#1
I own a 1960a(slant cab) I heard that the 1960B(strait) produces a larger, bigger sound. Good for rock, is that true? how much of a difference does it make?
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#2
technically the straight would have a bigger sound, but i doubt it is enough to overcome the advantages of slant cab.
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#3
advantages being what?
I play Metal, so a big sound is kinda important
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#4
So do I, and trust me, I very much doubt it is worth selling yours a buying a new straight one.

They are angled for a reason. The speakers are tilted to up to your ears, instead of your thigh. This means you can hear yourself in the mix better.
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#5
Quote by dcdossett65
So do I, and trust me, I very much doubt it is worth selling yours a buying a new straight one.

They are angled for a reason. The speakers are tilted to up to your ears, instead of your thigh. This means you can hear yourself in the mix better.

Jim Marshall has actually said in interviews, the only reason they came up with the slant cab was for cosmetic purposes, just so the heads looked better on the full stack. Nothing to do with the sound.
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#6
Thats what I assumed most of it was, but still, technically it would make it more audible. My original point stays the same. It wont make a difference.
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Quote by Erock503
Jim Marshall has actually said in interviews, the only reason they came up with the slant cab was for cosmetic purposes, just so the heads looked better on the full stack. Nothing to do with the sound.


And humbuckers were created for the sole purpose of "bucking hum," not more output.

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#8
thanks guys
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#9
Quote by dcdossett65
Thats what I assumed most of it was, but still, technically it would make it more audible. My original point stays the same. It wont make a difference.

I get what you are saying and your point, but technically it would also be 2 speakers pointed at the rafters if you're playing in front of a crowd, so only more audible to you really.

I've even seen guys that turn them on their sides for live use. The straights sound a little beefier to me too, maybe not a huge difference or anything, but enough to form a preference. Granted, I haven't tested a lot of same manufacturer slant/straight for comparison though. I personally haven't really seen any advantages to slant cabs unless you like the look more, which is fine.

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And humbuckers were created for the sole purpose of "bucking hum," not more output.

Not all accidents are bad.

never said either was bad crackhead.
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