Why is th 1936 size..

Discussion in 'Cabinets & Speakers' started by stickyfinger, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. stickyfinger

    stickyfinger Active Member

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    Shorter than my head?!?

    Its only aprox. .25" shorter but it looks silly with the corners not lining up or the feet sitting center on the skid pad.

    Amps are a 2006 DSL 50 and a JVM 205. 2017 1936.

    Maybe this is the dumbest thread this month?
    But it drives me crazy!
     
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  2. Drinkingdeath01

    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member

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    Did they change the dimensions on something? My 1936 lines up with all my Marshall heads. They are older though.
     
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  3. stickyfinger

    stickyfinger Active Member

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    What year cab?

    I did notice marshall.com specs have been updated in the last few months to 29.1" for heads and cabs.

    Though my heads are more like 29.35"!
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I have no clue what year it is. Its at the rehearsal space now so I can't even check. Now I'm curious.
     
  5. john hammond

    john hammond Well-Known Member

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    my thinking on this is that shorter heads make more sense.
    lets say they are even.
    youre doing a show, the last thing you want to do is line up the head with the cab because one side is going to hang off otherwise.
    youve got a lot of problems setting up smoothly within the 2.24 minutes they give you to setup.
    you can put the thing down and youre a lot more likely to not get any overhang if the head is narrower.
    narrower heads are better, the narrower the better..you can put stuff on the cab and it stays there, case in point 64 bassman and matching 2x12 cab, loads of room for pedals picks etc.
    big amp shells are a good idea, lots of airflow ( more anyway) but an inch or so either side is a good thing, not a bad thing

    edit...this is part of the reason why i LOVE the mesa enclosed 2x12..you have to take the badge off because who wants to see that garbage while you're rocking at home, also you dont want visitors thinking the wrong thing, just screw the bastard off.
    but anyway, there is room for stuff, good other stuff right there where the amp head is.
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member

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    Plus one on the Mesa 2x12. I love Mesa cabs, they sound so much thicker and fuller versus the 1936. Both are great cabs but a Marshall head thru the Mesa cab ads so much to the sound. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    5/8" ply instead of 3/4" ply?
     
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    Nik Henville Well-Known Member

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    While
    you weren't
    lookin', someone
    put it in the washing machine.
    Damned things shrink as they get older...

    :hippie::pirate::uk:
     
  9. john hammond

    john hammond Well-Known Member

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    i have the mesa 4x12 tall, the normal 4x12 slant, a 1x12 mesa open cab and that mesa 2x12.
    i have them because i had to buy them to get the stuff i really wanted in a large lot.
    Anyway, this 2x12 is so good i haven't even tried the other cabs, not even once...in about 4 years.
    The 1960 i had been using , which i thought was pretty darn good, hasnt been used literally in years.
    the mesa 2x12 is better than the 1960 i have....balanced sound, fantastic midrange, solid lows at half the size and weight.
     
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  10. MarshallDog

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    Same here.
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Marshall probably did it just to make some amp owners buy the matching cab...ugh! It make no sense to have a couple amp heads 1/4” wider.
     
  12. Melodyman

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    Same deal with a JtM 45 and a 2061x cab..
     
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