1936, 1936V 2x12, or 1960 4x12 for 80's Metal

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Hey everybody, I finally got a JCM 800 100w head and wanted to pair it up with Marshall cab. Currently, I'm using it with a Mesa Rectifier 4x12 and want to get a 2x12 instead since I'm using it for home use with an attenuator. I am looking to get that 80's metal sound from early Slayer (Show No Mercy), Judas Priest (Screaming for Vengeance), Metallica (Kill Em' All), Scorpions (Love At First Sting), and Dokken (Under Lock and Key). The only 2x12's that are available seem to be either the 1936 or 1936V. Would either of these cabs provide the sound that I am looking for, or would a 1960 4x12 be a better option? I would prefer a smaller rig but would consider the 4x12 if it will be significantly better for what I am looking for. Thanks and advance.
 
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Hey everybody, I finally got a JCM 800 100w head and wanted to pair it up with Marshall cab. Currently, I'm using it with a Mesa Rectifier 4x12 and want to get a 2x12 instead since I'm using it for home use with an attenuator. I am looking to get that 80's metal sound from early Slayer (Show No Mercy), Judas Priest (Screaming for Vengeance), Metallica (Kill Em' All), Scorpions (Love At First Sting), and Dokken (Under Lock and Key). The only 2x12's that are available seem to be either the 1936 or 1936V. Would either of these cabs provide the sound that I am looking for, or would a 1960 4x12 be a better option? Thanks and advance.
The 1936 will have G12T-75's and the 1936V will have G12 Vintage similar to the V30's in your 412 Recto cab.
Lots of comparison vids out there, not sure which one you'll like better.
I like one of each in my DSL 112 cabs, as opposed to two of either.
 

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Hey everybody, I finally got a JCM 800 100w head and wanted to pair it up with Marshall cab. Currently, I'm using it with a Mesa Rectifier 4x12 and want to get a 2x12 instead since I'm using it for home use with an attenuator. I am looking to get that 80's metal sound from early Slayer (Show No Mercy), Judas Priest (Screaming for Vengeance), Metallica (Kill Em' All), Scorpions (Love At First Sting), and Dokken (Under Lock and Key). The only 2x12's that are available seem to be either the 1936 or 1936V. Would either of these cabs provide the sound that I am looking for, or would a 1960 4x12 be a better option? I would prefer a smaller rig but would consider the 4x12 if it will be significantly better for what I am looking for. Thanks and advance.
If you cant try them listen to a bunch of videos. They are both good speakers so theres no wrong answer, go with what sounds best to your ears.
 

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A 4x12 is what the guitarist use and they are tried and true. For years I had a 2203 100watt JCM 800 with a 4x12 (black backs so the power was 25w x 4). The speaker would start getting muddy at about 3-4 on volume. As a teen I didn’t understand that the speakers couldn’t handle the output. Later I got a 1960 4x12 with 75w speakers. Major improvement on tone. If you end up getting a 2x12, make sure the speakers can handle the output. The 100watt head is a serious beast
 


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