ok, i'm an unabashed bass player. and in my bass playing world, only 10" speakers will do. why? cause they have the maxium punch and authority. most other larger speakers while equally loud, just dont have that slam, and feel as slow and unresponsive as a semi truck. smaller speaker = faster quicker response. a few days ago, i thought, "does this translate to guitar?" up until then, i never really gave it much thought, and sorta just fell in line w/ "guitar players use 12" speakers. period." for a time, i actually thought the opposite, thinking 10" guitar speakers were more pillowy and unfocused vs. the usual 12" counterpart. but in my unofficial experiment, the answer became clearly a "hell yea"! sooo, while at a local GC, i had a chance to compare among other things, a Fender reissue '59 bassman, and its cousing, the low power tweed twin. sure, their topographies are different, but for the sake of argument, they do share about the same wattage class. bassman's being about 50 watts, LPTT's about 40 watts. at any rate, the real difference came when doing albert king like fingerplucks. the bassman literally barked right back into my chest! made the LPTT seem soft and pillowy in comparison. digging in harder w/ the bassman really felt that much more dynamic and alive. the differences were even more apparent when i tried out a Twin Reverb vs. the Super Reverb. no doubt, the SR just slammed. course, this was under the controlled environs of my local GC. i've got a few gigs coming up in the next few weeks, and i'll be rotating btwn my Tone Tubby loaded Dr. Z 2x10 cab, and my usually gigging 1x12 loaded a HempE. but i'm thinking that the 10" loaded cab will fare better under the louder more din heavy stage of the 9 piece pop/r&b/gospel act i've been backing. anyone agree, disagree? am i hearing things?