Originally Posted by Passinwind
The OP did mention that his guitarist is always miked, so now the question seems to be how much stage volume is needed.
We often use IEMs on stage, but even when I pull them out, I can hear the guitarist clearly, from the other side of the drums, at about 50% power, on a stand. He'll keep it below ear pain/ear fatigue level on his side. We're a 3 piece + singer, so not hard to cut through a mix.
Originally Posted by jungleheat
Didja ever think that maybe the super macho manly guys who "one handed carry" 40+ pound amps on a regular basis when they're 20-40 or so, are probably a lot of the same ones that will have back, shoulder, etc... problems when they get up to 50 or 60 and complain that they need feather light gear just to not put themselves in traction?
Really, I'm talking about 1/2 stacks and Twin Reverbs @ 85-95 lbs.
Originally Posted by spacebassed
It has more to do with the way the weight is centered in the cabinet than the weight itself - my Vintage 20 feels more comfortable than picking up a dumbell of the same weight. Guitar case in the left hand, amp in the right, two cords and a tubescreamer - couldn't ask for an easier load in.
Originally Posted by jokerjkny
as said before, guitar land has yet to embrace anything as forward thinking in the bass world.
neo speakers do exist, but i find them horrible. brittle and bright.
you could always try the head & cab route, to break up the overall weight.
time will improve that
Originally Posted by CL400Peavey
So here is a pic of the final product
Dave Homer of Gigmaster Soundworks
built this 15 pound 112 guitar cab. Going to be a christmas present for my dad.
Let us know how it sounds!
Again, what I just witnessed is four of the five guitarists with the most experience last weekend had small gear, three of those four were full time pros. The rest of "us" are buying their disposed of big gear.
There's always enough help to "double up" and carry the big gear in and out of the venue..... do they follow you home? BTW, my sound guy just got an ipad compatible board - leave the snake at home, save the 10 min each end rolling it out.