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question for the experienced

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by password, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. password


    Jul 28, 2002
    Is it possible to run two combo amps off of the same bass if you buy a cable that plugs into your bass and then has a Y or two plug-ends on the amp side of the cable. Or am i way off in left field.

    -------- combo amp1
    -------- combo amp2
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Yes. To the first question, I mean.
  3. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Yeah. Or, you can just stack the amps or slave one. I gotta think about this... I haven't done it in along time... Stacking is when you run from the effects loop of one amp into the input of another. Slaving is when you run from effects loop to effects loop. Both work well but offer different possibilities.
  4. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I've done it before with my bass into the input then a wire going from the output of the amp into the input of another amp..
    Man that room is huge! Thank goodness its now replaced with an EBS 4x10 and an EBS HD350 head is coming soon :)
  5. inazone


    Apr 20, 2003
    yes, get a a/b box. you can run a or b or both.
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Amps, maybe? Moved.
  7. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    An active bass will have no problem driving both parallel input impedances.

    A passive bass might get loaded down enough to alter the tone somewhat, but you could probably get much of it back through EQ.
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I hope you mean the line out, not the speaker out.

    Never connect a speaker out with anything else than a speaker or a load box (power brake), at least not another (pre)amp input.
  9. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    haha yes
    and dont use the speaker out!!!!!!!!!!1
    my favorite trick is to plug into one amp that has a tuner output
    i route the tuner output to the second amp's instrument level input on the front of the amp.
    the tuner level output is usually the least affected by the amps tone controls, etc and usually only gets it's gain from stage # 1 of the tube (if any)
  10. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    Yes I mean line out.. oopsies! :p