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800RB - CABLESS?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by register2, May 28, 2005.


  1. register2

    register2

    Nov 15, 2003
    I know that it's a very bad idea to play a tube amp without it being plugged into a cabinet, but what about a solid-state amp (specifically a GK 800RB)?
     
  2. Musicfreak1988

    Musicfreak1988

    Feb 2, 2005
    Belgium
    Normally, it's okay to have the amp running at 'endless ohm'. So you can just turn it on, plug your bass in it and send the signal to for example a mixing console...
    So far my knowledge reaches it can be done, but you'd better wait for someone who's more into this stuff for affirmation. Sam.
     
  3. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    Specifically an 800RB?

    You're fine. I do it all the time.
     
  4. register2

    register2

    Nov 15, 2003
    I appreciate it!
     
  5. Shouldnt do it any harm at all. I actually leave my RB400 III on for long periods of time with the Mute on. And I have seen mayny other giging bassists do a simular thing w/o any troubles.

    It's no different to leaving your computer on standby really. If your using the DI for recording perposes, then there is still an output- Again it wont do it any harm, fans will kick in if she gets to hot.