Best 2x12 cab?

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  1. squeally dan

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    I am looking for a 2x12 cab to use with my Z Maz Sr. head. I want something that sounds good and is easier to carry around. I have an older Mesa 2x12 cabinet. It's awkward to carry and very heavy. Any suggestions?
     
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    Ear Candy? Avatar? Other?
     
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    mojotone or bogner - good, but not very easy to carry
     
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    squeally dan,

    why not go with a ZBest? how heavy is your mesa cab? i think the ZBest is somewhere around 55lbs., but it's soooo nice and sounds sooo good.
     
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    Thd!

    <man, why does this site often convert uppercase to title case?>
     
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    Just spent some time auditioning a bunch of 2x12 cabs including some already mentioned. The Bogner OS 2x12 went home with me. On the high side $$$$-wise but sounds great with every head and amp I've tried it with so far. Cab has casters and side handles making it easier to haul around.
     
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    What's on the inside?
     
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    Second that. Easy to carry and solid sound. I had a Z-Best, and they have great bottom end. But the THD doesn't give much up to it in that regard and is a hell of a lot easier to lug. Better handle, lighter weight, smaller size.

    And I fixed that capitalization issue for you, Wayne. ;)
     
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    Check out EarCandy cabinets. Tim will custom build the cab with whatever speakers and options you would like for about the same price as a nice 2x12, but he will take his time and tune it to sound best for what you would like to use it for. Check him out www.earcandycabs.com :)
     
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    my opinion hands down is the Tone Tubby "Bomb" Cab. Sounds amazing.
     
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    Cool. I can't find the weight of my Mesa 2x12. but it is heavy. It also seems longer which makes it awkward to carry. The THD sounds like a possiblity. Also the Ear Candy. I wouldn't mind the Z but it doesn't sound any easier to carry around.
     
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    Z-Best loaded with original Hemp Cone Tone Tubbies is very nice with a MAZ Senior....the Alnico magnents make it a tad lighter too, but ALL gear is a pian to lug around I think.

    I have two Z-Bests here loaded that way and they really only see a MAZ Senior and occasionally a MAZ Junior....AWESOME!

    If you were to consider Celestions, I'd put the Heritage G12H on the bottom, and a G12M-Greenback on the top. Rated at a total of 40~45 Watts, I think it would really open up with the Senior Head driving it.
    Just an opinion....
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    I've been gigging more the past year and it looks like it will continue. Playing 1-3 times every week has made me want stuff that is easy to get around with. I want it to sound good, but also be easier to carry than my Mesa 2x12.
     
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    My Mesa 2x12 also does not have the tone I am looking for. I think an open back would be more what I need.
     
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    WooHoo! :)
     

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