2x10 combos... who loves'em???

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  1. Jimistone

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    rps20210318_184957.jpg I'm enjoying my 1968 drip edge pro reverb.
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  2. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

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    While not a combo..

    My little 5watt booger is driving a cabinet that is loaded with 2 Weber C10Q's (10F25 in today speak). These are speakers that I didn't much care for originally.

    A lot has to do with the proper cabinet size & speaker relationship. This same cabinet was rather mediocre with a 12" Red Fang in it.

    The two tens however...a whole different animal. The amp too becomes rather impressive, for a cheap knock ripoff.

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    I've toyed with the idea of a 2-10 soundboard/baffle for a Deluxe Reverb...just to see.
     
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  3. cranky

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    I've had neither the JC-40 nor my updated pedal board long enough to truly experiment.

    My only OD is a ts808, which I think is better with my tube amp than the JC-40. With a solid state, I'm usually good with a regular distortion or fuzz pedal. For that I have the Big Muff OP, Boss DS-1, and Cockfight fuzz/wah pedals, which all sound pretty good with the JC-40. But honestly I got this amp more for its famous clean tones and for the low-maintenance convenience of having a solid state amp with a headphone jack.

    Speaking of 2x10 amps, though, there's a Fender Vaporizer listed locally on CL, I'm thinking about picking that one up if someone doesn't beat me to it in the next week or so. It's silly, I have no need for it and it would be my third tube amp and sixth amp overall, but, ya know, cool stuff shows up and a guy gets the feeling he should have it at least for a while.

    (I'm having a hard time lately going more than a couple of weeks without buying some sort of gear. At least pedals are a lot cheaper and smaller than guitars and amps, though.)
     
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    Huge fan of my 68 custom vibrolux reverb. To me it holds its own against more expensive Fender amps. Never tried any vintage vibrolux though.
     
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    Done it. Put in 5881's to match the four ohm load. Pretty much a Vibrolux Reverb. :)
     
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    Used a Prosonic for 7 or 8 years. Probably the best no pedals amp I've ever used.

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    Waaay too much amplifier for me.
    Heckova lot of fun, though. Sold it in 2018.
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    I want to own a Vibrolux. I am having a 1969 Fender Bandmaster Reverb upgraded and modded by Benjamin Fargen. He's giving my amp the Blackface/ ULTRA ODS Hot Mod. Anxious to get it back. I have always wanted to turn this amp into a 2X10 combo (vibroclone) only this one is going to have some balls on the normal channel.
     
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    I do have a Trace Elliott Bonneville 4X10 that I had changed the bottom two speakers from the stock Celestions to a pair of Weber Alnico Californias. Very good sounding and loud.
     
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    The only 2 x 10 I've played through was a Marshall 1958X a few years back and that was an incredible sounding amp especially if you don't like clean headroom.
     
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    I didn't see the point in 2 10" speakers. Why bother when 1 12" does the job just as well? I had my Blues Deluxe, that was fine.

    The I found one of the early 90s '63 Vibroverb RIs. Oh my, oh my... What a wonderful amp. I am indeed not worthy.

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    Thats' a sweet looking amp!

    I think I also like 2x10's because of their size. They are kinda just right.
     
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    How would you rank the tweed super to brown super to bf vobrolux?
     
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    2 x 10 is the ideal guitar sound for clean and edge of break up. 4x 10 different and as good maybe better.
     
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    Yes, that was an added bonus once I bought it & started lugging it up & down stairs. Relatively light for a 40w valve combo.
     
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    This is interesting. I still play a 1998 Hotrod Deville 410 and with the stock speakers it is a fabulous sound: rich, punchy, and very full. But I'm in the process of reducing size and weight of just about everything, so I've considered building a 2x10 in a pine enclosure instead of a 1x12 for this reason, but I've never played or heard (live) a 2x10.

    Can anyone offer objective views on how the 2x10 would differ in sound and projection than the 4x10?. Thanks a lot!
     
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    My preferred cabinet is a birch closed-back 2x10 loaded with an Alnico Gold and a G10 Greenback. Run with a 50w d-style, it's articulate with a nice vintage vibe and is much more mid-range focused than my 1x12 cabinets.
     
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    Vibroverb 2 x 10

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    Recently got a Marshall Origin 5C and I'm considering building a scaled up cabinet for it with 2x10's. Currently running it into a 1x12 Marshall 1932A cab with a Celestion Vintage 30. At 5 on the volume it starts to breathe nicely at either power level, 2x10's in a little bigger cab and that 5 watts would be good on it's own for smaller stuff. The 8" in it stock sucks rocks but is usable if not glorious.