What exactly are the differences (in sound) between a regular speaker and a guitar speaker? I know that a guitar speaker is thicker, a bit more heavy duty. I want to try to use a normal speaker with a guitar cabinet speaker, the only negatives that I can think of in doing this is that distortion might not work as well (otherwise this speaker has the correct hz ranges, watts, etc). Does anyone know of other possible problems?
Usually, guitar speakers are full range, in that they are made and expected to reproduce the entire frequency range of whatever is coming to it from the amplifier. A loudspeaker, on the other hand, usually is only meant to handle a certain bandwidth. A 3-way cabinet would have three different drivers (loudspeakers); the [sub]woofer (debatable terminology) would handle 50Hz-120Hz, the woofer would handle 110Hz-4.5kHz, and the high frequency driver would handle 4kHz-18kHz. That's all theoretical and not necessarily based in fact, mind you, but I think it gives you an idea of the differences.