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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:15 pm 
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currently running a dual Rectifier and some times i switch it up to 6505+ head been using a Marshall MX 4x12 should i go with mesa 4x12 or mesa 2x12.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:49 pm 
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If you dont mind lugging it, the Mesa Recto 4X12 sounds fantastic with the amps you mention.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:48 pm 
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I really like the vertical recto 2x12 if the 4x12 is too much.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:32 pm 
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Does the dual rec head fit on the 2x12 vertical measurements are smaller than the head?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:16 am 
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seanseanhd wrote:
Does the dual rec head fit on the 2x12 vertical measurements are smaller than the head?

The head is wider than the cab. Technically the head will fit, but it will overhang on the ends.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:33 pm 
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The Dual is 4" wider, so 2" overhang per side. Or put the head on the floor.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:54 am 
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I think either would be a good improvement over the MX412. They are made of MDF, with average speakers. You'll probably get a better sound with the MB Cabinets.

I would say go with the 4x12, as that is what are you are used to. But the 2x12 wide would also sound good. It just would require possibly a stand for the head.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:14 pm 
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Definitely 4X12 if you can afford, move, and accommodate it. You can't beat a 4X12 for pushing some air. If you go with the 2X12, I prefer the horizontal model over the vertical one. I gigged a vertical 2X12 once, sold it immediately after.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:33 pm 
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also bear in mind open/closed back has a big impact on how it sounds.


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:49 pm 
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tbonesullivan wrote:
I think either would be a good improvement over the MX412. They are made of MDF, with average speakers. You'll probably get a better sound with the MB Cabinets.

I would say go with the 4x12, as that is what are you are used to. But the 2x12 wide would also sound good. It just would require possibly a stand for the head.


Is the outer shell of the Marshall also MDF now? I know the first "engineering revision" Marshall made was to use MDF for all cabinet backs across their whole line. The next one was using MDF for cabinet back AND baffle boards. I guess those CPA Audio engineers at Marshall formulated MDF worked for whole thing. I guess The Sound Of Rock N Roll equates to no better than a local kid home made car stereo speaker box to THUMP THUMP THUMP if what you say is true.

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