Any thoughts on modifying a Mesa TA30 1x12 combo?I bought a JBL K120 about 2 years ago with the intention of putting it in a 1x12 cabinet and then acquiring an MC50 and SMS preamp. Lately I’ve been playing more blues than Dead tunes so I don’t really need a full blown Jerry set up. The Mesa is actually a pretty versatile amp and I’m now thinking of just swapping out the existing speaker for the JBL. Alternatively I could put the JBL in an extension cab but I’d like to keep the footprint of my rig to a minimum.
A speaker swap isn't a mod to me - it's just a speaker swap.
As long as the speaker fits, it can't hurt to test it in your combo.
BTW, I own a TA-15 which I run through a Reverend open back 1X12 with a Weber Ceramic Blue Dog, 30W, lightly doped. Awesome Vox tones and the Marshall channel ain't bad, either.
This is what the TAs do best, or course - Vox and Marshall (it wouldn't occur to me to use mine for Dead but if it works for you, that's all that matters).