Re: Who is correct? Bassman speakers
- Subject: Re: Who is correct? Bassman speakers
- From: Markburness@xxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 17:54:59 EST
As long as you have 2x10" speakers that can handle the power (20W plus,
each), yes it's perfectly feasible to run a 45W amp into 2x10's. I used to
have a Bandmaster Reverb (45W) that I ran into a 2x10 cab that had a great
tone (could put many a Bassman to shame). Fender's Custom Shop Vibrolux and
Vibroverb re-issue are both 40W into 2x10 and I know of harp players that use
both to great effect.
All things being equal, 4x10's will give a tighter punchier sound and will
feel physically bigger as they are pushing twice the air of 2x10's. The
2x10's will be more compressed, maybe fatter sounding with more speaker
distortion as they're obviously being worked twice as hard.
As regards volume, there's probably little to choose though the 4x10 may be
easier to hear on stage. 10's are very directional and unless you have your
ears right in front of your 2x10 cab you might not appreciate just how loud
Both Kendrick (model 2210) and Holland (Westside 35) amps both make a version
of the Bassman with 2x10's. Victoria also make a 35W 2x10 version of a 50's
Fender Super, which has a similar circuit to the pre-'59 Bassman.
Kind regards, Mark.
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