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1x12 Cab...Angled Baffle = Yay or Nay?

Dr Doom

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Wondering if you guys would consider an upward angled baffle on an open back 1x12 cab a big plus? You lose a couple inches of depth on the top half of the cab. Wondering if it's worth it.
 

Jujo

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I have a Reinhardt 1x12 in that config. I really like it. The angle helps and I don't feel that I'm missing anything.
 

cardinal

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I have a couple of closed back, front ported 1x12s with angled baffles, and I love them. It really does help to hear them once you stand back from them, but you can leave them coupled to the floor rather than having to put them on a stand.
 

dewey decibel

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How big an angle are you talking about? Something small like on a Fender combo amp or that Avatar, or something bigger like this?

 

Dr Doom

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Not that angled, more like the avatar in the link above. Square cab w/a slightly angled baffle. The only downside I can think of would be slightly less space inside the cab? I've also heard people say that they think straight cabs sound fuller than angled, but they're mostly talking about Marshall 4x12's. Not sure if what they're experiencing would be the same with a little 1x12.
 

dewey decibel

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Not that angled, more like the avatar in the link above. Square cab w/a slightly angled baffle. The only downside I can think of would be slightly less space inside the cab?
Less space can be an issue with combo cabs as they're often made smaller for portability reasons. It's usually not an issue with extension cabs, because a) extension cabs tend to be made deeper than combo cabs in general, and b) you don't have a chassis with tubes hanging down to deal with.


I've also heard people say that they think straight cabs sound fuller than angled, but they're mostly talking about Marshall 4x12's. Not sure if what they're experiencing would be the same with a little 1x12.
Yes, that's mostly with 4x12"s and those 4x12"s where the baffle is multiple pieces. IME a cab with a slant front but solid baffle offers the best of both worlds. Kind of hard to explain, looking from the front it looks like the baffle would be two pieces, but internally it's one solid piece and the entire thing is on a slant. I'll try and explain better if you'd like.
 

dewey decibel

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Here's what I mean, this is the front of a Marshall 1965A cab (4x10"):




And here's the inside:




You can see it's a single piece, and it's angled. The way the grille cloth is framed on the front makes it look like two separate pieces.

Here's the inside of a Marshall 2061CX cab (2x12", for the 20 watt head):



Again, you can see the straight baffle, here's the outside:




I've been after one of these slant cabs for awhile, the vertical 2x12"s (or 4x10"s) really help get the sound pointed more at your chest then a horizontal 2x12" or vertical cab with a straight front. With a single 12" speaker I think it'd be good to angle the baffle a bit (I have the degree of angle for vintage Fender cabs written down somewhere) and while any angle helps, for me I'd end up either tilting the cab back or putting it on a chair anyway.





Got both inside pics from TGP btw...
 






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