External Cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TheTestvb, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. TheTestvb


    Jun 21, 2001
    Would it be worth it to buy an external cab for a 75w Peavey basic? If so what knid do you think would fit? If not why?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    You still only have 75 watts.

    There are really two ways to look at it. You could buy another cabinet. Get a nice one and then when you have enough to get a nicer head, you'd already have a nice cabinet.

    I would suggest a 410 that will handle at least 400-500 watts.

    I'd save my money and buy a new amp first.
  3. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
    Actually, adding a cab WILL increase the output of the amp by lowering the impedance load. I don't know the exact equation, but it could be up to a third more output.

    Just don't go below the minimum impedance rating for the amp, or you'll fry the sucker.
  4. CYoung


    Nov 30, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    First off, check out this link:


    I show the basic 112 amp as being rated 50 watts into 8 ohms only and having no external speaker jack. The Basic 40 pushes 40w into an 8 ohm only load and the Basic 60 is a guitar amp and is also rated for 8 ohm loads only.

    Unless you have a Basic not listed on Peavey's web site, you may be trying to do something not advisable and likely not possible. Perhaps you have a TKO 75?