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Help needed regarding cab/head wattage.

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by HarryWS, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. HarryWS

    HarryWS

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    Hello guys, I'm a very inexperienced bassist (I've been playing for just under a month) and I'm in need of a new amp.
    Ideally I'd like a stack/half stack and I've seen a half that I'm interested in. It's a Gallien Krueger Backline 600 combined with a GK 410 MBX cab. The head is 300 watts and 4 ohms whereas the cab is 400 watts and 8 ohms. What problems can this cause and how can I prevent them?
    Here's a link to the stack http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Gallien-Krueger-BL600- -410MBX-Bass-Stack~ID~17628.asp
    Cheers.
  2. tdub0199

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    That combination will cause you NO problems what so ever, It just means the head is stable down to a 4 ohm load and going with a 8 ohm cab means that you can add another 8 ohm cab later on if you wish....
  3. skychief

    skychief Supporting Member

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    Read the stickies in this section regarding wattage/ohms/impedance/etc....

    Some really good info there.
  4. HarryWS

    HarryWS

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    Thanks for the info, will the difference in wattage be a problem? I was doing some reading up and there was talk of cab speakers being fried and what not
  5. JHAz

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    read the sticky.
  6. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    No. No problem there, at all, period. :)

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