10" is the perfect speaker size.

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  1. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    For single speakers, I prefer 12s. Multiple speakers, tens.
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Yep, same here. But 2X12 ain't bad either, just different.
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Ouch. Mine is a home made pine cab. It stays where it is anyway.
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    Mine was a 100w Peavey 2x12 Valveking. Even back then, before my diagnosis, I used a hand-truck.

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    Nowadays, I pump my smaller Egnater head into a homebuilt 1x12 that's a breeze to carry:

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  6. Lunacy the Faded

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    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! 20190408_010445.jpg
     
  7. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    OH, cripes, m'boy went stereo!
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Awesome setup!
    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.


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  9. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    12'' is the perfect size imho, my Neighbors are agree :lol:
     
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    Great idea, I like that. But man, that's a short cable ! Hope your pups aren't squealers :rofl:.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Cable was for reference of connector type only and not intended to be a reprensatation of finished length. :smile:

    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.
     
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  12. Lunacy the Faded

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    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..

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    Yeah funny, yesterday was the first time I wax potted pickups in my 1989 custom that were squealers

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  13. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    I'll insert something that nobody else has said yet...
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    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.
     
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    Dale Well-Known Member

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    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.

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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    that's a great music room...
     
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    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.
     
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    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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