Hey JSX users. . .I need some Cab help.

That elusive piece of the overall equation, so many options and so little time to test them all — Celestion, Fane, Eminence, Jensen, JbL, Utah, Ceramic, Alnico, 1x12, 2x12, 4x12, 2x10, 4x10, 1x15, 2x15, 4x15, 1x18 and I'm sure there are even more!

Which Cab/speaker option should I go for for a nice fat midrangey, yet defined tone for my Peavey JSX

Get Vintage 30's and put them in my old Cab
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33%
Get a 1960BC with Greenbacks (from local pawnshop)
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67%
Get a Peavey XXX cabinet
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No votes
Get a 5150 cabinet
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No votes
Wait patiently for the JSX to come out.
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Total votes : 3

Hey JSX users. . .I need some Cab help.

Postby RG560 on Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:15 am

Hey, JSX Users.

Ive had one since Febuary (the head), and Im running it though a stock Marshall 1960B (JCM 800 series - aka "Old 80's Metal Cab'' ) with the stock G12T-75 Celestion speakers.

I dont like the speakers. Great for Thrash, Black, Punk, or any Scooped-mid music, but not if your looking for a fat midrangey tone, which. . .I am.


Ive been researching and researching, and Ive got my options narrowed down to:

1.) getting some Vintage 30's for my 1960B.
2.) getting a 1960BC Classic (has Celestion Greenbacks) from local pawn shop.
3.) getting the Peavey XXX cabinet
4.) getting a Peavey 5150 Cabinet from the local pawn shop
5.) wait patiently for the JSX cabinet.

Now, getting new speakers for my Marshall cab would be the cheapest option, but I have about $600 to work with, and my cab is rather old, and has no castors (which are $20 apiece from Marshall .. .YIKES!! thats $80 for 4!)

Or, To compliment my beautiful JSX head, I could get a XXX cabinet for pretty cheap, or better yet, wait for the JSX cabinet coming out.


Basically, what I want to know is:

1. How do Vintage 30's sound compared to the Sheffield XXX speakers? Joe says he likes the XXX speakers, but then again, he is now endorsed by XXX and Im afraid he's just saying that.

2. Of the options previously mentioned above, which would you choose?

Thanks a whole lot!
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Postby Stu K on Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:32 am

vintage 30's in a closed back 4x12 or 2 x 12 work well with higher gain preamp overdrive type amps, in my experience. Maybe track down a V30 loaded 4x12 and try with your JSX, before parting with your cash. They will definitely have more mids (and volume) than the G12T-75's. They are 3dB more sensitive. V30 = 100dB 1W/1m G12T-75 97dB 1W 1M

Greenbacks will probably flab out in the bottom end as you crank up the master volume with a high gain pre. They are nice with lower gain tones though.

I'm not sure whats in the XXX cab, probably Eminence OEM units at a guess.
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Postby ECC83S on Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:54 am

I don't think the Vintage30's will be warm enough. Not sure about the Sheffield's.

Picking from the list, I'd get the Greenback 4x12 cab, crank the Amber channel with light overdrive until the bass swells up -- I'd play Starry Night, Down Down Down and the ending to The Eight Steps, all day long. :D

Or maybe I'd get Ted Weber to build 50 watt ceramic 1230's with large dustcaps. Tight bass, warm Green mids, and smoother highs than his standard 1230/G12H clones.

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Postby RG560 on Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:59 pm

A HUGE complaint I have with my G12T-75's is that they SCREAM when my amp is cranked.

Very Harsh, very hard on the ears.


I played my Laney on a 1960AV at Guitar Center before taking it home (and getting really dissapointed when I tried it on my cab) and I cranked that sucker, and those vintage 30's were LOUD, but there wasnt that harsh piercing high end, it was all smooth. I used to think that peircing high end was just part of the whole amp cranking deal, but I guess not. I had the insane volume, but it was much easier on the ears.
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Postby ECC83S on Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:04 pm

Perhaps you could order 50 watt Weber Silver Bells with 50oz ceramic magnets and large dustcaps. Should give you the volume and smoothness of the Vintage 30's, but with a warmer mid range -- no high-mid spike. Solid bass too...

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Postby chris69 on Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:37 pm

I personally prefer celestions, that said there is probably many other speakers that would also complement your JSX.

V30, midrange and headroom best bet for what you have laid out in your poll.
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