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Bass newbie advice Ampeg pf-50t w SWR big bertha

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Prsartist3, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Prsartist3


    Jun 7, 2017
    Never owned a tube amp but I see ampeg is offering a nice rebate on the portaflex series, so I'm willing to take the leap.

    Thinking about the PF-50t (50w tube head)
    My cab is an SWR big bertha (2x15)

    I'm thinking I'm really underpowering the cab, is this a dangerous thing to do??

    The portaflex 115he is an 8 ohm 450w cab
    They pair it with??

    The swr is a 4ohm 700w cab

    Any thoughts??
  2. There is no such thing as underpowering - period, end of discussion.
    Muyy likes this.
  3. Muyy

    Muyy Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2009
    Orlando, Fl
    Do it. It will probably sound really good because the pf-50 sounds good with almost any cab.
  4. Prsartist3


    Jun 7, 2017

    Cool, So I'm in no danger of blowing a speaker if I push the 50w amp?

    I come from more of a hifi stereo background
    And low watt amps are MUCH more prone to blow a demanding speaker than a hi power amp!
    Just wasn't sure if that applies in this application?
  5. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    I used to gig with a 50 watt tube head and an Aquilar 2x10...and it got loud.....the 2x15 should sound excellent.
  6. Prsartist3


    Jun 7, 2017
    Good to know!
    think im gonna give it a try..
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    No they're not. If you crank an amp, whether hi-fi stereo or instrument amp, and it clips and blows a speaker, that means the clip OVERpowered the speaker.

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