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Just out of curiosity

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by msaone, Mar 6, 2014.


  1. msaone

    msaone

    May 13, 2012
    How did we end up with 410 being our standard while guitar players got the 412?

    Maybe I should just be happy our standard wasn't a 415. Who'd want to carry that?
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Ampeg's 810 was very popular but many people didn't want to lug an 810, so some cut them in half. After a while, cab companies started offering them, and they caught on because you could get maximum speaker area in a relatively small cab with 10"s.
     
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  4. ZachariahLee

    ZachariahLee

    Feb 3, 2013
    Texas
    We're minimalists with typically less strings and smaller speakers. Seriously though, I think the 10's were more tight, punchy and handle low end frequencies very well. I prefer 15's simply due to volume on stage. I "feel" the 15's better than I can the 10's. I'm not about to get into a volume war on stage with 2 guitar players (although I know I could win). So I tend to feel the floor vibrate, and I can't quite explain it but I can even "feel" if I play out of key (not that I've ever done that, LOL).
     
  5. I think volume is justa twist of the wrist but yeah 15's definitely give away more vibration onstage. IMHO 10's have more presence.

    not to change the subject but

    I tried running outta my tech 21 without an amp or cab the other night and I hated it. IEM are crazy enough but hey, you gotta have some vibration n movement of air going. the rest of the band agreed. It was strange without it.
     
  6. catgut

    catgut

    Jan 15, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    Hmmm. That settles it. Everyone should try a 410 x 115 combo. Sounds perfect.:bag:
     
  7. Marko5657

    Marko5657

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    I prefer this 4x10 for guitar.

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  8. Marko5657

    Marko5657

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Bass, I’ve gigged 1x15 (combo), 2x12, 4x10 and two 4x10s, but I’ve not gigged this 2x15 yet, but I thinks that’s my favorite configuration.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. That's one of my favourite things about playing bass. Not only can you hear it but you can physically FEEL it.
     
  10. My guitard has one of those. A couple of rehearsals ago it broke down, meaning it makes a wild, loud and reverberated schreeching noise.
    Gave "tube screamer" a whole new meaning to me.
     
  11. GretschBassist

    GretschBassist

    Nov 11, 2012
    412 or actually 2 x 212 for bass all the way. THE perfect mix. Punchy, low and loud. What else could you ask for? #gkneo
     
  12. obimark

    obimark

    Sep 1, 2011
    i went to a (2)12 setup for a while, but have come back around to (2) 2x10's (vertically stacked)
    Ultimately I like the responsiveness and cut of the 10's better.
    I also played a (2) 15 setup on gigs, but it was harder to cut through with it, even though I did feel it more.
     
  13. MattZilla

    MattZilla

    Jun 26, 2013
    Syracuse, NY
    Lol! The only actual answer. Not much more to be said anyways.

    /thread
     
  14. Alexander

    Alexander

    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA

    +1 - my 412 is not going anywhere
     



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