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Head or Cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Stu L., Jan 10, 2003.


  1. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    OK, I'm ready for a new rig, the Ampeg just isn't doing it anymore. I was thinking a new 2x10, and a pre/power set up. I had the chance to recently play my amp thru a 4 ohm 2x10 (Goliath Jr II) and wasn't happy with the volume. I think the 2 extra 10's I am used to help alot. So then I was thinking, what if I got a nice 4x10, pre/power set up?

    Either way, I'll probably have to do it one at a time. So I guess my question is, which piece should I change first? I was thinking cab, but now I think amp.

    Oh, I've already started buying some rack gear, I know I wan't to go that route:)
     
  2. monkfill

    monkfill

    Jan 1, 2003
    Kansas City
    What do you have now?

    Can you use the cabinet you have now to supplement a new 2x10 and/or amp?

    What exactly do you not like about your current setup? Do you want more volume/presence or better tone, or both?
     
  3. monkfill

    monkfill

    Jan 1, 2003
    Kansas City
    I just read your profile. . .

    If your current 4x10 is 8 ohm, you could add on another 8 ohm 2x10, 1x15, 4x10, etc. etc. I don't think you'll find a 2x10 that will compete volume-wise with a 4x10, although simply adding another cabinet to your existing rig will probably make some difference. The next step could then be a more power to more efficiently drive your cabinets.
     
  4. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Yeah, that's the rig. I was just thinking, 2 less speakers (2x10) can't be as loud as a 4x10, due to less air being moved. I think in order to remain happy with my volume, I'll have to keep at least a 4x10. I am considering a 4 ohm 4x10, and 6x10's. I am not a fan of the 8x10 idea. Yes, I can move one, Yes my car can fit one, No, I just don't want to do it.;)

    As far as your question about the sound, it's hard for me to describe. There isn't enough bass for one, and no amount of EQ'ing seems to help. So a ported cab is what I may need. Thanks for the input.

    Oh, and any suggestions are welcome. I don't have any cares about brand, so bring 'em on!