April 14th, 2012, 09:50 PM
I have irrational GAS for a 4x12 to go with my Orange Tiny Terror. I've been watching for a Marshall 1960A to come up around $300 which is the lower end around here. There has been a Bugera 4x12 on CL for a few weeks at $150.
I like Marshall because it should have a good resale market, but considering this is really just a guilty pleasure maybe I'm better off only spending $150. How much could I really lose on a $150 cab if I decide to sell it in a year.
Does anyone have experience with the Bugera? For just hacking around the garage band am I going to experience a real difference with the Marshall?
April 14th, 2012, 10:39 PM
I would go with the bugera. I got a jcm800 head in trade once and got a 1960a cab just to make a rig out of it. I believe I took the amp out twice. Too big of a pain to move, and the sound throws right past you....can't hear yourself but everyone says to turn down.
Save money and go with the bugera. Its still 4 speakers. More of the tone comes from the amp.
April 15th, 2012, 01:36 AM
I went with the Marshall. I don't know what the Bugera cab's made of, but I ave no worries while moving my 1960A. I was originally looking at an angeled Ampeg cab but as soon as I considered upgrading the speakers it became a dealbreaker. No thoughts of changing out these speakers.
April 15th, 2012, 07:09 AM
I would go for the Marshall. They are bullet proof sound fantastic and have pedigree. I have a 1960a I use with a small wattage amp and it sounds huge. I don't take it on the road much these days. Too bulky
April 15th, 2012, 11:40 AM
Even if you find an MG cab for $150.........Marshall! The import Celestions are not bad at all. If you watch craigslist or local used store sections you can find mint 4 x12's really cheap. They are fun to own but not easy to move. There are always people who are dumping them.
My MG was on the local craigslist for weeks at $175. I offered $140 and the seller jumped at it. The thing never left his family room and his wife hated it.
It's fun. Moves my pants. Now it sits in my basement and never goes anywhere.
April 15th, 2012, 12:33 PM
I'm going to hold out for a Marshall. Ease of resale is significant to me so if I can find a good deal I know it should be sell quickly if I want to.
April 15th, 2012, 02:03 PM
I think you should just go with a Marshall 212 cab, especialy since you're only using a Tiny Terror to push the speakers. Tinys are fairly loud, but there's no need for a 412 cab IMHO. You could just get one of those MG 412 cabs if you're GASing for a 412 that bad. You get the Marshall look (and some of the sound) for a great price. I just think you should get a Marshall 212 with better speakers in it. That's just my opinion.
April 15th, 2012, 02:37 PM
Let's see, would I rather have a 4x12 cab with a brand synonymous with rock and roll, or one synonymous with shady business practices? Hmmmm
April 15th, 2012, 03:03 PM
Carvin's G212 is $225 or $249 new loaded with Carvin British speakers. I've had one of those. It's the best value in a good American made 2x12 I think.
I didn't want to be a jerk but the notion of a huge Bugera cab with the Bugera logo staring at me doesn't trip my trigger. I think they're a slippery company. The import (Korea I think) celestions in MG are pretty good speakers. It's a lot of fun moving air with that MG 4x12 and my 15 watt Night Train.
April 15th, 2012, 09:32 PM
...but there's no need for a 412 cab IMHO.
I agree completely, there is also no need for 90% of the stuff I have :wink:.
But my wife wants to pi$$ away $300 on a juicer than I'm positive we don't need. So I'm gonna indulge my desire to have a 4x12. My nod to practical thinking is buy a popular unit used so I don't lose money when I sell it.
April 16th, 2012, 05:28 PM
OK, I hear you. If you must have a 412, the MG is a good choice. The speakers in them are decent, and you get the Marshall look.
April 16th, 2012, 07:51 PM
The 15W Terror sounds great through a Marshall 4x12 cab.