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Recording Question with SVT classic

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by mpb13, Mar 28, 2009.


  1. I was wondering if it is possible to use an SVT classic' preamp out into a a Korg 32 track, w/o the cabinet. I usually just DI into the 32 track but I'd like to use the ampeg head if I can.

    I don't feel like going to get my speaker cabinet if I don't need it.

    Basically my question is can I use the head without the cabinet? but it's also a recording question so I didn't know where to put this thread.
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    It's only possible if you have a 4-ohm dummy load to use in the speaker's place. Otherwise, if you run a tube amp without speakers, its output transformer sees infinite ohms and goes crazy and causes a catastrophic failure if you let it go too long.

    Bring the cab and throw a mic in front of it. You'll be glad you did.
     
  3. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    Yeah, tube head with no dummy load or speaker cab is bad.


    Like if you ever want to use the head again, don't do it bad.
     

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