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Markbass LM Series Cab Hook Up

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Bass-4-God, Dec 27, 2013.


  1. Bass-4-God

    Bass-4-God

    Feb 19, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, I've got a quick question. On the Markbass LM series heads you have a 1/4 connection and a 1/4 inch combo connection. Can you hook an 8ohm cab to each connection for a 4 ohm load or do you have to use one and chain one cabinet to another cab to get the 4ohm load.
     
  2. yes, connecting an 8 ohm cab into each connector should give you a overall 4 ohm load.
     
  3. Bass-4-God

    Bass-4-God

    Feb 19, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Thanks for the input because I just got off of the phone with Guitar Center and the rep was not sure.
     
  4. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Either way works, far as I know.
     
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  6. Bass-4-God

    Bass-4-God

    Feb 19, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah I spoke to several GC reps and no one knew for sure. Some said either way and some said daisy chain from one connection.
     
  7. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    You can come off the 1/4" and daisy chain the cabs.
    You can come off the combo connection and daisy chain the cabs.
    You can run one cab off each of the connectors.

    So long as you don't go below 4 ohms, you'll be fine.
     
  8. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Knoxville
    Yes.

    You can do it this way but you don't "have to"; this would work the same as plugging each cabinet individually to the MB head's outputs.

    Or, to put it another way:

    As long as you never use more than two 8ohm cabs at a time, any of those connection methods will be fine. Congrats on your new amp. :)