whats an ohm

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by iamthemusicman, Oct 2, 2002.

1. iamthemusicman

Sep 28, 2002
lakeland florida
yeah..... i have no idea what the difference is between 4 and 8 oms some one help me out and how i should connect my head to my cab thanks

2. SuperDuck

Sep 26, 2000
Wisconsin

The above is in the Newbie FAQ that can get to by clicking the "FAQ" link at the top of the page.

The link in this post should take you to the "What's an ohm?" question.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and do a search of the Amps forum. If you can find Joris' Amp FAQ, it will answer anything you wanted to know about amps.

3. HategearWorkin' hard at hardly workin'.

Apr 6, 2001
Appleton, Swissconsin
An ohm is a measure of resistance.

"The practical meter-kilogram-second unit of electric resistance equal to the resistance of a circuit in which a potential difference of one volt produces a current of one ampere."

Makes sense now, eh?

4. SuperDuck

Sep 26, 2000
Wisconsin
It sounds like a mouthful but that's the kind of thing I hear all day at school.

Ohms are a pretty simple concept that most people will never need to know beyond "Two 8 ohm cabs equals one 4 ohm load".

5. Bruce LindfieldUnprofessional TalkBass ContributorGold Supporting Member

Haven't you all got an "ohm" to go to?

Sep 26, 2000
Wisconsin
~rimshot~

7. Davidoc

Sep 2, 2000
Northern VA and JMU
No, no, no, their those little elf like guys.

8. bizzaro

Aug 21, 2000
Vermont
A meditative chant of course OOOOOOHHHHHMMM

No problem

9. Andy Daventry

Dec 17, 1999
Ankara, Turkey
A kind of cow. Hence the song, "Ohm, ohm on the range..."

10. iamthemusicman

Sep 28, 2002
lakeland florida
the jerk store called, their running out of yall

11. jonasp

Aug 7, 2002
Duluth, Minnesota
ohm my god!! you guys are so funny! (not sarcastic).