Splitting the bass signal to two heads

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by crazyphil, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. I am thinking of getting another Yorkville 400 watt Bassmaster (Quite popular in Canada; built like a tank and inexpensive).

    I want to use 1 head to run two 1x15 cabs and the other head to run a 4x10 cab. What's the best way to split the bass signal? Just use a Y-cable? Will that degrade the volume/quality?
  2. Has the amp got a line out or a DI? Just slave one amp to the other by running the line out from one amp into the line in or maybe the effects return of the other.

    You could use a Y cord to input your bass to each amp, but that's going to cut the signal from your bass in half.
  3. Festus


    Dec 12, 2001
    London, England.
    I tried the y cable thing, your volume does go down, but if you are willing to put up with it, you
    can always turn the gain up a bit!!

    It can be good fun to run 2 sets of effects as well...
  4. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    use an a/b/y switch it will have less cut than a plain y cable. or slave it as said before...
  5. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Most A/B boxes only allow you to toggle between 2 different amps. Y cables are ok, but they come at the price of a degraded signal to both amps.
  6. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Morley's A/B box allows for the A/B/Y options.