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what cab can i use

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by b-rad, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. hey,

    I'm new to the whole bass playing thing, like i said somewhere else on here.
    i'm a guitar player who's expanding my musical playing.
    I just bought a bass , and i'm buying a head from a friend of mine, but i want to get a 4x10 cab....just because.

    so what i need to know is, if the head is 250w into 4 ohms, and 400 into 2, what should i look for, as in ohms etc.

    i'm not looking for brands or anything, just what will work.

    I have no idea, and it's 3am here, so i can't ask him, and i want to do some late night window shopping.


    the head is a peavey mark VI
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    A 4 or 8 ohm cab.
  3. thank you, very much!
    even for the 400w into 2 ohm setting?
  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I have never seen a 2ohm bass cab. To pull the full power from that amp, you will need two 4ohm cabs. For now, a 4ohm cab will be fine. But, you can also use an 8ohm cab.

    You may want to grab up something used for starters.

  5. that's the plan!
  6. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    You can use a 4 or an 8 ohm cab. I have never seen a 2 ohm cab. If you want to squeeze as much juice out of your amp as possible go with the 4 ohm cab.

    If your amp can indeed operate over the course of a gig at 2 ohms you can always get a second 4 ohm cab.

    IIRC Ampeg makes alot of 4 ohm 4x10 cabs and are available used on e-bay.



  7. awesome, thanks guys for all your help.
    I'm thinking about the ampeg SVT-410HLF, because the seem to be good.
    i'll go try one out, then look for one used.
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    If you're buying used make sure all of the speakers work.