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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....
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  4. skychief

    skychief Gold Supporting Member

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

    Some really good info there.
  5. 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
  6. JHAz


    Jun 29, 2011
    read the sticky.
  7. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    No. No problem there, at all, period. :)