#1
Honestly is there a difference?
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#2
Yes. When you use a slanted cab, the sound waves of the top two speakers go upwards into the air, rather than straight.
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Slant projects the sound more towards you if it's used as a halfstack. In a fullstack, I really don't see the point of why it's put on the top of it, there's no point lol.

There are some tonal differences though, the straight cabs are more in-your-face so to speak, but it's highly unlikely you'll really be able to tell the difference.
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#5
I don't know but I would like to know. The rhythm guitarist in my band has a straight Marshall cab, the lead, a Line 6 slant...

Why don't they make bass cabs slanted?
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I don't know but I would like to know. The rhythm guitarist in my band has a straight Marshall cab, the lead, a Line 6 slant...

Why don't they make bass cabs slanted?



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EDIT: Actually that bass cab question changes things.

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#8
Depending on where you're standing, the sound you perceive (NOT THAT ACTUAL SOUND PRODUCED) changes. For example, you hear less highs from a straight cab when you are directly in front of it because there is no projection towards your ears like there is a slant cab when the 2 top speakers face you. Huge misconceptions include:

-Straights produce more low end (wrong, you just HEAR less highs depending on where you are standing

-Straights sound fuller because there is more air in the cab (the difference in volume of air is so relatively small that it is pretty much negligible)
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Something I've always wondered about angled cabs: If you're up on a stage, won't that angled top send the "hot zone" of the top 2 speakers well above the audience's head?

I imagine bass cabs don't come in angled because bass frequencies are much less directional. It doesn't matter much what direction the speakers point. A subwoofer fills the room with sound no matter where it is.
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Something I've always wondered about angled cabs: If you're up on a stage, won't that angled top send the "hot zone" of the top 2 speakers well above the audience's head?

I imagine bass cabs don't come in angled because bass frequencies are much less directional. It doesn't matter much what direction the speakers point. A subwoofer fills the room with sound no matter where it is.



Depends on the venue....

I think a slant cab by itself would be more effective live all around. On top of a straight, id have to say that it depends on the venue really.
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I imagine bass cabs don't come in angled because bass frequencies are much less directional. It doesn't matter much what direction the speakers point. A subwoofer fills the room with sound no matter where it is.


Hmm, true in a way....the reality is that the human ear finds it very "hard" to discern the direction that low frequency sounds that humans hear as "bass", or the sounds we associate with a subwoofer, are coming from. Unless you're standing in front of a bass amp, or know exactly where it is, it is very hard to know "where" the sound is emanating from. I believe this is why bass cabs generally aren't slanted (although I have seen combos that can be tilted back and are designed that way).

As for a subwoofer filling a room.....it has a lot to do with above, and with the fact that most houses have a lot of wood in them, which transfers the sound of a bass faster and farther than any other sound. You might notice a couple cellos in an orchestra can fill an auditorium with low end....next time note how much wood is in the room.
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Let's change the question to "Bass cabs don't GENERALLY come in angled."

I'd love to see a 6x10 or 8x10 bass cab in angled.... maybe that's it. Bass cabs tend to have more than 4 speakers meaning the cabinet has to be progressively deeper to keep the center of gravity good? Larger = more weight...

I duno maybe I'm crazy.
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I think full stacks have a slanted cab on top to protect the head from any teetering on stage. It gives the tall, full stack more center of gravity and a bit more stability.

I had used a straight 4x12 as a half stack for years. The past year and a bit, I've been using a slanted cab with my half stack. I'm now liking the slant better I think.
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Honestly is there a difference?

No.

Slanted cabs came to be purely for cosmetic reasons - it means the amp head fits neatly on top.
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#16
thats like asking whether a slant dick is better or a straight one.
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#17
not really.

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#18
Okay thanks everyone.

Also I never have my slant standing up i have it on its side when on a straight.
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