Origin 20 Head Or Combo And Cabinet Recommendation

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  1. Chris4189

    Chris4189 Member

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    Guys sorry for yet another origin thread. Frankly, I’ve read so many my head is spinning.

    My wife got me a nice gift certificate to guitar center and I’m really stuck between an origin 20 head or combo. Both sound good to me. It seems like some say the combo is better while others say the head is better. I’m a stay at home player.

    I have never had heads before and I have several on the radar to include the jmp and jtm 1. So, I think this may be the time to take the plunge on a cabinet.

    I had looking at either a Marshall MX412a 4x12, 240W, 16 ohm, Marshall 1936 2x12, 150 Watt, 8/16 Ohm and lastly an Orange 1x12 PPC112, 60 Watt, 16ohm

    Like I said previously, I’m a home player so I will never go above a 50 watt head and I want to make sure I get a good cabinet but a cabinet that’s going to fit and not be overkill.

    Thanks!
     
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    If you are a stay at home player, then all you need is a combo which is still more than needed...have both and rarely use a head and or a 4x12 or 2x12, I use my combos!!
     
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    The 50w head loves my 1960 cab
     
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    I'm the opposite. I have to be running through a closed back cab. And I don't like 10" speakers at all. Marshall combos never sound right to me and I always run them into a cab when I have owned them (unless it was a lead 12 or MG or something). Other than Beano, Classc Marshalls are all about the closed back cabs and some Celestions.

    Fenders? Sure thing...combos, 4x10,12, 8", what have you.

    IMO, grab the 20H, and get a solid 1x12 or 2x12. EVH cabs are a bargain as is the H&K TM 2x12.
     
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    The 50w combo is a 12” speaker!
     
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    Damn so I was looking at used cabs on guitar centers website and stumbled across a Fargen mini Plex MKII 2x12 combo at a GC about an hour away from me. Is it worth the trip? Fargen seems to have a good name and the limited YouTube clips of these amps sound really good.
     
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    It really comes down to you and the sound you want personally I wouldn't buy a combo because if you get a quarter stack (2x12) or half stack (4x12) you can always put a different head on to it I really like my jcm900 half stack but have been looking into a new head or a B cab but in the end it comes down to you and the pocketbook
     

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