Guitar Amp with Bass Cab? the constant Ohm Question.

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  1. Zeb_89

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    So i was thinkin about gettin' an Orange OR15 all tube guitar head (8/16 Ohm) and pair it with a 8x10" bass Cab (4 Ohm)

    i've been lookin around on the ol intewebs but i cant seem to get a clear answer

    i saw somewhere where they said it was bad for Solid state but Tube/valve amps were ok?
     
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    It may effect the sound of your amp, and you may go through tubes faster than otherwise, but running a bit lower on impedance is better than higher with tube amps.

    Are there any other low powered tube amps that tickle your fancy? I am not sure a 15 watt amp is going to satisfy on bass.
     
  3. Arjank

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    If you really wanna pair those you should rewire the 8x10 to 16ohms. That 8x10 is probably build with 8ohm drivers, rewire them in parallel-series-series and you get 16ohms ;) Should look something like this (+ = series-wiring):

    2x8ohms(parallel) + 2x8ohms(parallel) + 2x8ohms(parallel) + 2x8ohms(parallel) = 16ohms :)
     
  4. Zeb_89

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    i dont have the DIY skills to do that unfortunately.

    idk i'd just really like to have a Orange Valve Head with a headshell but i cant afford the AD200 or the new 1000 watt beast they're launching.

    and i hate the "lunch box" amps...
     
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  6. BassmanPaul

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    Seriously, you may want a full tube amp but 15W just isn't going to cut it even through a mighty 8x10. Save your pennies, cents or what ever is where you are until you can get what you really want.
     
  7. Zeb_89

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    you're probably right paul.

    thanks for all the helpfull comments .
     
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    Didn't know it was only 15watts....that's what I would call underpowering a cab if you would pair it wath an 810 :smug:
     
  9. Zeb_89

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    yeah you might be right (im still not very confident on my ohm amp knowledge)
    and speaking about 15 watts not being sufficient.
    and this is not to be a smartass or nutin' but i just saw Ashdown has released a 15 watt all valve bass head (Lunch Box) but that has both a 4 and an 8 Ohm cab output.
     

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