like coffee shop blues/jazz gigs, not bedroom volume levels
I always bring a Marshall 4x12 to coffee shop blues/jazz gigs. If it's more than a couple miles away, I demand the venue provide it as part of my backline.On the other hand, little combos with one speaker get seriously cool and surprisingly loud when you disconnect the internal speaker and run 'em into a Marshall 4x12.
It's even better if you bring two full stacks. I can really clear out a coffee shop quick with this thing. Once the customers leave I can really crank it.I always bring a Marshall 4x12 to coffee shop blues/jazz gigs. If it's more than a couple miles away, I demand the venue provide it as part of my backline.
100% agree with all of this.It depends what you're after. Obviously you don't need the volume offered by the big iron in this situation. But I feel there is a broader bandwidth that comes along with a bigger transformer that is audible even at lower volumes. For sure it will be noticeable between a twin and a champ. But I can even hear this between my dual showman and my bandmaster w/ a bassman transformer. There's a punchier low and more crystal highs to the Showman transformer.
And you can't discount speaker size, as mentioned above. A 12 inch speaker is going to have a broader bandwidth than an 8 inch speaker.