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410 on its side

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by woody357, Apr 12, 2014.


  1. woody357

    woody357

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    Is it bad for a 410 cabinet to be played on its side?
     
  2. spaz21387

    spaz21387

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    nope why would it hurt anything. a lot of people do it if they have casters so the cab won't roll around...
     
  3. hover

    hover

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    "410 on its side"

    Is still a 410.... But, the sound comes out sideways.

    It will totally affect your tone.
    Lesser priced cabinet makers don't heed the directivity engineered into loudspeaker design and mount them all willy nilly because they're hung up on them being "round".

    Silly engineers.
    Don't give into their skullduggery. Play the cab upright. Or upside down. But never sideways. You're just asking for trouble.
     
  4. deeptubes

    deeptubes

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    Never put a square on its side! It's so much taller on its bottom! ;)
     
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  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    Is this a trick question? :bag:
     
  7. christw

    christw Get low!

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    Now all my cabinets look like parallelograms! :ninja:



    But seriously OP-you're good.
     
  8. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    Play this one on its side ...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Major Softie

    Major Softie

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    Actually.....

    Bottom ported cabs may sound a little different with the port not right against the floor, but it shouldn't be any different than if the cab was elevated.
     
  10. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    Depending on the build, you might get a little bit of extra wear on the side, particularly if it's tolex - instead of sitting on it's feet.

    That's about it.
     
  11. Downunderwonder

    Downunderwonder

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    Zero odds out in the room.

    Tolex might get banged up on the pretty side.
     

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