speaker cables??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mosmute, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. mosmute


    Apr 22, 2002

    what would happen if someone were to use a regular patch cord to connect an amp head to a speaker cabinet(s) not a speaker cable.........would it fry the speaker???

    I'm talking about in an emergency situation, would it be all right.
  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    You'd more likely fry the cable. The cable area would be too small to let any current through, so either you'll have poor sound or the cable will die a horrible smelly death... :)
  3. mosmute


    Apr 22, 2002
    thanx for the input

    anyone else.....
  4. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    You'll fry the cable and get bad sound.
  5. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I've done this a few times in a pinch... never fried a cable, but there is a noticeable degradation in sound... FWIW