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  • Speaker Cabs: 2x10 vs. 2x12, 1x12 vs. 2x12?

    Which would you rather use? What do you think the pros and cons of each are?
    Im gonna get a cab made for my THD head soon and am torn between these two options. I might end up just getting a 2x12, not sure yet, but If you had to choose between these 2. .

    Thanks.
    Originally Posted by guitarmandp


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  • #2
    I'd go with Pi R Squared.


    3.14159265 x (5x5) x 2 = 157 Sq inches
    3.14159265 x (6x6) x 1 = 113 Sq inches

    so more air being pushed with the 2x10

    They'll also be a bit more punchy.

    The only thing I'm not as sure about is the bass response. Sure, a Fender Bassman uses 4 x 10, but when you listen to a nice 1 x 15 they can also bring in a heck of a nice thunk. But I'd still say 2 x 10
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    • #3
      Just get the 2x12
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      • #4
        Just get the 2x12


        Yep. That's what I did. I was perusing GC used yesterday, and they have several Marshall 1936's, which are very nice cabs.
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        • #5
          For something like a sealed 1x12 or 2x10 speaker cabinet design, I'd first think about getting one with the option to open up the back of the cabinet.

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          • #6
            10" speakers record better - 12"ers sound more "beefy" live
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            • #7
              I'd first think about one that had the option to open up the back of the cabinet.


              Im probably gonna get a 3-piece closed back that allows me to take out the middle slat for open backed .
              Originally Posted by guitarmandp


              But I really don't give ****************, I have money to make and I'm wasting my time playing on a message board.

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              • #8
                Yep. That's what I did. I was perusing GC used yesterday, and they have several Marshall 1936's, which are very nice cabs.


                How much?
                The problem is the name brand cabs are really expensive for good ones. Theres a number of online companies that custom make real birch, finger jointed cabs for a lot cheaper. Avatar being a really popular choice. Im probably gonna go that route.
                Originally Posted by guitarmandp


                But I really don't give ****************, I have money to make and I'm wasting my time playing on a message board.

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                • #9
                  I think 1x12s sound better. I really want to like 210s better but I just haven't found that to be the case.
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                  • #10
                    Im probably gonna get a 3-piece closed back that allows me to take out the middle slat for open backed .



                    Yes, that's the way such cabinets are usually constructed, with that removable middle slat on the back, which allows your speaker cabinet to sound like a combo amp's cabinet.

                    I've seen a few people take the whole back off of a 4x12 speaker cabinet for live performance use. The idea, I believe, was to supposedly let the sound of that cabinet bounce around and "envelope the stage" (yoikes).

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                    • #11
                      How much?
                      The problem is the name brand cabs are really expensive for good ones. Theres a number of online companies that custom make real birch, finger jointed cabs for a lot cheaper. Avatar being a really popular choice. Im probably gonna go that route.


                      Man, do yourself a favor and pick up a Marshall 1936 212 cab. They go used for around 300. Extremely versatile. Extremely loud if you need it to be. Great clean, great dirty. Not too expensive. Tough, not too heavy. I mean, it won't be a perfect sparkly new boutique cabinet, but it will sound great.

                      I just think a 212 is a better investment. It will hold you over until you feel you want a 412, or you could always add a 115 or 210 to it for some tonal spiciness.
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                      • #12
                        2x12 FTW
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                        • #13
                          I have heard zero improvement in tone made from going to two speakers instead of one, and you end up lugging so much more weight, speaker upgrades cost twice as much, and for what? Most venues mic your amp anyway and stage volume is just an easy way to upset the people who like you enough to stand in front of the stage.

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                          • #14
                            I have heard zero improvement in tone made from going to two speakers instead of one, and you end up lugging so much more weight, speaker upgrades cost twice as much, and for what? Most venues mic your amp anyway and stage volume is just an easy way to upset the people who like you enough to stand in front of the stage.

                            Go 112, man.


                            But which speakers did you use? There's no way to say "1x12 is better than 2x10" if you don't know which speakers are involved. I have a 2x10" Celestion Greenback (tubetown cab with removable middle slat on the back) and it's one of my favorite cabs, it sound bigger and deeper than any 1x12 cab I've played (and I have a few, with V30, G12H30, Celestion blue ...).

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                            • #15
                              2x10
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