With this cab, called V2-Boa, Valhallir-owner Andy has fullfilled his personal dream.
He found a 49 year old, empty Orange® 4×12 cab in a friend’s reharsal room, that had not aged very well.
Andy ripped off the old Tolex (which was painted in black) , grinded the surface (what a frakkin’ job) and loaded the cab with some great speakers, after additional bracings and
acoustic improvements. And he tolex’d it with blood-red Snakeskin tolex, which led to her new name “V2-Boa” and quickly it became Andy’s favorite cab for his progmetal-band Chaos Inside
Let’s talk about the speakers:
Speaker A is a Celestion® T75 from 1987, with 1777 Kurt Mueller Cone. This version is very different to it’s modern versions, as there is less scoop and a better overall midrange
as known (and often hated) from the new China-mad models.
Speaker B is a Celestion® G12-80 from 1981, also with 1777 Kurt Mueller Cone. Because of it’s coil, the vented big magnet and the 1777 cone it could definitely be called the “Father” of the
legendary Mesa Black Shadow MC-90s by Celestion®.
Speaker C is a US-made WGS Warehouse® Veteran 30, often desribed as the “better” V30.
Speaker D is a US-made Scumback® by Weber SA12H-75-16 from 2005, developed from guitar speaker-legend Ted Weber for Scumback, to obtain the legendary Pulsonic-cone sound, paired with
a modern charakter. Let’s say: G12-H30 on testosterone! Truly a highlight in this cab!
Loading a cabinet with different speakers is very difficult, as it can cause some weird phase issues. So we did a lot of trial&error with several different speakers to make V2-Boa the best
possible mix-cab. You need some “Überkab-Flavour”? Mix The T75 with the Veteran30 IRs. You wanna go Mesa Roadking- or Halfback style? Take the G12-80. You would love some Orange-like G12-H30 Pulsonic mojo? Give the Scumback H75 a go.
The following microphones have been used and abused for this cab pack:
sE Electronics® 4400 II
sE Electronics® sE8
sE Electronics® V7X
Beyerdynamic M-160 Ribbon
sE Electronics® VR1 Ribbon – Mike Amon Mod (www.mikrofonservice.at)
Royer® R121 Ribbon
Low resonance frequency : 104 Hz.
How does V2-Boa sound? Let Al River’s guitars do the talking:
Mr. “Tone” Marco Fanton is also having big fun with our V2-Boa:
Marco goes METAL:
And here’s a nice one from Steven. He’s the guitarist from Austria’s Alternative Rockband “Nine Lives” with some A-Smith: