Vader cabs

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  1. punisher911

    punisher911 blah blah blah

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    I don't see much talk about Vader cabs anymore. I liked my 2X12 when I had it. Are they not decent with 8 strings? I also seem to notice that Earcandy seemed to disappear. If these aren't in favor with 8s, what are the good 8 string cabs? Both 2x12 and 4x.
     
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    My 2x12 carnage strain sounds great with my 8. I guess there is just nothing new to say about them. I've been trying to source a local 4x12 to replace one of my cabs.
     
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    They are way too bassy for such low tunings, IMO. Anybody who thinks Vader cabinets sound good hasn't recorded with them.
     
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    they sound great live, and if you could get past the metal grill im sure they'd record fine also...
     
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    true, very bassy and a pain to record in the studio, you have to play really loud and choose the right mics and positioning, to my ears a marshall 1960 sounds way more alive and crisp...
     
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    maybe they don't use them for recording.

    to the op: if you're interested in them try the carnage strain which is 2 of the vader legends with 2 eminence manowars
     
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    Oh and in case you need an earcandy buzzbomb, i have one i could sell ;)
     
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    SamSam GAS problems Contributor

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    I use a carnage strain 4 x 12 with my 8 string. It's not overtly bassy in my opinion. A Mesa 4 x 12 seems to pack more in the low end.
     
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    still using mine, only for live playing as they crush. when it comes to recording I always go back to my old school half back Mesa cabs
     

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