Discussion in 'Amps & Cabs' started by Clifdawg, Mar 5, 2018.
For single speakers, I prefer 12s. Multiple speakers, tens.
Yep, same here. But 2X12 ain't bad either, just different.
If I weren't suffering the health issues I am, I'd probably still be playing through a 2x12. I do love that layout as well ... but my last 2x12 combo weighed in at 68 lbs.
Ouch. Mine is a home made pine cab. It stays where it is anyway.
Mine was a 100w Peavey 2x12 Valveking. Even back then, before my diagnosis, I used a hand-truck.
Nowadays, I pump my smaller Egnater head into a homebuilt 1x12 that's a breeze to carry:
So far I really liked running the neck pickup into the vox set for clean high end and the bridge pickup into the blackstar set for crunchy low end, played around alot!
OH, cripes, m'boy went stereo!
Eliminates the need for an ABY switch box.
A single TRS output jack could also be used on the guitar to eliminate the need for two separate output jacks and cables coming from the guitar.
12'' is the perfect size imho, my Neighbors are agree
Great idea, I like that. But man, that's a short cable ! Hope your pups aren't squealers .
Cable was for reference of connector type only and not intended to be a reprensatation of finished length.
Instead of a splitter cable, a junction box could be fabricated with one TRS input and two TS outputs so that varying lengths of cable of your choice could be used and less chance of a splitter cable failing at the Y.
Funny I just saw one of these in my 1989 standard I think, I'm going to pull it and check.. Didnt look like a two tab mono jack..
Yeah funny, yesterday was the first time I wax potted pickups in my 1989 custom that were squealers
I'll insert something that nobody else has said yet...
I made myself a home made cab with 1/10 and 1/12" speakers.
It sounds awesome. Before anybody credits me with any genius genes...
I'll confess that I got this idea from Kevy Nova, one of our members here.
It's an excellent idea.
That black cab above is what I'm talking about. Those are two 4 ohm
speakers wired in series, so it's an 8 Ohm cab. It sounds awesome to my ear.
I usually power it with the Orange Micro Terror mounted on top, which has a
recommended output of 8 Ohms.
But my Vox VT-30 will run it with no problems, even though its output is
set at 4 Ohms. I modded this amp with a very cool rear mounted panel that
provides an f/x loop as well as a speaker out.
Ain't we got fun? That little Orange amp head will also run two 8 Ohm cabs in
parallel, at a nominal 4 ohms. Adding another 8 Ohm cab with an 8" speaker provides some tonal range that the bigger cab doesn't have.
This is my home practice rig. But I l like the tone well enough to have used it
at two outdoor gigs, where I knew I needed as much reach as I could muster.
So for those members who have the motive and the opportunity, I recommend
a speaker cab with one ten inch and one twelve inch speakers. I like the tone,
and so does Kevy.
I like 10 in a 4x10 like a Tweed Bassman. I am more of a 2x12 guy though and if we talk one speaker it really is a 1x12 for me.
that's a great music room...
Intreresting thread. To me its all down to the quality of the speakers. Lower end amps tend to have cheaper speakers 10 0r 12", and replacing them with a better quality unit will often improve the sound. Most boutiquy (read more expensive) amps have something pretty good installed to begin with.
Further to the above. A few years ago I bought my first small valve amp; a Vox lil' Night Train. It came as a set with a 1x10 celestion VX10 in a close back cab. I was blown away with how good it sounded for what looked like a toy. I figured that if it sounded so good with a 10 it would sound better with a 12, so I kept my eye out for the Vox 1x12 cab (for the 15 watt Night Train), and eventually got a used one cheap. This is an open back cab with a G12M Greenback. Did it sound better than the 1x10? Yes, not astoundingly so, but enough extra bottom end and fullness that the 10 got put on a shelf and hasn't been used since. Now, I also have a Marshall Class 5 combo (1x10 G10 F 15 Celestion). I have run it through the 12" Greenback cab and it made so little difference to the tone that I no longer bother hooking it up and just use the original speaker when I play this amp. I should add this is all at home volumes, might be a different story fully cranked.
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