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New Cab!!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Spanqubus, Jun 25, 2003.


  1. Spanqubus

    Spanqubus

    Apr 28, 2003
    I finally got my new amp, well the cab at least. It's an Ampeg 610 and it is beautiful! Now I just need to get some nice stuff to power it. I got a question though, actually it is for my guitarist. I don't know if any of ya'll would know this or not, can you hook a M****all JCM600 into a greenback cab?

    P.S. Does anyone know a good guitar forum he could join?

    Thanks!
     
  2. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Ampeg is the way to go. As for your guitarist, you can plug in almost any head to any cab. He should check the impedences, however, to see if they match up. On the back of the JCM it will say "100 W into 8 ohms" or something similar. Check that number against the cab.
     
  3. bentem

    bentem

    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
  4. Ampeg is Rock and F'ing Roll. As for the guitar amp, I think it comes down to impedance match ups. If you are matching a tube amp to a cab make sure the amp has an output to match the cab impedance. If it is a transistor head make sure the cab isn't lower than the amps lowest recommended load. Meaning make sure the cab isn't 2 ohm and the amps lowest rated output 4 ohm. In most cases with guitar you can plug just about anything into anything. Hope this helps......:bassist:
     
  5. Spanqubus

    Spanqubus

    Apr 28, 2003
    Thanks guys, this will help him out alot. (Unfortunately) JK. :D
     
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  7. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I don't know if this has to be said, but....

    NEVER plug a bass amp into a guitar cab!!!

    Guitar amp into bass is o.k., but guitar cabs can't usually handle the volume on the bass frequencies.
     
  8. Spanqubus

    Spanqubus

    Apr 28, 2003
    Thanks guys!

    Alright I have another one. How do you know how many watts you are putting through your cab? I just got this thing and I don't want to blow the speakers. The cab is rated at 600 watts RMS, so how do I know when I am putting 600 watts into it?
    Do the settings on the amp affect the amount of power you can put through your cab (especially the bass knob). Right now I am using my head as a pre amp and a DCM1500 for power, does the gain setting on the head affect the amount of power going into the cab? It just doesn't seem like it is getting as loud as I thought it would.

    Thanks