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How to use 2 heads and 1 cab?

tjinca1

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I am brand spanking new to heads and cabs. Been playing combos for 30 years and just recently bought a Chicago Blues Box head and a 2-rock cab. That is awesome for blues tones, but now I'm thinking of picking up an Orange Dual Terror for fun. Can I use something like an a/b switch (or my Boss line switcher) and plug both heads into it, then the 1 line into the cab (as long as the ohms match up)? Or is that a no/no for some electronics reason?
 

ledzep618

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^this is probably the best head switcher. They are expensive though, you could probably grab a 1x12 cab for the same price and run a stereo rig.
 

tubetonez

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+1 for the Headbone, there are few other similar units - DO NOT attempt to use anything not specifically engineered for this purpose, you risk blowing up one or both amps.
 

Onioner

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It's worth noting that the speakers in your cab will likely be an awful match for the DT. Those are very different amps, and want very different speakers. Just FYI and all.
 

tjinca1

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It's worth noting that the speakers in your cab will likely be an awful match for the DT. Those are very different amps, and want very different speakers. Just FYI and all.
Really? I thought the 2-rock speakers were pretty neutral sounding to bring out the flavor of the amp...
 

tjinca1

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Looks like you guys are right - would be cheaper to get anothe small cab, although if I ever wanted to use both live that would be too much equipment. Guess I can worry about that when Zeppelin asks me to sit in with them!
 

guitarjazz

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All the gear is fun to mess with but most giggers I know, including drummers, live by the rule: If it takes more than one trip to haul in, ya go too much crap!
 

Blix

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Another cab and a simple A/B-box would be a better solution IMO. Personally I would not trust the Headbone.
 

ledzep618

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All the gear is fun to mess with but most giggers I know, including drummers, live by the rule: If it takes more than one trip to haul in, ya go too much crap!
True words for guitarists, but I don't think there is a drumset in existence that can be hauled in one trip :bonk
 

Onioner

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Really? I thought the 2-rock speakers were pretty neutral sounding to bring out the flavor of the amp...
I'm just guessing. Don't know what's in those two-rock cabs. I just can't imagine a speaker that would work well for both amps, nor is there really such thing as a neutral sounding guitar speaker...

But, the only way to know for sure is experimentation. I found those little Oranges to be pretty picky for speakers, but the important part of this sentence is the first two words...
 






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