need a use for (3) Greenbacks and (1) Jensen Special Design

Discussion in 'The Loudhouse' started by Eminence_Front, Apr 27, 2010.

    Apr 27, 2010
  1. Eminence_Front Osiris Chickenfingers

    Hey guys,

    It's that season again where I dust off the lawnmower, and make room in the garage for Spring / Summer projects.

    i have had these (3) Greenbacks (8ohm 25W) sitting around since early winter, and since been unable to seduce someone into a trade, or parting with the hard earned Dolla', I thought I might slap them into a cabinet and just hang onto them.

    I swapped out the stock speaker in my Deluxe, which is a Jensen Special Design 12" 8-ohm, otherwise I'd have 4. So as is, it's (3) x 12" Greenbacks and (1) 12" Jensen Special Design.

    What I am wondering is, 1.) is having this different speaker in a quad going to make an impact on the overlal sound, or is it going to be negligible ?

    2.) What's a reasonable price to pay for an empty cabinet ? 4 x 12 ?

    What are the pro's and con's of Slant vs. Straight.

    Now seriously, I am never going to need a 4 x 12 extension cab, but I figure it might make for more interesting trade bait if I loaded them into a cabinet and put up a demo clip or something.

    Any advice is appreciated.

  2. Apr 27, 2010
  3. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    Slant is going to be a bit more present and easy ot hear, where the straight is going to have some more bass response. I have no idea about the combo of all of them in a single 4x12 but Id think that the Jensen character might be a bit overwhelmed. Maybe a 2x12 with the Jensen and a Greenback and keep trying to unload the leftover greenies?
  4. Apr 27, 2010
  5. Prages User Error

    I find the biggest difference between slant and straight cabs is with dispersion. Slants point the speakers more toward your ears so you can hear them better. They also have the top two speakers and the bottom two speakers on a seperate plane, so the sound isn't quite so focused.

    Don't know how much an unloaded 412 goes for, but you can often find old 412s with crappy speakers in pawn shops for pretty cheap, so you might think about going that route, even though that'll leave you with 4 more crappy speakers.

    I wouldn't think the one non-greenback would affect the overall tone too much, but if the single speaker is a lot more efficient than the Greenies (and Greenbacks aren't all that efficient), it might make a bit of difference. As long as the Jenson doesn't suck, I'd say give it a shot and see what happens.
  6. Apr 27, 2010
  7. Eminence_Front Osiris Chickenfingers

    what about something like this ?

    I'd ideally like to recover the grill with the Silver Material on the Fender Deluxe Grill.

    Empty Cabinet for $40
  8. Apr 27, 2010
  9. I was watching the video below of Steve Vai's gear. He uses a 3 x 12" monitor that contains a Fender in the middle flanked by 2 Carvins.

    Skip to 4:50 if you want to get right to it

    I agree with Kerouac that the Jensen might get swallowed up in a 412, but that 312 intrigues me and a 212 is always cool.
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  10. Apr 27, 2010
  11. Eminence_Front Osiris Chickenfingers

    can't do 212 because they're 8-ohm.

    I need to run two-pairs in parallel to get an 8-ohm load on my Deluxe ext. jack.
  12. Apr 27, 2010
  13. Eminence_Front Osiris Chickenfingers


    I try SO HARD not to like Vai, but GawDamn he's cool and Epic. . .
  14. Apr 27, 2010
  15. Prages User Error

    That $40 cab could be made of particleboard, but for $40, it'll at least give you a useable cabinet to mount your speakers in. Plus, you can probably sell the speakers that are in it (provided they work at all) for $10 each or something.
  16. Apr 27, 2010
  17. Eminence_Front Osiris Chickenfingers

    its made in Taiwan by Smarvo, so i am going to assume it is MDF construction.

    in any case, other than weight there isn't a huge helluva difference in the two. (although Pine is much more moisture resilient.)

    I called the dude, he's still got it, and he's 4 blocks from me, so.....Seems like a

    I'll have to rewire it since the mode switch is setup for Mono-4/16ohm and 8+8 Stereo.
  18. Apr 27, 2010
  19. telecaster911 Kick Henry Jackassowski

    I'd like to have one of the Greenbacks. Are you looking for anything in particular in a trade?
  20. Apr 27, 2010
  21. Eminence_Front Osiris Chickenfingers

    Meh, Tele, at this point I am game for pretty much anything. . .
  22. Apr 27, 2010
  23. The Crusher The non chosen one!

    I wouldn't mind havin two greenbacks!....whats the deal of the day....good guy price?
  24. Apr 30, 2010
  25. Eminence_Front Osiris Chickenfingers

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