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4X12 Liberator pairing with Marshall

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sodapop_2k_50059
09/13/2018 9:09pm

Hi, I have been using a Blackstar HT20H through a pair of Blackstar 112's for rhythm work in my home studio and am upgrading. I am buying a Marshall Origin 20 head and will be pairing it with a Blackstar 412 I picked up dirt cheap. My 112 cabs are loaded with WGS Liberator 80's (which I adore) and I want to pair them in an X pattern in the 4X12. I use the low wattage head with a bit of preamp breakup and the master volume pretty wide open and hit it with an EQ to boost, the HT20 sounded okay this way but the Marshall is a BEAST! I have been eyeing the British Lead speaker as a compliment to the pair of Lib's for the 4X12, I am basically using an early 80's hard rock/glam metal sound with a bit more shape to the midrange to make it a tad chunkier. Kind of a Mick Mars of Motley Crue/Dave Murray of Iron Maiden kind of sound, but with more modern character from the speakers and EQing. Just want to know if I am looking in the right direction. Thanks.

VAUGHN SKOW
09/13/2018 11:16pm

Okay ... two good pics here ... one the Brit Lead you're already thinking ... that will take you in the exact classic "Mick Mars of Motley Crue/Dave Murray of Iron Maiden kind of sound" you describe ... so great!
The other choice ... if you also may want to go in a more modern/postmodern direction with less in your face midrange would be a pair of Ret 30s.

sodapop_2k_50059
09/14/2018 10:04am

I had considered switching from the Liberator 80's I already have, but I do love the pronounced mids and rounded off highs they give. I am assuming, bad habit I know, that the Lib 80's will produce a little more low frequency content in a closed back cabinet and lose a little volume in the top end? The very pushed mid sound is quite what I am after, I play post-rock and the lion's share of my tone shaping takes place in the midrange bands. Thank you Vaughn, you have an awesome company with awesome products! I always tell my buddies to check out what you have on offer before going to the C or E corporations.

VAUGHN SKOW
09/14/2018 9:10pm

"I am assuming, bad habit I know, that the Lib 80's will produce a little more low frequency content in a closed back cabinet and lose a little volume in the top end? "

More lows: yes ...
Less highs ... not really, but it kind of sounds that way as the lows are augmented, and the cab becomes more directional.

Sounds like the Brit Lead is the best choice :-)