Princeton into a 2×10 cab?

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  1. gobi_grey

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    How's it sound through a 2×10, 2×12 or maybe even a 4×10?
    Anyone who's tried it, can you describe the sound/volume/headroom.
     
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    I got a 1x12 cab for mine. I figured it doesn't have the balls for 2 x 12. Maybe I'm wrong.

    I did try running at 4 ohms - using the combo 10 plus the 12 extension. Thought it sounded better with just the 12.
     
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    Definitely wrong. The 2x12s ARE the balls
     
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    10-15 watts is plenty to drive a 2-12...only you can decide if it works for you. Probably plenty for a 4-12 as well, in most situations.

    Lets assume you have a 50 W Marshall, for half volume you are looking at 5 W.

    Bass may be a bit flubby, though. Or more to the point, your might notice the flubby bass more...
     
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    Someday I will put mine in a 4x10.
    I suspect it could be the ultimate grab an go gigger for these quieter times.
    The new Super Reverb
     
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    I used to have a '63 Princeton (non-reverb) I put a 1X12" in that cabinet, and it sounded GREAT! BTW, I used an Eminence "Jensen" copy.
     
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    I have a Vox Pathfinder 15R (15 watts) in a 4X8" cabinet......sounds amazing.
     
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    I have an SCX2 which behaves and sounds more or less like a Princeton. Into a 2 x 10 Tremolux cab, loaded with Webers, it has room-filling punch. The SCX2 has a Princeton PI and power section so it’s got plenty of low end: as volume goes up, bass needs to be dialed down to keep the 2 x 10 sounding right.
     
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    I wish Fender would offer a head version of the Princeton Reverb. I'd buy one in a minute.
     
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    A 2x10" cab can be a joy to the ears. My Champ, G3 and Cub 10 all sound wonderful. A full, 3D sound with less beaming than a single 10" or 12". Plus, as an added bonus, acquiring a cab opens up the possibility of buying additional head units, because reasons.
     
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    I did the 12" mod in the std cab.

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    Then I did a 2 x 10 cab.

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    Still waiting on the speakers tho. Got held up by the Xmas rush.
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    It could be purely psychological but, I like 10” speakers.
    I like a single 10” or 2x10” and 3x10” like a Bandmaster or 4 x 10” like a Bassman
    A single 12” is nice, but more than that, like 2x12” or more is too much, for me. Like I said purely psychological.

    I also like multiple 8” Weber Alnico’s.
     
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    I still want to try a Princeton Reverb with 4x8".
     
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    Isn’t that called a Vibrolux?
     
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    Mojotone makes a Princeton size head cabinet. Just slap your Princeton/PRRI chassis right inside.
     
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    Eeeeh, I just can't bring myself to gut my new 65RI, but yeah, in kind of on the lookout for a used PR.
     
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    Here's a little different idea. A 4x10 cab I've shown here before:

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    Four 10" Webers (Blue Pup, Silver Ten, 10A125, 10F150) all very close in efficiency and power rating. Each speaker is wired individually. I can play each speaker individually or, by using a parallel cable, play any two speakers as a combo = a total of ten tonal options. To play all four at once I need to build another parallel cable and a series cable (haven't done that yet).

    I also use a Weber Z-Matcher, so I can play all three of my amps (including an AC4HW1) through this cab.

    It also has a three-piece back.

    You can't take this one with you to gigs, though, unless you have a gorilla as one of your band members.
     
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    Why stop at four 10" speakers? ;)

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    Does a Princeton have deep enough throw for a cab like that?
     
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