Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: North Adams, MA
Re: I've only played on Slanted Cabs, missing out?
^^ What he said if I didn't say it well enough.
Think of it this way - in a small room, the open back combo a couple feet from a wall usually sounds the best. The sound projects out slightly but enough for the room, and up and all around as the back is open.
In a larger room with a closed back slant cab, the sound gets thrown out and slightly up too so it is thrown all around, so you hear more highs and mids. Unless you are outdoors or in a massive room, with a straight cabinet the highs and mids appear to get lost at ear level where they don't in a slant cab. If you like a muffled sound that appears to have more bass, you might like a straight cabinet - I know some people prefer them for that reason!