Opinion on unloaded Mesa Boogie 1516A cabinet.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Cambo Funk, Jan 24, 2018.


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    Bought an empty one of these cabs for $50, this is a picture of mine with the stock, re-coned speakers so you can see it loaded. Now, I had a question and asking everyone's opinion on something...
    With the two 6" speakers on the top right, would there be any good reason to change the bottom 6" to an 8"? It'll fit with a little room, if cut it out of course. Could it be fun to mess around with the sound and output? Or just leave it as is and never look back...
    If you could give an opinion on this as well, what speaker selection would you use to put in? I'm already making a cab that won't sound like it would stock because I don't have the original EV's. It still has the original crossover in it though. The 6" mids are 16ohm, the 10" and the 15" are 8ohm.
    Thanks for your input and have a great one.
     
  2. I would suggest trying to get it back to as close to original as you can.
    I highly doubt you can second guess MB and do any better then they did.

    It shouldn't be too hard to find some EVs.
    Starting with only 50 bux you can spend a good bit before it stops being a good deal.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2018
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  3. I can't find the 6" speakers though. :-(
     
  4. That seems to be a common problem.
    Apparently the 6s weren't very rugged.
    I can't say what is the closest to them, but there are
    other 6s that may even be better.
    They might require a change in the crossover to
    be balanced with the other speakers.

    All in all, I think if Sir Paul likes these things,
    they must have something going for them.
    I don't think light weight is their strong point, though.
    I'd bet he doesn't have to even think about that part. :laugh:
     
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