i'm sorry if this is a stupid thread, and i usually never post because it seems that everyone here knows way more than i do. the problem is, i bought a used swr workingman's 10 and the 1x10 cab. i've had it about 2 months with no problems, but i never hooked up the cab because the book says you need a speaker cable 18 gauge or heavier, not a regular instrument cable. actually i shouldn't say that i have had no problems.. because i noticed a slight distortiony sound coming from the amp when i listened really carefully about a week ago. i figured this was due to the terrible electronics on bass. well, today i went and got a monster standard 100 speaker cable. after i hooked it up. i only played for less than 10 minutes before the sound completely went out and there was a loud buzzing. i turned everything off and unplugged the cab, and when i turned it back on, still no sounds from the bass, and still a loud buzzing from teh amp. i tried different cables and different basses, so the problem is definitely the amp. also, the volume was less than half, so i can't imagine that i played it so loud that it burned out or blew out or whatever you call it. i guess it could be many things, but i just wanted to know if anyone had any ideas or similar problems. i really know almost zero about the electronics of amps and stuff, and have no idea what i should even do. i guess i will have to bring it to a guitar place, and pray that it is something that can be fixed. thanks for you help, and i'm sorry for this annoying post (i did try searching first).