Submitted August 28, 2019 by Martin S in Lake Oswego, OR
"Perfect Matching Cab For Studio Classic Amp Head"
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Pros: Looks great, sounds great, sturdy construction. Cons: Kind of pricey for what it is. And no casters. All Marshall cabs typically come with them so what the heck?Gave this product 4 stars for overall and features because of the casters not being included. Gave it 4 stars for ease of use because I had to drag it into my studio without casters and a 4 for value for them missing. I don’t want to harp on the caster thing but c’mon...that just seems cheap for what this cab costs.
This cab brings out the nuances of the amp head very well. Tweaking the gain makes huge differences in tone. The amp and cab respond well to my volume knob by cleaning up well when you turn down. This amp and cab are perfect for me as I play in an ‘80’s Heavy Metal and Hair Metal band. The JCM 800 sound is THE sound of ‘80’s Hard Rock and with a boost pedal it nails the ‘80’s Heavy & Hair Metal sound.
There are not many features so no answer here except for the lack of casters being the least useful feature. I may look at other speakers since I think a Celestion Vintage 30, G12T75 or Greenback combination might sound even better than the G12VType’s which are still very good.
Ease of Use
It’s easy to use and get good sounds out of it.
This cabinet is very well made. The Tolex seems better than what’s on the imported DSL line. UK made Marshall products are the best!
It’s kind of pricey for what it is. But since it fills my need of a great sounding, sturdy, easy to carry around rig I’m ok with it. Marshall lost me for a while by making poor sounding, junky products. I’ve been using my Splawn Street Rod Combo or Quick Rod head for gigs but now will be using this new Marshall rig due to its portability and great sound.
I haven’t dealt with Marshall on any issues since the cab is working perfectly.
The Wow Factor
It’s a UK made miniature Marshall JCM 800 half stack with THAT SOUND...and who wouldn’t want that? ;-)
I’ve played music professionally for over 40 years. I have 17 guitars and 1 bass for recording.
I play primarily ‘70’s and ‘80’s Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and Hair Metal.
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