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Post  Drakon7 Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:43 am

Okay so. Is it possible to use a head that is a higher wattage then the cab? Will it just not go as loud or will it blow up or what?

EDIT : For instance, a 500w head on a 400w cab
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Post  Dropthelines585 Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:09 am

I've been wondering this too. Help us out people.
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Post  SuperMaximo93 Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:01 pm

Yes. Just make sure you don't crank the head! A head will only output it's maximum wattage when at full volume. Make sure you listen to your cab closely if you match it up with a higher wattage head; if it's distorting at all, turn down, or you'll ruin your cab.

Also bear in mind that if you're using an 8ohm cab with a 4ohm head (through a 8ohm output, I hope), you'll only be getting approximately half the maximum power of the head. Eg. 500W head at 4ohms will give ~250W (probably around 300W, depends on the head) to a 8ohm cab
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Post  Drakon7 Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:49 pm

SuperMaximo93 wrote:Yes. Just make sure you don't crank the head! A head will only output it's maximum wattage when at full volume. Make sure you listen to your cab closely if you match it up with a higher wattage head; if it's distorting at all, turn down, or you'll ruin your cab.

Also bear in mind that if you're using an 8ohm cab with a 4ohm head (through a 8ohm output, I hope), you'll only be getting approximately half the maximum power of the head. Eg. 500W head at 4ohms will give ~250W (probably around 300W, depends on the head) to a 8ohm cab

okay, with the ohms thing, will that affect tone at all or just volume?
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Post  SuperMaximo93 Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:06 pm

Just volume
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Post  Drakon7 Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:35 pm

SuperMaximo93 wrote:Just volume

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