Getting the most out of a 1x12 cab.

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Getting the most out of a 1x12 cab.

Postby Sparky131 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:11 am

I love the Jet City and Orange 1x12 setup I have at the moment. But, I'm looking for ways to improve it...if possible. I know I haven't played the cab much at high volumes, so it's likely the speaker hasn't broken in, but the sound is VERY boxy and the V30 is very harsh under a mic(granted, all I have is an SM57 and it's probably emphasizing that). Without going up to a 2x12, what are ways to improve on the setup as is?
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1992 DC127
2016 DC127
1993 Ibanez SR890

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Jet City JCA22H
Orange Micro Terror
Orange PPC112 Cab

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Re: Getting the most out of a 1x12 cab.

Postby Cynical » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:03 pm

"Play it a lot at high volumes to break it in" would be step 1. Step 2 would be to try going off-axis with your SM57.

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Re: Getting the most out of a 1x12 cab.

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:09 pm

Is the cab open or closed-back?

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Re: Getting the most out of a 1x12 cab.

Postby Sparky131 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:37 pm

Cynical wrote:"Play it a lot at high volumes to break it in" would be step 1. Step 2 would be to try going off-axis with your SM57.


Yeah, been needing to play it more and break in the V30 a bit. I'm already using the SM57 off-axis. Wanted a different mic, Sennheiser e906, for years and curious if it wouldn't exaggerate the things I don't like with the cab as much as the 57 does.

spudmunkey wrote:Is the cab open or closed-back?


Closed back - Orange PPC112.
Guitars:
1992 DC127
2016 DC127
1993 Ibanez SR890

Amps:
Jet City JCA22H
Orange Micro Terror
Orange PPC112 Cab

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Re: Getting the most out of a 1x12 cab.

Postby Sonny1972 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:50 am

In my opinion the Orange PPC112 is one of the best 1x12 cabinets.
What would be better? Well, two of them :-) Okay, not helping... sorry.
I like it how 4x12 cabinets fill the room, even at low volumes. So, maybe give that a try.


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