#1
There is something that has been bugging me for a long time.

Why do most of the famous bands use two stacks at gigs?

They have two stacks both with heads on them.

Won't one just be enough? And what can two do that one can't?
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#2
Some people do it for better sound projection (Steve Morse uses three stacks for example, just because of that). Some others do it because they like to use two different amps or two amps with different settings. Most people just do it because it looks cool though.

Nothing wrong with the last option imo.

EDIT: It's also louder of course, but unless you play a stadium that's not a problem anyway.
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#4
backups? ha if i could afford it id have like 6 stacks and then throw them at eachother and blow them up
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#5
8>4>2>1 speaker(s) for sound projection and bass response. Anything past 8 becomes superfluous tonally.
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#6
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8>4>2>1 speaker(s) for sound projection and bass response. Anything past 8 becomes superfluous tonally.

This, pretty much.
#7
backups or different settings is the only thing i can reason out. There is no need for amp projection seeing as everything has a mic on it going into a mixing board for the central sound system.
#8
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Some people do it for better sound projection (Steve Morse uses three stacks for example, just because of that). Some others do it because they like to use two different amps or two amps with different settings. Most people just do it because it looks cool though.

Nothing wrong with the last option imo.

EDIT: It's also louder of course, but unless you play a stadium that's not a problem anyway.

That answers it well.

I will stick with one half stack for almost every gig I will do in my life. I doubt I would be able to play in a stadium or become a famous musician, so I will stick with a half stack.
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#9
Well, it was done originally because a marshall 4x12 with 4 pre rolla greenbacks (with a total handling of 100 watts) would easily get blown up by a full cranked superlead, so 2 stacks were necessary. Advances in PAs and speakers have pretty much rendered the full stack obsolete.
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#10
Because they can!!!!
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