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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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2x12, or 4x12?

Hi everyone, im about to buy a half stack, and need some input. My head will either be a bugera 6262, or 6260. Then for the cab i can go with a marshall 1936, or 1960 (the cab will be used). Im thinking the 1936 because im going to be needing to carry it around, and i could carry it by myself, where as the 1960 would require 2 people. Both have the same speakers, the 1936 is different wiring. Would there be any real difference in sound between the two?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Re: 2x12, or 4x12?

4x12 looks impressive, but a 2x12 is so much more practical for most of us. When I bought my 2x12, I tossed it in the back seat of my car. If you own a Suburban, you might get a 4x12 in the back seat, but it might be pushing it.

Check out custom cabinets like, Avatar, Voltage, and Saxon (the last 2 are Canadian) and you might get a better deal than on a used Marshall cab. Unless, of course, you're getting a really good deal.
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Re: 2x12, or 4x12?

4x12 only if you actually need the extra Voume. Otherwise the 2x12 will work in almost all situations... and easier to lug around
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Re: 2x12, or 4x12?

ok, i think im going woth the 1936, i found a used one for 300 and is baisicly brand new.
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Re: 2x12, or 4x12?

If you can manage moving it around, a 4X12 will always sound better than a 2X12 (depending on speakers of coarse)
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Re: 2x12, or 4x12?

put the 4x12 on castors?!
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Re: 2x12, or 4x12?

I went with a 2x12 and my back thanks me, especially for the first couple of weeks when I didn't have any casters on my Mesa recto. Plenty loud, 120w power handling,'nuff to get the job done. Be sure to check craigslist for cabs, that's where I found my mesa for $350 bucks (almost half the price of new)
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Re: 2x12, or 4x12?

My Marshall 4x12 1960A cab is a corner dust collector now that I bought an old ADA splitstack 2x12 cab and loaded it with my favorite speakers. So easy to haul and sounds great. I know 4x12's have the tendency for better bass response, etc...but the space that thing takes up and the effort it takes to bring it anywhere isn't worth it. My 2x12 sounds just as great to me , anyway, and I'm not playing stadiums anytime soon.
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Re: 2x12, or 4x12?

ive got a 2x12 combo, and im looking at picking up an additional 2x12 extension cab for it for a bit of added bass - because its an open backed combo, the mids and highs will take the enamel off your teeth, but it lacks a bit of rumble!

i plan to swap the speakers out for either different celestions or some eminence's, in both the combo and the cab, in a bit to give me a bit more bass (in the bottom) and to try and fatten up/bulk out the combo a touch too!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 09:39 PM
 
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Re: 2x12, or 4x12?

I'd agree with a 212. It's loud enough and more practical. My half stack days are over. Carrying a 412 up three flights of stairs and doing a tetris routine to fit it into my car isn't worth it.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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Re: 2x12, or 4x12?

I have some GREAT 2 x 12's but the bottom line is the 4 x 12 almost always sounds better.
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