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How many Ohms do you run?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fdeck, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    ... for your "typical" use
  2. 4 ohms
  3. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Mods, please move to "amps" forum.
  4. Vinny D

    Vinny D

    Jan 9, 2007
    Warwick, RI
    For me it depends on what rig I use....and for what venue I am at.
    My main rig for the majority of my shows is the Eden WT1205 with a D610xlt, that setup runs bridged at 6ohms.
    My setup for when there are stairs involved is a Eden WT405 & (2)D210xst 4-ohm cabs, so this setup runs at 2ohms.
    When I get to play a gig that all I have to do is show up with a rig and play (which is very rare these days) I go with my favorite setup of the WT1205, D212xlt 4-ohm, D210xst 4-ohm, this setup with the WT1205 set in dual mono runs at 4ohms.
  5. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Four when I'm using my UL410. At church there is a Hartke cab at 8 ohms which works fine for monitoring purposes so I run 8 there.
  6. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Using My Ampeg SVT 4 Pro: 4 Ohms mono into an Ampeg SVT610 HLF & 4 Ohms mono into two daisy chained 8 OHM Ampeg SVT 15E's
  7. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004

    and I run at 2 most of the time
  8. fokof

    fokof One day ,I'll be in the future

    Mar 16, 2007
    10K and 1 meg on the upright....
  9. Four ohms bridged. So, really two. Sorta...
  10. I have a pair of 8-ohm speaker cabs but usually only use one. If needed, I can run both and get 4 ohms.
  11. It depends on the rig. My Redhead is 4 ohms, I run a Henry 4x8 @ 8 ohms with it...that brings it to 2.6 ohms.(This is my main rig, and Steve Rabe told me it was made to handle that load with no damage)

    My other rigs I run at 4 ohms
  12. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I said 2-4 (thanks for putting that option in). About half the time I use my combo by itself, so 4 ohms. The other half I add an extension cab which makes it 2 ohms.

    And if it is an outdoor gig where I am worried about rain, I use two 8 ohm cabs, so again: 4 ohms.

    I am only counting gigs, since I have more than one practice setup.
  13. lhoward


    Apr 27, 2003
    Western NY State
    I usually use a combo or one cab + amp. Cabs are all 8 ohm so if I run two, I don't have to worry about less than a 4 ohm load, although I have one bass amp and a power amp that can handle 2 ohm loads. So if I have to run two, three or four cabs, its not an problem. The only time I've run more than two cabs is outside and that's an infrequent occurrence since there's usually decent PA support.

    Lloyd Howard
  14. bassman639


    Dec 23, 2006
    northeast ,pa
    most of the time 4, other times 2 ohms
  15. 2 ohms with my ebs rig
  16. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    One 8 ohm cab for 95% of my gigs.
  17. -Kramer-


    Dec 9, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    4 ohm. SWR 350 -> BFD Omni 10
  18. nubs


    Mar 1, 2005
    4ohms--Ampeg V4BH into an SVT215e
  19. One 8 ohm cab for 99% of my gigs.

    I run my amp in bridge mono- so that would be 4 ohms per channel.
  20. Typically 4 ohms.

    Unless i feel like overkill :)

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