Submitted May 15, 2009 by a customer from comcast.net
"Marshall 1936 2x12 cabinets Rocks!"
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If I had $5 thousand dollars, I would have purchase a Fuchs TDS 100 plus 2x12 cabinet. This cabinet is a keeper for a long time. I may sell one of my 2 1960, 4x12 cabinets.
I use my Marshall 1936 cab with a JCM 900 and JCM 2000 TSL. I would characterize the sound to the Marshal 4x12 cabinet on steriods. The response on this cabinet is faster than the Marshall 1960,4x12 cabinet. It's more focused. This cab will rock if you you push it. With a 4x12 cab, you have to play very loud to get a good sound to avoid the "buzz sore" sound. Normally, with my 1960 cab I would keep the treble, mids and presence down low to avoid the high frequency sound due to low volume settings. With the 1936 cab, I was able to dial up my treble, mids and presence (4,3,5 respectively) and get better clean and lead tones. The boutique amp manufacturers figured out the science behind pushing 2 speakers instead of 4 with a 100 watt amp head. Trying to drive a 4x12 cabinet with a 100 watt head translates into diminishing sound quality at low volume because the configuration is not efficient. Moving four 12" speakers with 25 watts each and retaining good sound quality goes again the physics. Unfortunatedly, this means large venus (or outside) and not clubs would be the best place for 4x12 cab. And finally, a 2x12 would be better suited for clubs and recording studio. Needless to say, the 1936 cab is a keeper!
Mono or Stereo what else could you ask for in a speaker cab. Although the idea of using stereo outside of recording doesn't make sense for one cabinet due to spacing of the speakers.
Ease of Use
Plug in the right input and rock.
I read a lot of reviews wining about the construction and materials not being up to Marshall's earlier years of construction quality. Listen up boys and girls, you get what you pay for. If you want solid wood, airplane grade metal and fail safe casters like Fuchs amps you better be willing to pay $5 grands for it. In short, Stop expecting your equipment to take a licking and keep on ticking! Take care of your amps and cabs like your guitars.
Considering that it costs me 95% of what I paid for a 4x12 cabinet ten years ago including inflation, I would say that it's worth it.
Never had the experience of needing them.
The Wow Factor
It's a Marshall! It looks sexy having my JCM 900 or JCM 2000 TSL sitting on top.
Blues, Funk, Fusion, R&B and Jazz
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