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Two heads, one cab, no switcher

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by ThinCrappyTone, May 12, 2017.

  1. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    This is a question that came up on a fb thread, and I am really curious if anyone knows the answer. Question is: can you safely have two heads plugged into one cab, as long as you only power up one head at a time?

    Here's what he's trying to do
    1) he has one cab, and two heads
    3) he wants to plug the speaker output of both heads the parallel inputs of a single cab, while both heads are powered down
    2) Power-up head A, record something
    3) Power-down head A, but leave it plugged into cab.
    4) Power-up head B, record something.

    Perfectly fine? Or imminent disaster?

    (note: he knows about Radial headbone, but I don't think he has cash for that solution)
  2. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    As long as you didn't accidentially leave A Head on and power up B Head, it wouldn't be an issue, but it's also important to make sure that
    the A head is completely off. Power sections on different amps could cycle slower or faster than others. While I think I understand that
    the player is trying to Double on two different amps, IMHO it's far safer and better to have a two channel amplifier.

    ThinCrappyTone likes this.

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