Re: with my 1-15 combo: 2X10 or 4X10

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Posted by Rob on December 27, 2001 at 22:01:49:

In Reply to: with my 1-15 combo: 2X10 or 4X10 posted by Charlie on December 27, 2001 at 14:08:35:

: I was very fortunate to get some help from family (early b-day money, Christmas Money, etc and have scraped together 900.00. How do I upgrade? I have a Peavey T-Max w/ 1-15BW. I want to add either a 4X10 or a 2X10. The kick is this: I'm also on the market for a new guitar (I currently have a Fender P). Found one I like. If I go with a 2X10 I can get to or very near the guitar I'm after (Schecter Scorpion or Devil Tribal). Will I be better off sacrificing the axe for the 4X10 config with my existing combo or running with a 1-15 and 2X10 mix and go for the new guitar? I am so on the fence with this. Any suggestions welcome.........please!

Hey, Charlie!

In my opinion, the 4 X 10 will sound better, but it can be awfully heavy. I believe your amp head is 100 watts at 8 Ohms, 160 watts at 4 Ohms, so hooking up any 8 Ohm cabinet, whether will automatically increase your power to 160 Watts.
I think another problem you're experiencing is due to your bass - Fender Precisions generally get a very muddy tone; this doesn't cut through very well. You'd be better off getting a Jazz Bass type instrument, the 2 X 10, and turning up the midrange on the instrument and your amp. This will help you not get buried in the mix. Somewhere down the line, you'll probably want to uprgrade your head to a 3 or 4 hundred watt model.

Anyway, I've been using a 400 Watt Head with a 15 and 2 X 10 cabinets, so I can only tell you that it works very well for me, especially when I have to grit my teeth and play over loud guitarists.

Happy New Year,


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