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? involving amps to cabs...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jeenyus, May 26, 2005.

    • Im thinking about getting the Kustom Groove Bass head.
    • it is 800 Watts @ 4 Ohms, 500 Watts @ 8 Ohms
    • i also need another cab(just to use for small gigs/practice), if i wanted to use a 400 watt@4 ohm cab, could this be done?
    • or could i do this with a 400 watt@8 ohm cab?
    • if running a higher watt head to lower watt cab can be done, which of the two set ups would be better?

  1. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004

    • It can be done, you just get more headroom. Just make sure you don't turn it up too high.
  2. I don't think the 4 ohm cab would be noticeably louder than an equivalant 8 ohm cab. 500 watts should be plenty for small gigs. practice. This would give you an option to match up with another 8 ohm cab for a big show.
  3. TheChariot


    Jul 6, 2004
    Boston, MA
    You said it. The Groovebass goes to 2ohms, but you wont need the 1200 watts really. I'd go with the 8ohm cab and keep it practical.... leave the door open for future expansion with another 8ohm cab. :smug:
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You'll be fine either way.

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