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Old 12-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Speaker Cabinet ReDesign

Hey all,

So I joined the forums to initially research about speaker cabs and now, for an engineering class in my school, am considering redesigning speaker cabinets. My issue is that I play at both large and small venues, and so I have a giant 2x12 cab and Mesa Boogie head. When I play small gigs, though, all I need is a single speaker and my large cabinet can't even fit on stage.

I was wondering, you guys with separate speaker cabs, do you have this same issue?

Also, if you have the time I would really appreciate it if you could take this quick survey. There is no forum on surveymonkey, so I hope this is allowed. Mods, if it isn't I'll take it down asap. Thanks so much!!!


http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6G269T5
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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When I've been lazy I've taken my 2x12 combo to small gigs but it doesn't really save any space on stage over a 4x12 because it has a similar footprint, it's just easier to load into the car. Where are you playing that you can't fit a 2x12 on the stage? Why don't you just turn it on it's side?
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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In retrospect I did word that poorly, there was no stage at those types of events, I was thinking of small school events and tiny coffeehouse type events. Every time though, I would have loved just carrying a smaller, lighter speaker for easier transportation and storage. The real issue with owning a 4x12 is transport and weight. I am hoping of solving the issue of wanting both larger cabs and smaller ones for different suited events while not having to break the bank. That way you could own a 4x12 but also be able to take a small, compact 1x12 cab with you for smaller events where it would be annying to carry around a 2x12 or 4x12 cabinet.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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do you want recommendations on decent, cheap 1x12s? I don't gig but they're definitely easier to lift and move around and they take up a bit less space.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:58 AM   #5
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:47 PM   #6
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #7
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Turn te 2x12 vertical. Problem solved.
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