Light weight cabs?

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  1. Carbetto

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    I'm looking for a light 212 cab for guitar. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    Neo speakers will cut down the weight a lot.
     
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    I played a DV Mark 412. It sounded fine (not my favorite but I'd be happy playing through one). It was absurdly light. One of their 212s would probably feel like a balloon: keep the head on top for fear of it floating away!
     
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    Here's what I did a couple of years ago:

    Bought a pre-wired Seismic open-back cab. ( https://www.seismicaudiospeakers.co...roducts/empty-2x12-guitar-cabinet-black-black ) about 25 pounds.

    Bought two eminence neodymium 12" guitar speakers ( like http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/eminence-lil-texas-12-125w-guitar-speaker ) about 4 pounds.

    Open the big box, take out the cabinet. Open the smaller box. Take out the speakers. Place the speakers in the cabinet. Snap the wires onto the terminals on the back of the speakers. Screw in the mounting screws. Place the cabinet upright. Plug the cab into your favourite head. Plug in your favourite guitar. Rock out.

    It costs about $400 if you get everything retail and new. I shaved off a few bucks getting the cab wholesale and I got NOS speakers with the older branding on them, for a few bucks cheaper, so it cost me a little under $350, but I still got everything brand new. ( http://www.sevenstring.org/threads/budget-lightweight-easy-2x12-cabinet.295576/ )
     
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    Mesa 212 Compact Cabinet. A lot lighter than the Recto 212.
     
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    I have an Egnater Tourmaster 2x12 and it's not heavy at all, no issue lugging it around by one handle. And its OS, sounds big like a 4x12. Get vinyl paint for the ugly tan part.
     
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    I never even realized these speakers existed. They're on sale for $99 right now, and Guitar Center just sent me a 15% off coupon yesterday so I have a pair on the way to lighten the weight and increase the SPL of my Marshall 4x12! I'll keep two GT75's in there. These should compliment them well. Great suggestion man!
     
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    Find a Carvin 212S 2nd hand, gut it, and throw in Neodymium speakers. Should be ~30 - 40lb.

    That, or find a Carvin 212V, which is ~5 pounds heavier, but is vertical if you prefer that.
     
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    Anyone have luck with the Celestion Century Vintage (designed as a neo V30)?

    Sometimes the heavy cabs just sound good. That is why the Recto 2x12 weighs like 100lbs (feels like it anyway).
     
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    Or get a 112 and turn up the master volume a bit?
     
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    other factors besides volume make 2x12s better.

    spread the sound out more, most can hold a head without looking like a mushroom. that alone is worth it.
     
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    Diezel front loaded 2X12 cabs are made from African Okumbe wood which is lighter than a comparable sized 2X12 about 20-30 percent lighter.
     
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    It is not a 4x12, but I have been using a little EarCandy Bailey 2x8 cab lately. With a Celestion TF0818 and an Earcandy Hoosiercat speaker, it can handle 200 watts mono and weighs about 20 lbs.

    Mine is pretty similar to this one:

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    Laney IRT 2x12 with built in carry handles.

    Brilliantly easy 2x12
     
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    How did you like the Tonker lites? I was thinking of getting those or the Celestion G12 century vintage?
     
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    I've been tempted to add a second 212 cab with those, to get a little fatter low end. I like the Tonkerlites, but they sound a little boxy with my current rig, so I would need something with a little flatter response to round my sound out.
     
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    Fryette / VHT fatbottom 2x12 is small and light.

    Fryette p50E speakers are very light and the cab is designed compact. I've had people help me load I say the same about the cab.
     
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    This is true. And in all honesty, it does not sound nearly as good either. I tried it side by side with the 212 Recto and it was a night and day difference. I went in with the intention of getting it for the weight savings. I went with the regular Recto 212. Fantastic cab all around.


    I tried the Century Vintage Neo in my Mark V 35 combo thinking it would work great. it did not work at all. Farted out like nothing at higher volume. I dropped a Mesa V30 in there and it is a beast.
     
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    I tried 2 century vintage speakers in my orange ppc212 and they didn't sound as good as the v30s by a fair margin. However, I put those century vintages in a lightweight braced cab I built that's more oversized than the Orange and I really love the sound and the weight. It seems like those speakers really like oversized sealed cabs.
     
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