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Use Combo as Head?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Masterbasser71, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. Quick question, can you use a combo amp as a head and efficiently power a cabinet, or should I stop being a cheap @$$ and buy myself a real head and cab? Last thing, can someone direct me to a good source to explain heads, cabinets, racks, preamps, postamps,etc? Thanks!
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    First, what combo do you have?

    For the second question, go here: Amps Forum FAQ. I found that FAQ right at the top of this forum.

  3. I have a Fender Bassman 100. The previous generation when it was big and ballsy and had a 15" woofer. Black grille and such. Has XLR line out.
  4. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    You can do this if the head has a jack for an extension cab. The XLR out on your head is probably a DI, or preamp out. That can't be used to power a cabinet, only to send your preamp signal to a PA or external poweramp.