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Speaker Size?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by groveofbass, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. Why are 10 inch speakers common for basses, but 12 inch speakers common for guitars? :confused:
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I've been using 12" for bass for 20 years (weekend warrior through a lot of it)... just bought my first cabinet with a 10" in it this summer... but it also has a 12"
  3. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Actually, many bass players have moved or are moving to 12" speakers. I dumped my 4X10 for a Bergantino HT112. I gave up over 40 pounds in weight and have a very nice full sounding cab. Mayb enot quite as loud and it might be missing just a little rumble, but for my needs, a good trade. If I really needed it, all I'd have to do is add another 1X12 and I'd be set.
  4. bluemonk


    Dec 17, 2002
    Actually, the preference goes in cycles through the years: 10s, 12s, 15s, 18s.
    Why? Humans are funny. :smug: