Friday, March 05, 2010
Guitar Friday III
From eBay I got myself this guitar cabinet.
This is an open back custom cabinet with a very unusual configuration; it's made for two speakers: one 12" and one 10".
Now, I already own a 12" Celestion Alnico Blue. And I wanted to get a Weber 12a100 to have another "flavor" of speaker (I think like a recording engineer in that I figure I'll put a mic on one speaker -- the one that sounds the best for whatever sound we're going for or whatever.)
But then Ethan remarked that he felt that 10" speakers sounded better with Gibson guitars and 12" sounded better with Fenders guitars.
Boy that seems odd to me but Ethan tends to have interesting insight into such things so I'm thinking why not get a 10" Weber 10a100 and put it in the same cabinet as my Celestion?
Of course I'll probably end up really wanting a 12" Weber and a 10" Celestion but... meh. What I really need is an amplifier.
"The circuit topology has WAY more effect on the tone than the choice of tubes, and WAAAAY more than the choice of components. Buy all the special, magic capacitors you want but you still won't get ham from a cow."
And that's where we are today, in the land of Guitar Friday.