How do you gig with a 2x12 cab?

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  1. kselbee

    kselbee Supporting Member

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    Just curious for anyone that gigs with a 2x12 cab, how do you hear it? I've got a combo that I put on a stand but a head/cab can't really tilt back on the stand without falling off. So do you set your cab and head on something like a chair? Just curious what you do... and pics are always cool!
     
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    boldaslove1977 Silver Supporting Member

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    mine has staggered speakers... and i put it on top of a hardcase for my pedalboard. still not perfect, but it works.

    i've avoided buying one of the low side-bye-side 212s until this point for this exact reason.
     
  3. NortheastHick

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    Mines vertical slanted.
     
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    Turn up too loud. /s

    All joking aside, a bit of guitar through a monitor helps a lot, or standing my THD 2x12 it on its end with my head stood vertically next to it can work too. My other cab is a stagecraft diagonal 2x12 so one of the speakers is already elevated to about waist level.
     
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    On small stages, I'd rather use a stand. On larger stages, I don't mind using a stand or using distance. I've even used the rig as a "T" instead of a "step pyramid".

    But OCD dictates a stand be used...or a chair...or a milk carton...or....
     
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    I use a 2x12 horizontally on the ground at 95% of my gigs and have for years. We're a relatively loud rock band and I can always hear myself (1 guitar, 1 bass, and drums, and lead vox). I'd never put my amp on a chair or stand as I don't want any more pointed at my ears. All of our situations are different! Rock on

    Eric
     
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    Same with me, I've been using 2x12s on the ground for five years and can hear them great. My back is happy I made the switch from 4x12s
     
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    I use this, but I lean my cab against the bottom (can get a nice angle) with the head on the top.
     
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    My 2x12 has removable casters. I remove the back ones and leave the front ones. Built in tilt.
     
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    this. and a great gramma. plus i have room at about 10 feet at least away from the amp if not more. and i have the amps set up to my right hand side instead of behind me :munch
     
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    Have 2 or 4 2x12 cabs ;)

    Back in the day I had 4 2x12 vertical slant stacks, ADA


    1 2x12 cab, you can turn it on it's side?
     
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    I place mine on the floor and I stand 6' in front of it. I set the volume just over the drums and can hear it fine. At some gigs it goes through the monitor in front of me.
     
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    Exactly,:aok
     
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    I use a second 2x12 to lift the first 2x12 off the ground so I can hear it
    (Of course both are plugged in) :banana

    [​IMG]
     
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    I gig with a 1x12, but can go direct if it's not loud enough.

    Just remember, the counter-intuitive thing about 2x12s is that you will get more *horizontal* dispersion by stacking *vertically*. If I used a 2x12, it would always be in the vertical configuration.
     
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    Open back cab and put it on a crate or flight case. My guitar always used to fill the room whilst the other guys 4x12 was just loud in 1 direction.
     
  19. jimijimmyjeffy

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    vertically, pointed toward a wall. Open back.
     
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    For a Head and cab, Quicklok AMS BS 625. /thread
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