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Any bad side effects when using a cab that is double the power of an head?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Inconnu, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. I only see the good side of being able to put the head real loud, but am I forgetting something?
  2. Despite the common myth to the contrary, there's no problem at all.
  3. What problem would there be? In fact most commercial bass cabs are rated well past their true mechanically limited power handling. Most cabs have a thermal rating which does not tell you how much power your cab can safely handle.
  4. Just don't think that you can crank your amp because of the cab rating.

    As stated, the "thermal rating" does not even come close to what your cab can handle in the real world before suffering physical damge.

    Additionally, if you crank your amp, you can be sending power way above what your amp is rated for, so the best answer (as always) is to listen with your ears for signs of distress.

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