Mesa Vertical 2x12 Rectifier V30 cab for rock/blues

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  1. imjustadrummer

    imjustadrummer Member

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    What is you experience with the Mesa Vert 212 Rectifier w/V30s for rock & blues?

    Seems like a no brainer, but thought I'd ask for opinions especially with Mesa Mark series amps.
     
  2. BlackBart

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    I've tried both the vertical and horizontal recto 2x12s with a Tremoverb. The horizontal sounded better, tighter bottom. The vertical was too midrangy.
     
  3. cameron

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    I generally don't much like Mesa amps.

    Their cabinets, however, are fine by me. Solidly built, good sounding boxes.

    One of the best guitar sounds I ever got was a Blackface Bandmaster into a Mesa 4x12". I'd never heard a humble Bandmaster sound so bone-crushing. (And that was just using half of the 4x12, to match the amp's optimal load.)
     
  4. The Captain

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    I recently got a horizontal 212 which does rock fine. I think low 212's scare club owners less than quads too.
     
  5. PFCG

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    id just get a 4x12, they are pretty close to the same size, and sound better imo. you have more options with speaker configurations.
     
  6. konstantine

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    i have the veritcal one.. for live playing and rehearsals is a great cabinet.. its slanted too and you can listen to yourself better than with the horizonal one and i think that it has very good bass response too.. people think its middier because the "actually" hear their amps with such kind of cab.. with a horizonal cab if you arent away from it or have it with an angle the sound "hits" your legs than your ears so:

    1st.you cant hear yourself
    2nd.you are way brighter than you think you are

    the tip for this cab is to stay a little at its sides or move to the center if you want to hear more of you..

    although its a bit heavy and large, a 4X12 is much heavier and bigger..

    for home playing/recording it might not be the ideal cab and the horizonal might suit better, or even a 1X12.. but for live/rehearsal its a great cab and btw looks great with a mark series amp.. i use it with my Mark IV

    hope that helped..

    konstantine
     
  7. IPlayHamers

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    I'm not really a fan of Mesa cabs, but I will admit that one of the best sounds I ever heard was a Matchless Clubman through a Mesa 4x12 Rec cab. Absolutely amazing and very 3 dimensional. Hughes & Kettner Triamp Mk. II and Diezel Herbert also kill through those cabs.

    Just some food for thought
     
  8. imjustadrummer

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    K... just what I was looking for... I always played my 2x12 3/4 back on end to hear it better(or, more accurately) and it sounds like the vertical 2x12 will do the same. thanks
     
  9. konstantine

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    yeah, me too...

    when (if) you get it, let us know how it works for you..

    konstantine
     

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