Post by SuperSonic on Sept 24, 2012 5:51:30 GMT -7
In this video you will see how we are running the EZG with a 1x12 ET-65 and a 2x10 Shorty, it sounds real nice. When my son plays out he uses the combo only as he thinks it is a little to much for the local gigs. I am wondering if he would not be better served with a 4x10 cab and a head. The combo seems to lack focus when he plays with a band and there is more than one guitar player. Example, guy playing a Super seems to have a tighter sound. I would be open to switching out the speaker in the combo if that would help. Maybe the Eric Johnson...any ideas? Perhaps run 2x10's in the combo and the shorty? I have a head cab right now but would need to sell the combo cab to raise funds.
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2012 5:52:51 GMT -7 by SuperSonic
My experience has almost always been that one 12" speaker in a small cabinet doesn't work very well. It needs a larger box for the lower frequencies. Almost as large as a 2x12. Two tens in a small box seem to work better for me. I even converted my JAZ (same cabinet as the EZG-50) from a 1x12 to a 2x10. I played a Super Reverb for 20 years so, of course, I am a big fan of a 4x10" cabinet. I have an extension 2x10 cabinet that I run with my JAZ sometimes to get that 4x10 sound and volume. I'm talking about open back cabinets because a closed back totally changes all of this.
My SR had ceramic and alnico speakers. It was a nice blend when they were pushed a little. It sounded good on the bluesy stuff but I think most of the hard and classic rock worked better with all ceramic. Country pickin' seems to like ceramic 10's too. Like your son I rarely find a situation anymore that 2 tens can't handle.
I have an EZG50 head that I used to run with an old shorty style 2x10 cab and a 1x12 cab. I ran them both seperately and together and although they all sounded good I sold both and got a 4x10 cab and never looked back. The 4x10 is just made for this amp and will work in any band situation.
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This is an EZG50 and 4X10 Z cab I borrowed from John Priest (Thanks again John!) for a UK tour we had opening for Gary Moore (Thanks again Gary!) I had a Luxury Drive and my tuner in line. On these gigs we had plenty of room to open 'er up, didn't worry much about being too loud and I thought it sounded really good, nice dynamic response when ya dig in w/ the pick.
Post by mtlrecords on Sept 30, 2012 17:34:13 GMT -7
4x10 or 4x12 is the way to go if you don't mind lugging stuff around! I "like" the tone of my Z 1x12 cab but I "love" the tone of my Orange 4x12! The amp just roars. I have tried it with plenty of cabs over the last couple years and that is purely my opinion...but more speakers and deeper cabs work for me.
Also, just because it's fun to do, I plugged the EZG-50 into an Acoustic 8x10 (in addition to the 1x12) and wowzer! Not practical to bring an extra fridge to gigs, but highly recommended for the low end thump. Try it once if you can...it's stupidly fun!
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I will say this. A couple of months ago, I decided I'd sell my Z 4x10 cab. There was some interest, but in the end I decided to keep it.
I used it at a gig last weekend, and I thought about what an idiot I had been even _thinking_ of selling that cabinet. The Doc's 4x10 cabinet with his stock speakers is AMAZING. Big and bold, but balanced. It's a "just right" recipe with a MAZ jr.
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