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Before I try out a old AMP- can it blow my preamp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jerryjg, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. jerryjg


    Aug 20, 2006
    I have an old Peavey 800 watt amp. I bought it used and have no idea if it works 100%. I want to know if its safe to fire it up with my preamp and a guitar(it powers on and runs quietly hooked straight into a speaker cabinet).I dont want to damage my preamp. Can a bad amp send stuff back up into your preamp and blow the preamp?
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Not unless you plug your preamp into the output of the power amp. I don't think there's much danger in hooking it up.
  3. Espidog


    May 19, 2006
    You're actually doing far more potential harm to your pre-amp by plugging it into a speaker than you're ever likely to do by connecting it to the input of the Peavey.

    Merry Christmas! :hyper:

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