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am i right?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by elavate7, Apr 11, 2010.


  1. elavate7

    elavate7

    Jul 8, 2009
    its all about "THE POCKET"
    i have 2 cables connecting the head and the cab.....is this right? its an 8 ohm cab
     
  2. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    no. you should only be using one cable with one cab.
     
  3. No you only need one speaker cable to a 8 ohm cab unless it is a split stereo cab.
     
  4. some cabs have it set up so that you can run each section as 8 ohms, or the whole cabinet as 4 ohms. Mesa and ampeg have cabs like this. Usually a 4x10 section on top of a 1x15. I its a single 8 ohm load do not do that. You could hurt your amp or cab or both depending on how the cab is wired.
     
  5. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Very dangerous, what you're doing. Both the amp AND cab can be killed. One cable from amp to cab, unless it's a situation like calverasgrande described.
     
  6. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    in many cases the jacks on the cab, and on the head are in parallel, so all the OP is doing by hooking up two cables is complete redundancy, and is absolutely unnecessary.
     
  7. If the 2 cables are IDENTICAL in length & electrically, it's complete redundancy. A difference in length or impedance could generate a lot of smoke.

    OP, if this is being done to increase current-carrying ability, it's still a very bad idea; get a properly sized cable.
     
  8. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    I sense a youtube moment coming on...
     
  9. elavate7

    elavate7

    Jul 8, 2009
    its all about "THE POCKET"
    thanks, ill take a cable out! thank God i asked before i played on it lol
     
  10. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    "Behold, the magic smoke!"

    LOL
     

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