Posted by Rob Perl on May 17, 2000 at 12:44:40:
In Reply to: 1-15 or 2-10? posted by Deman on May 16, 2000 at 14:53:37:
: Alright. Here's the deal. I need a new amp, and what I'm considering is a combo amp (or small head and cab, if cheap enough) around 100-300 watts. The two main types I've looked at are a combo with a single fifteen (or eighteen) and a combo with two tens. Iv'e played on a few amps with fifteens, and they do pretty well, great low end. I have not played on an amp with any power (just practice amps) going to tens. How do these sound? what's the difference in sound between these two in as far as tone, low end (I love it!) and volume. I'vbe checked out the Peavy 115 and 210, smae amp in each, so what's the difference in their sound? Help me out.Thanx. Questions, Comments, Insults?
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Two 10's are about equal to one 15 in surface area. The main difference is that the 10's give you a faster response, so you get more of an initial punch; conversely, the 15 will give you a smoother response. In my experience, the 15 is more bottom heavy, but the 10's give you more midrange.
So, if you're a player who turns off the treble and turns the bass eq to ten on your amp, or play a P-Bass, you'll probably like the fifteen. If you slap alot, or like a Jaco/Stanley Clarke kind of tone, you'll probably like the 10's. I personally use both a 15 and two 10's with a separate amp head and get the best of both.
With this in mind, you need to try out both configurations. Whatever sound best to you will be the right answer.
Best of Luck,
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