Dumb Question Time: External Cab verse 2nd Amp?

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  1. Rialto1564

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    What is the difference in terms of power and stereo effect between having an amp with an external speaker cabinet verse two of the same amps?

    Let's say for example a Peavey Bandit with external cab, verse two Bandits.
     
  2. VintageSG

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    External cab = dual mono. Nice wide sound stage, but not stereo. You need something like a reverb pedal that gives a stereo output, not dual mono, and two amps to get the stereo goodness.
     
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    It's kind of stereo if the speakers and cabs have very different characteristics.
     
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    Can someone explain how stereo works with amps? In what way do the L and R signals differ?

    Re the original question, beyond most of twice the weight and expense, :D what's the effect of twice the power?
     
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    You want phase modulation and linear non-allignment explained?

    Just get a a good stereo chorus stomp box ...they split the signal great for 2 amps.

    imho

    Back in the 70s I had stereo (dirt and clean) each side of stage
    Marshall stage left, and Fender stage right.

    Lots of weight, parts, etcl
     
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    I'm wondering the same thing. Having trouble running my pro jr into a 212, so maybe I sell the cab & get a 2nd pro jr.
     
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    mismatched speakers is simple and effective
     
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    Depends how/what you run.

    Some use something like 'ping pong' delay which bounces repeats between Left and right signal, for example.

    Some use a huge sweeping phase or chorus across L/R.
    Some run one amp 'Wet' and one 'Dry'

    I split the signal with my phaser, and usually run one clean amp, one dirty amp, for OD tones, and both amps clean for clean tones
     
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    Stereo. Yummy.
     
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