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Bass head//help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rdt2449, Sep 15, 2004.


  1. rdt2449

    rdt2449

    Sep 15, 2004
    Hey,
    i have a 250 whatt rms bass cab that i bought but i wanna buy a decent bass head around 200-300 and also does the head have too match the same whattage as the cab?
     
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    1st you have to specify if your cabinet is 8 ohms or 4 ohms
    heads will generally put out about twice the wattage at 4 ohms than they will at 8 ohms
    the head doesnt have to put out exactly the same watage that your cabinet can handle, a head that can put out 300 or 400 watts at whatever impedance (ohms) your cabinet is should be ok as long as you dont turn it up all the way, i woulnt get anything too much under 200 watts as you'll probably be dissapointed in the volume
    with your budget i would look into used heads
     
  3. rdt2449

    rdt2449

    Sep 15, 2004
    Speakers are 8 Omz all 10 inch speakers, i saw a bass head that was 50 whatts for about 200, but it makes a big difference in sound?
     
  4. DubDubs

    DubDubs

    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I've heard many people say to get about a head that will put out twice as many watts than your cab is rated. I would say something that puts out 200-500watts would work fine.
     
  5. rdt2449

    rdt2449

    Sep 15, 2004
    ugh hopefully i can find something used thats good or i save money which i have problems doing .... double you say eh?
     
  6. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    you should be able to get a used head that will give you at least 200 watts for 300 bucks if you look around - 50 watts wont cut it very far
    without going into a long discussion, i'll say that you generally need 4 times the wattage of a guitar player to compete with them - if your pal plays thru a 50 watt 1x12 combo amp and you have a 50 watt head, you might as well hum as loud as you can :meh:
     
  7. rdt2449

    rdt2449

    Sep 15, 2004
    Ah, alright thanks alot, ugh saving money