Cabs alone?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bassopotomus_2, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. Bassopotomus_2

    Bassopotomus_2 Guest

    Jun 3, 2001
    England, Grimsby
    Can i connect by bass, straight to the 4x12 cab im getting?

    Or, would i need a seperate amp to link the bass to the cab, orfor some other reason?


  2. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz Guest

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    You need an amp or other signal processor, such as a Tech21 Sansamp, or a POD, or something like that.
  3. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    You need an amp. A signal processor alone will not do it, because it just processes the signal but does not 'power it up'.
    There are 2 ways to go:
    1. use an amp head (pre-amp and power amp in one unit)
    2. use a seperate pre-amp (or a signal processor) and a seperate power amp.

  4. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    No. Not possible to power a cab with a bass. A cab needs power, which your bass does not have. You need a preamp/poweramp. A preamp alone will not do it, as they have no power themselves, either.
  5. Stong_Bass

    Stong_Bass Guest

    Aug 17, 2001
    Virgina Beach, VA USA
    you gots to have an amp between your bass and your cabs. no amp = no watts = no sound
  6. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Actually, it would work...
    Although, line level power wouldn't be a good idea for a gig. ;)

    Congrats on the cab, now go buy a head!
  7. well when you plug it in do you hear anything? :)

    Are you guys sure we are answering this question properly?

    Bassopotomus do you mean can you just plug a bass into a speaker cab with a cord and that all? that seems a little silly doesn't it?