or the 4x12 with WGS Green Berets
[GALLERY=media, 160219]C15CB46A-F738-401F-9419-C98B71AA69C4 by WholeLottaGlove posted Jun 11, 2019 at 8:12 PM
C15CB46A-F738-401F-9419-C98B71AA69C4 by WholeLottaGlove posted Jun 11, 2019 at 8:12 PM
Well, as of this afternoon, I am eligible to contribute to this thread. NAD, Laney L20T-112. I've only been able to spend a little time with it so far, but to my ear it sounds really, really good.
LaneyNAD by Nsomniac posted Jun 11, 2019 at 9:51 PM
Not trying to "catch you out", just an honest question:
What if the 1x12 cab in the head+cab was the exact same cab as the combo? Does the combo has an inherent drawback/limitation?
That’s impressive! So two questions:
1. What type of music do you play?
2. Which amp is your favorite, and why?
Sorry, that’s technically three questions...
I didn’t realize there were quite a lot of players using 1x12s, it for sure has a spot on the gear chain.
F3E025A4-57B4-4186-9A8F-F438785CBA8E by natemeanie posted Jun 12, 2019 at 12:48 AM
The only 1x12 combo I have.
‘65 Gibson Falcon that’s been modded closer to tweed specs.
no worries, I don't mind explaining myself. I realize there are exceptions to everything, but I am speaking in general terms.
I think there are three main elements at play with many 1x12 combos. Small cabinets (to make them easier to transport), cabinet/amp rattle and under spec'd speakers.
If the cab is the same size as a combo, it will sound more or less the same, but you may not get the rattling of amp components as much.
Most 1x12 cabs (besides those tiny cube types) I have seen are larger than most 1x12 combos, and have the cabinets could be closed, ported, semi or open back. Less compromise then building a combo. As well, besides the Mesa Mark II, III and IV series, most combos do not have speakers that can REALLY handle power of their amps. (never tried a MK1, and the MK5 seems to have gone another direction for speakers, but I am no Mesa expert)
I have played my 100 watt head through a V Boutique 1x12 oversized cabinet with a Celestion Redback in a loud rehearsal and it totally held up, but...that is a serious speaker.
Besides specific situations, where you want that vintage "amp exploding" tone, I do not like that "amp bottoming out" "speaker crapping out" "tiny wooden box shaking it's screws loose" sound.
You’re absolutely right, Yeah I get all those points.
A combo can still connect to an external speaker if diming is required, I don’t know I definitely have a soft spot for them
I’m looking for a new combo right now, between the DRRI, DSL40CR, and the AC30S1 they’re all pretty big cabinets!
I get the allure, hell, I made a huge leap for the sake of transportability myself too. My 2 cents is make sure it is well screwed/glued together, and the speaker is REALLY up to the task. No weak sister Jensen speakers, crapping the bed.
Only pic I have handy of it, but here ya go.
My tried & true classic...'65 DRRI:
Thanks! I play classic rock, pop, and alternative mainly. I don't really have a favorite but I would say the Deluxe Reverb is probably the most versatile, especially with pedals.
This is my Clark Webster, which uses the Fender Harvard 5F10 circuit. This one has a deluxe cabinet with a 12” Weber Alnico speaker and it sounds great, especially with a Telecaster. Clark’s workmanship is top-notch, and the lacquered tweed is beautiful.
scumback loaded DRRI