Hi. I'm relatively new to the forum but have done quite a bit of research so far and have gotten a ton of good info. I'm in a Dead cover band that formed over the summer in Jackson, WY http://thedeadlocks.com and am working on refining my Jerry tone. Am getting one of Troy Post's guitars, and as far as the amp setup goes, am set on the sms classic JG mod preamp>McIntosh mc250 power amp. My question is basically: what my best options for a speaker cabinet? Hard Truckers? I feel this would be the easiest since it looks like I could just order of their JG-1s with JBL E120s, but it looks like that would probably set me back quite a bit of money, and I wonder if their cabs are really worth that these days. Does anyone have experience with current Hard Truckers cabs? It looks like I could get a custom Weber 2X12 with neomags or california 12s for much less money, but would I be sacrificing tone? Any other options out there?
HT cabs are no doubt very good. There are two regularly-contributing members here that also make very nice cabs, Modz and Hogan.
Here's Tracy's (Modz) website; afraid I don't have Hogans off-hand, but I have done business with him as well and was quite happy.
I'm sure either of these fellows will be able to set you up at a fraction of the HT cost. Or, you can go the "authentic" route and go with HT's. Hope you enjoy, either way!