#1
I was wondering if there is any advantage to having an open back cab?
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#2
Sound is more spread out, bass is looser. For anything modern sounding they usually don't work as well. Unfortunately most tube combos (and combos in general) are open back for cooling reasons. If you need tighter bass from one I suggest a 1x12 closed extension cab to use with the combo speaker. You get the best of both worlds then, the tight direct sound of a closed back and the loose open sound of an open back.
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#4
Open-back cabs really only sound good for cleans imo, where bass can get a little too boomy with a closed-back cab. Otherwise, I'd rather have a closed-back cab.

My Duncan combo does sound really tight with lots of gain pumping through it, but I think that's just because of the speaker that's in it
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#5
It's an open, more airy sound, sounds much better for cleans, and really nice with reverb and/or chorus applied.

Closed back is more focused, more bass, more "thump" - most people on this website seem to be metal players or rock players, so you'd prefer that, but the differences are more subtle at bedroom/practice levels.

Also, for what it's worth, an open back generally seems "louder" to people in the room, because the sound bounces out and around and reflects against more walls, if I understand they dynamics right.
#6
I put my strap/picks/cables in my openback comobo amp.

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#7
The projection can sometimes be wonderful - just dont put them by a wall or in a corner! erk!
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I put my strap/picks/cables in my openback comobo amp.

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Lol I used to do that too with my combo
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#9
yeah, they seem to work better for cleans and blues tones, and if you don't need a really tight overdriven tone. there's a bit more sparkle and a 3D quality to the tone.
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Open-back cabs really only sound good for cleans imo, where bass can get a little too boomy with a closed-back cab. Otherwise, I'd rather have a closed-back cab.

My Duncan combo does sound really tight with lots of gain pumping through it, but I think that's just because of the speaker that's in it



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