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stupid question...sorry about the name

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by guitarhunk69, Apr 10, 2003.


  1. guitarhunk69

    guitarhunk69

    Apr 10, 2003
    is it possible to play a bass head through a guitar cabinet without blowing the speakers? my friend has a hartke solid state head. he wants to play it throug a marshall jcm 800 cab. is this absolutely stupid? or will it work without destroying my amp? please let me know. it will help a lot. thanks in advance.

    -tom
     
  2. adamaarts

    adamaarts Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2001
    Corona, CA
    Beta tester Source Audio, demos/reviews of many others
    i would say no, unless its really really really quiet, if your going to play it loud then dont try it.
     
  3. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    It won't have any affect on your amp (unless there is a complete mismatch of amp and speaker impedance - which is unlikely). However, as the previous post mentions, you do run the risk of damaging the speakers if you're playing bass through speakers not designed for bass.

    jd