(Earlier today I created this thread in the wrong forum... so here it is correctly placed.) I am curious about this because this is the case with myself. I admit that I do not own, nor have I ever owned a 4x12. I have not even ever played through one. I am sure it is a glorious thing to play through at a substantial volume. But I have played, over the years, through 4x10s and plenty of 2x12s and 1x12s. I prefer open back cabs and I have found that once I found a speaker that I really liked with an amp, although I do enjoy different speaker cab configurations for the tonal variety that they offer, my favorite cab is a 1x12 and with a higher wattage speaker. Some years ago, after trying many different speakers and liking a number of them, I came to the conclusion that MY favorite speaker with actually most of my amps is a black frame Scumback H75 100 watt. I have a hard time explaining why I find that the 1x12 is my favorite cab, but there is something about the focus of the sound coming from the cab that sounds a certain way with a single speaker... especially if it is able to handle the wattage from a 40 or 50 watt amp comfortably (or my 85 watt Fender Showman... which I don't turn all the way up so the one 100 watt speaker handles it very nicely !), which is the wattage range that all of my amps are. I also sometimes will play through a 2 amp set up, both with a 1x12 cab each... which sounds great also. Which ever two amps of mine that I use each have a somewhat different tonal character. Does anyone else, at least at times, prefer using a 1x12 cab ? And if so what speaker do you like in a 1x12 ? And what amp do you use through it ?