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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-11-14T00:30:57+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=7&t=10479 2009-11-14T00:30:57+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10479&p=100301#p100301 <![CDATA[Re: Killer amp combination]]>
leftyguitarman wrote:
Thanks for those links!

Have you ever used the GWS speakers? How do you feel about them? I'm thinking about grabbing this cab, but I'm still wary about it because I don't know much about the speakers. I'd never heard of them before yesterday.

What's your opinion on getting this cab if I can talk them down?



I've used the Veteran 30 in a friends cab. Sounded a tad smoother than a celestion but had a "barky" or "bitey" quality to it if that makes any sense to you. Bottom seemed a little thin. Could've been just the cabinet too (closed back - no ports).

Getting which cab? I suppose it doesn't matter because the first two are manufacturers (you might get a deal on a blem) and seismicaudio is a retailer. I think your chance of talking them down is pretty slim. But you might be able to get a demo unit or a blem at a discount. Craigslist is usually a decent source for speakers and cabs. If you look around the Seismicaudio site you'll see that he offers a 2x12 cab loaded. He offers 3 models of 2x12 and his cheapest one is $174.99 with FREE shipping. Here's a link: http://www.seismicaudiospeakers.com/212 ... sa-212.htm
His highest price one is $15.00 more than his cheapest. Here: http://www.seismicaudiospeakers.com/212 ... 212pro.htm

Here's an "odd" one from celestion called a "Rocket 50". I won't swear to it but the specs make it seem like it is the speaker used in some of the Crate 4x12 cabs and other less expensive cabs. Anyway, the reviewers seem happy with it and the price is certainly right especially if you buy 4:
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-CEL-RKT5008-LIST

Speakers/cabs are a matter of personal taste. Just remember...Sound before beauty and you get what you pay for. Cheap is good but good tone is better (and usually more costly)

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2009-11-11T22:55:41+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10479&p=100255#p100255 <![CDATA[Re: Killer amp combination]]> www.davesguitar.com. hit the used amps link. He's got an old Torres modded Fender, as well as some other pretty good buys. The guy's a very reputatable dealer, with about 85% of his business coming through international internet sales. Their staff is real knowledgeable and professional. I always stop in there to check their small used amp inventory.

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2009-11-11T22:13:19+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10479&p=100253#p100253 <![CDATA[Re: Killer amp combination]]>
Have you ever used the GWS speakers? How do you feel about them? I'm thinking about grabbing this cab, but I'm still wary about it because I don't know much about the speakers. I'd never heard of them before yesterday.

What's your opinion on getting this cab if I can talk them down?

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2009-11-11T18:43:28+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10479&p=100242#p100242 <![CDATA[Re: Killer amp combination]]>
Other speakers to consider are the Eminence line. I like the Cannabis Rex. Great blues tone. They offer many others and they are in a similar price range.

Who makes cabinets?
Avatar - http://www.avatarspeakers.com/

Lopo - http://www.lopoline.com/home.html

Seismic Audio - Cheapest I've seen and know nothing about their cabs. They do offer decent cables, snakes and drivers which is how I know about the company.
http://www.seismicaudiospeakers.com/2x1 ... 2empty.htm

Of course, there are others but these are the ones I've heard except for seismic.

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2009-11-11T10:58:14+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10479&p=100237#p100237 <![CDATA[Re: Killer amp combination]]>
The cab was covered in purple tolex and had a black grill cloth. Pretty ugly, IMO, but I was curious. I asked the guy to take the back off so I could see what speakers were in it. It has two 12 Warehouse Guitar Speakers, which I have never heard of before. Have any of you guys heard of them? I don't remember the exact model of the speakers but the back looked like this. http://warehousespeakers.com/prodimages/HM75_big2.jpg A lot of their backs look like that. Anyways, they wanted $250, which I would not pay, but I know I could talk 'em down if I paid in cash.

I plugged a Champ 600 into the no-name cab and jammed for a while. It sound really, really good. The speakers sounded pretty beefy. They have a tight high end with a really loose low end. I liked it pretty well with the Champ 600 but it still did not impress me as much as the Vox AC4TV and Bandmaster cab. I plugged the VJ head into the cab as well and jammed on it for a while too. It seemed a little louder than the Champ 600 but the tone was pretty muddy. The VJ and the no-name combo also didn't impress me as much as the Vox/Bandmaster either.

I might pick up this cab if I can learn more about the speakers. I know I can talk em down too.

On a side note, does anyone know a place that just sells cabinets without speakers?

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2009-11-08T04:56:19+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10479&p=100157#p100157 <![CDATA[Re: Killer amp combination]]> Statistics: Posted by leftyguitarman — Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:56 am


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2009-11-07T04:47:45+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10479&p=100131#p100131 <![CDATA[Re: Killer amp combination]]>

Where have you found a Champ for $275? :shock: Every one I've ever watched on ebay has gone for a lot more than that.


Make sure you are looking for the silver face champs, vibro champs, broncos, or Musicmasters. You should be able to find one between $275-$350 if you bid correctly.

Don't bid on it right away. Schedule your search to find those that are ending and try to snipe them.

Don't be afraid to buy one that may need a cap job either. For what you were planning to pay for the Fender Cab and Vox - you would be better off with a nice champ. You'll find a cab and you probably won't even want one for awhile.

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2009-11-06T19:24:29+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10479&p=100123#p100123 <![CDATA[Re: Killer amp combination]]> Statistics: Posted by leftyguitarman — Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:24 pm


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2009-11-06T15:14:27+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10479&p=100120#p100120 <![CDATA[Re: Killer amp combination]]> lefty here's an epi valve junior head and cab for $150 in mesa.is that far?(JK!JK!)$150 for a head and cab make it closer than that cab,haha.i know it is cheap and people say good things about them.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/1453010621.html

http://www.myspace.com/shakeylyman

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2009-11-06T11:27:24+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10479&p=100116#p100116 <![CDATA[Re: Killer amp combination]]>
Lefty, have you tried asking shops what they have in the back room that they don't think is worth trying to sell? I have 2 amp heads that have no reasonable resale value, but do their jobs very well for what I want. I will endorse the separate cab recommendation too; it's inconvenient in terms of lugging things around, but it means you only need the head when you buy things.

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