Just out of curiosity

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

  1. 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
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    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.
  3. ZachariahLee


    Feb 3, 2013
    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).
  4. kenneffdupriest

    kenneffdupriest Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2013
    Kansas City
    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.
  5. catgut


    Jan 15, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    Hmmm. That settles it. Everyone should try a 410 x 115 combo. Sounds perfect.:bag:
  6. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

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

  7. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    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.

  8. That's one of my favourite things about playing bass. Not only can you hear it but you can physically FEEL it.
  9. My gui**** 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. MattZilla


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

  13. Alexander


    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA

    +1 - my 412 is not going anywhere