Lemme Make This Easier.... 4x10 Vs. 1x12 20w Combo

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  1. Kenny

    Kenny New Member

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    I've always liked the punch of 4x10"s, Jensen P10R's, but don't want to lose too much of that sweet low end & overall beauty that the G12H30-55 is famous for!!??? Truly different animals?
    Thanks~
     
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    Welcome to the club! I've always found that 4x10's give a very honky kind of midrange. I like it but I couldn't have one for my main amp. My opinion is formed from having a Bassman LTD so it could've been the amp as I never tried it with a 12.
     
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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    We never hear the sound from the audience POV. If a venue has sub woofers and good house speakers, I like a mid that's a bit "assertive".
     

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    Big fan of the 410 for bass. I have the 410 in my peavey classic 50. It works fine but I never thought it added anything enough to warrant the extra weight.
     
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    1x12. Lighter, more speaker options, cheaper to replace one speaker vs 4, somewhat less directional, did I mention lighter?
     
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    I dunno what kind of 4x10 you're talking about -- I had a Carvin OPEN back 4x10 for a long time that was just gorgeous (I'm guessing Jensens or similar). Very Fenderesque quality, no overtly midrange "honk", decent bottom end (I used a 50W head), but given that I wasn't using it for anything remotely metallic, the bottom end really wasn't a priority. It was a bit more directional, but in a smaller venue that seemed to be compensated for by the sound coming off the back of the speakers. If you're close-miking the cabinet, the directionality matters ONLY because you might be setting it badly because you're way off that directional axis.
     
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    I have a Marshall 4x10, loaded with (2) Weber 125A10s (20w Jensen clones) and (2) Blue Pups (20w Celestion Alnico clones). Sounds great. Not honky, very balanced and growls when you hit it!

    I put a rotary switch in it to run it 4x10, 2x10 for each pair and single 10"of each.
     
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    Other than a Sunn SS amp @andrewsrea worked on that was really loud, I've only ever experienced Rob's Marshall 4X10. Both were good and
    I will say that this I love the sound and form factory of 4X10 cabinets. I didn't find either honky.

    I'm also a fan of Johnny Winter who has known for playing through a 4X10 combo.
     
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