Marshall 1987xl, speakers

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I'm playing my Marshall 1987xl through a V30 loaded 2x12. It sounds great. But honestly, my Peavy VTM 60 sounds like Zeus on a war path. Maybe a better fit for that cab. Do I need to invest in a greenback 4x12? Am I losing some of the plexi magic with V30s?
 

NativH

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Personally, I like the G12H30 with NMV Marshalls over the Greenbacks, at least for rock. The H30's have a tighter low end which I need for palm muted thumping in classic rock.
 

skhan007

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Hard to go wrong with GBs or G12H30s.
Correct. Keep in mind, the vintage greenbacks came in 20, 25, and 30 watt versions. The 30 watt version (G12H30) came with lead or bass cones. My vintage '69 Marshall cab has the bass (55Hz) G12H30 greenbacks and they are as good as it gets. Play a bunch of different Marshall cabs if you can. The reissues are very good, but if have the coin, go find a vintage cab.
 

sickboy79

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Correct. Keep in mind, the vintage greenbacks came in 20, 25, and 30 watt versions. The 30 watt version (G12H30) came with lead or bass cones. My vintage '69 Marshall cab has the bass (55Hz) G12H30 greenbacks and they are as good as it gets. Play a bunch of different Marshall cabs if you can. The reissues are very good, but if have the coin, go find a vintage cab.
I'm with you on the Bass cones. I have a mid/late 70s 1982A cab with G12H30s 55hz (Blackbacks). Fantastic speakers and cab!
 

skhan007

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I'm with you on the Bass cones. I have a mid/late 70s 1982A cab with G12H30s 55hz (Blackbacks). Fantastic speakers and cab!
Absolutely! Those 1982 A/B cabs are spectacular. My brother has one and I wish I could talk him out of it!
 

demea26

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When I had my 1987x, I had an Avatar 2x12 cab with Hellatone 30/60 pairing. I thought it was killer!
Would have loved to try a Greenback loaded cab, but GAS for a JCM800 got the best of me
 
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