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new to bass...question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by whatsaMcGee, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. i just started playin about 2 months ago so dont laugh.......... whats a "head" when you talk about amps?
  2. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Most amps come in two basic configurations
    1) combo amp has speaker and amp in one nice box-everythign is contained within the one unit.

    2) 2 or 3 piece setup- You use a Speaker Cabinet, or Cab, (box with speakers mounted in it) and hook it up to a seperate amp that is commonly called the head. Not sure why its called this, probably because lots of guys set the amp and preap up on top of their speaker cabinet.
  3. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Hey whatsaMcGee, where are you at in Wisconsin? :)
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  5. Boozy


    Apr 29, 2002
    Kelowna BC, Canada
    here's kind of a simple explaination for the 'bass'ics in bass amplification..

    it should give you a simplistic lowdown on what you are probably wondering about :)

    Beginning BASSics
  6. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    With all due respect.

    Stand in front of a full-length mirror. Now--pretend that everything from your shoulders down is a speaker cabinet. See the thing on top of the speaker cabinet??? That's your head. Or, in this case.....your amplifier.

    By the way, I'm not laughing........but rather....welcoming you to the land of bass playing. :)