It's my first post! Hi.
I need to give back the cab I'm borrowing from a buddy and get my own. Thinking to go with Avatar... Question is, which speakers?
I understand the general thought is that the cab IRs suck in the POD Pro (don't flame over the Fractal unit - I'm poor and the POD is plenty powerful for me, plus it's more versatile for apartment dwelling rather than a 6505+). So, I haven't had the luxury of playing through a ton of cabs, much less getting to hear many singled out. Been well exposed to 1960's and Mesa cabs though, and that's about it. To me, I don't like G12T75s - I like midrange. While playing around and creating my own patches, I tried out the Dr. Z cab and found I liked it; quite powerful/punchy, yet warm and smooth. It's modeling a 2x12 with a G12H30 and a V30. Of course my default train of thought was to get all V30s when purchasing a new cab, but this Dr. Z IR got me wondering.
Here's the status. I recorded four patches in the clip I'm linking, the run order is as follows:
1.) Mesa head with Dr. Z cab
2.) Mesa head with Mesa cab
3.) Engl head with Dr. Z cab
4.) Engl head with Mesa cab
All used a 57 on axis. Also, posted a screen shot for trial one. The other trials have relatively the same settings, with some tweaking on the bass/treble tones for the TubeScreamer and the head. Chose these head models because I bet a lot of you who can answer me have had plenty of experience with both, and because I'll be running the POD through a Mesa 50/50 live (all share 6L6 power tubes).
My newb question is this: does the clip sound accurate to the descriptions I gave? If you were in a room listening to these combinations, how "off" is the sound? Should I even consider this as intelligent insight into tonal characteristics of these speakers?
Mind you, this is really only for my listening pleasure at band practices and live since I'll still be using IR's when recording at home. However, when that day comes that I can finally get a 6505+, I want a cab that can do it justice too!
IMO if your wanting a real 6505+. You should get a Mesa cab. I have played my 6505+ with alot of diff cabs and always come back to the Mesa. Keep in mind it's just my opinion, tone is ultimately up to your ears. That being said there is a reason a 5150/6505 Mesa combo is so popular with tons of metal bands.