Do i need a head to plug a small amp in a cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Squierbassboy, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Squierbassboy


    Jun 17, 2009
    I was just wondering if you could take a small amp (for example my Line 6 Lowdown 110) and plug it into the cab of a stack without using a head.

  2. No, because it doesn't have a speaker out jack. You CAN plug it into another amp, which would then power the stack. Any amp head or standalone power amp would work.
  3. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Hi Squierbassboy.

    The nature of your question suggests that you may not have a copy of this:

    LowDown® Studio 110 User Manual

    Please read it carefully before you experiment with your amp.

    (IIRC one unfortunate posted here last week about how he tried to power an external speaker cabinet with his combo's headphone out. He fried his amp. :scowl:)

    Reading owners manuals, and asking questions BEFORE one tries to be 'creative' with their gear (as you've done here this morning :)) saves time and $.
  4. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    I'd have just said RTFM!and left it at that. :D
  5. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Yes.., that is a lingering temptation. :D

    However, sentimentality gets the better of me at times... :crying: