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Ohms problem

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bass_player_cd, Mar 11, 2002.


  1. bass_player_cd

    bass_player_cd terminated.

    Aug 21, 2000
    OK
    I just bought an Ampeg 350 head to go with an Ampeg bse 400 watt. The head is rated at 4 ohms and cant go any lower. The cab is rated at 4 ohms. This does mean that I cant hook another Ampeg bse 400 watt to the head, right? If not what kind of cab would I need to fit with the head and not blow it?
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    You can't hook up any other cab in parallel, but you can put e.g. another 4 Ohm cab in series with the first one. They add up to 8 Ohm, so you will loose some power.

    BEWARE: Usually cabs are still run in parallel if you connect the out of a cab with another one. Check the manual or check the internal wiring.
     
  3. bass_player_cd

    bass_player_cd terminated.

    Aug 21, 2000
    OK
    The only thing on the back of the cab is 2 full range inputs. Would i connect one of the inputs into the head and the other to another 4 ohm cab?
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I wouldn't do that unless you checked the manual or the internal wiring.
    Try emailing the manufacturer for info.
     
  5. I'm pretty sure the jacks are parallel.

    You'd need some knida special series splitty converterything.
     
  6. bass_player_cd

    bass_player_cd terminated.

    Aug 21, 2000
    OK
    Ok, i'll just ask ampeg and see what they recommend i do. thanks for your guys help.