External speaker in series - is it a lost cause? Roland CB-100
I have a Roland CB-100 (Cube 100 Bass) 1x12 combo amp, and would like to get more volume.
I tried running two combos, but kept getting a white noise in the second amp. That was with either amp first, and trying both the Line Out and the Tuner Out jacks. It seemed like a good idea, but didn't work.
Then I tried an 8 Ohm 1x10 ext cab, and it was quieter than the combo by itself.
Specs say 8 Ohm MAX for ext cab. Searching shows people get better results with a 4 Ohm ext cab with that amp because the ext cab jack is in series.
I thinking about getting another 8 Ohm 10" speaker and making a 4 Ohm 2x10 ext cab, but am wondering if it would be a waste of time and money to do so.
Do you think the 2x10 ext cab would be worth the trouble, or should I just accept the amp as a 1x12 combo?
I am pretty sure that to run two combos, you need to split the signal coming from your bass (with something like an ABY box).
For the external cab, I think it strange that it says MAX 8 Ohm, usually that would be minimum.
However, I am sure that the experts will be here soon!
Not worth it IMHO.
You can get a TC Electronics BG 250 for $255 shipped this weekend. Loud enough for any gig I have ever played. There's no provision for an ext speaker but I've never needed one either.
You own what a lot of folks would call a practice amp. I would not put money into it rather put that money toward a better, more powerful amp.
Thanks, guys. I'll leave it alone.
I like the amp, and was hoping the option of running two amps would give it more flexibility, but that just didn't pan out.
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