Wow, that totally kills everything people are telling me in the other speaker thread I have going. I'm being told that only certain speakers, made to handle bass frequencies, with proper xmax values, over 100w ea, in closed back 2x12 cabs can handle downtuned metal. This has been my experience so far, even though other people don't seem to have the same problems but I'm beginning to think that I got a bum speaker (or two) or there is something else about my setup that eats speakers for lunch. Thanks for your input.They are 65 watt, so 130 watt for the cab. Never had an issue.
You have about 1200w of speaker handling, I don't think you could blow that if you wanted to, lol.drop F
smashed with a big muff
8 swamp thangs
69' svt that's clean @ 340 watts @ 40 hz
Ive hammered a few drivers in my day. never a swamp thang.
I'm beginning to think I need to start a guitars and pedals of doom threads too, lol.For amps, I use either an AIMS eclipsor head (120W w/KT88s), a Music Man HD130 or a Carvin Quad-x/Tube 100 setup. Amps run on edge of breakup and get hit with pedals for the extra saturation. The key thing for doom is to get the throb from the power tubes. My 4x12 runs a Texas Heat/Wizard mix which is vesatile but does doom and clean doom equally well. Also this doesn't get near enough mention but DONT use anything north of medium-hot pickups. Your lows will get muddy and undefined really fast otherwise.