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« on: March 13, 2015, 07:32:47 PM »

Hey I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on an HT JG1 or something similar from Soundscraper. If anyone has one, feel free to PM me or post below. Just wondering how the weight is. Do the handles make them easier to lug around? Are they backbreakers where you'd prefer to have a roadie?

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 03:19:12 PM »

How much you looking to spend?  I'm selling my Hard Truckers Fatty cab.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 05:05:49 PM »

Hey I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on an HT JG1 or something similar from Soundscraper. If anyone has one, feel free to PM me or post below. Just wondering how the weight is. Do the handles make them easier to lug around? Are they backbreakers where you'd prefer to have a roadie?

Thanks

I would steer you to Andrew Olson at AO Guitars, www.aoguitars.com.  He makes absolutely beautiful cabinets.  If you send me your email I can send you some pics of mine.  The cabs are heavy but it's the speakers that make up the brunt of it.  No getting around it if you're lugging a 2x12 around.  The handles are a must and no they're not backbreakers.
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Signal Path: Garmopat-modded Vox V847 wah > Emma Discumbobulator > TS808 silver > TS9 silver > Ross Compressor (grey) > Alesis Microverb (reverb) > Mesa Boogie Mark III with custom 2x12 AO cabinet (speakers: Tone Tubby & Emminence Commonwealth).

Loop 1: Whammy II > Nova Delay
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Loop 3 Boomerang+
Tuner: Boss TU-3

Effects not in use:  Voce Spin II (leslie sim), Boss DD6, Digitech RPM-1 (leslie sim), Analogman Orange Squeeze, Keeley 4knob Comp, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Super Hard On (boost), Ibanez AW7 (autowah), Denelectro French Fries (autowah) - If interested in any of these PM me.  Always willing to deal.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2015, 07:06:14 PM »

Meh AO takes forever, and those cabinets are ridiculous expensive. Seek out TRM Cabinets. Its about 179 plus shipping for anything, all hand made, american, dove tail joining etc etc. If you dont feel like wiping on some poly, he can finish them straight to tolex, for about 100 more. All of my peers enjoy them very much, and the guy is on point, gets shit done quickly.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2015, 09:42:32 AM »

Meh AO takes forever, and those cabinets are ridiculous expensive. Seek out TRM Cabinets. Its about 179 plus shipping for anything, all hand made, american, dove tail joining etc etc. If you dont feel like wiping on some poly, he can finish them straight to tolex, for about 100 more. All of my peers enjoy them very much, and the guy is on point, gets shit done quickly.

The cabinets are far from expensive, especially considering the quality (real wood, NOT particle board, and they're cheaper than Hard Truckers cabinets, FWIW), and he may take his time but you in a rush or something?  Quality work takes time man, you know that. 
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Signal Path: Garmopat-modded Vox V847 wah > Emma Discumbobulator > TS808 silver > TS9 silver > Ross Compressor (grey) > Alesis Microverb (reverb) > Mesa Boogie Mark III with custom 2x12 AO cabinet (speakers: Tone Tubby & Emminence Commonwealth).

Loop 1: Whammy II > Nova Delay
Loop 2: Alesis Microverb (reverse) > Ibanez DM2000 > CAE Super Trem > Black Cat Vibe
Loop 3 Boomerang+
Tuner: Boss TU-3

Effects not in use:  Voce Spin II (leslie sim), Boss DD6, Digitech RPM-1 (leslie sim), Analogman Orange Squeeze, Keeley 4knob Comp, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Super Hard On (boost), Ibanez AW7 (autowah), Denelectro French Fries (autowah) - If interested in any of these PM me.  Always willing to deal.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2015, 09:47:56 AM »

FWIW I contact AO and never heard from him. I've tried SSP but he's super back logged again. HT has a good deal on the JG1 now unloaded, but I'm still unsure of it because of the weight. HT still can't make the Fatty. TRM looks intriguing but I don't like tolex. Also, I'm not sure about how the screws are used for the back panel and how it looks. Decisions decisions
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2015, 10:32:54 AM »

TRM MAKES HARD TRUCKERS CABINETS> lol check them out before you condemn. I actually really like my cabinet from them. And Walker Done Done to the rescue; he doesnt have a bad thing to say about anything. Great to be around on acid.

TRM has a couple options, baltic birch i think is standard. You realize Trey's cabinets are made from 5 layer plywood right? I just had TRM make me a completely custom cabinet, to my specs.

FWIW I still dont like zero frets, and bass heavy neck pickups. crucify me because I just couldn't get into the AO.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2015, 10:50:46 AM »

FWIW I contact AO and never heard from him. I've tried SSP but he's super back logged again. HT has a good deal on the JG1 now unloaded, but I'm still unsure of it because of the weight. HT still can't make the Fatty. TRM looks intriguing but I don't like tolex. Also, I'm not sure about how the screws are used for the back panel and how it looks. Decisions decisions

I'll get him for you.  PM me your deets.
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Signal Path: Garmopat-modded Vox V847 wah > Emma Discumbobulator > TS808 silver > TS9 silver > Ross Compressor (grey) > Alesis Microverb (reverb) > Mesa Boogie Mark III with custom 2x12 AO cabinet (speakers: Tone Tubby & Emminence Commonwealth).

