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4 x 10 speaker suggestions

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Marc Burger, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Marc Burger

    Marc Burger NEW MEMBER!

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    planning to build a 4 x 10 cab with 4 Celestion 8 Ohm speakers.
    2 switches let me switch from all 4 wired in parallel (2 Ohms) for use with a Bassman Head to a 2 series/2 parallel wiring (8 Ohms) for use with Hot Rod Deluxe or AC30.
    I once built a 2 x 10 with 2 Vintage 10's in it.
    I might move these over to the new 4 x 10 plus 2 10 inch Golds.
    Or.. 2 x Creamback + 2 Gold.
    Or.. dunno. Any idea's, pro's/cons?
    Thanks!
     
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  2. W.L.Weller

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    Closed back? Pay attention to the relative efficiencies of the speakers you mix and match. I've had this problem in closed-back 2x12s, where one speaker just drowns out the other one.
     
  3. schmee

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    I would run the Bassman at 8 ohms too. I use to run one with a big JBL at 8 ohms gigging a long time and it was great. No issues.
     
  4. W.L.Weller

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    That's probably too big a mismatch if the Bassman OT only has a 2Ω tap. At least at higher volumes. But if you say you used a 2Ω Bassman with an 8Ω speaker load and it was fine, I have no reason to doubt you.
     
  5. corliss1

    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    I'm assuming he means a tweed bassman, that's usually setup for 4x10s @ 8ohms each.
     
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    Have you considered acquiring a Marshall 1965, 4x10?
     
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