The Avatar cab modeled after Orange

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  1. Codyyy

    Codyyy The Flip-Flopper

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    Well, I don't know how long it's been out, but since I bought my Avatar, they came out with a new one called the "Contemporary". Just like their other cab models, these are modeled directly after some other cab. My "vintage" cab is modeled after the old Marshall Bluesbreaker cabs, and these new ones are clearly modeled after Orange cabs. And since mine is a spec-for-spec replica of the Marshall, I suspect the Contemporary is also spec-for-spec with the Orange.

    Thought that might intrigue you. Anyone got a chance to try one of these bad boys?

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    purple!!! :scream:

    Many more colors, also 4x12's etc. But they seem cool.
     
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    Shannon Lord Super Awesome Contributor

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    Haven't tried one, but I'm so tempted to order one. Perhaps I'll see if they'll throw in a set of EVM-12L speakers to make a 600w 2x12 cab! :metal:
     
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    Codyyy The Flip-Flopper

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    It looks sweet. But the Avatar logo is not as cool as the Orange logo. So I guess that's how you can justify like doubling the price for an Orange :lol:



    They all need casters.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    What could possibly be more metal than that :lol:

    Actually the Avatars aren't remotely close to the same grade plywood. If I recall the Orange are 18 ply while the Avatars are either 12 or 14 ply. Not that there's anything wrong with Avatars, but you're paying for more than the logo on the Orange.
     
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    cody, part of the bass response in Orange cabs is that they dont have casters.

    but good try! :lol:
     
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    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    Heh. That'd weigh a frickin' TON. But i bet it would sound wicked.

    Maybe get them to build the cab and ship it to you empty and then source the EVM-12Ls locally and install them yourself.
     
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    That could possibly just be marketing talk :D
    They certainly look better sitting right on the floor though. Squat, and powerful.
     
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    :rofl: Jeff you're so gay :lol:



    Those cabs do look nice, and those prices rule! :eek:
     
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    That's no marketing talk, the fact they are closer to the floor and in a more direct contact manner gives more bass :)
     
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    ibznorange Chief Officer/RHLC © Contributor

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    iirc, theyre 14 ply instead of 18 ply, and theyre a bit different visually, but otherwise are pretty much the same. having played a 212 with g12t75's, id recommend them hapilly to others
     
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    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    And the first thing most sound engineers are going to want to do in a live sound or recording situation is acoustically decouple the cab from the floor.

    It sounds like marketing BS to me, because every floor is different and not every floor is going to sound good.

    Just because your guitar sounds huge when you touch the headstock to a wall doesn't mean it's a good idea to walk around with a sheet of drywall bolted to the headstock.
     
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    Well on a hard floor it works, I tried my 2x12 directly on the floor (it's turned 90° on the side) and it got more bass than on a chair. So yea decoupling it prevent some resonance with the floor or something, that's a good idea if you mic it :)
     

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