Marshall 2x12 cabs...opinions by owners needed

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  1. clay49

    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    I have Marshall JVM410H head that I recently acquired, and was thinking about possibly checking out a Marshall 2x12 to go with the head. I currently have a Port City 2x12 OS with WGS Reaper HP speakers. I play mainly classic rock (rhythm guitar) from the 70's and 80's.

    Any of the current Marshall 2x12 cabs best suited for that? Our local Guitar Center, that carries Marshall gear, really doesn't keep much "good" Marshall stock, mainly the lower end, combos and cabs, so there are never any 2x12 cabs to audition. Any thoughts???
     
  2. Babaji

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    ...They used to make the 1936 cab(2x12). They can be found used for $300-$400. Good sounding cab.
    Bill
     
  3. NashSG

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    I've got an older JCM800 2x12 cab with Greenbacks that is great. It's a really warm sounding cab with quite a bit of bass.
     
  4. clay49

    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    So the 1936 is no longer made?
     
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    mj07 Supporting Member

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    I have one that is a full size with 2x12 set up diagonally. (1966a) I have it loaded w/ V30's. It is the cab I use for heavier stuff.
     
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    Arent they made of particle board?

    Lloyd
     
  7. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Supporting Member

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    Seeing as you have a Port City 2/12 cab, buying a Marshall 2/12 would be like going from driving a BMW to a Chevy
     
  8. clay49

    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, but maintenance costs on that Beamer are astronomical!
     
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    Rod Tone is Paramount Supporting Member

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    Heh, I'd buy the Chevy, screw BMW
     
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    I love my Marshall 1936 cab. Loaded it with V30s. It is a very efficient cab, lots of bottom end and very warm.
     
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    Depends. There are some jcm 900 1936 cabs that are particle board, others aren't. The jcm 800 cabs are all ply.

    I recommend the new 1960 cabs that can be set up as two separate 212s. They're all ply (except for back). I love mine.
     

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