20w bass head with 35w guitar cabinet

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dmidd, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. Dmidd


    Jun 9, 2020
    Hello, can you have a 8ohm 20w bass head with a 8ohm 35w guitar cabinet just for practice in my apt?
  2. AGCurry

    AGCurry Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    St. Louis
  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Agreed but you should listen very carefully to the sound you are producing especially if the guitar driver is housed in an open backed box.
  4. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    Yes but as BassmanPaul said listen. Bass notes can cause excessive voice coil movement. In a sealed cabinet this is somewhat suppressed.Not in an open cabinet. If the lower notes are distorted or start ok and finish with a quick buzz, lower the volume.
  5. Entirely up to you. Quiet practice good, rocking out at home maybe breaks the speaker.

    When we tried my bass through the guitar player's stack it was a feeble sound and then it farted out so that was that.