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Mesa 4X12 cab question

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Tony C, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Tony C

    Tony C New Metal Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm lookin for a new cab to buy...

    possibly a Mesa Rectifier 4X12 cab as I already own a Recto head (among a lot of other gear)
    for cabs I usually tend to prefer straight version to slanted version.
    I have to point out this is for studio recording application only... I won't use it for gigs.

    so my question is:
    what is the difference between regular/oversized version of the Mesa, in your opinion?

    question #2: is there anyone using Budda cabinets to play and record metal music?
    I know Skolnik uses Budda amps, but for jazz only...

    thank you
     
  2. Terminus

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    Oversized generally sounds deeper.
     
  3. 53Crëw

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    To my mind, the traditional/stilletto cab has more boxy mids. The oversized Recto cab has more of an extended low end and the mids tend to be shifted a bit higher in frequency. It's less boxy sounding but can get boomy if you're not careful with the bass settings on the amp. It almost sounds a bit scooped in the low mids when comparing it to the traditional cab.

    I sold my Traditional cab, and sometimes wish I had kept it just for the variety in tone....
     
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  5. Tony C

    Tony C New Metal Member

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    thank you all for your answers

    scooped lo-mids? sounds good to me,
    I always try to avoid that boxy character when it comes to record heavy rhythm guitars.

    ang3: thank you for the video link, listening to this test I tend to prefer the Stiletto cab...
     
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    Correct me of I'm wrong but "the regular mesa cab" = rectifier oversized and the traditional cab is now called stiletto right?

    Anyways, I like the Rectifier Oversized cab more. It has the perfect tonality in a mix at least.
     
  7. 53Crëw

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    Correct. The smaller (Marshall size) Mesa cab used to be called Traditional. Now it's called the Stiletto cab.
     
  8. Tony C

    Tony C New Metal Member

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    didn't know that, thank you for the infos
     
  9. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    The stiletto sounds thicker and juicier,
    It's also what Sneap and Adam d prefer.
    The os sounds more scooped and very "polished".
    Both are great though, I wouldn't wanna miss either one of them.
    They sound completely different, but are both useful....and fuxking awesme, no other cab comes close
     
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    Now I'll just sit back and watch as all the sneapsters run to the stores and buy themselves a Stiletto.
     
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    I've owned both.

    I thought the Recto (oversized) cab was kind of bassy and boomy in the studio, especially with Rectos and similar amps, so I sold it.

    My Traditional slant (now called the Stiletto) sounds much tighter and less boomy to me, with more emphasis on mids.

    Both cabs are great and are capable of great guitar tones.
     
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    Jaymz Stymphalian Productions

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