SC20H w... 1936 cab, SC212 cab, or ... ?

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  1. R.H

    R.H New Member Premium Member

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    For most of my musical life I've been using either Vox / Matchless or BF Fender amps, and I don't have much experience with Marshall kit.

    I am a recent fire-breathing convert, however, and can only regret all my wasted years.

    Want to pick up a SC20H, and wondering about cab options for mid-sized NYC clubs. I've searched the forums and read excellent info, but haven't seen quite this question yet.

    Basic target guitar sound is RATM / Morello.

    I have a 4x12 RI basketweave with 70s GBs. I have a Bogner 4x12 with broken in CB 65s. Both are big but hell I'll drag one of them out if it would work with the SC20 for that target sound.

    The SC212 looks pretty interesting, as does the 1936.

    I can't really get the amp up to stage volume at home, and once I get to sound check it's too late to learn I'm wrong about cab choice.

    Thanks for any suggestions, or refs to threads I might have missed.
     
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    Jon C Well-Known Member

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    Subjective observation at best regarding your satisfaction with the Tone and Feel …… The way my brain works , Any of the listed cabs can deliver …… Maybe form factor choice should be based on your experience with Real Estate available on many stages and your ability to Monitor the Cab …… Gotta go with your gut to really know …YMMV…
     
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    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    If size is not a limiting factor, you'd be hard pressed to find a small cab that will compete with a good 4x12. That's assuming you'd be playing loud enough to utilize the sound of the 4x12 "cab". If you're mic'ing a single speaker in a cab, you could use a smaller cab, and it would be more a choice of what "speaker" would sound best with the amp and the music you play.
     
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    I run my SV20H with a SV212 cab with Greenbacks, sounds great

    And :welcome: to the forum
     
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    to me, Morello sounds more SV20, than SC20...
     
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    Well, Morello has used a 2-channel 800 for his whole career, so...
    For that kind of sharp bright percussive tone, I'd say give a 1936 a try, the G12T75s should work fine.
    I use an EVH 212 (so, G12H30 Anniversaries) with my SV and am very happy with it, but I'm going for an early 80s hard rock kind of tone (think mid-80s Gary Moore, Schenker, Norum, Viv Campbell, that kind of tones), might be a tad too smooth and full in the mids for your taste.
     
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    Yep To. My ears the next best thing to a 4x12 is the 1936. A great compromise.
     
  8. R.H

    R.H New Member Premium Member

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    Awesome. I love Marshall Forum already.
     
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    I'm a G12T75 fan, so my vote is the 1936 cab, smaller and easier to handle than a 4x12 and sounds nearly just as big. But if you mic your amp in these clubs you could get away with a 1x12 cab, be real easy to jump in a taxi with small gear like that. Congrats on the new amp and welcome to the forum. :yesway:
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on your new amp.
    My buddy John just got the SV’s 212 cab, and like you he has other 412 cabs with well broken in speakers. You have to use your ears, to make the final decision.
    Welcome to the forum my brother!
    Cheers Mitch
     
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