#1
Hey everyone. I'm going to be getting the Blackheart Little Giant for Christmas? I was wondering... Combo or stack?

Thanks.
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#2
Combo - more portable, depends on personal preference
Stack - More upgradable (cab), depending on number of speakers better sound projection

Are u going to gig?
#3
Which ever is cheaper. If I remember correctly, the stack only has a 1x10(or12?) so it wouldn't make a whole lot of difference.
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#4
Not with 5 watts I won't be.

Portability sounds nice, but I also like the versatility of hooking up some other cabs maybe. Will a stack project sound better? Like in a sense making it louder than a combo? Or vice versa?

And the speaker cab is a 1X12. FWIW
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#5
Get the head and a different 2x12

2x12 is definantly my favorite cab size I think...Big lows but they are still tight as hell.
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#6
It won't be louder, and its very possible to gig with 5 watts. Miced or cranked might get above the drummer without cleans. I'd say grab head/cab in case you want to buy a small head in the future then you just need the head.
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#7
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
Get the head and a different 2x12

2x12 is definantly my favorite cab size I think...Big lows but they are still tight as hell.


Yeah that was my first choice but for money reasons, I can't afford that.

So will they both be as loud?
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#8
Quote by Pickup Switch
Yeah that was my first choice but for money reasons, I can't afford that.

So will they both be as loud?
The combo should actually be a little louder, as it is open-backed. Volume shouldn't be too much of a worry though. The 1x12 will sound a little tighter, more bassy, and also more compressed. Suited a little bit more for heavier styles. The open-backed will sound a little fuller throughout the room, as you have the speaker pushing out the back too. Maybe a little more suited to surf-rock or something. Definantly play both kinds of cabs and see which you like more. What kind of music do you like? You can always get a closed-back cab later, run tha combo to that too, and get the best of both worlds.

I still say that you should just save the money for a month or two and get a better cab. How old are you? Got a job?
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#10
I play classic rock and blues. Think AC/DC Led Zep, Cream, etc. And I would really like to get a job over the summer or so. Buy more gear.

So I guess a plus with the cab is you dont have to worry about matching impedances and speaker cables and such right?

And also what is this I hear about tube rattle in smaller tube amps? I know the Marshall Class 5 had the problem but Marshall did infact resolve this issue.
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#11
I'd go for a nice 2x12. You get some portability without having to bring 4 speakers, but you also get a fuller sound.

You also have more upgradable possibilities; new head and speakers.

EDIT: You still have to match speaker impedances!

And I wouldn't say it was worrying, it really isn't anything big, you just need to make sure they are matched.
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