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Ivan Milenkovic
post Nov 17 2008, 01:36 AM
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QUOTE (PanicProne @ Nov 16 2008, 05:14 PM) *
Well since Ivan pushed me into more wuestioning here's a silly one.
If I get an ABY-box for it. Wouldn't it be possible to us it for switching between channels 1, 2 and blend?
Correct me if I'm wrong.

speaking of Keeleys. What Tubescreamers have you guys tried? There's a bloody lot to choose from. I also kinda like the SD-1 (the keeley off course) tongue.gif so give me your opinions if you have any...

And yeah. For you guys that have tried one. An Ac30 that is. Has it been the combo or head? (not that it's usually a huge difference, but still). I'm currently leaning towards buying the custom classic head. Will probably do it after christmas since all the prices go waaaaaaaay up nowadays. tongue.gif

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You're not wrong mate, AB box will allow you to mix channels, but make sure the AB box has a blend option - some will only allow you to go from A to B without blending.

Tubescreamers TS808 are the best, and Keeley TS808 mods of TS9's are also very good from what I've heard and read mate. Haven't tried any tho, but do intend to buy soon the second mentioned.


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post Nov 20 2008, 06:04 PM
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Since I'll probably be getting a Vox V412BN Cabinet with it. Anyone got opinions on it or on vox cabs as a whole?
Other cab recommendations and tips are wellcome since I'm reaaaally lost when it comes to cabs. Usually end up getting "the same cab as head" if you know what I mean...
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post Nov 20 2008, 11:53 PM
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With cabs you should do some research on the internet before you buy definitely. With cabs the main thing to be careful about is whetter they are open back, closed back, how much Ohm the have, what is the power rating, the weight, and most important thing - the speakers.


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post Nov 22 2008, 04:19 PM
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Ok. Eh. So got any tips on what to think of when choosing a cab? What to think. And yeah, I know you mentioned a few things but could like give me an quickish "dummies guide to choosing the right cab"-thing? I've searched the net quite a bit but anyone has a nice link just post it.

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post Dec 13 2008, 01:01 PM
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And yeah. About the effects loop. I use a lot of effects. So does anyone know what it's like? I've heard relatively little on it overall. A single good comment and a few negative... So I'd love to see some more if anyone owns one or has tried it with pedals.
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post Dec 13 2008, 03:11 PM
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Well I'm a straight up Indie Rock guy so I'm about to buy an Avatar 212 contemporary cab. I'm gonna load it with Celestion Vintage 30's or Greenbacks (can't decide). But Avatar is probably the BEST bang for the buck dealing with cabs. I'd recommend that you check out these 2 cabs. Also check out eminence and Celestion's sites, they'll have sound samples. Here ya' go.
Avatar Traditional 212 cabinet (or 410 if your into that Bassman sound)
Avatar Contemporary 212 cabinet


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post Dec 13 2008, 03:50 PM
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Ok. Cool. But is the key thing the actual speakers or what's the deal? Heard that the celestion blues are supposed to be awesome! And still. I'd love anyone to drop me a line on the effects loop of ANY AC30 model. (CC, CC2, CCH etc.)
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That's an awesome amp smile.gif
And yes you can switch channels with a pedal..

The clean channel is amazing wub.gif
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post Dec 14 2008, 02:31 AM
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Well a couple things matter for the sound. But mainly speakers as they have a specific tone. A BIG 212 cabinet like the Orange Amplifier 212 cabinet or the Avatar 212 contemporary cabinet will have an extremely big sound just like a 412. Celestion has a ton of sound samples categorized by speaker and genre. Check it out.


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post Dec 14 2008, 07:02 PM
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With speaker cabinets there are several important things that you should check out when buying:

1. Number of speakers:
More speakers mean a better cabinet. The guitar speaker cabs are mainly in production with 12" speakers - 1x12, 2x12 and 4x12. These numbers are often abbreviated, so you will see names on the cabs like 112, 212 or 412. Also some speaker cabs have 4x10" speakers like some Fender tube combos.
In generall the more speakers the better the sound. 414 cab will have a bigger sound, and more bass then 212 or 112 cabinet. It will also have a good dynamics and that "whoomp" sound. 112 and 212 will often sound too middly, and without bass, but 212 can sound great as well if it is constructed well. 212 is also a much better solution than 112.

2. Cabinet size:
cabinet size plays important role in the sound as well. Cabinet with more size to it will have a better bass response in combination with other factors of course.

3. Open or closed back: The back of the cabinet needs to be closed for a bigger bass sound, but sometimes open closed can open up the mids nicely if you have a lot of bass. The amount of the back that is opened will determine how the cab will sound, so a bit of experimenting with closed backs can pay off in getting a signature sound.

There are some other factors are well as the material being used, what kind of wood, and inner structure, but can't go into details with those thing as I don't know much about it. All I can tell you is that plywood is generally much better material for cabs then compressed wood.



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