Loop 1: Whammy II > Nova Delay
Loop 2: Alesis Microverb (reverse) > Ibanez DM2000 > CAE Super Trem > Black Cat Vibe
Loop 3 Boomerang+
Tuner: Boss TU-3

Effects not in use:  Voce Spin II (leslie sim), Boss DD6, Digitech RPM-1 (leslie sim), Analogman Orange Squeeze, Keeley 4knob Comp, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Super Hard On (boost), Ibanez AW7 (autowah), Denelectro French Fries (autowah) - If interested in any of these PM me.  Always willing to deal.
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2015, 10:53:32 AM »

Oh Poster, you know I've got plenty bad I could say, I just choose not to.  As I get older discretion is a virtue, and one of the best quotes I've heard and try to live by is this little nugget: "There's a lot of growth to be had from tolerance". 
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Guitars: Resurrection Phishy Hollowbody (koa top/back, cedar sides, Schaller Golden 50 pups, 2 series/single coil/parallel switches), Gibson SG Faded, Dean Evo, Fender Tele, Ovation Acoustic, Fender Acoustic

Signal Path: Garmopat-modded Vox V847 wah > Emma Discumbobulator > TS808 silver > TS9 silver > Ross Compressor (grey) > Alesis Microverb (reverb) > Mesa Boogie Mark III with custom 2x12 AO cabinet (speakers: Tone Tubby & Emminence Commonwealth).

Loop 1: Whammy II > Nova Delay
Loop 2: Alesis Microverb (reverse) > Ibanez DM2000 > CAE Super Trem > Black Cat Vibe
Loop 3 Boomerang+
Tuner: Boss TU-3

Effects not in use:  Voce Spin II (leslie sim), Boss DD6, Digitech RPM-1 (leslie sim), Analogman Orange Squeeze, Keeley 4knob Comp, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Super Hard On (boost), Ibanez AW7 (autowah), Denelectro French Fries (autowah) - If interested in any of these PM me.  Always willing to deal.
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2015, 10:56:17 AM »

I also have a TRM hard trucker. Very solid cabinet. Looks nice with the oil rub finish on Baltic birch.

I had to shove a pillow on the rear for better sound.

I have a WGS veteran 30 and et65 sounds great but does have some weight to it. I have the side port handles which is nice.
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2015, 12:25:38 PM »

I got a Mesa Widebody open-back 1x12 for $120!

I've tried a lot of cabs and really dig the Mesa's personally.
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2015, 01:04:15 PM »

yup used Mesa stuff is great, just heavy, but who cares. I used a Thiele 1x12 for a long time, and it was great.
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2015, 07:08:19 AM »

yup used Mesa stuff is great, just heavy, but who cares. I used a Thiele 1x12 for a long time, and it was great.

Yeah, it is definitely heavier than other companies in a similar size - even when I had a compact rather than the widebody. However, they sound huge and punchy - I'd rather have a heavy 1x12 than an even heavier 2x12 that doesn't sound any bigger anyway. I had an Avatar 212 at the same time I had the compact Mesa 1x12 and I sold the Avatar pretty quickly - I didn't sound any bigger and could barely fit in my car.
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2015, 12:25:30 PM »

Well part of the reason I sold mine, is that it was too small for me. No really tone wise, size wise. The head I was using at the time, was as big as a marshall, so I could never really get them to be happy with one another cosmetically. Tried two even, and it was short and fat, stacked was weird too. Could be cool to get 4 and some micro tube heads?  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2015, 01:26:23 PM »

Well part of the reason I sold mine, is that it was too small for me. No really tone wise, size wise. The head I was using at the time, was as big as a marshall, so I could never really get them to be happy with one another cosmetically. Tried two even, and it was short and fat, stacked was weird too. Could be cool to get 4 and some micro tube heads?  Cheesy

Here is the back-loaded Widebody:

^This one was made in the 90's, but I think its pretty much the same as their current model on their website.

I also used to have an older compact when they were still front loaded, and it was much narrower - only as wide as the amp head.

Those Mini Mesa heads are cool. The other guitarist in the band I play in has a Mini Recto. Its not my tone - the rectifier sound, or EL84's in general, but his sound contrasted to mine sounds cool. He gets some great sounds out of that amp, though people sometimes joke about how the mini recto on the slanted 1x12 really looks like a miniature stack or something, lol. He really digs my Mark III and has was thinking about getting a V25. I know a lot of people think the TA is the most well rounded though. I sometimes worry about the complexity of the new Mesa amps - well built, just too much that can go wrong and if it does, so complex and densely packed into the chassis people don't always seem to choose to repair them. I'm happy with my tried and true Mark III.
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