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Cl80 or Mesa MC90 in closed back?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by remocity, May 8, 2008.

  1. remocity

    remocity Supporting Member

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    Anyone have any experience with a classic lead 80 or mc90 in a closed back cabinet?
    I'm thinking about a 4x12 with a mix of v30's and mc90's
    I know mesa makes a 4x12 with a 3/4 back that encloses the v30's and allows the mc90's to be in the open side.
    I'm intersted in a totally closed cabinet and the effect on the mc90's.
    Thanks for you help.
     
  2. mike80

    mike80 Member

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    I used to have a Recto cab that I swapped 2 of the V30s out for MC90s. I liked the sound of it, and I've heard of others who did the same and liked it. It's a nice punchy sound, without a lot of the harsh mids of the V30s. Where 4 MC90s in a closed back cab will be scooped, and 4 V30s in a cab are very middy, 2 of each is just about perfect IMO.
     
  3. fuzzyguitars

    fuzzyguitars Member

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    another vote for the swap.

    just give it a try and if you dont like it swap em back:AOK
     
  4. remocity

    remocity Supporting Member

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    First and only bump..............more info?
     
  5. blackba

    blackba Supporting Member

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    Never mixed MC90's with V30's but I have CL80's and I liked the result. I have a 212 closed back cab with 2 CL80's, a 112 closed back with CL80, and a metal grill mesa 412 with 2 MC90's in the top (both parts are sealed). The MC90's and CL80's work in closed back cabs IMO.
     
  6. fusionbear

    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    I love the MC90 in a Port City OS1x12. It sounds phenomenal with my Express Clone and MKIII Green Stripe.
     

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