experience using 2 4x12 cabinets

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  1. 6String69

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    So I have been playing through 2 4x12 cabs and I think the tone is amazing. I can still find a nice volume I like but overall the sound is just awesome! Anyone else like to use 2 4x12 cabs?

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    I never did but how can you not like it ? ;););)
     
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    +1...I always thought a 4x12 cab would be a hassle to lug around so I used 2x12’s. A couple years ago the 2x12’s became a hassle to lug around. Now I use a 1x12, or 2x10.

    4x12’s do sound great when you can wind the amp up!!
     
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    I had a 4x12 many many years ago but man, it was not for me, i mean good and everything but i'm just too lazy to lug around too much and heavy stuff.

    Also i play in small places mainly, nobody needs a 4x12 to play in small bars, that's what i think.

    So i'm a 1x12 supporter or 1x10, also lately i play straight to p.a. everytime that it's possible. :):)
     
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    The 4x12s have wheels at least
     
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    I have both A and B cabinets, and have played them together. Fantastic sound. But more than one just isn't practical at this time.
     
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    I played with two 1970s Bassman bottoms back in the day. Both on wheels and wheeled pretty good. Sold them about 7 years ago and now my biggest is a 2x12. But no more school gyms or theaters and no more clubs. Miss them? Yes. Need them? No. Your set up is a lot like mine. Straight into the Fender tube reverb and into the amp. I have a twin bottom Epiphone Valve Jr now. lol
     
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    4X12's sound awesome. So you're talking awesome times two.

    Practical to gig with? Nope..... but awesome, yep.
     
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    Never could wind mine up, tried everything “look at you you miserable excuse for a speaker cabinet” and “my mate’s 1 x 10 is more of a rock machine than you’ll ever be”. Best try was “I’ve gotten more balls out of a tennis players pocket”. Nothing worked, just sat looking at me.
     
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    Never gigged with two 4x12s but I’ve stood in front of them at countless shows. It’s a sound you can feel physically. If you’re playing the kind of music that benefits from that much firepower, I say go for it.
     
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    :lol: That’s good!!
     
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    I carried far too many 4x12's up far too many staircases, fire escapes etc to ever want to use one again, I'm afraid.

    They do sound cool though..!
     
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    a million years ago I did...
     
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    when I used two 4x12s, and it wasn't even really necessary then.

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    [QUOTE="6String69, post: 9721153, member: 145820", ]So I have been playing through 2 4x12 cabs and I think the tone is amazing. I can still find a nice volume I like but overall the sound is just awesome! Anyone else like to use 2 4x12 cabs?

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    So tell us about that rig. I'm drawing a blank on the name of that Fender head. Wait... is that a Tonemaster? The original, real Tonemaster line?
     
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    The times I did two 4 x 12 cabs I can count on one hand.
    I realized I needed a Roadie for all that Work!

    Anyway, I thought the Tone was Fab.
    The things that lurked inside this cabs were a Joy to chase out with my Marshall! :cool:

    These days, I'm down to my Vibrochamp or, my Musicman.
     
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    So tell us about that rig. I'm drawing a blank on the name of that Fender head. Wait... is that a Tonemaster? The original, real Tonemaster line?[/QUOTE]
    It’s a Fender Supersonic 100
     
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    I played in a band in the late 90s and used two Peavey 5150 2x12 combos, each plugged into a Marshall 4x12 cab. One of them had four 25w Greenbacks, the other four G12-65s.

    Yes, it was glorious.

    Oh, and Paul Cochrane of "Timmy" fame modded both of my 5150 combos. They sounded glorious. I should have never got rid of those amps, but they might have been the heaviest 2x12 combo ever made... and I can't think of a single application that I could use them any more.
     
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    had two full Marshall stax w early 100w JMPs for a while.. completely not needed but had to experience one time, the setting aloud for it so i did it.. the sound and feel was second to none, of course they got loud but wasn't all about that. the fact that you could feel every note move the air in the room was craziness, great time but way overkill.. that all said I still have just as much fun through my deluxe.. good times
     
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