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Marshall Mode 4 cab vs Mesa Rectifier cab

Discussion in 'Backline' started by ParsonsMatt, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. ParsonsMatt

    ParsonsMatt Alas, Tyranny

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    I strongly desire a 412 cab, and these two are my top picks. Marshall Mode 4 (either the V30 or G12K100 one) or the Rectifier cab. Your thoughts?
     
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    I would argue that the Mesa is considered the metal standard for a reason, though I've heard some really nice stuff from them K100's too...
     
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    lolzgreg has both. IIRC Opeth's Watershed album was with a Mode Four cab, the K100 one, for at least part of the guitar tone.
     
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    lolzgreg Cereal Shipping Sneapster

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    Mike is dead on; both cabs sound REALLY good, just different. The Mesa cab is fizzier and a bit more bitey. The Mode 4 cab is throatier and punchier.

    I wouldn't get a MF280; I like Mesa V30s more than Marshall V30s.

    I'll try to do some comparison clips for you in the near future :)
     
  5. ParsonsMatt

    ParsonsMatt Alas, Tyranny

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    Yeah, and that's one of the main reasons I want a Mesa Recto cab at all. I had one a while back and hated it, but it IS the standard so I'm going to chalk it up to user error. :)

    Yeah, it was also used on Ghost Reveries... Some of my favorite tones, so I'd like to have the speaker to mess around with.

    Thanks :D
     
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    does anyone know where to get Marshall Mode 4 cab impulses?
    or at least some of the K100?
    i have got the 4x12mf cab but can´t use it for recording at home.

    thanks and cheers!

    ps. i´m really satisfied with the mf cab.
     
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    Marshall Mode Four cab impulse
     
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    Here's one I took a while back
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3202762/g12k_impulse.wav

    It captured the setup & mic position from this clip



    The clip Robert W posted is of a v30 in the same cab.
     
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    lolzgreg Cereal Shipping Sneapster

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    The tone is that clip above is awesome dude. Nice work.
     
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    Thank you sir!

    No bother man, cheers.
     
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    Why not buy a Mesa cabinet and replace 2 V30s for 2 K100s in X-Pattern.
    I had a cab like that and it was very versatile.
     
  13. MetalMilita

    MetalMilita New Metal Member

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    old post but I'm going to post anyway, Very Nice tone clip.
    I'm saving up for 2 V30's and do the X pattern in my MF cab one day.
    For now I'm going to run my new little Peavey 6505 plus 112 through it and see how it sounds.
     
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    Good luck with that. I planned the same thing but it seems like the back of my mf400 won't come off. The screws are so tight that no amount of force or wd40 could free them.
     
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    MetalMilita New Metal Member

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    Well that sucks, drill them out ? I've been meaning to get an easy out set, happens to me all the time on the farm and I always seem to forget at Home Depot.
     

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