slant cabs and straight cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MCR, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. what is the difference between slant cabs and straight cabs??
    i know one is slanted and the other one isnt, but is there a difference in sound????
  2. Saetia


    Mar 27, 2003
    I really don't think there is a difference in tone, but having a set of speakers angled towards your head can't hurt.
  3. Isn't it true that at least some slant cabs have a flat speaker area and the slant is nothing more than outer cosmetics?
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Mostly slant cabs are in the domain of guitar amps; bass amps are usually always straight.

    Slant cabs have the top 2 speakers angled upwards, pointing at your head. Straight cabs are, well, straight.
  5. In theory, the internal walls of a slanted will not be parallel, so standing waves will be reduced, however, internal damping material would probably mask that effect.

    In practice, a slant fronted cab will have a bigger footprint than a parallel sided one, and may not fit in your car. Also, if you want to hear what you sound like, IMO, a cab on the floor pointing up at you will give you a crisper, deeper sound than one on a stand.