- Mesa Recto w/ Mesa v30s
- Mesa Recto w/ Mesa c90s
- Marshall 1960AX w/ Greenbacks
- Marshall 1960 w/ v30s
The Mesa w/ v30 is my go to cab for everything recording, it just "works" in the mix. The Mesa w/ c90s was my live cab for years, and works really well for cleans, and handles a lot of volume well. The Marshall AX is somewhat new to me, and I'm just getting used to it. So far I really like what it does for crunchy tones, but I haven't really A/B'd it with the v30s.
That leaves the Marshall w/ v30s. I've A/B'd it against the Mesa w/ v30s and the Mesa wins hands down. I'm not sure if it's the speakers or the cab construction, but the Marshall never gets used.
So I'm thinking that maybe I'll swap out the speakers in the Marshall to have some other tonal options. Since this cab won't be used live, I could have a different speaker in each position (making sure impedance is matched), or go for an x-pattern. My question for you all... what do you think I should get (budget is not a factor), and is the cab worth upgrading?
I'm currently thinking that a combination of Alico Gold and Creambacks would cover the ground that my other cabs don't. I'm not interested in putting in the 75s, as I can find a beat up Marshall cab w/ 75s in it already for less than a set of 75s would cost w/o a cab.