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Head/cab watt "rules"

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Guz2, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Guz2


    Apr 18, 2009
    I'm thinking of buying my first head/cab rig (until now I've used only combos) but I'm a bit confused about the power of the head. Say I had a 350 watt cab, does that mean I'd need at least a 350 watt head to get the full amount of power from the cab?

  2. Guz2


    Apr 18, 2009
    Ok, sorry man
  3. not a problem...live and learn, just like with all the mistakes we've made through our careers as musicians, chalk it up to experience and keep going!! :bassist:
  4. Once you read the stickies, you'll realize the power comes from the head, not the cab... :D

    Rule of thumb seems to be the head should have 1.5 to 2x the power of the cab (referring to RMS/continuous rating for both head and cab).
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