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Are there any vertical 2x10 combos?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Rockin Mike, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike Supporting Member

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    I would like to see one.

    Advantages:
    Tilting would be more effective. My ears are not on my ankles.
    Picking it up would be easier as I wouldn't have to bend down as far.
    It could stack on a vertical 2x10 expansion cab for a linear 4x10 rig.
    Smaller stage footprint than a horizontal 2x10.
    More convenient height for setting a beer on top of it (just kidding).

    Disadvantages:
    Can't think of any.
  2. wmheilma

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    Genz Benz makes one. I used to stand my SWR Goliath II Jr. so the tens were vertical, then stick an old DI I wasn;t using under it to tip it back a little bit. Worked great!

    Also used to use 2 2x10's in a vertical 4x10 stack which was a good configuration.

    These days I am using either a 6x10 or a 4x8 on top of a 1x15.
  3. Mastermold

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    Ampeg Micro-VR comes quickly to mind.
  4. Leadfoot

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    Hi, here's my Avatar 210. I turn it sideways and put a 2x4 underneath to tilt it back.
    [​IMG]
  5. Downunderwonder

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    Carvin.

    Anything can be put the right way up if you don't mind having the maker's name sideways :eek: and squatting to make adjustments. :bassist:
  6. Rockin Mike

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    I'm running two 2x10s vertically myself, it's a good configuration.
    I don't want the sideways logo or having to do yoga to get at the controls, though, due to my OMS (Old Man Syndrome).

    The Ampeg Micro VR is a head+cab, but I already have that. I'm looking for a vertical 2x10 combo.

    Leadfoot, nice trick with the 2x4, I'm doing that too.

    wmheilma, I see the Genz-Benz CTR500-210T. That might be worth looking into.

    Downunderwonder I see the Carvin MB210 but at 250w I'm looking for something stronger.
  7. Got2SadowskyNYC

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    Turn Anycab on it's side. Speakers don't care.

    A lot of times you can remove and reattach the badge if your OCD requires it.
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    Mike, I'm in a similar research project for home an rehearsal use. I am thinking of the Micro VR stack, or a Markbass CMD102P, or an Ampeg PF350 with some Markbass 210. I suppose there is nothing like trying things in a store...
  10. MyMusic

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    TC Electronics. A 450 and a 750.
  11. Bob C

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    I believe the OP wants a combo amp, and doesn't want to turn it on it's side - the controls would all be sideways.
  12. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike Supporting Member

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    I have Markbass 2x10 cab that I'm currently using with a separate head. It sounds good. I have heard good things about the Ampeg Micro VR too.
  13. JPaulGeddy

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    The GK combos are vertical, just staggered (think of a 2 on a die). Lightweight - 35 lbs - and you can add another 2x10 under it.
  14. drpepper

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    Google 210 bass combo and click "images"

    (vertical--or at least "non-horizontal")

    Genz Benz
    TC Electronic
    Ibanez
    GK
    Acoustic
    Eden
    Epifani
    TecAmp
  15. basscooker

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    didn't swr have a vertical 2x ? combo in the 90's? blue...
  16. mblackford

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    SWR Baby Blue... tallish but speakers still offset a lil bit.
  17. hover

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    I know Kustom did.
  18. Tuned

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    Tilting really doesn't accomplish much. 10" speakers don't beam as badly as 15"s, only frequency range you gain by tilting is some clicks and pops. It helps a lot more to elevate the cab and get it close to your torso. That way you get more feel without blowing everyone else away.
  19. bongomania

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    ??? Um, some confusion there...
  20. will33

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    Ya.

    When they're mounted sideways they'll beam like a 20" horizontally.

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