2 x 12 Cabinet

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  1. Nkyrental

    Nkyrental Well-Known Member

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    Is there a reason, or not, that I can't turn my 2 x 12 on it side and use it? Was thinking about this last night, it might move the sound around the room better with one speaker being higher than the other.
     
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    Adieu Well-Known Member

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    Just conventional ethics and morality
     
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    JohnH Well-Known Member

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    Just give some thought to the plight of the poor gnomes who live inside, being turned sideways on their ear.
     
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    OK - Sensible answer - no reason at all!

    I did it at a small gig recently. I thought it worked quite well!
     
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    I think what we really need here is some Gnome sensitivity.
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    The sound might spill out the side :ugh:
     
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    Better sound dispersion I guess since one speaker is closer to ear level as opposed to horizontal cab setting...

    I dunno, I find 2x12 in horizontal layout sounds better to my ears v. propping the 2x12 cab vertically. It has something to do with the cab's width...

    I have no experience with diagonal 2x12 speaker setup....
     
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    I have done with the A cabs- 4-12 though.
     
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  9. Melodyman

    Melodyman Active Member

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    There is a school of thought that says something magical happens when you place 2x12's on top of one and the other. Its some sonic voodoo that I cant recall now but was told to me decades ago by a very savvy and well known sound engineer.
     
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  10. Deerhunter1972

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    Go for it...Sounds much better in my opinion. It's the only way I play mine. I even installed feet on the side so I can set it up either way.
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    You do see 212 cabs with feet stuck on one end for just this best-of-both option. You can do it yourself quite easily.
    Just looks a bit awkward from an aesthetic point of view, but highly practical.
     
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    ampeq Well-Known Member

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    No problem, I do it all the time. If your cab does not have the 4 rubber feet on the side you can put them on very easy. I only run 2-12" cab's and all of mine have feet on the bottom and side. If you do like I do and use 2 different speakers in each cab, ie: a V30 and a G12H-75, you can put the speaker "up" you like better, something like a monitor. You get a broader sounding cab with 2 different speakers in it. I use the V30 / 75w CB in one, and a 65w CB / 75w CB in another, and when on the side I always put the 75w CB up.
     
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    metromutt Well-Known Member

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    Forget the Gnomes, it depends if your left or right handed. If you are right, then you just need to lie on the floor on your right hand side with the guitar.
     
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    It’s also a nice thing to do for tight stage spaces. Sonically, I like mine horizontal though.
     
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    LOL. My setup is combo over 112, so by that logic I can get the 212 vibe the same way!
     
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