Mesa Boogie 1x12 Thiele : iamqman's user review
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When you think of Mesa Boogie you think of rugged no holds barred killer sounding and constructed amplifiers and cabinets. Mesa has built a reputation of being the industry standard of heavy duty guitar related products. This little cab may be small, but it falls right in line with the rest of the Mesa Boogie bully amp family.
I think Mesa Boogie is a bunch of bullies in the sense that there products are so dense and durable that you use them to survive an atom bomb. The will outlast most of the humans on earth, that is how well build there products are built.
This cab is the exact same dimensions, tone and features as the black standard thiele. However, this one is a sharp looking bare woof and wicker grill front. You get a beautifully exposed wood case and top it off with a classy wicker front. These hardwood cabs and amps are unique to Mesa Boogie and have a class all their own. Some will say that the bare wood exposed will have a different tone than a cabinet that that is covered in tolex. I think they are crazy because leaving wood exposed will cause no sound change what so ever, and especially in a cabinet this small.
Mesa Boogie 1x12 Thiele Custom Hardwood/Wicker Compact Cab Features:
* Front ported
* Closed back
* 90-watt power handling
* 1 x 12" C90 speaker
* Marine-grade Baltic birch cabinet construction
* Hardwood expose cabinet
* Wicker front baffle
* Slip cover included
This little small 1x12 cab is a rugged determined little beats of a cab. These cabs have so many great uses to them. You can use them as single cabs for an amp or you can use them for a wet/ dry setup that has been so popular over the last few years by many guitarists.
The tone of this speaker in opinion sells the theme that Mesa has been sporting for many years. Sure their Celestion V30's are probably the most popular speaker that they use since so many guitar players resort to them, but the Celestion C90 are fit for the king. These speakers have a character to them that screams rock and roll. The have a punch to them that other speaker only wish they could hit. You have a perfectly voiced speaker to go along with many of the perfectly voiced amplifiers.
This is my personally favorite speaker that marries many the Mesa Boogie amplifiers. I especially like them hen used with a Mark series amp from Mwsa Boogie. I find that the voicing sensitivity of this speaker brings out the best sonic frequencies to the amps.
At new you can pick these cabinet up for about $440. Not tha bad of a price but not cheap either for a cab this small. However, I can tell you that this is many guitar players go to cab for the wet dry setup.
Speakers 1 x 12" C90
Cabinet Type Straight
Construction Material Birch
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Other I/O No other I/O
Impedance 8 ohms
Weight 36 lbs.