Single 15 v.s. 4x10 differences??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by KenToby, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. KenToby


    Aug 15, 2002
    I have a single 15 cab and a 4x10 cab (used will be used in conjunction with a 2x10 w/tweeter).

    I'm trying to figure under what circumstances should I use the 15 or the 4x10.
    I understand the 15 can handle SLIGHTLY more bottom (about 40Hz v.s. 45Hz for the 4x10) however
    I hear I can get more "punch" with the 4x10.
    Either way there are some compromises to be made.

    I guess I'm looking for one "Set it and forget it" amp and effect setting instead of having to reset every thing based on which low freq. cab I bring to the gig.

  2. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL

    Oh you want the "Ronco" amp??:D :cool:

    I heard it is 300 watts and 30000 btu at 4 ohms ;) :rolleyes: It can play the low B and cook two 5lb chickens :D
  3. rok51


    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    Trust your ears. Nobody will be able to give you a prescription for the tone that is in your head. 4x10 cabs are great as stand-alones. A 1-15 can be as well. After using two 4X10 cabs, I switched to a 4X10 and a 115. This was the combination I had been looking for. The 15 added a voicing (I cannot say that it was lower than the 4X10...just different) that was lacking in the pair of 4X10s. I have two of each...My favorite combination is a 4X10 and a 115.