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    Drak
    Tone Member

  • Drak
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    Originally posted by Chistopher View Post
    Especially in days when most amps are smaller and mic'ed, why haven't we moved towards using more than one speaker size?
    Because it doesn't work, that's why you never, or rarely, ever see it.
    If it worked, you'd have seen it gain popularity LONG ago.
    It doesn't work from a sound perspective, from a profit perspective, from a manufacturer stock perspective, from every other perspective.
    It just doesn't work.
    I tried mixing and matching different speaker sizes for a few years a long time ago.
    Mixing different variants of speakers Of The Same Size I found actually very effective (like mixing different 10's in a Super Reverb)
    And I have a few favorite recipes of what I like to mix together.
    But mixing different speaker Sizes, almost a complete, utter, brutal, miserable waste of time.

    Except, I think (I think) some amps made for amplifying acoustic guitars have that sort of thing.
    But we're not talking about acoustic guitars here, are we?
    Just because you can dream up a raging black stallion does not put real hooves under your feet to carry you anywhere.

    Ideas come, and ideas go, in one ear, and out the other and pfft, they're gone.

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  • Masta' C
    Mojo's Minions

  • Masta' C
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    I can say with certainty that I like the response qualities of speakers in the 10" to 12" range best with regards to guitars and traditional cabinet designs. There's a reason why these sizes remain so popular.

    That said, we're getting to a point where you can do some really interesting things with smaller speakers thanks to advances in manufacturing and technology. I'm surprised there aren't any truly groundbreaking 4x8" or even 4x6" micro cabs hitting the market, particularly for studio and home use

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  • Securb
    One of Jerry's Kids

  • Securb
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    I have a 1x15 cab I have used with my 4x12. It's a great tone but way too much for most rooms and unnecessary gear to drag around.

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  • Adieu
    Mojo's Minions

  • Adieu
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    Real men use 12's.

    Endof story.

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  • jeremy
    LoveMachineologist

  • jeremy
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    guitar players are definitely slow to accept new things. all my amps have either 10" or 12" speakers and i like the sounds i get with them. i also dont use 7/8 string guitars or go for a modern sound.

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  • Chistopher
    tonewood instigator

  • Chistopher
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    With a bit of skill it could also be used to make a combo unit that could be used for any electric instruments

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  • Chistopher
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  • Chistopher
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    Different Speakers Sizes

    Especially in days when most amps are smaller and mic'ed, why haven't we moved towards using more than one speaker size? Why use two 8" woofers two carry the entire range of sound when you could have a 10", a 6", and a crossover working in tandem to better produce the lower and higher end of sound?

    Yeah you'd lose volume, but these days that doesn't matter. You would get better sound from 7/8 strings and 24 fretters, plus you could better use mic placement and speaker choice to tune the sound. It would also make it easier to fix certain aspects of your sound without effecting others.

    Have any companies tried this and it didn't work out? Or is this more about guitar guys being slow to accept the times?
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