Ever had a crap sounding cab?

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Ever had a crap sounding cab?

Postby boola on Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:37 pm

I have 3 Marshall 4x12 cabs from the 70s. I've swapped around speakers a bit in all of them.

2 of the cabs sound great but have always had some sort of G12M combo in them (rola/pre/55hz/75hz).

The other cab just sounds bad to me. It used to have G12-65s, now It has EVM12L-ZWs. It's kinda lifeless/nasaly but with nasty high frequencies too.

I've never actually put G12Ms into to compare, I was just wondering if anybody else had a (Marshall 1960) cab that just sounded duff regardless of what speakers you put in it?
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Re: Ever had a crap sounding cab?

Postby shakti on Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:12 pm

They all sound different, that's for sure. Some of my 4x12s are airy, some are heavy and thick. I like them all, but sometimes it's a case of finding the right speakers for the cab, and sometimes matching with the right amp and guitar combo and also playing style to get the most out of them.

Are they all the same vintage? I found that a '73 I used to have had what appeared as ever so slightly thinner ply board than my earlier cabs, and it always sounded a little more shrill regardless of speakers.
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Re: Ever had a crap sounding cab?

Postby nigelwright7557 on Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:58 pm

I had a pair of speakers where one of them was quieter and sounded poor.
Turned out the voice coil was partly fried and the speaker was down to 2 ohms.
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