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John Goux

California, USA
Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 11:32 pm    
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All this wonderful science aside...
Putting 2 similar amplifiers together will give you a noticeable increase in volume, and more low end. There is a coupling effect of adding more speakers, which gives you the perception of more bass.
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Steve Sycamore

Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 5:43 am    
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Dennis Detweiler wrote:
If you haul in and set up twelve 15 inch speakers behind you and can somehow get the resistance down to 4ohms and use one 200w amp to power it, the rest of the band will complain that their pants legs are fluttering and you're too loud.

That's pretty close to what Steve Howe used in concert in the early 70's (a pair of Dual Showmans through an array of 15" loaded full stacks). But he often played a hollow body guitar on stage where its potential for feedback would have prevented an outrageously loud volume (in addition to self-discipline and mild manners).

Incidentally, his flag ship choice for pedal steel is a Sho~Bud Pro II (built in 1974).
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