no back jack inputs on bass cab
so i just aquired a vintage ampeg 4x10 combo thats had the head taken out. The space where the head lies ill probably just turn into a compartment for chords but my question is how would i hook the cab to a new amp head? The speakers are soldered to a main peice. any help?
You'll have to install a jack plate. I did the same thing with an old Fender BXR200 combo about 10 years ago.
It's most likely that if a combo amp is expanded, an external cabinet will be added, and
the logical location for any jacks required would be in the amp chasis. It is less likely that
the speaker(s) in the combo would be used with an external head.
Or at least, that's probably what the manufacturers expected.
Adding a jack plate is easy. You just need a hole in the cabinet large enough to allow clearance
around the jack being used. Small hole saws are good for this.
The idea of a combo is plug in the power cord, plug in your bass and hit the power. The cab and amp are in the same box so why would you want to have to plug in the cab to the head when they are all one unit?? :) That is why is was not made with a separate cord that you have to plug into the speaker portion of the combo.
wire, solder, jack, iron. $15 or so. and: tip+ sleeve -
and a 5/8 or 11/16 drill bit and drill. quick 'n' easy.
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