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1x12 vs 2x10 cab for Mesa Transatlantic

porticoguitar1

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Alright. I just got the TA-15. It's amazing through my 1x12 Lonestar Special Combo with a Celestion Alnico Gold. Here's the advice I need: what would be the advantage of getting a 2x10 cab with a g10 alnico gold and a greenback in stead of just another 1x12? It seems I could grab either for about the same amount, which is why I throw the question to you all. I play blues, rock, indie rock, ambient crap, and Americana. And my guitar hero is The Edge. I think that's enough info.
What would TGP do?
 

kiki_90291

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I have a TA-15 and a Avatar 2x10 open back with two Celestion Golds. It's a great cab, but I find myself using my 1x12 closed back Mini Rec cab (with V30) because when I play at band volume, I find the V30 gets me the chime I'm looking for, but the bass stays much tighter, especially with distortion. I play much of the same styles of music as you.

So, in short, I think the open back/closed back configuration is the real differntiator - it really makes a big difference for me for more distorted tones. I like the punchiness of the 2x10, but I think it winds up getting lost in the slop created by the open back . . .
 

porticoguitar1

Silver Supporting Member
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I have a TA-15 and a Avatar 2x10 open back with two Celestion Golds. It's a great cab, but I find myself using my 1x12 closed back Mini Rec cab (with V30) because when I play at band volume, I find the V30 gets me the chime I'm looking for, but the bass stays much tighter, especially with distortion. I play much of the same styles of music as you.

So, in short, I think the open back/closed back configuration is the real differntiator - it really makes a big difference for me for more distorted tones. I like the punchiness of the 2x10, but I think it winds up getting lost in the slop created by the open back . . .

That is valuable feedback. Thanks. When you're playing at lower volumes (say in a smaller space, mic'd up and you want less stage volume), which is your go-to?
 






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