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4x10 cabs

6Tones

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Anyone running 4x10s on their 50 watt heads ?
Wonder how much a save on weight and cab size vs sound compromise it would vs a 4X12 ?
 
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I am using 4x10s with my 50w plexi. Totally happy with it. Might be a little more punchy than I'd prefer, but its a really nice size and weight. I'd actually pack up two, and not be too put out, as opposed to lugging around a 4x12. (I have two Marshall 1965b cabs.)

BigMike put the thought in my head that I'd get a more open and less compressed tone with a 4x12. I believe him. I'll probably get one some day, but for now, I'm okay with the 1965s.
 

Fulldrive-1

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When I was in high school I had a Fender Bandmaster 50w head through a 4 x 10 cabinet. Kind of a mini half-stack. Sounded damned good at the time; I ran a Fuzz Face in front of it.

Then I graduated to Marshalls and 4 x 12. I'd go back to 4 x 10 in a second.
 

scelerat

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I recently picked up a 4x10 Avatar / G10 Vintage cab on Craigslist for a song. It's lightweight, really easy to carry; almost as light as the head (somewhere around 35-40lbs). Bought it to pair with a Music Man 130W head. The combination screams. Punchy, crunchy, sounds really fantastic. Hard rock up the wazoo. I recommend highly.
 
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Dumb Bell

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I use a Fender reverb in front of a Dumble clone through a 410 Mesa cab with Jensens. It's my main gigging rig, but a lot to pack around compared to a 40 watt Fender combo.
 

GearHeadFred

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I play a 1965a with my JTM45.. Love the tone. I gave up lugging 4x12's 10 years ago after rupturing a disc while lifting one after a long night of playing. It's not the weight - it's the size that makes it difficult.

I can carry the 4x10 with one hand. It fits in a car seat easily.

Unless you have a crew, 4x10 or 2x12 is really the only way to go, IMHO.
 

Zingeroo

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Modded Ceriatone plexi 50 with Marshall 1965a cabinet. Loaded with Celestion G10 Greenbacks.
Changed the grill cloth to large check. Not a perfect job, though. I will straighten it out later.
Punches like Tyson circa '88. Easy to carry around.
 

Dr. Tweedbucket

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I have a 1965A that sounds great. You wouldn't think a 4x10 could sound that good but it does, and it's really easy to move around.
 

GCDEF

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I run the matching 4 x 10 with a 65 watt Egnater Renegade. At 79 pounds, it doesn't save much, if anything on weight and has a big 4 x 12 sound. It's physically slightly smaller, but not much.
 

AL30

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I've run a Marshall 4x10" cab with Bassmans, a Bandmaster, Traynor YSR-1 and an Ampeg B25. Great sounding cab. A lot punchier and more immediate than a 4x12". It's also a good bit lighter and smaller. Much easier to haul around.

AL
 

Drak

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Oh yeah, the Mini-Yingwee!
I like mine as well and would recommend it in a minute.
Sitting on top of a 1-15" Bassman cab, I recovered both of them myself awhile back.

I run a quad of Webers in mine,
a pair of Michigan ceramic 10's in the bottom, and a pair of Weber Blue Pup British ceramics in the top.

It's got balls, beef, bite and bark, love it.
Of course, I play all my Beethoven and Paganinni chops through it. :rotflmao


 

Hound Dog61

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I run a 4x10 with my Peavey Classic 50 head. Works great for me. Ran my Pro Junior through it when it was a head and it sounded damn fine too.
 

RGB

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Wow that's a clean kitchen. I think I need your cleaning skills.

Nice cabs

AL
Ha! Thanks Al...but it's actually the wet bar in our family room. My sweety frowns on double stacks in the kitchen for some goofy reason! :D
 






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