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undercut's picture
Johnstown PA
Aug 2004
7 years ago

I know of two cabs that I'd be interested in looking at that come stock with V30s:
Marshall 1960AV
Mesa Traditional (Rectifier or Stiletto)

Is there anything else I should look for? I'd be buying this used probably.

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Fall_Out_Boy's picture
New Zealand. In front my computer...
Jan 2007
7 years ago

Orange and Randall maybe?

I have only used my Mesa 4x12 so thats what I'd recommend. :) ;)

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anthonyrucci's picture
Dec 2005
4 years ago


theyre favorites around here. good quality and good prices.

23kid's picture
Oct 2006
8 years ago

matamp cabs. for me now these are the only way to go. they sound huge.

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1nf03's picture
May 2006
8 years ago

Originally posted by anthonyrucci

theyre favorites around here. good quality and good prices.

I love my 2x12 traditional styled cab with V30's, and I'd expect even better results with their more expensive lines of 4x12's.

Supergrunged's picture
Saco, ME
Feb 2005
11 months ago

Carvin makes a decent cab with V30s, as well as B-52 makes one as well.
I bought my Mesa cab used... Nice for a V30 cab, and I love the oversizing, much better sounding than a standard Marshall, at least to me...

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lucky13MK2's picture
Wellington New Zealand
Dec 2006
7 years ago

Marshall make a vintage 30 loaded 1960 series cab. Costs more than the typical 1960a cab of course. However you're probably better off with a Mesa, better construction.

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Gifthorse's picture
Royal Oak, MI
Dec 2007
6 years ago

Orange, Randall, Avatar.

Oranges are the best I have heard or played through.

RocketStar's picture
Glasgow, KY, USA
Jun 2004
5 years ago

Framus, Engl, Bogner, etc.

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Elkvis's picture
River Falls, WI
Aug 2004
6 years ago

Originally posted by Supergrunged
Carvin makes a decent cab with V30s.

I second this suggestion.

I have two Carvin legacy 4x12 cabs with V30 speakers, and they are the best cabs I've ever played through. I'll probably never buy a different brand/model of cab.

jrod9900's picture
St. Louis, MO
May 2003
8 years ago

I own a Marshall 1960AV with Vintage 30s. It's a great sounding cab. You can pick up used on eBay for around $500. They are very thick sounding and have the vintage mid-range bite.

Mesa Boogie cabs with Vin 30s are more focused on bottom end for that heavier sound. IMO, the Marshall is a much more rounded cabinet for rock, alternative, pop, classic rock, hard rock, and metal. The Mesa is better for detuning and numetal.


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