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  • #16
    trust me take the time and find a marshall cab in that price range. it isn't too hard. just offer people that amount, lots of people will post higher prices but $350 is fair for most marshall cabs from the 80s on.

    OP lives in Canada. You have to have a tremendous amount of luck to find a 1960/JCM800/JCM900/etc cab for $350
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    • #17
      I owned one for 6 years. Sold it for $250 and still felt bad for the buyer (it was in great shape BTW). Absolutely the worst sounding cab I've ever played through by quite a margin. It wasn't the speakers either. I swapped a mix of V30s and G12T75s into it and it still sounded horrible. It's something about the construction of that cab. How did it sound bad? The easiest way to say it is that it sounded completely dead. None of that 3D sound that a good cab makes was there. The sound was blurry and undefined. The low end was loose. I'm not kidding when I say that I wouldn't even take one for free because I would have no use for it.
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      • #18
        I picked up a 5150 and a cab for my krankenstein head and i think the cab sounds like ass. it sounds like theres a blanket over the speakers.
        Guitars
        LTD EC1000 (2)
        Schecter Blackjack ATX Solo 6
        Schecter Hellraiser C7

        Heads
        Peavey 5150 EVH
        Krank Krankenstein
        Ampeg VH140C

        Cabs
        VHT Fat Bottom 4x12
        Mesa Recto Oversized 4x12

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        • #19
          They arent as bad as every one claims. I prefer mine over my old avatar (speakers aside) and over any marshall cab Ive played. I dont think I would pay over 250 for one, but I think its a killer cab, and its MUCH MUCH better than people make it out to be.
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          • #20
            The 5150/6505 cab seems to be a love/hate thing, it seems to mate well with most Marshalls and of course most of Peavey's amps, as it seems to round them out(IMHO). But not everyone might like it's darker, bassier sound, particularly those who are more accustomed to hearing Celestions in Marshall cabs.
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            • #21
              I picked up a 5150 and a cab for my krankenstein head and i think the cab sounds like ass. it sounds like theres a blanket over the speakers.


              It's probably because you got a krank
              Try turning up the sweep knob just a hair, it'll work wonders
              Guitars
              -Fender Billy Corgan American Strat
              -'86 Charvel Model 2
              -LTD M-400 w/ EMGs(18v)
              -Fender Telecaster
              -Fender Acoustic

              Amps and Cabs
              -Engl Blackmore
              -Krank Krankenstein
              -Marshall 1960a w/ Celestion g12t-75's
              -Randall RS125CX w/ 2x12" Eminence legends & 1x15" Eminence Legend

              Effects
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              -Morley Bad Horsie 2
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              • #22
                I owned one for (like a week). Sold it for $300 and still felt bad for the buyer (it was in bad shape BTW). Absolutely the worst sounding cab I've ever played through by quite a margin.


                I edited this post to reflect my personal experience.
                I really didn't like it with my 5150, but it actually sounded decent with my Classic 50.

                Still, I couldn't get rid of it fast enough.
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                • #23
                  I edited this post to reflect my personal experience.
                  I really didn't like it with my 5150, but it actually sounded decent with my Classic 50.

                  Still, I couldn't get rid of it fast enough.


                  Personally i think the peavey classic series sound good through almost any cab. I even plugged my friend's classic 30 into my marshall mg cab (which i use as a table cuz it sounds like such ****************, and I couldnt get much money out of it anyway) and it sounded surprisingly good Then I plugged my blackmore into it and then remembered why I use it as a table and nothing else
                  Guitars
                  -Fender Billy Corgan American Strat
                  -'86 Charvel Model 2
                  -LTD M-400 w/ EMGs(18v)
                  -Fender Telecaster
                  -Fender Acoustic

                  Amps and Cabs
                  -Engl Blackmore
                  -Krank Krankenstein
                  -Marshall 1960a w/ Celestion g12t-75's
                  -Randall RS125CX w/ 2x12" Eminence legends & 1x15" Eminence Legend

                  Effects
                  -Lovepedal Eternity Burst
                  -Morley Bad Horsie 2
                  -Dunlop Crybaby

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                  • #24
                    I would suggest just keep looking for an older marshall 1960

                    They sell for 100 - 700 if you look long enough.
                    I think it sounds great
                    GUITARS
                    ESP M3
                    ESP Horizon
                    Edwards Viper
                    Edwards LPC
                    LTD EC-1000
                    LTD H-1000

                    Fender Highway One Tele

                    Ibanez Jem 7pbk
                    Ibanez RG 2570
                    Ibanez S 1520bp

                    AMPS
                    ENGL Blackmore
                    Mesa Boogie 2CH Dual Recto
                    Marshall 1960a
                    Mesa 212 Recto cab

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