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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / 'Mismatched' 2x12 cab

Charente

United Kingdom

Sep 24th, 2019 03:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm in the process of moving house and will be disposing of two old amps which are too loud and surplus to requirements. Neither is particularly sought after.

They would though yield two (made in ye olde England) 12" Celestions - a G12k 85 and Vintage 30 - both 8 ohm.

These could be wired in series into a 2x12 cab giving a 'boutique' style 'mismatched' cab.

The two little amps I'll be using are a Marshall JTM1 (with 1x8 and 1x16 speaker outs) and a VHT Special 6 (with 4,8 and 16 outs).

Any thoughts?

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Sep 24th, 2019 04:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm presuming the two old amps are combos?

What about pulling the amps out and just turning them into extension cabs?


Charente

United Kingdom

Sep 24th, 2019 06:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hi Mick

Yes both combos. I'd prefer to repurpose them as a 2x12 as I'd quite like a 2x12; it would be tidier/free up a little space and I'm a little averse to how cack-handed they'd look if I just pulled the chassis.

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Sep 24th, 2019 09:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

It is common to mix speakers in a multi-speaker cabinet. Some players even have different-sized speakers, e.g., a 12" and a 10".

The reason is you get a more complex tone because you're taking advantage of each individual speaker's inherent tonal qualities.

You can make the cabinet even more versatile by installing a switch that selects either series (16 Ohms) or parallel (4 Ohms). That will allow you to use it with a whole bunch of different amps.

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Sep 24th, 2019 11:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

My Egnater came with "mismatched" speakers.



Charente

United Kingdom

Sep 24th, 2019 11:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

"You can make the cabinet even more versatile by installing a switch that selects either series (16 Ohms) or parallel (4 Ohms). That will allow you to use it with a whole bunch of different amps."

Good idea but 16ohms suits the amps I'm keeping and I don't plan of buying any more (apart from a Katana 50 for grab and go possibly).

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