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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:10 pm 
Bottle Rocket
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i just picked up this up from ebay a few weeks ago, Image
someone turned the combo into a heas versio , got a killer deal for it.

first thing i did was swap out the preamp tubes to tungsol, jj, penta, penta and sovtek lps which really brought the amp to life.

now i just gotta figure out my cab situation.

speaker suggestions for mesa stiletto ace?
I play a mix between alternative and modern rock. I play 75/25 ratio dirty to clean. I wanna replace the speakers in my 212 cab which are currently eminence legends. the cab is front loaded if that makes a difference.

the amp only has 4 & 8 ohm outputs. cab is currently rated 8 ohms.

first question, should i go for two 8 ohms for a 4 ohm load or two 16 ohm for an 8 ohm load? how much of a difference will that make?

second question is since my amp is picky on speakers what would you suggest? first thought was a mix of vintage 30 and a g12h30. open to other siggestions such as full set of v30s or c90s or whatever.

My Music:

My Rig:

Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe (Seymour Duncan Screamin Demon (b) Pearly Gates (n)
Mesa Boogie Rect-O-Verb 50 Series II Combo
TC Electronics Nova System

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:56 pm 
Mark I

Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:54 pm
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The Black Shadow V30's are very nice once broken in, stock are a bit sharper... designed for Mesa to be a bit warmer i believe, I love them. I also prefer a 2x12 cab over the 4x12 deal, more punch and tighter lows, I will be loading a 2nd cab with something that wont break up soon, its been a nightmare finding this match... i gave up a while back, this is to get big cleans with no speaker breakup.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:01 am 
Mark IV

Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:08 pm
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Location: Ohio
With this amp, I'd use Scumback M's.

Mesa Boogie Mark V, Mark V25, PRS Archon, PRS Custom 50

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:14 am 
Single Recto

Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:16 am
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I've tried it the head version with cabs with V30s, 12-75Ts, 12Ms, and even the anniversary Celestions. They all work great. Would end up down to your personal preference

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