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Go with the Combo
14 67%
Go with the Half Stack
7 33%
Voters: 21.
#1
What is better, to get the Peavey JSX Combo or Jsx Half Stack, the difference is 500$ but i was thinking if i were to need the half stack i wouldent have to buy a new amp. is that smarter to put 500 into it now other than buying a new amp down the road?
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#2
I say combo.

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#3
Half stack will only be 3dB louder than the 2x12 combo. If you're going to need more volume than the combo can handle, you're likely going to be mic'd anyways. Some people will like the sound dispersal of a 4x12 cab more than a 2x12.

But most people really don't need a half stack. I kind of wish I had a 6505 head and a 2x12 cab instead of my 2x12 combo. The combo is much harder to move around due to the weight.
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#4
so. if i got a 2x12 cab now, it would be loud enough but if i needed to put a 4x12 i wouldent have to buy another amp?
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#5
Quote by DarthV
Half stack will only be 3dB louder than the 2x12 combo. If you're going to need more volume than the combo can handle, you're likely going to be mic'd anyways. Some people will like the sound dispersal of a 4x12 cab more than a 2x12.

But most people really don't need a half stack. I kind of wish I had a 6505 head and a 2x12 cab instead of my 2x12 combo. The combo is much harder to move around due to the weight.


ehmm a head and cab weighs alot more than a combo...
and if you use weels under your cab, then you could do the same with your combo so all of that doesn't make sense really...
#6
im a head and cab man myself........but thats just me...if you are playing to an audience that large that you need that kind of volume you are most likely gonna be mic'ed thru a pa.....so its up to you man
#7
what about like the jsx head with like a 2x12 cab?
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#8
On my Jsx combo there is a 1/4" jack that the speakers are plugged into. If you needed to you could unplug that and use the combo as a head.
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Quote by fender&gibson
ehmm a head and cab weighs alot more than a combo...
and if you use weels under your cab, then you could do the same with your combo so all of that doesn't make sense really...


Yeah, but you don't have to carry the head AND cab at the same time. So yeah, they weigh more in total, but less each. Casters on a combo work great until you have to go up or down a few flights of stairs. The JSX 2x12 weighs over 80lbs. Most people would rather make 2 trips @ ~45-50 lbs each.
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#10
Combos are pretty bulky and not fun to move around. It really comes down to your choice, but you could always get a combo now and then get a cabinet later and use the combo as a head.
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#11
Buy the Combo, it might be harder to move around, but there's no sense in paying more for the head and a cab when the combo will be plenty loud.
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#13
whats a good 2x12 cabinet that will go well with the JSX head?
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#15
'cause you can easily upgrade it to a 4x12 later.
You can change out cabs and speakers easily. It's easy for travelling when you've got some cabs at where your playing (gig, jam, studio, band practice).
#16
exactly, what type of 12x2 cab should i get?
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#17
most people seem to like avatar cabs with celestions in them so i guess you should check them out
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