Hooking up Peavey Classic 400 to Ampeg 8x10, need help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by sovatone dano, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. sovatone dano

    sovatone dano Guest

    Jan 7, 2009
    I have a Peavey Classic 400 amp and I have it hooked up to my Ampeg 8x10 cab and I use a Cort 5 string with active Bartolini pickup.

    I was just wondering if someone can tell me how to hook it up properly without me screwing up my gear, such as.....what ohm setup on my amp should I use 4 or 8? and to which 1/4 plug ins should I use from the amp to the cab.

    I've been playing for awhile now, but I never really put time in to the electronic aspects of it and I know alot of you out there know way more than I do on this.

    Thanks low enders!
  2. uaudio


    Apr 11, 2008
    Generally speaking a Ampeg 810 will be 4 ohm. Check the back. Assuming it is, set your output for 4 ohm. Use a SPEAKER cable, not an instrument cable.

    PROTIP: http://www.classic400.com/
  3. Okay first off you want your head to be set at 4 Ohms. You want to run it into the bottom left 1/4 inch input jack, the top one is for splitting your 8x10 into 2 4x10 (some amps have bi-amp features and some people choose to send their high signal into the top 4x10 and their lows into the bottom 4x10, each 4x10 is 8 Ohms for a total load of 4 Ohms), you won't need to worry about this. The right input jack is for daisy chaining your cab to other cabs, you won't need to worry about this either unless your amp can handle 2 Ohm load and you have another 4 Ohm cab (or 2 8 Ohm cabs) sitting around. If you have any other questions feel free to ask away. Have a blast making noise! Cheers.
  4. sovatone dano

    sovatone dano Guest

    Jan 7, 2009
    Thanks so much, I knew this is the place to find out all the necessary info.

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