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8 ohm amps? list anywhere?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by drumsnbass, Sep 20, 2008.


  1. drumsnbass

    drumsnbass Bassic User

    Dec 13, 2004
    Phoenix AZ area
    Thinking of getting a used Bag End cab that requires 8 ohm
    power. Anyone have a list of 8 ohm amps handy? How
    about some 'bargain' amps that are loved but not priced
    ridiculously? Thanks!
     
  2. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'm thinking almost 100% of amps made can do 8 ohms.
     
  3. I thought all, if not 99% could handle 8 ohms.

    EDIT: slow post
     
  4. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I totally beat ya, tom.
     
  5. Spanky, why haven't you joined my Brutal Bassists club?
     
  6. drumsnbass

    drumsnbass Bassic User

    Dec 13, 2004
    Phoenix AZ area
    okay, so I only own a combo amp, and maybe (well actually) I am a little clueless here.
    when the emap is rated 4 ohm, i can still use on an 8 ohm cab?
     
  7. dj150888

    dj150888

    Feb 25, 2008
    Belfast, Ireland
    Yeah, its a minimum of 4 ohms. You can use anything of 4 and above ohms, though you'll get less power as impedance increases.
     
  8. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yes- the danger is in running amps BELOW their rated impedance- I believe there is a sticky thread at the top of the amps forum that addresses/explains impedance...
     
  9. René_Julien

    René_Julien

    Jun 26, 2008
    Belgium
    If you have two 8ohm cabs hooked up the cabs combined are are 4ohm to the head.

    But the power will be divided among the two cabs.
    Where a 4ohm cab will take twice the power.

    You'll find ohm/power ratings in the specifications of the amp.

    Well it not always works out perfectly that 8ohm takes half the power. But only worry about that when you want to be a math geek. :)
     
  10. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    If you play a solid state amp you have nothing to worry about, if you play a tube amp it needs to have an 8ohm tap.
     
  11. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    One thing to consider, in case you were thinking of using the 8 ohm cab in addition to the 4 ohm speaker built into the amp, is that combination will result in a load that your amp probably cannot handle, and doing that might result in damage to the amp. See the Ohms FAQ for an explanation. But there should be no problem using the 8 ohm cab instead of the 4 ohm speaker.
     
  12. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I don't really put clubs in my sig, but I'm interested. Link?
     
  13. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Ampeg SVT is 2 or 4 ohms.
     
  14. drumsnbass

    drumsnbass Bassic User

    Dec 13, 2004
    Phoenix AZ area

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