Will a LittleMark II handle a 2 ohm load

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tulsabass, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. tulsabass


    Feb 19, 2008
    I want to add a 4 ohm extension cabinet to my LM II 112 combo that has an 8 ohm speaker. This would drop the overall load to 2.667 ohms. Will the LM II take it, or will it fry???
  2. naturalkinds


    Jan 22, 2009
    Savannah, GA
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Nope two times.
  4. Nobody knows, because nobody is willing to try it. Including me.
  5. actuallly I sent marknass an email asksing them this same question about this same head, and the answer is undoubtedly no. they said its just not rated for it, though if you plug it in it will work, but for how long is up to the amp gods so I would defiantly not do it. that do it for ya?
  6. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    Genz Benz NeoPak - 2ohm
    Genz Benz Shuttle Max 12 - 2x 4ohm
    Ashdown Little Giant 1000 - 2x 4ohm
    Carvin BX 500 - 2ohm
    TecAmp Puma 1000 - 2x 4ohm

    There's some others that are larger but these are the smaller offerings that come to mind that still pack a big punch.
  7. Brim


    Nov 20, 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    Eden's wt550 will do 2 ohms.
  8. Also check out the Acoustic Image Clarus 1 and Clarus+ (formerly Focus): www.acousticimg.com

    Bluesy Soul :cool:
  9. ErnieD


    Nov 25, 2004
    I bought a GB Neox 112T (8ohm) cab here from a TX TBer recently, yeehaw. I really wanted to try it with my GB Neox 212T (4ohm) cab. Did not want to haul B1500 amp to gig for the aprox 2.6 ohms I would need. So I took my F1, the 2 cabs and my old series box I had made years ago. :eyebrow:

    Well it took 3, 1/4" speaker cables, one from F1 amp to series box, then the 2 other cables from series box into the each cab. Well I can't even calculate at what ohms this load was; a 4 & 8 ohm cab into a series box. :eek: I know, I know.

    So, even with my going thru the PA, towards end of nite as drummer got louder, I had the F1 gain/volume knobs cranked to 3-4 o'clock, I know, I know. Surprisingly, no clip lite but at what ohms, like 9.5 ohms????. I was still getting drowned out. I know, silly but I had to know. :rolleyes:
    Hope I did not do any damage to the F1. :rollno:

    Last week the GB Neopak (2 ohm modded) I traded a TBer with arrived and I took it to a recent gig with these same 2 cabs. Now that thing kicked butt with the 2 GB cabs.
    Poor traumatized F1, its getting a little break for now but will be using it this weekend with a Eden 410xlt, now that rig kicks butt too.

    So long story, short answer. NO Markbass will not do less than 4 ohms, even with a series box, at least not well. :rolleyes:
  10. Implosion


    Oct 19, 2007
    Ummm.... 12 ohms.

    No wonder you got drowned out at a 12 ohm load. That's not a lot of watts your putting out at that load.
  11. badboy1984


    Mar 27, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Get a 8ohm 4x10 and give that a try. The 4x10 will add volume on your rig.
  12. ErnieD


    Nov 25, 2004
    12 ohms???? :rollno: No es bueno.

    Good calculatin' there Implosion. But its a 2 part answer.

    So about how many watts was I clickin at?

    Riddle me that batman! :ninja:
  13. Implosion


    Oct 19, 2007
    I would guestimate around 220-240ish.
  14. ErnieD


    Nov 25, 2004
    move one seat forward.

    240-ish, felt more like 75 or 80. Poor F1 was being brutalized. Won't try that ever again. Tanks! :cool:

    Uh, one more, what time is it in Finland? 7:10am CST here. I've not been to sleep yet and I got a gig tonite.
    Nite all. :bag:
  15. Implosion


    Oct 19, 2007
    3:10 PM.