Its all in the fingers, or is it?

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BY Kris
#784783
im no fan of v30's generally-you dont get much of a choice though with mesa and orange?I would even venture that the cabs are pretty much interchangable in this format?
I'll be difficult and say 4x10.Had a mesa one to match my f-series and it was gr8.Also had the marshall one (1965) and it sounded hugerer than the devil.Would be aesthetically challenging though as most heads are too W I D E.
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BY Molly
#784803
Slowy wrote:
The Scarecrow wrote:So, I'm in the market for a 2x12 cab now that I've liquidated my Stilleto as despite how great it sounds, it's just absurdly heavy (nearly 40kg) and I'd much rather a 2x12 and smaller head .

I'm after something high end, probably V30's and my current options are

1. Orange PPC 2x12
2. Mesa Recto 2x12

I've had a mesa cab before, and I know i can vouch for them, but the Orange is intriguing me at present. I play both clean clean and high gain, so would prefer one with more of a tight bottom :lol: end.

Thoughts/experiences/alternatives?

And as always, if anyone is selling either... :rofl:

You're in Auckland?
Take my THD and see if it works for you.


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BY jimi
#784954
I have a Mesa cab, 2 v30s, closed back, cover, nice removable wheels. Little over a year old so close to new condition.

Love the sound, but it's a bit directional, so I don't hear it well at gigs. think an open back like the Bognor might be a better fit for me, Could be keen on a 3way trade there.... bit on the fence about it. :?
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BY The Scarecrow
#785086
jaxman16 wrote:
The Scarecrow wrote:Picked up a black PPC212 today, thoughts to follow.

Great choice man!


Thanks, looking forward to putting it through paces at band tonight. All i can say is thank feck for having a hand truck as this is probably the biggest horizontal 2x12 i've owned.
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BY jaxman16
#785094
The Scarecrow wrote:
jaxman16 wrote:
The Scarecrow wrote:Picked up a black PPC212 today, thoughts to follow.

Great choice man!


Thanks, looking forward to putting it through paces at band tonight. All i can say is thank feck for having a hand truck as this is probably the biggest horizontal 2x12 i've owned.

Hahaha yep, they're pretty huge cabs. I don't mind carrying mine though, compared to a 4x12.
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BY The Scarecrow
#785153
Test drove last night with band. LOTS of mids, though that may be inherent from my amp, which is mid-heavy. I feel like it's perhaps not as focused sounding as the Mesa 2x12 I had, but overall 'bigger' sound and projection. Prefer my Splawn quad overall, mainly because it's tighter sounding and the x-pattern speaker mix tames the overall middy-ness. However, this does make for slightly easier transport, and still sounds at least 2/3 as huge as my quad and easily cuts above the band mix I think.
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BY jaxman16
#785154
The Scarecrow wrote:Test drove last night with band. LOTS of mids, though that may be inherent from my amp, which is mid-heavy. I feel like it's perhaps not as focused sounding as the Mesa 2x12 I had, but overall 'bigger' sound and projection. Prefer my Splawn quad overall, mainly because it's tighter sounding and the x-pattern speaker mix tames the overall middy-ness. However, this does make for slightly easier transport, and still sounds at least 2/3 as huge as my quad and easily cuts above the band mix I think.

Great to hear! I have the Orange coloured PPC212 and I find the same, it is very massive sounding and mid heavy. I really love it, works well with my setup as my guitar/amp is set pretty trebley/focused so the cab helps fatten it up. Definitely kicks my 4x12's arse.
Have never tried a Mesa 2x12 though, so can't compare the two.
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BY The Scarecrow
#785157
jaxman16 wrote:
The Scarecrow wrote:Test drove last night with band. LOTS of mids, though that may be inherent from my amp, which is mid-heavy. I feel like it's perhaps not as focused sounding as the Mesa 2x12 I had, but overall 'bigger' sound and projection. Prefer my Splawn quad overall, mainly because it's tighter sounding and the x-pattern speaker mix tames the overall middy-ness. However, this does make for slightly easier transport, and still sounds at least 2/3 as huge as my quad and easily cuts above the band mix I think.

Great to hear! I have the Orange coloured PPC212 and I find the same, it is very massive sounding and mid heavy. I really love it, works well with my setup as my guitar/amp is set pretty trebley/focused so the cab helps fatten it up. Definitely kicks my 4x12's arse.
Have never tried a Mesa 2x12 though, so can't compare the two.


I think I prefer it over the Mesa, which felt a bit more compressed for some reason. This feels much more 'airy' with the same setup. Like it breathes more if that makes sense. hard to describe. I think i'll have to give it another practice and go from there.
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BY jaxman16
#785159
The Scarecrow wrote:
jaxman16 wrote:
The Scarecrow wrote:Test drove last night with band. LOTS of mids, though that may be inherent from my amp, which is mid-heavy. I feel like it's perhaps not as focused sounding as the Mesa 2x12 I had, but overall 'bigger' sound and projection. Prefer my Splawn quad overall, mainly because it's tighter sounding and the x-pattern speaker mix tames the overall middy-ness. However, this does make for slightly easier transport, and still sounds at least 2/3 as huge as my quad and easily cuts above the band mix I think.

Great to hear! I have the Orange coloured PPC212 and I find the same, it is very massive sounding and mid heavy. I really love it, works well with my setup as my guitar/amp is set pretty trebley/focused so the cab helps fatten it up. Definitely kicks my 4x12's arse.
Have never tried a Mesa 2x12 though, so can't compare the two.


I think I prefer it over the Mesa, which felt a bit more compressed for some reason. This feels much more 'airy' with the same setup. Like it breathes more if that makes sense. hard to describe. I think i'll have to give it another practice and go from there.

Yeah haha I know what you mean, it sounds pretty huge and "airy" lol.
Wicked cab imo.