Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Hooking up two cabinets with two seprate amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by nickname, Feb 16, 2005.


  1. nickname

    nickname

    Jan 22, 2005
    Alright, I currently have a Peavey Mark IV going through a mesa boogie road ready, but im renting out a SVT 8x10 to also go with this set up. Im just curious how i would hook both of them up properly. would i take a balanced output and go into the second amp?
     
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    do you mean you'll have a svt 8x10 and an svt head as well as your peavy head and mesa cab? or just the svt 8x10 cab?
     
  3. nickname

    nickname

    Jan 22, 2005
    yes. an svt head to a cab and a peavey thorugh the mesa.

    my guess is just a balanced output to the input of the other cab.
     
  4. Th9nker

    Th9nker

    Mar 18, 2002
    Damn, Where the hell are you playing that you need both??? Just use the SVT rig....
     
  5. nickname

    nickname

    Jan 22, 2005
    trust me. this is needed.

    is this wat i do? balanced out to the other amp?!
     
  6. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Yep that'll work a treat.

    And for the disblievers, at one point I found myself playing in a band that was so loud, I used 2 amps to run 4 cabs and still couldn't hear myself all that well. Actually I'm grateful those days are gone :)
     
  7. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Wouldn't having two totally different setups running at once clash badly?
     
  8. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Both amps have knobs don't they? Play with em until it all sounds good.
     
  9. nickname

    nickname

    Jan 22, 2005
    thanks guys!
     
  10. or do what i do.
    i split the signal from eather a stagetuner or a distortionpedal with stereo-outputs into my 2 amps.