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Could someone help me with the Ampeg PF heads?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by TDSLaBassiste, Jan 25, 2014.


  1. TDSLaBassiste

    TDSLaBassiste Bass drops and breakdowns since 2009 Supporting Member

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    No intention to beat a dead horse, but after looking at them, I feel like I'm missing something. The 350 has two 1/4" speaker outputs, the 500 has a 1/4" and what looks to be a power amp output. Can I not split the 500 between two non-power amp cabs?

    My plan is to split the head between the Ampeg PF-410 and a Trace Elliot 2x15 if that matters.
     
  2. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd

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    Yes sir, as long as both cabs are 8ohm. Use the 1/4" out as well as the speakon out! You would just need to purchase a speakon cable or speakon adapter!
     
  3. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

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    what dead horse? the PF's seem to be quite alive to me.
    most cabs these days have 2 in/outs, so you could also daisy chain 2 8ohm cabs too - amp to cab 1 - cab1 to cab2.
     
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

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    What's the problem? The PF has a 1/4" out and a speakon out. Either way, if you only use the quarter inch, you can still daisy chain the speakers off of one output.
     
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  6. TDSLaBassiste

    TDSLaBassiste Bass drops and breakdowns since 2009 Supporting Member

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    Ah, I forgot that I could daisy chain the cabs. If I daisy chained them, would that have any significant impact on the sound as opposed to going straight from the headto the cab on both?
     
  7. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

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    None at all.
     
  8. TDSLaBassiste

    TDSLaBassiste Bass drops and breakdowns since 2009 Supporting Member

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    Well that sounds pretty damn good to me. Thanks!
     
  9. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

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    we're here to help bother :D
     

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