#1
I was wondering what advantages (if any) are there of having an amp head + cabinet instead of a combo. Like say if I were to get the Egnater Renegade head and put it on an Egnater 2x12 cab. Does that set up have any advantages over the Renegade combo? And what if I got the Renegade combo and slapped a 2x12 cab under that? Advantages or differences...?
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#2
Advantages of the 2x12 stack:
- It's easier to carry two items with both weighing 20kg then one with 40kg of weight.
- Next time you buy an amp you don't need to get another combo, you can get a head which is cheaper most of the time.
- At gigs you can share the cab with other bands or plug your amp head into bigger cabs if you want.
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#4
A stack would give you more versatility, because you can change the cab easily and you'll only find some amounts of power in a stack format, but those amounts of power nowadays aren't necessary thanks to the PA systems. In a combo it is much more easier to carry it around, I think that is the main advantage in combos.
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#5
Head/Cab advantages:
-Ability to mix and match heads and cabs
-Lots of amps come in ONLY head form and not combo form
-Typically very powerful
Disadvantages:
-Harder to lug head and cab around
-Not many heads are offered in low-wattages
-Can often be TOO loud

Combo advantages:
-Lots of wattages available
-Easier to bring places
-Variety of volumes
Disadvantages:
-Not all heads are offered as combos (as stated above)
-Can be more difficult to diagnose/repair problems
-Some combos aren't as feature-laden as heads
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#6
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-Some combos aren't as feature-laden as heads

well if you mean built in effects then i'm set. i'm a pedal wh0re.
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#7
ok so then what do you all think would be better? sticking with the renegade...

Egnater Renegade 65w head and 2x12 cab

or Egnater Renegade 65w combo potentially with an additional 2x12 combo underneath it.
Guitars:
Martin DSR acoustic
Fender Telecaster
Epiphone Les Paul
Amp:
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
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#8
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well if you mean built in effects then i'm set. i'm a pedal wh0re.

Not so much meaning effects, more along the lines of tonal variety and power/tube options, and even number of knobs to an extent.
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