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So I just bought a Mesa 4x10 8 ohm cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bchamorro, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. bchamorro


    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    I plan on using the cab by itself. Will the 8 ohm be a problem? Did I screw up? I plan on using a Genz Benz GBE 750 or a Mesa Big Block 750
  2. treebranch13


    Oct 31, 2007
    no problem, but you will get less power out of the head
  3. THB_bassman


    Oct 11, 2005
    Most any amp can deal with 8 ohms, so it shouldn't be a problem at all.
    And you'll be able to add another 8 ohm cab later if you want to or need more volume.
    IMO it's the way to go.
  4. bchamorro


    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    I will get less power? It not be as loud or will it also affect the tone?

    Do you think running at 8 ohms it will fill up this room nicely?

  5. ur fine! just crank ur amp up.
  6. bchamorro


    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    I bought the cab for $500 in mint condition with the mesa stickers on. I'll be getting it next week.

    So what do you guys say? Keeper?
  7. treebranch13


    Oct 31, 2007
    it will be fine and it won't affect tone. it will affect volume, but that should not be a prob with that stack:bassist:
  8. amos


    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    You're good.
  9. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    It'll sound great. A 4 ohm cab would be very slightly louder (3db), but not enough to worry about. 3db is about the smallest volume increase a person can notice.

    Where are you at? Looks like costa rica or hawaii ...
  10. bchamorro


    Nov 13, 2007
    Miami, Florida
    I'm in Nicaragua.

    Thanks, I feel ok now:D
  11. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Hey I was close :)
  12. Nice cab. Per the above posts, you should be fine.. the Mesa 410 is relatively sensitive (loud per watt).

    My only concern is with the BB750. That head puts out about 300 watts into 8 ohms. That's getting to the low end of the wattage you need to generate a big, open clean low end at high volumes, even with a relatively high SPL cab. The Genz will give you about 150 more watts into 8ohms, and that might actually be significant (i.e., going from not quite enough to just enough).

    If you can swing the Genz 1200, that head has plenty of ooomph at 8 ohms.

    If you have narrowed it down to the BB750 or Genz750, I'd probably go with the Genz with that particular cab, and the Genz will allow more tonal options, and still give you the capability to 'dirty it up' with the tube channel.

  13. Crabby


    Dec 22, 2004
    If you need more volume, just add another cab when your budget allows.
  14. droskobass


    Oct 8, 2007
    Montreal, Canada
    Former Part-Time, Non-Commission Employee MOOG Audio
    you're fine, you are going to love the cab
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