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Thinking of making the switch

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Snakeman1066, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    Seriously considering making the move from 10" drivers to 12".......experiences?

    Anybody else do this?
  2. I moved from 15's to 12's no regrets!
  3. IPYF


    Mar 31, 2011
    I'd also like to do this and I think I will after my mid year break. I'd be coming off 10s. I'm thinking TCs or a Barefaced if I can fund it.
  4. ezstep


    Nov 25, 2004
    north Louisiana
    You will hear a thunderous amount of lows and mids (depending on the cab and number of speakers) and yet you'll still hear plenty of highs as well. I went from 1x15+4x10 to 2x12 and could not believe how well they sounded. I no longer have any 10's and only one 15. Still have one 2x12 and two different 1x12's. :) I love 'em.
  5. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    i use two 1 12 cabs; they are awesome.
    great deep lows , clear highs and 2 is more than enough oomph for my band.
  6. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    should be a tad more specific..lol

    thinking of moving from 2 4x10's to 2 2x12's
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    It'll move a little less air, but should be plenty for most unless they play in doom bands.
  8. Yep I like 12's
  9. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    Lol and Jimmy you know darn good and well I play in a stoner doom band...

    So I'm guessing that you are being facetious....

    Just kinda tired of lugging my big cabs around
  10. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, ChopShopAmps
    make sure they're GOOD 2x12's. if you have a really great pair of 4x10's, a so-so pair of 2x12's will leave you very disappointed. you'll want to be sure to check them out at volume to be sure they're for you. y'know there's alot to be said about driver sizes not being as important as it used to be, i'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned. but good luck and we want pics of the new rig.
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Well you'll never get anywhere with that attitude!


    Nah, actually, most 412 rigs aren't quiet, so you'll likely be just fine anyway.
  12. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    I do 410, 610, 210, and 15/6/1 and have long ago done 112, 115, 118, 212, 215, 412, 415, and 812. I don't find the driver size means much. Really.
  13. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 you can't judge a cab by driver size alone. All depends on "which" 12, and "which" 10.
  14. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    RickenBoogie is totally right. It really depends more upon the cab design than the driver size. The surface area will, of course, determine how much air you can move, but the efficiency and voicing of the cabs is all up to the design and, as basscooker points out, there are good and bad designs out there for almost every driver configuration.
  15. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    +1 to this (& rickenboogie).

    Driver size isn't so relevant. It's frequency response, sensitivity/efficiency (SPL), & displacement/potential air movement (speaker surface area multiplied by Xmax). And yes, absolutely, the box designed around the speaker(s).

    Great 10s, 12s, & 15s (6s, 8s, & 18s, too, for that matter) available. Not-so-great ones available, too.

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