anyone notice slant 4x12s are really easy to find but straight ones arent

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  1. wsaraceni

    wsaraceni Supporting Member

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    I've been looking for a 1960bhw cab forever thats local (meaning a few hour drive) and priced appropriately. the 1960a cabs i see somewhat regularly for $600ish give or take a few $$ although never locally for them either. I also am searching for a mf280b cab which seems just as hard to find. even a standard 1960b cab seems pretty rare. is the angled cab that much more popular?
     
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    I guess more people have half stacks than full stacks.
     
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    Yes. I think people generally like the look of an angled cab better.

    But I much prefer the sound of straight cabs. I looked forever for a 425B cab for my Vintage Modern, never found it. (I used a 19060BX instead, which was also awesome and hard to find).

    When I saw my current Mesa straight Traditional cab come up locally, I went and grabbed it the day it was posted. It was 2x hard to find, being that most Mesa 4x12s are the bigger Rectos, as well as angled, so the straight, smaller cab was a rare find.
     
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    I prefer straight for a half stack.
     
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    It's because when people use straight 4x12 cabs, they realize how much better they are than slants, so they keep the straight and the slants get put up for sale.
     
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    Hmmm, I find the opposite to be true, especially in the boutique builds.
    Some builders like StoneAge don't even make a slant 4X12.
     
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    The “B” cabs really don’t sound better.
    It’s just that the “A” cab aims two of the speakers towards your head.

    Lloyd
     
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    Theyre even harder to get rid of.
    Have 2 mint 1993 4 12 jcm 900 cabs
    Where you at.
     
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    I prefer the A cab... I prefer dialing in with the direction of the upper two speakers where I can actually hear what my high end is doing.
     
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    mesa takes it a step further. i picked up a slant 4x12 but the smaller size. not the oversized. does mesa make a smaller size straight cab? i don't think I've ever seen one. I've seen the oversized straight cab with the angled baffle though
     
  11. wsaraceni

    wsaraceni Supporting Member

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    im looking for a 1960bhw for a half stack, not a full stack.
     
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    I prefer straight, there's a ledge for your cocktail.

    Lucked out when I found my 70's checker board straight bass cab with H30's.
     
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    When I say smaller, I mean the 30”x30” 4x12 (used to be the Stiletto 4x12, but is now called Traditional).
     
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    wsaraceni Supporting Member

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    possibly. but to me it's hard to beat this.
     
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    For Marshall this is true. But for Orange it’s the opposite, almost all their cabs are straight
     
  18. wsaraceni

    wsaraceni Supporting Member

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    true. I've never seen an angled orange 4x12 in person.
     
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    I love straights. And yes it took forever to find one. So hard to find a 6505 straight. Ended up making one myself.

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    Agree to disagree, friend!
     

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