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- Aug 2, 2012
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- Los Angeles
Haha I so love it !Haha—yup, judge for yourself. A waste of a great stage:
Now that being said, the lil Marshall with the 1x12 thiele cab carried the place. Just looked wicked puny lol
I find especially in smaller venues the 4x12 shoots out straight too far before spreading out. Anyone to one side can't hear it and those right in front hear nothing but. 2x12;s seem to work better for me for the most part.In my experience, a mic'ed up 2x12 or combo can sound just as good as a 4x12 in terms of front-of-house sound and (with good monitoring) stage sound too....
BUT from the point of view of the sound coming from behind you, a good 4x12 will always win! not only do you get a broader, fuller sound that doesn't sound "boxy" - but it is easier to hear the cab too due to the height of the top speakers!
So for me, a 4x12 is worth the effort. Wheels on the cab make it in some ways easier to move around and set up. Having said that, I will often use a JVM205 Combo for small gigs, or multi-band gigs where a fast turn-around is required!
I love my two side by side 1960a cabs as much as anyone and the visual impact brings to the party... but I've found over 30 years of gigging that people confuse the size of your amp with how loud you actually are... bring a stack and get asked to turn down(sometimes even before the amp is on). Bring a 1x12 and be a loud as you want on stage... take from that what you want
Oh so true, my experience as well.I love my two side by side 1960a cabs as much as anyone and the visual impact brings to the party... but I've found over 30 years of gigging that people confuse the size of your amp with how loud you actually are... bring a stack and get asked to turn down(sometimes even before the amp is on). Bring a 1x12 and be a loud as you want on stage... take from that what you want
I've used a 4010 combo for years and it'll play just about anywhere!
If I were using a Marshall, it would depend on the size of the head, and whether I had help moving the rig.What’s your optimal setup for gigging?
I used to be of the mindset that the 4 x 12 was just too good that the weight and transportability trade off was worth it but now not so sure. Ive played with bands playing big theaters or outdoor events using a micd up dinky little combo and still worked out fine.
currently main rig is using my 2 x 12 with the 800 head next to it and the fuchs head on top for clean channel.
I love it and know how to work it but part of me yearns for an easier to move setup. especially during load in and tear down lol.
part of me thinks that getting a 1 x 12 and a the smaller head would be optimal or heck just getting the combo.
i’ve seen plenty of people using it.
Not really in the market at the moment just thought it would be a fun discussion.
what’s your optimal gig setup?