Suggest a cab for Engl Fireball

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  1. Mastermind

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    Hi, I got Engl fireball 60 and Iam looking for the right cab for me.

    Iam torn between engl or marshall greenback cab and engl or orange v30. The thing is, I really liked my Marshall MG412 cab, but it was not that "huge". So I bought HB 212 Vintage, which is a cheap cab with celestion v30s, but I am dissapointed, because that MG was better. So I dont know if I should get greenback cab (as far as I know MG is imitating greenbacks) or risk it with better v30s.

    I play in D standart with EMG 81/81 configuration.

    Here is an example of our music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRwxGJ1SUqU

    Please suggest the cab for me, thanks :).
     
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    The ENGL V30 cab is very aggressive and great for darker sounding amps (like the fireball).
     
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    The Fireball is a dark amp. I suggest a bright cab with nice mids, like Mesa Boogie 4x12s.
     
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    Mesa Standard cab if you want a great sound. They have 4 made in the UK V30's apparently superior to the chinese ones.
     
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    Matching ENGL or a Mesa Traditional/Stiletto
     
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    Engl with V30s or an Engl with greenbacks.

    OR A VADER.

    CONSIDER PICKING UP A VADER IF IT'S IN GOOD CONDITION.
     
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    Most of you are suggesting mesa boogie. Is there a difference between traditional and standart in sound, or just more bass? And how about road king?
     
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    Nwm, I found some good videos, standart nails it. Traditional is darker and road king is muddy on high gain :).
     
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    Vaders are quite common in US, but Iam from eastern europe, so no Vader here :(. Only option is to buy it new.
     
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    What was it that you liked better about the Marshall cab? Did it just have a bigger sound? Or did you like it better because it was smoother? Had less high end?

    I ask because V30 speakers aren't for everyone. Some people just don't like them. When thats the case, usually I recommend a cabinet with Celestion G12K-100's. For example the Orange PPC412HP. They are truly monstrous sounding cabs.

    Mesa makes great cabs, but that doesn't necessarily mean they you will like their V30's better. I had 2 Mesa Rectifier cabs, but ended up selling them both when I realized that I liked the sound of a Framus Dragon cabinet more. In my opinion, there is nothing inherently better about Mesa cabinets (at least sonically). It all comes down to what you like.
     
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    Yes, it was the smoothness and there was not that squeeling mid spike. However I find out, that v30s in my HB cab really do sound different than other v30s, probably because mine are chinese. Btw I was trying Framus Dragon 4x12 cab and I did not like it with my fireball, mostly because flabby low end (however with peavey 5150 it was very good).

    Problem is, that I dont have the luxury to try high end cabs, local music stores just dont have them in stock, so I am basically going blindly with hit or miss. Thats why I posted the youtube link too, because it is not very aggressive music, so classic combo - engl with v30s might not work here.
     
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    How high do you usually turn up the bass on your head? And do you use any overdrive or EQ before your amp?

    And a Mesa cab may be better as far as sounding a little smoother, but it's not going to completely get rid of that high-mid spike.
     
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    I do not like a bassy sound, its about 10 o clock.

    Other controls are: gain at 10 o clock, mids on 2, highs on 9-10 and presence on 1-2.

    I dont use ovedrive pedal, just fireball second chanel, and for crunch I just roll of some volume on guitar.
     
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    After listening to the song you posted more closely, I would say Greenbacks would probably work better for that kind of tone. I would guess they would get a little bit flabby as well at high volumes though.

    The G12K-100 would also probably work, and would definitely not get flabby at high volumes. But they may have too much bass for you, especially in the Orange cabinet.
     
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    Thank you very much, greenback it is then :)
     
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    Obviously, if you can, try them out first. Or order from a vendor that offers a return policy, although I'm not sure that is as common in Europe as it is here.

    I would also listen to as many comparison demos as you can. They are some great Greenback/V30 comparison's on youtube.

    I really like this one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KbS1NUaP6I

    I do have one more question, how long have you been using the Harley Benton cabinet? And did you buy it brand new?
     

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