#1
So, I play guitar in a melodic hardcore band and I can't decide whether to get an Avatar 2x12 or 4x12. I'll be running either a 5150 or an Orange Dual Terror through it. And I'll be playing with my Fender American Special Telecaster with a Hot Rail in the bridge. Anybody know the tonal differences between the two cabs? I'm also pretty sure I'm gonna load the cab with Vintage 30s.
#2
You don't ever really need a 4x12. They're mostly for aesthetic appeal, or if you're playing to large audiences unmic'd. If neither of those apply to you, save some money and get a 2x12.
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#3
i would say 2x12" unless un mic'd.

but i will say that little extra air that is moved by 4x12"s will give you a little extra pound in the chest.

but the big this is do you want to be hauling a 100lb cab around. i usually don't care to, but do about 50/50. but i use my 4x12"s for rehearsal, and like the tone better.
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#4
Yeah, I don't really care too much about looking like a badass with huge equipment..i just want good tone. And these Avatar Contemporary cabs have been getting some pretty solid reviews.
#5
4x12's aren't just for looks at all. IMO, the more speakers you have (if you know how to control them) the more dimension your sound gets. Listen to something recorded with a 1x12 then again by a 4x12 and you will know what I mean.

If it means anything, i'm gonna be ordering a 4x12 Contemporary next week actually, with hellatone 60's.
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#6
If I end up getting the 4x12 I'll probably go with an X patern of V30s and H30s. Just unsure if that would be too much low end, seeing hows I tune low (drop B).
#7
If you dont mind carrying around the 4x12 then get it. After owning a 4x12 then moving to a smaller cab you definately miss the fullness of a bigger cab.
#8
If your worried about too much low end, try all Hellatone 30's or normal G12H's. With the contemporary cab it will sound very focused,tight, and balanced.
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