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  • Mesa vs Marshall vs Peavey cab gut shot pix

    Its amazing how much more effort Mesa puts into their cabs. Construction is top notch. Quality is the best I have seen yet.

    Unfortunately you cant see it in the pix, but the Mesa is completely sealed. The Peavey and Marshall have a 3" gap of wood missing on the sides where the back screws to. You can see the gap on the XXX cab at the top of the pic.

    Some of the not pictured differences:

    Jack plate:
    Peavey: Plastic, 2 jacks, mono/stereo switch with thick traces.
    Marshall: Plastic, 2 jacks, mono/stereo switch with thin traces that lead to failures.
    Mesa: Metal, 4 jacks: 1 mono, 2 stereo, 1 out.

    Wring:
    Peavey: Soldered to PCB, quick connects to speakers, 18 awg wire.
    Marshall: All quick connects, 18 awg wire.
    Mesa: All soldered, 18 awg wire.

    Casters:
    Peavey: Not removable
    Marshall: Removable with allen wrench, plastic socket/foot.
    Mesa: Removable with no tools, rubber feet installed.

    Handles:
    Peavey: Metal grip, plastic surround
    Marshall: Plastic (upgraded to metal in pix because they break)
    Mesa: Metal


    Funny thing the Mesa is $950 new and a 1960AV is also $950 new. Price on the XXX was $680 IIRC.

    Mesa Stiletto Traditional slant:



    Marshall 1960b straight:



    Peavey XXX slant:

    Johnson Millennium 250, Peavey Special head, Peavey Transformer 112, Peavey Rockmaster
    Mesa Boogie Stiletto 412, Marshall 1982a, Behringer 212 w/ V30's
    Ibanez SZ520QM, Fender Blacktop Jaguar, ESP LTD Superstrat



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  • #2
    Pretty cool Pics man.

    I agree, the Mesa cab I have has held up really well over the years. I have been considering changing out the V30s for C90s as of late, but for now, I have been really happy with the cab the way it is.
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    • #3
      Pretty cool Pics man.

      I agree, the Mesa cab I have has held up really well over the years. I have been considering changing out the V30s for C90s as of late, but for now, I have been really happy with the cab the way it is.


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      • #4
        It looks like a metal head designed the Mesa cab. It seems built to handle huge lows.
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        • #5
          I don't own or plan to own any of those, but I'm sure the Mesas are the best build. I've never been impressed by how they sound though.

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          • #6
            Mesa cabs are top notch. Mine is almost 15 years old, and it's just as sturdy as a brand new one. The casters and plates are plenty worn though.

            It's a night and day difference between my Mesa cab and 5150 cab.

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            • #7
              The Mesa looks damn fine. I'd prefer a Stiletto though.

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              • #8
                Mesa actually puts time into making their cabs so it seems.

                Here's my Randall. Looks very similar to a Mesa actually. The blue stuff around the edges is something I added.

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                • #9
                  I was shocked to see how my XXX cab was "sealed" when I opened it up last weekend. I have no doubt it has potential to be a good cab, but it'll need some reinforcements and caulking to make it solid.
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                  • #10
                    The Mesa looks damn fine. I'd prefer a Stiletto though.

                    I just got the cab last week. I just looked it up an I guess this is a Stiletto cab
                    Johnson Millennium 250, Peavey Special head, Peavey Transformer 112, Peavey Rockmaster
                    Mesa Boogie Stiletto 412, Marshall 1982a, Behringer 212 w/ V30's
                    Ibanez SZ520QM, Fender Blacktop Jaguar, ESP LTD Superstrat



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                    • #11
                      I just got the cab last week. I just looked it up an I guess this is a Stiletto cab


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                      • #12
                        Pretty cool Pics man.

                        I agree, the Mesa cab I have has held up really well over the years. I have been considering changing out the V30s for C90s as of late, but for now, I have been really happy with the cab the way it is.


                        Yea when I had a Revtoverb combo it had a C90. Its a more neutral sounding speaker. I liked it in the 3/4 back, but Id love to hear it in a sealed cab. I actually swapped the V30s into the 1960b and put Vet 30s into the Mesa. Im sure Ill catch hell for it but oh well.
                        Johnson Millennium 250, Peavey Special head, Peavey Transformer 112, Peavey Rockmaster
                        Mesa Boogie Stiletto 412, Marshall 1982a, Behringer 212 w/ V30's
                        Ibanez SZ520QM, Fender Blacktop Jaguar, ESP LTD Superstrat



                        Good deals thread: Here

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                        • #13
                          Very nice, Mave.

                          Looks pretty much like mine, except mine is cleaner inside and has faux gator skin on the outside. Also, Mave's looks dusty. Oh, and it has a port... dunno about Mave's though.


                          Nope, mine isn't ported. It's an XL model.

                          I don't know why there's a few dark parts. The light stuff isn't dust though, that's just how it is.

                          This bad boy:



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                          • #14
                            Ah. Mine may be ported for all of the ****************ing low end. I mean, like... Godzilla rumbling down the street.

                            Anyways, see the beam's base in your picture? How it's that dark solid blackish color? My entire cab guts are like that.

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                            • #15
                              No doubt the Mesa cabs have fantastic build quality, I just REALLY prefer the sound of my 1960av with my JVM. The recto cab next to it is decent, but it sounds more boxy
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