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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-26-2007, 10:19 PM
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Re: JSX Combo vs Head

Depends upon your living situation as well.. If you're a musician that's already made it to a degree, and you are touring right now, the head and cab would be nice. If you're 45 and it's past your time, but you have a lotta money and a sound proof room, i'd probably go for the head/cab. But if you're a college student like me who gigs maybe once a week, and can't have too much noise because of roommates, go for a combo.
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Re: JSX Combo vs Head

Yup - college student as well, hoping to gig more once I graduate. Combo seems like a better fit.
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-27-2007, 04:58 AM
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Re: JSX Combo vs Head

Originally Posted by heffergm View Post
To be honest, I've always thought the head/cab setup is just a whole lot cooler than a combo.

You just don't get that "oomph", even at lower volumes.
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-27-2007, 11:48 AM
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Re: JSX Combo vs Head

Originally Posted by jb4674 View Post
Yeah but, that's another different debate. It's a P.I.T.A. to haul the head, cab and whatever else when you can carry the combo, stick it in the trunk and you're done. Most musicians these days don't really use the head/cab combination. Don't get me wrong, I wish I had a JSX half stack in addition to my 212 but, having a combo is just more functional IMO.


I don't really see that as the case in this instance. The JSX combo weighs nearly as much as the head plus my 2x12. And the head/cab are separate which makes them easier, for me, to haul around.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-28-2007, 04:28 AM
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Re: JSX Combo vs Head

I went the head/212 route because aside from being much easier to move, I also don't have to worry about the speakers shaking the tubes apart, not to mention the heat buildup inside a tube combo amp. Someone, I think it was Bob at Eurotubes said that combo amps were tube torture chambers.
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