What are your thoughts on VERTICAL 2x12 cabs?

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  1. SoCalSteve

    SoCalSteve Member

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    I need to decide on a 2x12 cab and would like to know what the +'s and -'s are for a vertical 2x12 vs. horizontal and what your experiences have been. Also, if I mixed speakers would the bassier one go on bottom or top? Thanks!
     
  2. TieDyedDevil

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    A vertical cab will give you better horizontal dispersion. IOW, the sound will change less as the listener moves off-axis to the left or right.

    I'd probably put the bassier speaker closer to the floor.
     
  3. goneracin

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    I love the vertical 2x12. You can hear it much better with the speakers up. I really like a little slant 2x12 cab.
    As to mixing speakers, i always put the bass cone speaker in the bottom
     
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    Hey Steve -

    I've got a Bogner OS 2x12 and Z Best 2x12 I use. The Z is loaded with a Celestion Blue and Heritage Greenback, has feet on the bottom and on one end so it can stand on end. It's closed back an Thiele ported.

    The Z with that speaker setup is one of the best sounding cabs I've ever heard. Period.

    Theres a few Z Best cabs for sale over on the Dr. Z forum

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    Swanson vertical 2x12 ~ pure sex

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    Recognize the guitar, Steve ????? :p

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  7. KBN

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    I don't have a true vertical 2x12, but I certainly use my 2x12 that way. I have an old Fender 2x12 that I stick on its end. I have a Weber 12F150T on the top and a Celestion G12H in the bottom. I think it sounds better vertically than it does horizontally.
     
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    They sound fine to me. I don't think they look so bad either.

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  9. goneracin

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    Hanky, you need your head examined boy

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  10. BobbyRay

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    I'll be taking possesion of my first vert 2X12 in a couple weeks. Would those of you who think they have better horizontal dispersion say that they are less beamy in you opinion?
     
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    It sounds unanimous that there are really no negatives and only positives. BTW I like the way they look. Steve E., my guitar sure looks nice in front of your rig!
     
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    I think they look cool both ways, never played a vertical though, i wanna get a Two-Rock sig cab, is it snake oil or real deal with this different setup vertical vs horizontal, i hear stuff, but im always confused. Wouldent two speakers horizontally setup give more bass to the floor? and if its vertical, does it get the same bass response?
     
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    Divided by 13 sells a vertical 2x12 cab, too.
     
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    Here's my Sig + 2x12 cab. I really like the blonde/oxblood, although black w/diamond grille is cool too. Vertically, a very compact and tidy setup for the sound it puts out.

    I haven't even tried mine sideways, so I don't know. It originally came with a TR 12-65 on top and Eminence Redcoat on bottom. I had the Redcoat changed to a TR 12-65 by the shop when I bought the cab. Nothing against the Redcoat, I'm sure it's a fine speaker. I just liked the 12-65s.

    The amp and cab have plenty of bottom end, especially with higher volume. It sounds very different than my 4x12 Marshall cab, which sounds like the sound is coming from somewhere deep inside the cab. The TR 2x12 sounds like the sound is originating from slightly in front of the cab. Weird but cool, very present and 3-dimensional. It's the only 2x12 I've ever had, maybe they're all like that.

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    Mine ain't as pretty as these, but it works great! It's an old K&K Audio that the bottom half is ported and closed back, and the upper part is partially open and slanted in front. Just put a Scumback H75 in the top and an old Vintage 30 in the bottom (actually going in tomorrow). Top and bottom part are separate compartments inside.

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    Rock = Closed back
    Lighter fare = partially open

    And can you get an option to have a middle section removable so you can go both ways depending on what you're playing?

    EP
     
  18. Sean French

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    I like them.They look cool and I can hear myself better.:AOK

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  19. waxnsteel

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    Where do the Diagonal 2x12's fit in?
     
  20. The Whiz

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    I'm still trying to figure out if I prefer vertical or horizontal 1x12 cabs.



    guffaw. :)
     

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