hey guys

for example: would a marshall jcm 800 50 watt all tube combo sound the same as a marshall jcm800 50 watt head + cabinet?

thx in advance
depends on the speaker in the cabinet. A combo is basically a head with a cabinet in the same housing.
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oh thanks a lot
i've always had doubts that the heaD+cab would be louder
it IS louder, the speakers give more headroom. The combo with one or two speakers is slightly softer and may sound slightly different due to different speakers and what not.
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The speakers make a difference. For example, a Marshall TSL60 head into a Marshall AVT Quad has a distinctly different sound to say a Marshall tsl602 (2x12) combo. It all depends on how many speakers and what type (celestion etc)