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bass head/cabinet/amp HELP!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by olps, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. olps


    Nov 12, 2001
    What exactly is the difference between a bass amp, a head, and a cabinet? Thanks.
  2. Lovin Bass

    Lovin Bass

    Feb 8, 2002
    Los Angeles
    A "bass amp" can in loose terms be ANY amplifier used for bass. It can imply a "combo" amp or bass "head."

    A "combo" amp is a unit with the speaker(s) and amplifier integrated into one box. It is a box that combines an amp "head" and "cabinet" into one box.

    A "head" is the amplifier itself only where there are no speakers and is a seperate unit by itself.

    A "cabinet" is a box with only the speakers and no amplifier built into it. Usually, the amp "head" is plugged into the "cabinet" and the "head" provides the power to drive the speaker "cabinet." Does this help any?

    WOW, talk about a test of communication skills. I guess I should have paid more attention in english class.:confused:
  3. olps


    Nov 12, 2001
    That makes alot of sense. thanks for clearing that up.
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