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Cab Recommendation For AD30HTC?

Post by colchar » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:53 pm

I just picked up an AD30HTC and need to grab a cab for it (figures, I sold my 2x12 with Creambacks a couple of weeks ago).

I have read that AD30s sound particularly good with Greenbacks, and that they sound good with open backed cabs. Because of that I am thinking of grabbing a Traynor DHX212 which has Greenbacks and has ports on the back to switch from closed to open back.

But before I grab another cab I was hoping that I could get some info from the Orange gurus here, rather than from random people on the internet who might not be as knowledgeable.

S which cab would you recommend for this amp? Are Greenbacks the way to go? Should I just grab an Orange cab with V30s? Any others you would recommend?

At the moment, I only want a 2x12 and, if it makes a difference, I only play at home.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Cab Recommendation For AD30HTC?

Post by bclaire » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:02 am

I prefer the V30's myself.

If you could find a used Marshall 1936 cab for cheap and put V30's in it, you'd be living! Otherwise, I'd try to find an Orange 2X12.

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Re: Cab Recommendation For AD30HTC?

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:22 pm

Entirety down to personal preference!! Both sound good ....I use a mix, one of either.

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Re: Cab Recommendation For AD30HTC?

Post by colchar » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:08 am

I ordered a used Marshall 1936 today. I will see how it sounds and, if I want to change things up, I can just swap speakers.

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Re: Cab Recommendation For AD30HTC?

Post by SexingtonVonHercules » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:13 am

I run mine through a PPC412 with stock V30s. The pairing instantly killed any curiosity in other cabs.

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Re: Cab Recommendation For AD30HTC?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:26 pm

V30 really are fantastic with this amp - especially in a band mix.

I'm sure green backs would be great too.
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Re: Cab Recommendation For AD30HTC?

Post by Arthon » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:52 pm

I personnally use a Orange 4x10 that sound great with it.

I am in the Greenback thought, but its true that V30 sound great with Orange amps. I have never really like V30... except with Orange.
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Re: Cab Recommendation For AD30HTC?

Post by colchar » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:34 pm

I only play at home so am not worried about how the cab/speakers will sound in a band mix.

The Marshall 1936 arrived today. it is used, but absolutely mint. I'll get a chance to try it and the amp later tonight. Hopefully the G12-75 speakers in it work well with this amp. If not, I will search out the Traynor cab that I had originally thought of. I have 30 days to return this one, so there is no big rush. If neither of those cabs work for me I will search out an Orange with V30s. Like someone else above, I've never liked those speakers but they do pair particularly well with Orange amps so, in the end, if my other two options fail, they might be the way to go.

Thanks for the advice folks.

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Re: Cab Recommendation For AD30HTC?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:00 pm

colchar wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:34 pm
I only play at home so am not worried about how the cab/speakers will sound in a band mix.

The Marshall 1936 arrived today. it is used, but absolutely mint. I'll get a chance to try it and the amp later tonight. Hopefully the G12-75 speakers in it work well with this amp. If not, I will search out the Traynor cab that I had originally thought of. I have 30 days to return this one, so there is no big rush. If neither of those cabs work for me I will search out an Orange with V30s. Like someone else above, I've never liked those speakers but they do pair particularly well with Orange amps so, in the end, if my other two options fail, they might be the way to go.

Thanks for the advice folks.
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Re: Cab Recommendation For AD30HTC?

Post by Dark Helmet » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:20 pm

I loved my avatar contemporary 412, X-pattern V30s and G12Hs... AWESOME combo.

interestingly it does NOT play as nicely with the AD50...
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Re: Cab Recommendation For AD30HTC?

Post by kpunk56 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:41 am

Let us know your full review of the Marshall 1936. I personally like the look of an orange head with a Marshall cab. I currently have a blackstar cab with my rocker 30.

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