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#1
Hey all,

So I joined the forums to initially research about speaker cabs and now, for an engineering class in my school, am considering redesigning speaker cabinets. My issue is that I play at both large and small venues, and so I have a giant 2x12 cab and Mesa Boogie head. When I play small gigs, though, all I need is a single speaker and my large cabinet can't even fit on stage.

I was wondering, you guys with separate speaker cabs, do you have this same issue?

Also, if you have the time I would really appreciate it if you could take this quick survey. There is no forum on surveymonkey, so I hope this is allowed. Mods, if it isn't I'll take it down asap. Thanks so much!!!


http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6G269T5
Rig: Les Paul Studio with Sustainiac, Ibanez S Prestige, Mesa Boogie Rectoverb Head and 2x12 cab, various other knicknacks and a Rocktron Banshee
Cathbard
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#2
When I've been lazy I've taken my 2x12 combo to small gigs but it doesn't really save any space on stage over a 4x12 because it has a similar footprint, it's just easier to load into the car. Where are you playing that you can't fit a 2x12 on the stage? Why don't you just turn it on it's side?
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#3
In retrospect I did word that poorly, there was no stage at those types of events, I was thinking of small school events and tiny coffeehouse type events. Every time though, I would have loved just carrying a smaller, lighter speaker for easier transportation and storage. The real issue with owning a 4x12 is transport and weight. I am hoping of solving the issue of wanting both larger cabs and smaller ones for different suited events while not having to break the bank. That way you could own a 4x12 but also be able to take a small, compact 1x12 cab with you for smaller events where it would be annying to carry around a 2x12 or 4x12 cabinet.
Rig: Les Paul Studio with Sustainiac, Ibanez S Prestige, Mesa Boogie Rectoverb Head and 2x12 cab, various other knicknacks and a Rocktron Banshee
Dave_Mc
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#4
do you want recommendations on decent, cheap 1x12s? I don't gig but they're definitely easier to lift and move around and they take up a bit less space.
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#5
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
Join date: Mar 2005
2,967 IQ
#6
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R45VT
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#7
Turn te 2x12 vertical. Problem solved.
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