disco lolim really enjoying the green berets that i got as a result of starting this thread.
according to tgp after another 1000 hours of blasting disco through them theyll really sound good. im going to take a leave of absence from work and really do this right.
Honestly, the only experience with V12s has come from YooToob, primarily because a guy with the same amp as me posted a long clip of how it sounded after doing the same mods I'm about to do to mine. He used a V12 in a separate 112 cab, and pretty much ran the gamut of guitar tones.@Stites, you mentioned the V12... Do you have a realistic idea of how the ET-65 would compare to the Legend V12?
I have 2 cabs currently that I alternate use of with a DSL 50, one is an oversize 2x12 (same height/width as a 1936, but a couple of inches deeper) with Legend V12's; the other is a 4x12 slant with G12T-75's. Both sound very good when I dial them in right, but I'm looking for something a bit more in the middle of the 2.
The V12's have a bit more mids than I'd ideally like, and not quite enough low end when the 2x12 is sitting on milk crates. When the cab is on the ground the bass is there, but then the focus of the the cab is a bit lost because the whole thing is too low.
OTOH, the 4x12 with the '75's has the bass and focus that I like, but a bit too much sparkly high end, and possibly a bit scooped in the mids, but not that far off.
Of the 2 cabs, I tend to use the 2x12 with the V12's more, but like I said, I need a bit more bass and bit less mids, without adding any top end. I'm wondering how the ET-65's would compare to the V12's if anyone has any direct experience?
That's *sort* of where I ended up... I'm running a 2 amp setup, I'm using the 2x12 with the V12's and my Hiwatt DR-103; and the 4x12 with the T75's my Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50. Both amps on clean channel/settings, and a Carl Martin PlexiTone in front. With the Hiwatt and V12's it's a bit mid heavy on its own; and the Marshall with the T75's it's a bit trebly, but together, WOW, sounds perfect and huge. Maybe you're right, if I just want to run a single amp rig, I should try either/both of these with the speakers mixed, that might achieve what I want without dishing out on a crap-shoot for yet more speakers that may or may not be better.Honestly, the only experience with V12s has come from YooToob, primarily because a guy with the same amp as me posted a long clip of how it sounded after doing the same mods I'm about to do to mine. He used a V12 in a separate 112 cab, and pretty much ran the gamut of guitar tones.
I'm far from any authority figure on it, but it sounds like you might do well putting one of your G12T75s in your 212 to blend the characteristics of each speaker. Maybe if that suits you well you could try a little bartering with another one of the 75s and snag you another V12 and run an X pattern in your 412?