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2-10's or 1-15?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. 2-10"

    6 vote(s)
  2. 1-15"

    13 vote(s)
  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I am going to be purchasing a cabinet for my amp head, and have the option of a 2-10" or 1-15" setup. The amp head is 300 watts. Which would you choose and why?
  2. Now it would really depend on the make and model of each cab, what styles you will be playing and tones are you looking for. That being said I voted 1x15.
  3. It all depends on what sound you are looking for. I like the sound of 15s, but it took me a long time to figure that out.
  4. mr e

    mr e

    Nov 17, 2003
    both please
  5. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    1 2X12 or 2 1X12
  6. Ajax


    Feb 2, 2004
    Me too. I have a Genz-Benz ML200-115t with an SWR 2x10xt extension cab. That rig didn't really kick until I added those 10's.
  7. Another vote for both.
    I use an SVT 15E + SVT 210HE as my main rig
  8. Prefer the 2X12 idea, but if sticking with your choices, then start with the 1x15 and add the 2-10s later.
  9. TheChariot


    Jul 6, 2004
    Boston, MA

    But... with your options, I would go with a 1x15 setup. When needed, you can have some punch. It's not like... eternal boominess or anything. But if your playing somewhere where you need a lot of low end, the 15 will provide that.

    Now... if it was a 4x10 we were talking about... I'd suggest going with that. But I dont think a 2x10 would warrant enough air movement to be put ahead of a 1x15.
  10. BlacksHole


    Mar 22, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    This is not an easy one to offer an opinion on since we really need more info. First, it depends on which 2x10 and 1x15 you're thinking about. Many 2x10s struggle with the lowest notes, particularly with low B strings (and lower). Also if you play a style that needs a lot of depth, the 1x15 will serve you better. But if you need a more cutting sound, the 2x10 may prove to be you're best bet. BTW, I mostly use a 1x15 and a 2x10.