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Operating a head without a cab

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by BassOrdinaire, Mar 28, 2014.


  1. BassOrdinaire

    BassOrdinaire

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    Hi all, I just have a quick question.

    I recently came into the possession of a GK MBF800, replacing my TC Electronic RH450. I'm going into the studio tomorrow and was wondering if it would be possible to run the GK direct without a cab for recording purposes. I did this with the TC, but my guitarist seemed wary about doing it with the GK without express approval from the manufacturer. Any help would be immensely appreciated. :)
     
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't think GK makes any tube amps, but I could be wrong. Basically if the amp is a true tube amp (tube power section) it cannot be run without a load, if the amp is a solid state, like this GK, it is fine without a load. Hope that helps.
     
  3. BassOrdinaire

    BassOrdinaire

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    Thanks a lot! My guitarist was anxious because of the tube pre-amp section. Your explanation makes sense.
     

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