Hi all, the other guitarist in my band is looking at getting a Harley Benton G212 Vintage to replace his Marshall 1936, since he prefers the sound of V30s and the Marshall is made from MDF whereas the Harley is ply. His rig will be a Schecter Hellraiser C7 into an Engl Invader 100.
Now, I'm wondering as the Harley is front loaded, would it make much of a difference to mod it to be a rear loading cab? From what I can see in this video
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nJA5VsDi2s]Harley Benton G212 Vintage Cabinet - take a look inside - YouTube[/VIDEO]
The Harley already has a centre support strut, so the only thing that would need to be added is something for the rear to screw in to.
It seems like a great cab for the money, but all the soundclips I've heard of it are slightly fizzy and a little lacking in depth, especially on palm mutes.
Anybody got any insight into this? Am I overlooking anything obvious? I'm not exactly going into this blind; I built a cab with my Uncle a couple of years ago
4x12 Cab Build - Sevenstring.org (link to the build thread)
TL;DR, mod a front mounted 2x12 to rear mounting, am I being an idiot?
Would it be worth doing that? I don't know how much difference it would make to the sound of the cab. I've got one of those Harley Bentons and it's a great cab for the money, but it's nothing too special either. They are a little fizzy sounding and there's not a load of low end from it but I've heard that about V30's anyway so it might be the speaker. My brother has the 1936 cab and it's actually a good bit bigger in size than the Harley Benton and has a slightly fuller sound.