guitar amp and ohms question
davidg at ipass.net
Wed Oct 20 11:31:06 EDT 2004
jhart at ipass.net (Jeff Hart) news:662c578e.0410200615.21d6a5c5
> i know there are some amp geeks here, so here goes:
> i'm considering buying a weber 50watt load dump for my fender hot rod
> deluxe (1 x 12 speaker rated at 8 ohms). the online ordering page for
> the weber box has their default drop down menu set at 2 ohms (also has
> 4, 4 to 8, and 8). i wasn't able to get the weber guy on the phone to
> but i will need an 8 ohm box right?
> they'll build it to the specicifications i choose. mainly trying to
> accomplish making this amp quieter and with the same sweet tube sound
> and saturation. this amp, though a tone to die for is much too loud
> when i dial in that tone. this weber is much more affordable than
> other power brakes i've examined. i've tried building a volume box and
> running it through the effects loop, but not happy with that.
If your spkr load is 8, go with 8. Tubes can handle reasonable impedance
mismatches, so even 4 wouldn't make it too unhappy. I usually run my
Bandmaster into a 4ohm load anyway, although it has a Twin transformer in
it (don't ask).
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