Anyone done a 12"/10" cab?

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  1. CitizenCain

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    I've got a 2x10 cab that I'm using for a JTM45 clone. It's got a great sound, but I had a chance to plug into a 1x12 cab with a G12H30 and I immediately liked the difference the 12" makes.

    Can't get another 2x12" cab, and I'm not selling the 2x10 since it was custom made for me. I wondered about pulling one of the 10"s and putting in a 12".

    What do think that would work out like? The cab dimensions are 24" x 20" x 11", built along the lines of a Marshall combo cab, semi-open back. There's enough room for one 12" in there, I checked it out :)
     
  2. VaughnC

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    I've been using a KJL Clubowner 12/10 cab for several years and, once I found the right speakers, it sounds better than any 1X12, 2X10, or 2X12 I've played. I use a ceramic 12 for a tight puncy bottom with an alnico 10 for top end sweetness....but YMMV.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, Vaughn! Now I'm really interested in doing this. Looks like I've got some work for the old jigsaw this weekend :D
     
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    I built one two years ago and I love it -- one of my fave cabs...Pine cab w/fixed birch 1/2" baffle and open back. The speakers are on a diagonal, so it's pretty small. It combines pleanty of thump with lots of high end and is VERY easy to cart around.

    I have a Weber Blue AlNiCo 12 and Weber ceramic 10 in there now. Vaughn, I've been wanting to try your speaker combo ever since I read what you were using.

    Anyway, great combo IMO.
     
  5. Scumback Speakers

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    One of my amp clients did this combo as well. In his case, a G12M Reissue (6402 cone) ceramic 12" and a Jensen Alnico 10" (P10R). Sounded great. I was very surprised at how well they sounded together...nice bottom & mids from the 12", sweet upper mids and highs from the 10".
     
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    I've got a couple of Eminence 10" in there now, a Ragin Cajun and a Legend 105. I'm thinking of keeping the 105 and adding a G12H30. Man, this sounds like it might be a great setup!
     
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    I'm diggin' mine , CC . Like the other posts indicate , "mo bass" , it's cool , almost like there's a crossover in it & the bass kicks in when you go below a certain point . This particular setup was ok until I put the middle "port" piece on the back , and then it "woke up" . I made a solid middle section for "closed back " also , but haven't gone there yet .
     
  8. CitizenCain

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    Cool cab, RL! I was thinking of doing a similar wiring job, making it switchable between 4/16 ohms. Never thought about the seperate speaker option, that might be pretty cool, too.

    You have a diagram drawn up for that wiring?
     
  9. Pedro58

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    I've done the 10/12 thing. I have an 18 Watt Marshall/GDS kit in a combo with a Celestion Blue and a Weber Silver Pup. It is truly spectacular with the 18 watter. Lots of snarl with the chime... Even better is that I run my Hayseed 30 though that setup and it sounds killer, too. So good that my buddy, fellow GP'er MarkC, went and ordered a Hayseed!
     
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    Check yer mail CC .
     
  11. CitizenCain

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    I've got a Bob Burt Twin 1012 V - antique pine - which he made custom for me. It's got a Weber Alnico 10" California (JBL type) in the upper left, a Fane Alnico AXA12 (12") in the upper right, a Scholz ceramic 12" in the lower left and a ceramic Eminence Ragin Cajun in the lower right.

    Each speaker is 8 ohms, with its own jack. I've got 2 speaker outs on my Kingsley Deluxe 32, so I can use any single speaker or combination of two. All in all, I can get 10 different speaker combinations with this one cabinet, including 4 different 10" + 12" combinations! All the 10" + 12" combinations sound great.

    Since I use this cabinet as part of a wet/dry/wet setup, the remaining two speakers are used for stereo fx, which sound incredible.
     
  13. RL in Fla

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    Here ya go CC :

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    This way allows for an isolated stereo setup
    (2 different amps with no phase/ground loop issues)
    as long as the switch plate or jack washers = non-metal ,
    since the B switch also separates the ground on jack 2 .
     
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    I have a kjl clubowner with a red fang and an emi 105. I played with a friend this weekend. He had my rockytop jtm45 through the KJL cab and I had my Hayseed through my 212. He said to me " how did you get both heads to play through one cab. " He thought we were both playing through the 212. I said you are playing through that little thing. He said holy !@#$!!! your kidding me!!! Love that thing to death and its real light!!!
     
  15. CitizenCain

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    Hey, thanks RL! I'm on it :)

    69strat, that sounds very close to the config I'm thinking of. Is that a open or closed back cab? Mine is semi-open.

    Question for anyone, do you think I'd lose any 12" vibe by mounting the 12" speaker behind the opening for a 10"?

    It's be a lot easier to setup this way, plus I could convert back to 2x10 if I don't like the 12/10 (sounds unlikely :) )

    Cool! :cool:
     
  16. A440

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    the 10/12 concept definitely appeals to me since I like properties of both sizes.

    I'm toying with getting a 2x10 open back cab in near future, but this idea sounds cool.

    just curious, if you play out and mic the cab. which speaker do you prefer to mic ?
     
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    I have a KJL club owner cab with a celestion vintage 30 and a celestion vintage 10" speaker and this sounds awesome,especially my KJL dirty 30 head
     
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    I don't have a 1x12+1x10 cab, but my vht cab (1x12 greenback+ 2x10 eminence alnico; don't know the model) sounds fantastic with a Dr. Z maz. I think this vht cab is originally designed to go with the pitbull 45 head. The low is so full and the high is chimy, making it a perfect choice for clean to semi-clean to 70's rock tones.
     
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    Indeed, it is an open back. Also, the rockytop happens to have a massive bottom end. The 10 cleans up some of the boomyness I sometimes get in a 212 config.
     
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    I have a VHT Pitbull 45 combo with 2x10" and 1x12" speakers. It's a great combination and a killer amp.
     

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