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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by whitespike, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. whitespike


    Nov 28, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I recently bought a V-4 with a 4X12 cab. I love it. I have had an Eden WT400 for years, basically because it's the best lightweight hybrid I have found to my ears. Now I know it will not be getting much if any use, unless I have a blowout.

    I know many of you here like having an arsenal of equipment, but I have always hated having a backup because I feel like it doesn't get used and it's a waste. But I'm scared of the inevitable of a tube amp.

    Do you find it absolutely necessary to have a backup? I know you'll probably say yes.

    The other reason I am hanging on to it is my fear that when it comes time for the new band to play live, the V-4 to some people isn't enough power.

    What do you do for a back up? replicate what you love? Get something cheap/passable?

    I suppose I could always sell it and get another v-4 head, but then it wouldn't get used really .... but I could always use both heads if I need more power into one 4X12 cab couldn't I?

    I'm the type I don't even like having a backup bass. I have three, only because of sentimental value. But my Ric is the only one that sees the inside of a studio and show. The others are a Gibson EB-3L and a P bass... Is anyone else like this?
  2. brianmharrison


    Oct 11, 2007
    I'd say keep the eden to use while you v-4 is in for repairs and such
  3. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Hi whitespike.

    *Seat belts, and insurance.

    **No, one should NOT use both heads into one cabinet (assuming the cab is wired in mono as most are)! Doing so will FRY the heads and perhaps the speakers too!


    Please download and study the manuals for your equipment. You can Google around for old Ampeg manuals or ask the folks here where you might locate some: Official Ampeg Club!: Part II


    As for your basses? An opportunity may come up for which the Fender or Gibby is the better tool. A particular producer may not want a Ric for a specific project.

    Besides, you might have a change of heart about your currently seldom played basses later on.

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