I currently have a Marshall 1960A with G12s in it. It's a solid-sounding cab, and it is sturdy. I like the projection of a 412, but I was thinking of stepping back down to a 212 for size purposes.
The Vader 212 has me intrigued, and they are indeed geared towards teh br00talz . With that in mind, I assume their 212 is probably a good contender against most others' 412s. I fear the loss of power and/or projection, but I also know I have to accept the fact that there will be a disparity.
Has anyone used/tried out the Vader 212? I've had a Mesa 212 vert that sounded solid, but it wasn't nearly as big-sounding once I got the Marshall.
Any help would be great!
You can get around the projection problem by either angling a 2x12 upward or placing it on something like a a cabinet case etc.
As for power, I'd think a 2x12 would be more than loud enough, unless you're going against another 4x12 full blast in rehearsal (i.e., without miking them). Given that a 2x12 will probably sound more focused in the mids, it might even cut through better than a 4x12.
As for sounding "big", well that might be a problem. I would think having a 2x12 in an oversized cabinet would help.