What would happen if??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by GreyBeard, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. I plugged a 6 ohm cab into a tube amp that only had a selection for 8-4 ohms. Would I select 8 ohms or 4 ohms or just forget about it...:confused:
  2. BFunk

    BFunk Supporting Member

    Either one will work. The 4 ohm setting would reduce the life of the power tubes a little, but you'd be able to get more out of them.
  3. There's not enough of a mismatch to cause much trouble on either setting. I'd be inclined to use the 8 Ohm setting, because tube amps tend to deal with impedences closer to short better than impedences closer to open. You will get a bit less power, though.