Widebody closed back cab VS Thiele cab, HELP!

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Bottle Rocket
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Widebody closed back cab VS Thiele cab, HELP!

Post by Cree » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:44 pm

Anyone got opinion/experience on the sound difference between widebody closed back and
Regular Thiele. I used to have a Evm Thiele and now regret selling it, looking for another one as per my other post.
Seen a widebody closed back for sale however im interested in the sound difference of the two cabs.
I have a hardwood MKIII, sounded amazing with the EVM Thiele, now they seem hard to come by as they dont make them like they used to , as they say, just c90's, any opinions?????

Mark I
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Re: Widebody closed back cab VS Thiele cab, HELP!

Post by ave » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:22 pm

Cree old chap it's all about the speaker IMO. I have two vintage EVM 12L loaded Thieles and I will never part with them. So yes my Mark V won't sit perfectly atop them because the amp is wider than the Thiele - that is the only advantage of the widebody as far as I can tell, but that's surely purely cosmetic - it's the sound that counts, EV over Celestion for me every time.
Mark Five Head
Two vintage Thiele 1x12 (EV)
Two Mesa 1x12 open backs (EV)
Gibson's ES175 & Les Paul De Luxe
Fender 82 Strat (62 reissue)
Guild Songbird
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