Cab tonally comparable to Bogner Std 412?

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  1. Random Hero

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    I adore how this cab sounds but I need something in a smaller package really. It seems to be clutching at straws, but I was thinking maybe a 2x12 would work a little better. I had a Mesa Rectifier 2x12 which I didn't get along with. It sounded pretty boxy and directional to me, but I'm probably gonna find this in most cases when it comes to a 2x12, right?

    I was considering Orange perhaps?
     
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  2. Bryan316

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    Mesa 412 Traditional, sealed back, and order it loaded with all Black Shadow C90's. Screw those V30's.
     
  3. Jarrett

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    Bogner OS 2x12?
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  4. hathisisfunnyha

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    Nothing. Sorry that 4x12 is a monster. Maybe Orange 2x12

    I owned both (Bogner and Orange). The rumble I got out of the Bogner was diabolical, but the Orange is a beast for its size.
     
  5. Random Hero

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    Would love to but that thing is only about 6 inches shorter than the 4x12, if that.
     
  6. swimrunner

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    you play an einstein - why not try a diezel cab?
     
  7. mike@switchback

    mike@switchback Supporting Member

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    I've owned the Bogner OS 2x12, Recto 2x12 (agree...boxy/directional), THD 2x12, Mesa halfback vertical 2x12, and probably others I'm forgetting. The 'best tone for small size' award out of that group goes to the THD. It's ported/open so it won't be as tight as something like the Recto 2x12, but it's nice and compact and the sound has a real nice spread to it and a very nice tone.
     
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    Guys seriously, try a Mills acoustics, for a Mesa / bogner / diezel head, its a GREAT compliment......
     
  9. Random Hero

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    Definitely a consideration.

    Interesting. Do their 2x12s come with the "beam blockers" like the 4x12s?

    £?
     
  10. mike@switchback

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    The one I had did not.
     
  11. Random Hero

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    I didn't think so. Not to worry, I will check them out.
     
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    If you have the opportunity to try out a Suhr Badger 1x12 cab, check those out too. I know, I know...1x12....but seriously.
     
  13. Jarrett

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    Yeah if you don't want the Bogner OS 2x12, the THD is an awesome all around cab. I personally like the VHT Fatbottom as well. Small, compact, casters. Little wide, but easy to move around and has a lot of punch. I've used it with my SigX and now my Axe-FX and worked well with both.
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    • 2 x 12" speaker cabinet
    • Front-mounted Pittbull P50E speakers
    • 8 ohms
    • Casters included
    • 29-3/4"W x 14"H x 16-3/4"D
    • 63 lbs.
     
  14. SgtThump

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    True. It's not that much smaller than a Bogner 4x12" cab. However, it's much lighter and easier to move around by yourself. I throw mine in my trunk (the 4x12" wouldn't fit in this trunk) and carry it up and down my stairs at home with no problem.

    It's not much smaller, but it sure is easier to move. It also sounds kickass.
     
  15. Random Hero

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    Really? Very interesting.
     
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    Well, yeah... I mean, it's not 10lbs or anything, but it's much more manageable for one person. And like I said, the tone just flat out rocks.

    Just checked the Bogner site and it looks like it's only 21 pounds lighter than their 4x12" cab. That doesn't sound like alot, but it's noticeable. I used to fight that Bogner 4x12" cab I had to get it in the backseat of my car. It was heavy as hell. They say 100lbs on the Bogner site, but I bet it's more than that.
     
  17. Jarrett

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    So true.
     
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    I heard they're not made fantastically?
     
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    Its calling you... Random... Heroooo... :D
     

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