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Y cable for two heads into one cabinet??

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by DetourMS, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. DetourMS

    DetourMS Guest

    I am trying to run one guitar through two heads simultaneously.
    Putting the guitar to the two heads is done. I need help with the cab. I have an old Marshall cab with a single input. Can I take the output of my Marshall head and the output of my modeling amp and connect them into this Y cable described below and then put the single input into the cab ???

    Y Cables - Effects send/receive "splitter" cable
    Stereo/Insert Y cable, Belden Wire, Switchcraft connectors
    Part Number YS301-1
    Male Stereo TRS 1/4" to two mono 1/4 connectors.
  2. Randy

    Randy Member

    Sep 9, 2002
    NO!!! You'll blow both heads in short order - probably the cabinet too.

    You need to rewire your cabinet to true stereo - add a speaker jack and hook a pair of 12's to each jack. I'd make sure the jacks were the plastic insulated type or were mounted on a non conductive plate to insure ground isolation too.
  3. VaughnC

    VaughnC Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Unless you like to see smoke coming from your amps, DO NOT attempt this :eek: .
  4. DetourMS

    DetourMS Guest

    THANK YOU !!!.

    I guess I will rewire my cabinet and deal with two speakers
    for each head.
  5. DetourMS

    DetourMS Guest

    Good head's up on the non conductive plate. My les paul is "hot" enough. I don't need the bridge electrocuting me.
  6. narapo

    narapo Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    I think what you need is a Radial Headbone

    wich offers secure and silent switching with load resistor to protect your amp heads.

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