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Combos for Heads

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dylanjosef, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. dylanjosef


    Feb 1, 2010
    I was just curious. In general, do combo amps with a cab-out feature make good heads?
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    They make good combos with an extension.
    Most of the time the head isn't designe to be taken out.
    When it is, it behaves as any other amp head.
  3. dylanjosef


    Feb 1, 2010
    Thanks. I was talking about just leaving the combo intact and adding a cabinet for more volume.
  4. I had an Ashdown ABM C115 combo I paired with an additional Ashdown 115. The C115 combo was basically an ABM500 with a 115 added.

    Worked great and was loud.

    I would say it depends on if you're happy with the tone of your current combo. If you are adding an external cab (if possible) it will just increase the goodness usually.
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    So long as you stay within the amps minimum impedance requirements, it's always best to go with an exact match for an ext cab. ie: 1x15 combo w/ 1x15 ext cab, 2x10 combo w/ 2x10 ext cab.

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