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410 on its side

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

  1. woody357


    Jun 17, 2005
    Is it bad for a 410 cabinet to be played on its side?
  2. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    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


    Oct 4, 2008
    "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


    Feb 21, 2011
    Never put a square on its side! It's so much taller on its bottom! ;)
  5. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

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

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    Now all my cabinets look like parallelograms! :ninja:

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

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Play this one on its side ...

  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Zero odds out in the room.

    Tolex might get banged up on the pretty side.