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Mesa Buster 200 1X15 Speaker Impedance?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Folmeister, Jan 3, 2005.


  1. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Here Me, Bass Gods:
    I just picked up a Mesa Buster 200 1X15 combo and I have a question that the manual does not cover. The wedge version is two 16 ohm speakers with a combined load of 8 ohms. The manual does not state what the impedance of the 15 is. It is currently plugged into a 4 ohm jack, but I want to make sure that is where it is supposed to be before I start putting it through its paces. Anyone know? Ben?

    Edit:
    Also, does anyone know how you would run it with another cab, say, a 2X10? There is no parallel output for the combo speaker.
     
  2. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
  3. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    In the combo version it's wired to the cab at 8 ohms. If yoy hook up another 8 ohm cab you need to switch to the two 4 ohm jacks.
     
  4. bigbajo60

    bigbajo60

    Nov 7, 2003
    Laredo, Texas
    I owned a Buster combo for a while... loved that Boogie sound! However, I would advise you to visit the Mesa website and download the Buster Owners Manual... it explains in detail how and when to use the 4 ohm and 8 ohm speaker jacks.

    Very important stuff!!!

    Remember... a tube amp doesn't respond to ohmage changes the same way a solid state amp does.