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Speaker cab questions

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Anyone put 10’s in a 2x12 cabinet? I love the sound of Celestine Greenback 10’s(punchy without being crazy loud)? I have the cabinet already and would just need to modify the baffle. I’m thinking of getting an 18watt British style head and thought a 2x10 cab would be a good match. Any downside to using a 2X12 cab other than weight and size?

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Adapter rings would be an easy way to do that.

18watt.com is a great forum for that kind of info. Lots of builders there. It’s an awsome platform, so many ways to go with it.

On a personal note, I like mixing speakers. A 10” and a 12”, alnico and ceramic, bright and dark. 1974x clones are bright amps. Something to keep in mind.

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Adapter rings would be an easy way to do that.

18watt.com is a great forum for that kind of info. Lots of builders there. It’s an awsome platform, so many ways to go with it.

On a personal note, I like mixing speakers. A 10” and a 12”, alnico and ceramic, bright and dark. 1974x clones are bright amps. Something to keep in mind.

– Powdog

GIbson amps mixed speaker sizes for years. I had a G35RVT with a 10" and a 12". One that made sense to me had a 8" and a 15".

Adapter rings do make sense. Simplest way to do it. Going to a smaller speaker makes more sense than going to a larger speaker in a small box.

4

I’ve done it once or twice.

5

Yep,what Ethan said,I like mixing too....also like 10’s as such for the Bandmaster Ethan built for me.And Weber has the rings he speaks of ready to go.

6

Paired a ten-inch Eminence Legend with a Celestion G12 (both 16 ohms) in a Peavey Valveking combo. Since the amp section self-destructed I've used the box as an eight-ohm speaker cab. Works fine with the old Traynor YBA-1 head. I knocked up a 12-to-10 converter ring from plywood for the Eminence -- my woodwork is a bit crude but it does the job.

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Paired a 15" SS speaker with a 12" Eminence in a bass cabinet for a short time. The sound was much more responsive to treble inputs, but I did something wrong... over about 30% volume, the 12 started OD'ing and sounding just nasty.

Guess I wasn't meant to monkey around inside boxes.... much. Took out the 15 and added a second 12 and all was well, just not as thumpy.


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