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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by woody357, Apr 12, 2014.
Is it bad for a 410 cabinet to be played on its side?
nope why would it hurt anything. a lot of people do it if they have casters so the cab won't roll around...
"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".
Don't give into their skullduggery. Play the cab upright. Or upside down. But never sideways. You're just asking for trouble.
Never put a square on its side! It's so much taller on its bottom!
Is this a trick question?
Now all my cabinets look like parallelograms!
But seriously OP-you're good.
Play this one on its side ...
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.
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.
Zero odds out in the room.
Tolex might get banged up on the pretty side.