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Ampeg SVT-VR bridging question.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thedudebrah, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Hey guys, first post here. I just purchased an SVT VR head, and I've been doing some research about bridging channels. The only thing I could not find was which kind of cable to use to patch the two channels? Should I be using an instrument cable or a speaker cable? Any input is appreciated, thanks!
  2. Tim1


    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    Instrument cable, or I use a small patch cable that you get to go between pedals.
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Definitely instrument cable, the shorter the better.
  4. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    Never use an unshielded cable for anything but amp to speakers. :)
  5. Alex1984


    Jan 16, 2010
    Instrument cable, but my tech personally felt it's not necessary, and doesn't provide enough benefits when considering things that may potentially go wrong.
  6. shadven


    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock therefore I am.
    Is there any down side, or any reason why I shouldn't bridge my VR?
  7. hodgy


    May 5, 2004
    Bothell, WA
    Customer Support- Ampeg/ Line 6
    No real downside. You can dial in awesome tone with either channel, but you can do goofy stuff like pseudo-biamping when you bridge.
  8. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    i think "bridging" is the wrong term here (i clicked this thread expecting to see a paitent explanation that the VR is a tube amp with one power amp section, and thus can't be bridged).

    you jump input channels, you bridge power amp outputs.

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