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Help needed regarding cab/head wattage.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by HarryWS, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. HarryWS


    Dec 14, 2012
    Hello guys, I'm a very inexperienced bassist (I've been playing for just under a month) and I'm in need of a new amp.
    Ideally I'd like a stack/half stack and I've seen a half that I'm interested in. It's a Gallien Krueger Backline 600 combined with a GK 410 MBX cab. The head is 300 watts and 4 ohms whereas the cab is 400 watts and 8 ohms. What problems can this cause and how can I prevent them?
    Here's a link to the stack http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Gallien-Krueger-BL600-+-410MBX-Bass-Stack~ID~17628.asp
  2. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    That combination will cause you NO problems what so ever, It just means the head is stable down to a 4 ohm load and going with a 8 ohm cab means that you can add another 8 ohm cab later on if you wish....
  3. skychief


    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    Read the stickies in this section regarding wattage/ohms/impedance/etc....

    Some really good info there.
  4. HarryWS


    Dec 14, 2012
    Thanks for the info, will the difference in wattage be a problem? I was doing some reading up and there was talk of cab speakers being fried and what not
  5. JHAz


    Jun 29, 2011
    read the sticky.
  6. No. No problem there, at all, period. :)