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What cab goes on top?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by panaran, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. panaran


    Dec 1, 2008

    Here's my rig. I was just curious, should I put the 410 on the bottom? I just stacked it this way because the 212 was SLIGHTLY bigger than the 410, but if I switched it, the 410 could support the 212 fine.

    I was playing around with both cabs and to me, the 410 produces more low frequencies that the crowd can "feel", whereas the 212 just shoots it out over the crowd more. Do you guys think I would be better off with the 212 on top of the 410? Would it make much of a difference at all?

    I tried searching but didnt come up with anything.
  2. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    i don't think that it would make that much difference. if it were me, i would put the cab that i liked the sound of better on top since its closer to ear level (for my own monitoring).
  3. Try it both ways and use the configuration that YOU like best. QED

  4. The *man* cab, of course. :)
    KIDDING- I am NOT gender/orientation/whatEVER-bashing.
    Seriously, few non-bass players will perceive any difference. I go by aesthetics, but I won't claim there is or isn't a difference; just that few notice/care/think about these things(again- other than bass players :D).
  5. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007
  6. Yeah, low freq's are omni-directional so its all about whether you want to hear more of twelves or tens.
  7. +2
  8. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    1=2= and then some. Me, I'd just keep the bigger one on the bottom for stability.
  9. DukeLeJeune

    DukeLeJeune rational romantic mystic cynical idealist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 24, 2008
    Princeton, Texas
    Owner & designer, AudioKinesis; Auth. mfg, Big E (Home Audio only)
    The 2x12 will have better horizontal dispersion in the midrange region, so my first instinct would be to place it on top. And if the 4X10 does deep bass better, then we might want it to be the one to benefit the most from boundary reinforcement by being on the bottom.

    That being said, I'll also +1 BassmanPaul's post.
  10. panaran


    Dec 1, 2008
    Yeah that was my exact reasoning. I think the 410 does have a little more bass where as the 212 has more of the sound i want to project...pretty much no brainer for me, i just dont feel like making the switch haha.

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