#1
So my friend was thinking of starting to play guitar and i was going to give him a hand etc and want to go around to his house to jam sometimes etc. Was thinking of just buying a 1x12 cab so i can easily fit everything into my car

(guitar, bugera head and the cab) now are there any cabs at 120w?

Or there's a blackstar cab for $200 or so i think, but it's only at 80ws

Would this make a difference at lower volumes? I doubt i'd ever turn the amp past 1 as he'll only have a vypyr or a cube.

How about a 1x12 cab for band practice or somthing? Would there be much of a difference as to a 2x12,

I really don't want anything more than a 2x12 as i have a smallish car, and i want to keep my half stack for home use only.
#3
Nothing will happen by getting an underpowered cab as long as you don't turn it up too loud. It'll work fine.
#4
I'd much prefer the tone from my bugera which blows away practice amps, I have a 15x cube and will probably sell it, The thing just sounds blargh.

But then if i join a band, I'd be looking at getting a new cab anyway, since my 15x cube wouldn't cut playing in a band.
#5
Quote by BoL7z
So my friend was thinking of starting to play guitar and i was going to give him a hand etc and want to go around to his house to jam sometimes etc. Was thinking of just buying a 1x12 cab so i can easily fit everything into my car (guitar, bugera head and the cab) now are there any cabs at 120w?

you will need a 1x12 with a speaker rated for that much power. not too many come to mind, but eminence has quite a few high power speakers. EV also makes a number of 200 watt speakers that are full range.

Quote by BoL7z
Would this make a difference at lower volumes? I doubt i'd ever turn the amp past 1 as he'll only have a vypyr or a cube.


if you keep it at low volumes then you should be fine with something smaller, but there is no solid advice with how much power handling you will need for a high-powered amp at low volume.

Quote by BoL7z
How about a 1x12 cab for band practice or somthing? Would there be much of a difference as to a 2x12,


sure there are differences, lots of them. but a 1x12 cab can hold it's own just fine at band practice, but you will want to make sure you have a powerful enough speaker to pull it off, you won't be able to slip by with a low power handling speaker when you compete with a drummer. also 1x12's may need 'good placement' for projecting sound from the speaker to where you can hear it better. for example, a 1x12 on the ground will be projecting sound at you ankles and knees, you'll want the speaker more pointed toward you head to better hear it.
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Last edited by gumbilicious at Jun 18, 2010,
#6
Does the 6262 have a half-power switch? I'm pretty sure the 1990 does.

You can pull powertubes so that the 6262 is 60 watts, which should allow it to run fine with a single Vintage 30 or something.
Last edited by Tedward at Jun 18, 2010,
#7
^ gumbi hit a few, the EVM12's are nice speakers for higher gain stuff. Eminence also makes a couple of 150w speakers including the swamp thang, texas heat, and the tonker, and then 120+ watts with the man o wars, red white and blues, and the little texas.