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Is this an OK practice?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jon R, Feb 19, 2004.


  1. While doing some preliminary recording at my friends studio (it's VERY tiny) we ran my Mesa WalkAbout with no speaker to save space.

    Now that I'm done I remember reading someplace that running your amp with no speaker load is a real no-no. Did I screw up?
     
  2. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    Generally speaking, the only amps that require a speaker load are ones with an all-tube power-section. Solid state poweramps are usually OK without a speaker, unless otherwise specified. I don't know of any that require a load off-hand, which doesn't necessarily mean that they aren't out there. If you had the 400, I think it would be an issue. The walkabout should not be however. ;)