Dr Bonkers Guitar Cab-Oddities™ Volume 7: MBGR-G 4X12 Guitar Cabinet IR Files Collection
Dr Bonkers presents the Dr Bonkers Guitar Cab-Oddities™ Volume 7: MBGR-G 4X12 Guitar Cabinet IR Files Collection Based upon the Mesa Boogie® 4X12 Recto® Standard OS (Oversized) Slant Cabinet 4FB™ 280w Guitar Amp Cab. This cabinet included the original 4X12 Celestion® 70w V30™ speakers available.
Dr Bonkers impulse response file tribute to this cab is featured in both Fractal Audio Systems® file format, WAV format, and a buy both bundle. Pull down on the menu below to see details on each.
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All tabbed information is for both WAV and Fractal Syx format Cab IR Packs unless otherwise noted.
WAV version is available for immediate purchase. Fractal Syx version is available for immediate purchase. Combo is available for immediate purchase.
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Use of Mesa Boogie®, Recto®, 4FB™, Celestion®, and V30™ are owned by their respective corporate entities and mentioned on this site under the terms of fair use. Use of Fractal Audio Systems®, AX-8™, Axe-FXII™, Cab Lab3™, and Ultra-Res™ are owned by Fractal Audio Systems® and mentioned on this site under the terms of fair use. Any band names or artists mentioned in a purely historical & educational context are owned by their respective corporate entities and mentioned on this site under the terms of fair use. All such mentions do not connote any endorsement, approval, or use of Dr Bonkers Soundlab LLC® products. The trade name of HypeReal™ in the context of Cabinet Impulse Response Packs as well as the actual files for sale on this website are the intellectual property of Dr Bonkers Soundlab LLC® and may only be used under the terms of the EULA.
Inspired Model Recorded as Impulse Response (IR) Files:
Mesa Boogie® 4X12 Recto® Standard OS (Oversized) Slant Cabinet 4FB™ 280w Guitar Amp Cab
Cabinet Speakers Loaded in Model Captured: the original 4X12 Celestion® 70w V30™ speakers
Microphones Used in This Cab Impulse Response (IR) Cab Pack:
AKG C414 XLS
AKG 451 EB
AKG D-12vr (used in passive mode)
Audio Technica AT4033
Blue Electronics “The Ball” (used in “active mode”)
David Bock Audio – Soundelux U97
Sennheiser MD 421 II
Sennheiser MD 441
Past Brand Cabinet Users
Here are some famous players who were rumored to have historically used a similar type of cabinet in the past as reference and educational purposes for your tone quest or inspiration:
Vernon Reid – Living Colour
Adam Jones – Tool
John Petrucci – Dream Theater
Kim Thayil – Soundgarden
Mark Tremonti – Alter Bridge, Tremonti
Chris Shiflett – Foo Fighters
Richard Kruspe – Rammstein
Mark Gemini Thwaite – The Mission, Peter Murphy
Pete Loeffler – Chevelle
Chad Kroeger- Nickelback
Sean Hurwitz – Smash Mouth
Tim Wheeler – Ash
Curt Chambers – Dr Dre, Eminem
Pierangelo Giglioni – Stormlord
Daniel Fries – Affector
Kuisma Aalto – Mokoma
Carlos Pagan – White Knuckle Riot
When you think of Rock and Metal music of the 1980’s, 1990’s, and early 2000’s, this cabinet was the “other” workhorse that many used in the studio and on tour. The Celestion® V30™ speakers had a barely controllable bass response, mid scoop, a treble edge that could cut through mixes, and could push a lot of dB-SPL before breaking up. You either loved these speakers or you hated them, but no one could deny that these speakers could shape an over-driven or edge of breakup amp well.
This 4X12 is the most balanced sounding Recto® cabinet I have come across in over 20 years of recording as it is an older, heavily toured cab with the higher wattage, well used speakers. The cab has the ability to cut through a mix, not make your ears bleed unintentionally, and can make dialing in Recto® style amp sims an easy task while still sounding great with a variety of other amp models.
Wav & Combo Pack File Compatibility Info
Please check the documentation of your Yamaha® THR-100™, Kemper® KPA™ (Kemper Profiler Amp), Line 6® Helix™, Boss® GT-1000™, Two Notes® Torpedo™, Atomic Amps® Amplifire™, NuX® Cerberus™, AMT® Pangaea CP-100™, Positive Grid® Bias™, or other hardware or software based Impulse Response (IR) loader to see which WAV file format is correct to use.
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