Grabbed kmanick's Avatar 2x12, since I was sick of carrying a 105 pound cab around whenever I wanted to go jam with someone. Partly for that reason, I hadn't even taken my rig with me when I moved out of my last place and in with a friend while I go through the process of closing on my own condo, so this is as much a "getting my Roadster back" thread as a "New Cab Day" thread.
This is WAY taller than I expected - it's probably nearly 2/3 as tall as a 4x12, and while I loved how my old Recto 2x12 sounded (especially mic'd up, where it was really mid heavy and just worked awesome for solos), this looks significantly less silly. Whether this is a long term keeper depends on if it sounds different enough from my Recto 4x12 - I figure if I'm going to have two cabs then I want them to be pretty different sounding for recording use, and not just have one light enough to carry around easier, so I'll have to experiment after I move.
Tonally, I haven't gotten the opportunity to really crank it up with my Roadster yet, nor have I been able to A/B it against the 4x12, but when I plug into my amp, it sounds like a Mesa Roadster. So I'm happy with it.
Also, at 61 pounds, I can move it AND still be able to lift my arms over my head the next day!
Unrelated note - I also got to try the Flashback in the FX loop of my Roadster for the first time. The thing is TOTALLY transparent which I'm ecstatic about. I actually didn't mind the coloration on my lead sound (it smoothed out the highs and seemed to add a little midrange saturation), but it's clearer now for solos, and the looper sounds phenomenal, there's no signal degradation at all that I can hear.
Anyway, obligatory iPhone shot:
Also, one of the many well-kept secrets on this board is that Nick is an absolute MONSTER of a player. Seriously, you guys need to start hassling him to go ahead and record an album of his own, we jammed for a while while I was over there and he was just tearing it up.
Good score, although they really need to do something about that logo