Originally Posted by Sunshine_Bass
I've just now started to realize the importance in matching wattage and ohms with amps and speakers.
I have a Gallien Krueger Backline 600 with a Behringer Ultrabass BA410 (aftermarket Eminence speakers). The amp says 300 W at 4 ohms minimum load, but also says (1)"Avergage Power: 210 W" and "Full Power: 500 W". The cabinet says "Impedance: 4 ohms" and (2)
"Power Handling: 100 watts". I'm concerned I might be hurting the amp or speakers. I don't usually have problems, although my clip LED lights up often and one of my speakers can get kinda farty by the end of a gig. Help?
1) That is the draw from the electrical service (wall plug).
2) You have aftermarket speakers in the cab so the power handling will be different and not sure if it is still a 4 ohm cab.
The "Clip" light is input clipping from your bass and any pedals between your bass and the amp ONLY. Occasional lighting is okay as it warns of approaching clipping. If it lights up a lot turn down your bass's volume a touch as this is the only thing other than engaging the "pad switch" that will have any effect on a G-K amp's clip light.