All other things being equal, how much difference in volume is there between a 4 ohm cab and an 8 ohm cab and a 16 ohm cab?
Originally posted by GasMask
Thanks for the replies!
If I intentionally mismatch with a tube amp- say use the 8 ohm output into a 16 ohm cab, I understand there will be a power loss. Is this an acceptable way of reducing volume? If I do this for many years, will there be any additional wear on the components of the amp?
Originally posted by jaimz
Does the same apply in reverse order as well? as far as damaging the tubes or transformer that is.
I recently noticed (by accident) that if I have my marshall amp switched to 16ohm running into an 8ohm cab that It seemed to have a richer, meatier tone. Is that possible or was I imagining it. I called a local music store and asked about it, and he said running that way all of the time was a very bad idea, that It would destroy my OT.
Originally posted by soupbone
So it would be ok to run my Traynor 8Ohm output into my Germino 2x12 cab 16Ohm?
THe safest way to reduce volume without smushing your tone too much is with a high quality attentuator, OR get a master volume amp . . .