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What are you using, head and cabs or a combo?

What are you using

  • Heads and Cabs

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mahler

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Tell me what model and brand your using and why too :D!

I tend to like combos, I have to spend forever looking for the one though as I need the bass response most open-back combos lack. While my combo now (Traynor YCV40WR) is not the crem de la crem of combos, It has the bass response (in part because I think of birch construction), great little amp!
 

Jelle

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Fender Champ (5F1) and Deluxe (5E3) clones; easy to carry around the house and to jams and love the vintage tweed tones.
 

Deathmonkey

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I'm a head and cab guy. I like to be able to mix and match the cab to the head, and change stuff up, especially as I use the bulk of my amps for recording. I'll run, say, an EVH 5150III through a G12H30 cab on channel 2 for a more rock sound, then switch it to channel 3 and V30s for more of a modern metal sound. I've found you can get sounds you didn't think you would get from amps by changing the cab.

Live, it's a Fryette SIG X and Deliverance 412. Throw a Carbon Copy delay in the footswitchable loop, and I can do almost any gig on the planet.
 

bluesjuke

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Combos- tweeds.

It's been a lot of years since I've had a Head/Cab.

The Metro JTM 45 is a temptation lately as they sound so good.
 

mahler

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Combos- tweeds.

It's been a lot of years since I've had a Head/Cab.

The Metro JTM 45 is a temptation lately as they sound so good.
Yeah, the Metro looks awesome!

Don't they make like a metro JTM45 combo though?

And yes I forgot to mention I often play with combos into cabs.. hehe.
 
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bluesjuke

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mahler-
"Don't the make like a metro JTM45 combo though?"

Most likely.
That just makes it harder to resist.
 

mahler

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Yeah might have to check that out for my next amp, but If i were to get a JTM I'd probably get a head and cab, just seems more traditional!
 

small axe

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it used to be both but the lugging of cabs and heads was a problem....combos are a problem too, but for some reason my style now
 

Gary Brennan

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Glaswerks SOD50 or Fuchs Bassman mod, GT 1x12 and a Mesa 1x12, both open back, wet/dry. These heads because I wanted this style, the cabs because I already owned them and they are very portable.

gb
 

suparsonic

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I'm a head and cab guy. I like to be able to mix and match the cab to the head, and change stuff up, especially as I use the bulk of my amps for recording. I'll run, say, an EVH 5150III through a G12H30 cab on channel 2 for a more rock sound, then switch it to channel 3 and V30s for more of a modern metal sound. I've found you can get sounds you didn't think you would get from amps by changing the cab.

Live, it's a Fryette SIG X and Deliverance 412. Throw a Carbon Copy delay in the footswitchable loop, and I can do almost any gig on the planet.
Yes this. Only I run a combination of GBs' and V30's in my quads. Plus I use frontloaded and rearloded cabs.
 

bobcs71

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Fargen BB head & Mojotone 1x12 cabinet
The Fender BF style amp provides a good platform for a range of styles. I use the head/cab because some gigs my cabinet is isolated. I would like a small grab & go combo for rehearsal and small gigs.
 

SteveO

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Mesa Mark V head, 3/4 back 2x12 with C90s. Also have an open-back Mesa 1x12 with a C90, the head fits perfectly on top of it. I like the versatility, and it's actually easier for me to transport in my car than the combo would be.
 

theHumbucker

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Head and Cab. Tired of microphonics and tube rattle. Drives me nuts. Plus more versatility with the option to try other speakers... On the other hand, I will likely buy picking up a DRRI just for simple stow and go jams.
 






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