OK, I learned to be aware of speaker resistance/ohms from pretty much the first day I switched from using a combo to a head and seperate cabinet(s). But I have always wondered a couple of things, and a search didn't really answer these questions for me: Can you fudge "a little"? Like say I had an amp, solid state, rated down to 4 ohms, but I really want to run a 310 and 115 together, which would be a combined load of 3.2 ohms. Will this lead to regret, shame, death? Instantly or will it take minutes or hours? I guess it perhaps depends on the amp... And would it matter maybe also how hard it's pushing? I would imagine with gain and volume at 50% ish it would at least last a bit longer than all knobs to 11. And really, WHY is it bad? As in WHAT is happening? I understand it will "fry", "blow up", "kill" the amp... I've been told that and told people that, but what does that mean? Heat, voltage, surge of too spicy salsa? I'm thinking mainly of solid state amps. God bless the tube amps and the people that play them, but I no longer swing that way.