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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by parisdobermans, Aug 4, 2021.
2x12 vs 4x10 preference for gigging & why…
2x12 closed back. More thump - I play different genres, but tend to prefer a rockier tone no matter the genre
Whatever is lighter. I’ve had some heavy-ass 2x12s.
Honestly, I’m all about lightweight and portability when it comes to gigging. A 1x12 is fine by me.
When I play clean, undistorted music, I prefer 2 12s.
They seem to sound fuller, and seem to break up later, to me anyways.
I do like 4-10s also, especially for rockier stuff.
They can sound great and full undistorted, too, but seem to break up sooner, when cranked.
This all becomes moot if the speakers are made to handle more power.
My personal go-to is a high power handling single 12 in a closed back cabinet.
2x12”. It moves almost as much air as the 4x10” and is a little easier to move. I would rather hear a 4x10” cab though. Decisions, decisions.
I drive a Fiat 500, so...
I'd love a Super Reverb as I love the sound, perfect moderate power, and that fantastic look!
But just too big, plus I can barely carry anything anymore
- I do a lot of smaller gigs anymore ( cafes, brewpubs, wineries) so it's either just one amp, 1X8", 1X10", or a 1X12" ( my 'big gig' amp)
But I know what I use is not big enough for real rock bar or club gigs
1x12 for me please,I want a focused and controllable sound (both on stage and when recording)
I use whatever I have, and make it sound the best I can. I'm always gonna dial in "my sound" more or less anyway.
4x12, provided I'm not the one loading it in and out of a venue.
As long as you are not going 1x12 then definitely 4x10. The mids of 10s cut through mix a lot better than bass heavy 12s. Imho
I LOVED my 4x10 but downsized when I stopped playing larger venues. Now my 2x12 works just fine. Except when I'm recording, then I usually slim down to the 1x12. Like someone mentioned above, I still find my "sound" no matter what I'm playing thru.
I like 4x10 as uriah1 said they cut through most mixes better. My days of playing loud (by my standards) are over. Give me a 1x12 combo of 15-20w. My Reinhardt suits my needs perfectly