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Need an amp head, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by maruct85, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. maruct85


    Mar 5, 2012
    El Salvador
    so I have an Ampeg 2x10 pro neo series cab rated at 550W @ 8ohms.
    I actually have my eye on the Aguilar TH500 but I'm afraid I'll underpower my cab since it is 250W @ 8ohms.

    You can give me formulas to find these things out, I swear I've tried but it's just not getting in my head.

    So you think the TH500 would do or any suggestions for my cab?
  2. Ronbassman


    Jun 1, 2011
    The Fender Bassman Pro 100t is pretty hot right now on TB (I'm GASing for one, also).
  3. DerTeufel

    DerTeufel Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Wildomar, CA
    There is a sticky at the top of the amps forum regarding under/overpowering a cabinet.

    Trust your ears, not numbers.

    You will be just fine.
  4. maruct85


    Mar 5, 2012
    El Salvador
    Thanks! I read that sticky and still didn't know how to react to my situation I've had real bad luck with my amp heads, but I'll try it out. Thanks for your help!
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Use whatever amp you want, and forget all about wattage ratings. The only numbers that matter are impedances. Make sure the amp is connected to a proper load, ie: 4 ohm minimum amp, use 1 or 2 8 ohm cabs, or 1 4 ohm cab. Don't sweat the wattage.
  6. maruct85


    Mar 5, 2012
    El Salvador
    Noted! Thanks for your help!
  7. I'll go ahead and say it: there's no such thing as underpowering. Play and enjoy.