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Any downsides to a 4x10?

therhodeo

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Looking for a tighter sound and a Stagecraft slanted 4x10 isn't much bigger than my Avatar 2x12. I would load it with 2 ramrods and 2 rajun cajuns.

Any reasons soundwise to not go to a 4x10?

I play country, modern P&W, and classic rock.
 

Travst

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Not if you like 10s. Personally, I like the tight sound you get from a lot of 10" speakers and yours are good choices. Like you, I also like to mix them up a bit. Copperhead/Delta Demon is a great combo.
 

fishlog

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I just sold my stage craft slant 4x10... one of the best cabs I have ever had. I love the 4x10 set up probably more than any other set up. More focused that a 2x12 but more sonic range and bass than a 2x10. Its the perfect middle ground. And having the slant really projects the sound out and up quiet a bit more than you might expect. I found after playing the 4x10 Slant that everything else not only was blowing past my knees, it also sounded like it was blowing past my knees!
 

therhodeo

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I have that problem alot. I aim my amp across the stage and our drummer says its too loud but I can't hear it.
 

RGB

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I use Marshall 1965 cabs (A&B) and have yet to find a downside. Big, tight low end, very smooth top end and easy on the back. I find them to be more open sounding, less boxy than my 12" cabs.

My Super sounds pretty amazing too, so I guess I just like 4x10's!
 

jimfog

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I like 4x10's.

As general rule, I find them a wee bit more mid-scooped than a 2x12, but obviously that depends a LOT on the speaker and cab design, as well.

No interest in ever getting a 4x12 now that I have my Z 4x10.
 
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Some word-of-mouth gripes I've heard with 4x10 setups suggest that there's only so much gain you can use...it can only get so crunchy. I don't play with very high gain so it wouldn't bother me, but I've had friends who are into metal complain about that.
 

itkindaworks

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I love 4x10 cabs, I think they can take a fair amount of gain(maybe not metal gain). For what you play, it should be perfect. Good luck!
 

sfarnell

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My 4X10 is my favorite cab and it's built like a tank. It will handle gobs of gain but I don't use it that way. I've loaded it with tone tubby alnico on the bottom and the new Celestion Gold 10" on the top.

The most noticeable difference is the bass tones which are very prominent and tight but not overwhelming.
 

therhodeo

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Some word-of-mouth gripes I've heard with 4x10 setups suggest that there's only so much gain you can use...it can only get so crunchy. I don't play with very high gain so it wouldn't bother me, but I've had friends who are into metal complain about that.
Is there some reason that a 10 inch speaker can't reproduce gain but a 12 can?





*Don't really answer that question.
 

Gtowngearhead

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The only thing I've ran into is the expense of 4 new speakers haha. but you'll have that same problem with any 4 speaker set up.
 

Greaser

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My 4X10 is my favorite cab and it's built like a tank. It will handle gobs of gain but I don't use it that way. I've loaded it with tone tubby alnico on the bottom and the new Celestion Gold 10" on the top.

The most noticeable difference is the bass tones which are very prominent and tight but not overwhelming.
How does this combo sound compared to what you had in it before? What did you have in it before? I've been thinking of mixing 2 of the celestion gold 10's and 2 of the greenback 10's in a 4x10.
 

RGB

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I have a Marshall 4x10 cab that sounds absolutely awful. Farty bottom end.
Either the amp, settings or speakers might be the problem. I have the stock G10L35's in both of my 1965 cabs and nary a fart between them in all of the years I've owned them...not even with my 100w Mark IIB.

They are a pretty inefficient speaker, (which is the beauty of them, IMO), so they will break up sooner and more than a more efficient driver. The amp has to be adjusted with that in mind.
 

mvd18969

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Most of my amps are hi gainers which I can understand. But I recently traded for a Peavey Windsor head which is a straightforward classic rock machine......same result.
 

m@2

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when i think of a 4X10 cab, the first thing that comes to mind is PUNCHY (in a good way) With that said, I am currently without a 4X10 cab :(
 




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