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Power amp help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by softscrubmonkey, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. softscrubmonkey


    Nov 19, 2004
    St. Louis
    is there a difference between PA power amps and bass power amps?
  2. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    No. Not unless you mean bass power amps with a pre-amp...then they are amp heads.

    In fact, alot of people use seperate power amps for their rigs.

    All power amps do is provide power to the speakers. A pre-amp boosts the signal coming from the bass and gives you tone control.
  3. softscrubmonkey


    Nov 19, 2004
    St. Louis
    alright thanks. because i have a ampeg SVT-350 head and i was just seeing if i could get some more power.
  4. If you like the tone out of that head, you could just take a preamp out signal and run it into a seperate poweramp with more juice.
  5. softscrubmonkey


    Nov 19, 2004
    St. Louis
    yeah how exactly do i wire all that? with one cab
  6. Eldermike


    Jul 27, 2004
    Use a mic cable from your post eq XLR lineout jack, right into the input of the power amp. But you will then have an unreasonably heavy pre amp on your hands.

    A better solution in my opinion is; if you like the sound your getting and just want more of it, buy another cab to run with your power amp and use both amps and both cabs.