Help! Can a guitar head be used for bass thru a bass cab?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by guitarcmf, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. guitarcmf

    guitarcmf Member

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    Hi
    My son has an Orange AD30 tube guitar amp and has purchased a BASS Cab with 8x10s 16ohm
    Can he play his bass guitar thru this combo with any problems?
    He says he likes the sound he gets out of it but im afraid he might be damaging his orange head
    thanks
    Larry
     
  2. vibroverbus

    vibroverbus Member

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    it's totally fine, no way he's going to hurt anything.

    might not sound great to me, but if it works for him, go to town.
     
  3. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Senior Member

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    Those old Super Lead plexi type amps were used for both back in the day.
     
  4. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    right. it's guitar speakers that can get cooked with too much bass.

    16 ohms is odd for an 8x10 cabinet. they're usually 4 ohms.
     
  5. Rock Johnson

    Rock Johnson Member

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    I ran a Marshall head into a Hartke bass cab for a while, sounded pretty good.
     

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