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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
    toms_river.nj.us
    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 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

    bluemonk

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