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POLL: Which is your go to cabinet? 1x, 2x, 4x? Why?

Which is your go to cabinet?


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Jimmy_Rage

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I lucked out on a recent trade and got the 2x12 that was missing from my cab arsenal.

So now I have a:
1) Mesa Boogie Thiele 1x12 with an EVM12L speaker
2) Orange 2x12 with V30s
3) Emperor 4x12 with Governors and Tonkers in an X pattern

Each has its pluses and minuses of course.

The V30 sound is something I've been chasing and that EVM12L Thiele has its own thing going.

But in my case, I always find myself plugging into the 4x12 more often than not. It's got a certain sound to it. A lot of usable low end and less fizz, besides being very tight sounding. I think it's on account of the speakers in there, cab construction isn't too shabby either. Plus it works well at low volumes too.

What about you? Why?
 
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gregc

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212, for weight, size, big enough sound...... 412, if I can get away with it (help moving, space, big enough performance room). Still looking for that magic 112..... btw, I voted all, depends on the situation.
 

b80

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I've employed a Marshall 1965A 4x10 for awhile. It's given me great results in all sorts of situations.

However, I'm about to step up to a 4x12. We bring the rock, I need my cab to do the same.

So, yeah. I like 4 speakers.
 

Jabby92

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1x12 is what I use most. Great for recording/practice and mic'd up its usually suitable the majority of the time. A 4x12 all though is a nice full sound is usually just overkill or too big to haul around for me. I'd have to be playing a big venue to get the most out of it I think.
 

eigentone

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All: Depends on the situation. And the amp being used. And the speakers I want to use. And because I like having different sounds, so multiple tracks do not step all over each other.
 

SAVEStheDAY

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The 4x12 cab created much of the rock music that inspired us to pick up guitars. All things being equal, I'd rather have a 4x12. There are situations where it's not practical, but it's always my go-to if it's an option.
 

Vanyu

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I’ve pretty much always used 4x12’s, more often times than not two of them... Call me crazy... It’s more for the image and “ooooo!” factor of having a full stack, I’m one of the only musicians in my area to use one, and I get frequent compliments on the rig. Just cuz you got ‘em doesn’t mean they gotta be cranked up. The band I play with the most frequently has the 70’s-esque big amp look on stage, so it’s a natural fit.

Buuuuuuuut, about a week ago I did convert one of my 1960a cabs to a 1961a 2x12, and I think I’m gonna convert more of them... Finally a 2x12 I like :)
 
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kookaburra

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I voted all. I've used all, but I tend to go smaller now, a couple of 1x12s. I play rock.

Ease of handling has played a part, and venue issues w/4x12 cabs has also been a factor.

I did enjoy the various 4x12s when I had them.
 

Timbre Wolf

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1x12 or 1x15 at least. Sometimes 1x12 plus 1x12, sometimes 1x12 plus 1x15, sometimes two 1x12 stacked vertically alone or coupled with 1x12 or 1x15, or sometimes a vertical 2x12 coupled with 1x12 or 1x15. The poll doesn't apply to my reality.
 




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