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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:18 pm 
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Anyone using their Electra Dyne head with a Mesa 4x12?

If so, Standard or Traditional?

I’m wanting to pick one up used, but there’s only ever the Standard/oversized ones locally, never any Traditional ones available.

But with the ample bottom end of the Dyne, especially with my LP, I’m thinking the smaller Traditional would be better. Keep the mids prominent, more hard rock/classic rock. Or maybe the Dyne with the monster Standard cab just sounds epically huge? 8) Or is it too boomy?

I’m currently using a Recto 2x12 and love it, which I’d still use for most gigs. The 4x12 would just be for rehearsals and the odd gig. Also, I’d probably get a straight one, as I much prefer those over slanted (although maybe a slanted Standard would help counter any boominess/flub...)

My band is a power trio, classic rock/blues rock. On the heavier side, at times.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:01 am 
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Well, thanks for all the help. :lol: 8) :shock: :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:03 am 
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TubeStack wrote:
Well, thanks for all the help. :lol: 8) :shock: :mrgreen:


Yep. This forum is pretty slow :)

I have the stiletto 4x12 which is the same as traditional 4x12 and I’m pretty content with the tone I’m hearing. So I can recommend the traditional/slant version. The oversized would be too bassy for the ED IMO.

Also I have the recto 2x12 horizontal and most often the 2x12 is the cab that goes to gigs etc. Sound wise the cabs have similarities but the 2x12 feels boomier and has a tad more brightness compared to 4x12.

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