Cheap combo that ships with the best stock speaker?

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  1. TDSTIAYW

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    In your opinion, what cheap combo ships with the best stock speaker?

    It can be tube or not. Curious, as I find that speakers are a huge part of tone.
     
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    I don’t know for sure but my gut would say a Mesa MkVI combo probably comes with a decent speaker
     
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    Not exactly cheap. My old Mesa F50 was not crazy expensive though, and came with a black shadow/MC90.

    Egnater Rebel comes with a CL80 and Tweaker comes with a G12H 70th anniversary (nice speaker though not the best for metal)

    some of the Orange 112 combos have come with a V30

    I have a hunch some of the old Crate amps came with decent speakers, but I couldn't tell you which

    Traynor makes combos that come with greenbacks or creambacks

    Blackstars all come stock with celestions, though they don't all say which one on the site
     
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    Occasionally I'll see Carvin Legacy combos for relatively cheap, they come with V30s pretty sure. Those might be harder to find these days, but worth a look.
     
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    Line 6 Spider Valve 112 comes with a V30.
     
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    1. What style(s) of music?
    2. Single channel ok?
    3. What price range is cheap? (Otherwise, you might be looking for $200 but you'll get recommendations for $800 combos)
     
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    Cheater answer: $100 Peavey transtube 1x12, add whichever speaker you like best. I use an Eminence Lil Texas in a red stripe Studio Pro 112, sounds great, total price about $175 for the amp and speaker. Will hang with a full metal band just fine.
     
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    Modern metal, single channel is fine, budget of $500 or less.
     
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    Peavey Express and up. They came with Sheffields and Scorpions which are both decent speakers. They blow up if you constantly push them but are inexpensive and good.


    Woah!, There's a MkVI now! Just kidding : )
     
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    I put Sheffields in an XXL combo and they sounded amazing with that amp.
     
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    5150/6505 used?
     
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    Sheffield's sound like celestion 75s. That was the 80s rock speaker.
     
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    :lol: IV*
     
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