Dr Bonkers Guitar Cab-Oddities™ Volume A: JMLD 4X12 Guitar Cabinet IR Collection
Dr Bonkers presents the Dr Bonkers Guitar Cab-Oddities™ Volume A: JMLD 4X12 Guitar Cabinet IR Collection based upon a 1983 Marshall® 1960A JCM 800 Lead Series™ Guitar Amp Cabinet. This cabinet included the original 4X12 Celestion® G12-80 speakers (Codes: FR 27 & T3351).
This cab pack has an ultra-low price and limited mic selection so that you can compare Dr Bonkers Guitar Cabinet impulse response (IR) files to other providers’ takes on the Marshall® cab in a low cost-low risk way. I am hoping this cab pack will give you the confidence to try my other offerings.
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 Marshall®, 1960A JCM 800 Lead Series™, Celestion®, and G12-80™ 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:
1983 Marshall® 1960A JCM 800 Lead Series™ Guitar Amp
Cabinet Speakers Loaded in Model Captured: the original 4X12 Celestion®
G12-80 speakers (Codes: FR 27 & T3351)
Microphones Used in This Cab Impulse Response (IR) Cab Pack:
AKG 451 EB
AKG D-12vr (used in passive mode)
Audio Technica AT4033
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:
James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett – Metallica
Dave Mustaine – Megadeth
Mick Mars – Mötley Crue
James Iha & Billy Corgan – Smashing Pumpkins
Bill Kelliher – Mastodon
Kerry King & Jeff Hanneman – Slayer
Slash – Guns ‘n Roses
Brett Gurewitz – Bad Religion
Dino Cazares – Fear Factory
Zakk Wylde – Ozzy Osbourne
Mike Mushok – Staind
Elliott Randall – Studio Session Legend
Andy Scott – Sweet
C. C. DeVille – Poison
Tom Morello – Rage Against the Machine
Photo of Celestion® G12-80 speakers
Celestion® G12-80 speakers (Codes: FR 27 & T3351)
When you think of Rock and Metal music of the 1980’s and 1990’s, this cabinet was a workhorse that many used in the studio and on tour. The Celestion® G12-80 speakers were the forerunners of today’s FRFR speakers in that they had a tight bass response, could push a lot of dB-SPL before breaking up, and did not have the extreme frequency notches that many other guitar speakers had in that era. You either loved these speakers or you hated them, but no one could deny that these speakers had nice cleans and could shape an over-driven amp well.
This is the best sounding 4X12 I have ever come across in that you could hook any amp sim up to at least one of the cab mixes I have provided and have a viable, useful tone with little virtual knob twirling. As I said in the Why Dr Bonkers section as well as in the FAQ section, I don’t give out free samples or look to offer guitar cabs that other impulse response (IR) file providers already offer, but I realize guitarists need a baseline from which to judge a guitar cab impulse response (IR) file provider’s mic selection, technique, and taste level in selecting particular examples of cabs to capture.
Wav & Combo Pack File Compatibility Info
Please check the documentation of your Yamaha® THR-100™, Kemper® KPA™ (Kemper Profiler Amp), Line 6® Helix™, Two Notes® Torpedo™, Atomic Amps® Amplifire™, Digitech® GSP 1101™, NuX® Cerberus™, AMT® Pangaea CP-100™, Mooer® Radar™, Positive Grid® Bias™, or other hardware or software based Impulse Response (IR) loader to see which WAV file format is correct to use.
All company trademarks for Fractal Audio Systems®, Marshall®, Celestion®,Yamaha®, Line6®, Kemper®, Two Notes®, AMT®, NuX®, Positive Grid®, Mooer®, Atomic Amps®, & Digitech®, are owned by their respective corporate entities and mentioned under fair use.