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Two TC Electronics Heads Connected Together

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by James Willie, May 17, 2019.


  1. James Willie

    James Willie Serious Business

    Jul 29, 2016
    Austin, Texas
    Already own a TC Electronic BH550.
    Just ordered a new TC Electronic BQ500.
    My setup is:
    tc-003.

    tc-003.jpg

    How do I go out of the XLR of one amp and into the other amp guitar input?

    tc-001.jpg


    The existing AUX in is useless because it bypasses amplifiers preamp circuit.
    What are the correct cords to hook up two TC Electronics Heads.
    tc-002.jpg

    Is is safe to go out of a XLR and into a guitar plug?
    Is the XLR stereo? The guitar plug in is mono.
    Very confusing. Manual and website uninformative.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

  3. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Not a good idea.

    Split the bass into the two inputs.
     
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  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
  5. James Willie

    James Willie Serious Business

    Jul 29, 2016
    Austin, Texas
    This was pretty cool. Thanks
     
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  6. James Willie

    James Willie Serious Business

    Jul 29, 2016
    Austin, Texas
    I purchased the Big Shot. Thank You mmBongo for your help.
     
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Excellent!
     
  8. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    *Edit*
    You don't. But, I'm pretty sure that both those cabs are 8 ohms anyway, so I'm really not sure of the purpose.

    Are you just trying to make a stereo amp out of the situation?
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2019
  9. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Wrong information.

    This amp (and most of their amps) are 4 ohm minimum load. It's even printed on the back!

    You can run 3 of THEIR 8 ohm cabinets because they are actually slightly higher than 8 ohms so instead of being 2.67 ohms combined they are closer to 4 ohms.

    They do NOT recommend 3 of anybody else's cabinets.
     
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  10. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Okay, I see. Thanks for the clarification.
     
  11. Acoop

    Acoop

    Feb 21, 2012
    An XLR out will just be a flat signal with no power going into the 2nd head. Like using the second head as a PA board. It sounds like you want twice the power going to two different speaker cabs. ... Setting up one head for the 4x10 and the other to power the 15" would work fine then running your guitar cable into a splitter box, guitar players do that. ... Have you considered a preamp, power amp rig? ...
     
  12. James Willie

    James Willie Serious Business

    Jul 29, 2016
    Austin, Texas
    The Big Shot seems to have cured all my problems, thanks
     
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  13. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Cool, the right tool for the job always helps ;)
     
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