Stack Or No Stack

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Stack or No Stack

  1. A stack is the only way to fly

    15 vote(s)
    19.2%
  2. Half Stack 4x12

    43 vote(s)
    55.1%
  3. Smallbox and 2x12

    12 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. Portable Combo

    8 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    I can tell you how I am set up in my garage, but that doesn’t mean that it would work for the local coffee shop open mic night, both of my setup rigs are going to use 4 412 MG cabs, b cabs have casters so moving and set up are simple,(and they don’t weigh much) an origin 50H/lead 100 mosfet, this is my outdoor rig! The second rig gets the same 4 MG cabs but all slants, 2 dsl40c’s, and the lead 100 mosfet, this also a outdoor rig , but can be turned down to apease the small club owners, but I am sure that I will be asked to leave, because of the amount of gear I would bring in! Cheers Mitch
     
  2. wmachine

    wmachine Active Member

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    Exactly my situation with my Jube. Has absolutely nothing to do with practicality.

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    Exactly. Not even trying to justify it.

    Yup, big blocks and full stacks.
     
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  3. nichd

    nichd Active Member

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  4. nichd

    nichd Active Member

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    Glorious!
     
  5. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member

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    Gig dependent. Most of the time a 2x12 combo is more than enough. The 6101 with it's internal 12" plus the closed back 6912 1x12 makes a great 100 watt mini stack with lots of extra space on small stages.

    Hauling a 4x12 up from my basement every month because it really is the best and using a JVM 410 on like 2 on MV loses it's appeal quickly. I stil, do it but once or twice a year when the venue allows. The combo sounds as good in these cases. Or head and 2x12.
    The 4010 is absolutely killer and loud as f*ck. Easy to haul around.

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  6. Neil Skene

    Neil Skene Well-Known Member

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    I would be asked to leave for reasons other than my gear :)
     
  7. Mitchell Pearrow

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    :funny::cheers:
     
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    I find my 4 x 12 easier to transport than my 2 x 12. Stood up in the car it is the same width, 2" deeper and only about 4" taller....It's on wheels so it is easier to move around than my 2 x 12....

    Even if it wasn't easier to move, I would still use it as it sounds soooo much better than a 2 x 12!
     
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    nichd Active Member

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    Wow... what kind of 2x12 is harder to move around than a 4x12! While I love the holy grail tones from my 1982a, I have a 1966a that wins x1000 in the portability department!
     
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    30 years of various setups... I always end up back with a 1960B.

    Those complaining about moving a 412.... maybe try going to the gym once in a while lol... 80lbs is nothing.....
     
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    My preferred set up is a 100w tube head and a 4x12 but I rarely if ever (last 20 years or so at least) gigged with that set up and I gigged for 30 years. Just recently retired from it but I always used either a 1x12 combo or a direct modeling system when I was gigging covers. I do plan on getting back out there but it's going to be on my terms. I will use a 4x12 and 100w tube head and it will be a mini concert not slogging through 50 covers a night for drunk sheep who want to hear Sweet Home Alabama and Mustang Sally for the 10 millionth time.
     
  12. junk notes

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    I can't click them ALL?! ha

    I'm a full stack guy for the most part, but I do prefer running my heads at 16Ω and use all the windings of the transformer.
     
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  13. DesolationBlvd

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    My living room "stack" is a Studio Vintage, 1966A, and now dummy/storage cabinet by Mojotone.

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    The storage cabinet hides the attenuator, keeps stuff off the floor, and most importantly contributes to the full stack look.

    So what would this be in the poll?
     
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    The kind without wheels.......
     
  15. Mitchell Pearrow

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    Full stack of course :cheers::naughty:
     
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    I bet bet that does sound killer, especially using that Ibanez.

    Sorry about the sidetrack, but had to comment on the idea of that beautiful guitar pumped through a full stack.

    Oh yeah, that's why I started playing.

    Steve
     
  17. Crikey

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    The younger crew seems to not know what a hand truck is for. I've offered to do a YouTube video for Tgp on how to use a hand truck for those who complain how heavy band stuff is. Nothing compares to a 4x12 with a 18 t o 25 watt head and with a 50 or 100 watt head. 1x12s just cannot compare.
     
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    Replace the wheels with urethane ones. 4x12s with wheels are much easier than hand carrying 2x12 horizontal cabs. My mesa vert 2x12 has wheels and is easy to move. Best upgrade is to use the urethane wheels
     
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    I've never heard a small combo 1x12 ever sound as good as a 4x12 with quality tube head.
     
  20. Crikey

    Crikey Active Member

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    Right on. I agree. I'd rather play for 45 to 90 minutes and be done . I think the old guard will lead the youth back to rock. 100watts and stacks.
     
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