#1
Hi all, just a quick question.

For the last year or so i've been running my dual rectifier into the speaker of my old trace elliot bonneville combo. It's got a single Celestion vintage 30 in there. I'm also using a 100w Weber Mass attenuator to bring the power down by about half, but i don't use it all the time, depending on what sound i'm trying to acheive.

So, can anyone see any damage being done to the speaker/mesa from this setup?

Also, i'm looking at getting a 2x12 or possibly a 4x12 to replace the cab so any recommendations would be fantastic.

I'm sure this will get asked so i'll pre-empt it now; I mainly play heavier stuff: metal, rock etc, but i pretty much despise the scooped mid sound and i hate brittle high end so i use an EQ in the loop to tame the dual recto's high end.

Any ideas will be appreciated!
Last edited by guitarfreak3d at May 28, 2008,
#2
Is the Dual Rec 100 watts?
Yeah, that could (and as far as i know, should) cause damage...
You should be using at least 100 watts-worth of speakers if that makes sense ...
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#3
Not ideal, but it should survive as long as you dont crank the volume up too much
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#4
Quote by cmakkidguitar
Is the Dual Rec 100 watts?
Yeah, that could (and as far as i know, should) cause damage...
You should be using at least 100 watts-worth of speakers if that makes sense ...


Yeah, for some bizarre reason i always presumed it was a 100w speaker as i've never looked too much into them. I can't quite grasp the tone i want at the moment and i've changed pretty much everything except the cab so i've come to the conclusion that could be it.

I think to be on the safe side i may get a nice marshall cab for a bit of mid-range punch.
#5
Quote by plbrynt
Not ideal, but it should survive as long as you dont crank the volume up too much


Yeah, that's why i think i've been lucky because i either use the weber mass for the cranked sound, or switch it off and keep the amp at a low level. As i said above though i think i may go for a nice marshall cab and see how that works out.