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size of strings/size of speakers?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Angelo, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Angelo


    Jan 12, 2002
    Should the size of strings you use help determine the size of your speakers?
    For example,i use 40-95.
    So should i use a 115 with say a 210?
    Or would a 410 provide enough bottom?

    Does anyone use light-gauge strings and play through a 410?
    Does it have enough bottom end?
    What cab do you use?
  2. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    string gauge has nothing to do with speaker size.

    An E is an E, no matter which strings you use.

    Also speaker size has not too much to do with low end response. A properly designed 410 will go lower than a poor 115. It's just a question of which sound you prefer.
    But yes, with 'anything else being equal' a 15 has more bottom than a 10.

  3. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Cabs are systems!
    Meaning that the same speakers in different cabs will sound different. Thus, a 1x10 may go lower than a 1x18...

    You'll have to do some listening. But I would also recommend that you don't bother too much with listenign to cabs that are rated less low than your lowest strings fundamental frequency @-3dB.

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