Opinions on Marshall 1922 2X12 cabinets

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by handyman11, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. handyman11

    handyman11 Silver Supporting Member

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    Waned to downsize from my old Randall 4X12 with 4 Jaguar speakers ...did'nt like it much as first , as compared my other cabinet ( Avatar 2X12 w/ V30 and G12H30 ) ...but I have to admit, it really is starting to grow on me... sounds great with a cranked amp ...have a chance to pick up Marshall 2X12 ( G12T-75's) , but would have to unload the Randall 4X12 ..

    Any opinions on the Marshall 1922 cabinet ? ....have a Marshall DSL50 and Laney PT30 ....would like a small cab. ...but havingsecond thoughts ..

    Thanks in advance ....
     
  2. ahab

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    Yup, I like the 1922 cabs, but I love their 1936. In my opinion the sound is a bit larger. Still, I would take a 4x12 with greenbacks over just about anything.
     
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    I've had both 1922 and 1936 cabs as well as avatar cabs with V30/G12H combo, Neo 2x12, and Classic Lead 80s. I liked the avatar stuff much more, sounded fuller. The Marshalls sounded thin to me and very midrange for rock, not enough bottom end. The v30/g12H and the classic lead 80 cabs sounded the best imo.
     
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    I had one and it was really good for rock, but the speaker's lack of warmth and mids made it very average for blues/jazz/funk.

    Not bad though, and if you play hard rock, you may not miss the mids.
     
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    Has anyone here run greenies in a 1936?
     
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    I have Eminence Private Jacks (Greenback copies, but 50 watts each) in my 1936, and it sounds great with my JTM45, Express or Z-28.
     
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    thin sounding.
    My mojo, avatar and even a lopo had much more thump and depth.
     
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    Pretty sure your head'll hang off the sides of that cabinet.
     
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    I did for a little while. Sounded great! Then I decided to put the greenies back with their other 2 friends in my 1960. I'm currently running Hellatone 30s in one and they also sound great. I've hated the g12t75s in everything though.
     
  10. handyman11

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    I guess the 1922 must be a smaller cabinet than I think ( never saw it ) if a large head like a DSL50 may be too large for it ... I'm starting to think I'm better off with my Randall 4X12 ...
     
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    When I was asking around about the 1922 and 1936 people kept telling me that the newer ones (post JCM 800) were really bad. Think it had to do with the materials used, as they started being constructed entirely of MDF. So that might factor in to your decision.

    For other options you could go with the cheap but awesome Avatar 2x12, or you can do what I did and get a custom cab (Stone Age 2x12C).
     
  12. slambango

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    Compared to a 4x12 I don't like them. They sound small, like 1/2 the size! The bass is thin too.
     
  13. blackba

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    Stay away from the 1922 cabs. I built a 1922 and 1936 copy out of plywood. The 1936 I have CL80's in and I really like. The 1922 has sucked from the get go. I tried G12T-75's, Vintage 30's, one of each, and G12H30's. The G12H30's sounded the best. The 1922 is thin, no bass, and very very directional.

    I ended up converting my 1922 to a 112 and putting a Weber G1265 in there. I like it was a 112, sounds a ton better.

    IMO, you are better off with an Avatar, lopoline, bogner, mesa, etc 212 cab.
     
  14. hamfist

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    I agree with many others here - for the money there are way better choices available for a 2x12 compared to the 1922, which tends to be thin, lifeless and directional.
     
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    You want the older jcm800 1936, marine grade baltic birch versus mdf, larger than the 1922 (taller but slightly thinner) which makes the baffleboard larger, contributes tonally in a more positive way, more "wood" in the tone.

    Overall better dispersion, less beamy, not as boxy sounding
     
  16. VHS analog

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    You want to downsize from a 4x12. If it's a weight issue that's very understandable (I live in a 2nd floor apartment - ouch!), but nothing else sounds like a 4x12. I'm seriously considering loading my 4x12 with neodymium speakers and replacing the particleboard back with one made of solid pine. In total I think this could take off 25 lbs. or more.
     
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    I've been planning to get rid of my Marshall solid state MG50DFX and replace it with a warmer tube amp.

    I'm considering the messa boggie mini rectifier, but am unsure of a cabinet.
    at first I was considering the small single speaker Mesa boogie mini rectifier ext slant cab, designed for the head. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MiniRectCabA/ Seems like a nice small comb package, given that I don't have much space in my office for anything bigger.

    Then I saw in a pawn shop the Marshall 1922 2x12 cab selling for about $250.

    I'll be using a strat and like the Hendrix sound (only quieter, looking for lower volume feedback from natural overdrive) don't have a place to practice loud, and was wondering if the Marshall 2x12 cab would sound better than the messa boogie min slant cab.

    Any thoughts on which would be a "better" choice in cabinets the 2x12 Marshall or the Mesa boggie single speaker slant cabinet.

    Thanks for your input.
     
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  18. JDW3

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    Which 2x12 cab came with the JTM30?
     
  19. blackba

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    Never heard the Mini Mesa boogie recto 112, but it appears to have good cabinet volume (cabinet size) and I would go that way. Sure the Marshall 1922 212 has 2 speakers, but in this case there is not enough internal volume in the 1922 and it just sounds bad. As I said earlier in the thread, I made mine into a 112 and the sound improved a lot.

    Boogie is also known for making good cabs. I own 1 and used to own a second.
     
  20. Right!

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    I actually prefer the 1922 over the 1936, the 1922 compresses the air in the cab and this enhances the bass and mids without the shrill in the top end. Used my two from the early nineties in studio's and LIVE - great cabs. Had a 5150 cab for a while, went back to the 1922's.

    Run mine as follows:

    1 x Sherlock Amplifiers Fathead (all TUBE) @ 1/2 power into 2 x 12's (1922 Cab) - MONO

    Rack units:

    Rocktron Prophesy, DigiTech 2120 (plus some others) with Sherlock Amplifiers Signal Station 50/50 (TUBE Power Amp) - into 2 x 12's (1922 Cab) STEREO

    Great sound the Sherlock Amps...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvUHaWTtnZk
     

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