Reid’s guitar rig had a much more modern vibe than the other players on the tour. In addition to his signature Parker guitar and Roland processor, it featured a Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier with a matching 4x12 loaded with Celestion Vintage 30s and mic’d with Sennheiser e906 (left) and a Shure SM57 (right).more
"I used a Marshall® Valvestate 100 watt head going through a model 1960A cabinet with Celestion® Vintage 30s in it, and that was killer. For effects, I used a Digitech® Whammy, an old Ibanez® chorus, and I also used a Line 6® Pod Pro for a lot of my effects as well because it has a wide variety of effects that I really like."more
"I find it advantageous that a lot of sound guys are familiar with the Mesa Boogie 4×12 straight (standard sized) cabinet with vintage 30s. I often find myself wondering if people actually like the way the 30s sound or if they just trust someone else’s influence too much. This cab, however, does get the job done and I find that it responds well with the Rectifier. It lives on its side when I’m using casters."more
In a 2x12 can be a little congested in the mid range, but in a 4x12 they sit very nicely in a mix. Put two of these on the bottom and two Greenbacks on the top and you've got a killer cabinet.
the V30 cuts a mix and can sound quite good in a loud 4 piece... more cannot be said of it. Its entire reputation is based on the original 80s models. Those Marshall branded 'vintage' speakers you find in some mid 80s amps and cabs sound really, really good. Celestion branded ones are a crap shoot. I don't think its just that the older ones are really broken in. Celestion messed with the formula like they always do and created yet another collectible speaker that sounds great but cannot be replicated. Thanks guys.
Tossed this into my Blackstar Club 40 after a lot of research and it made a world of difference. It plays quiet for bedroom levels (which was almost impossible before) and has a lot more overall presence when cranked up. Great overdrive tones. Slash uses these, I mean come on.