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Freddy V-C
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:05 pm    Post subject: Question about running cabs in series... Reply with quote

I haven't actually posted about it here yet, but I got a 1x8 Orange cab for Christmas. It looks like this...



I was slightly concerned that it wouldn't be loud enough. It's definitely a little quieter than my 1x12, but still loud enough for practice, and our amps get mic'd up at most NOSE gigs, so that isn't a concern. This means I can carry all my gear to a gig in one trip (guitar on my back, amp head over my shoulder, pedal board in one hand, cab in the other) which is helpful for walking from train stations to venues etc... I'm a little guy so the 1x12 ended up dragging on the floor a lot of the time.

For gigs where I'm not having to walk to the venue, though, it might be nice to have a bit more flexibility. All the cabs I own run at 8 ohms, and I'm aware that I can't run two of these in parallel.



As I understand it, I can plug one 16 ohm cab into the socket marked '16 ohms' or one 8 ohm cab into one of the sockets marked '8 ohms'. But in order to use the two '8 ohm' sockets in parallel, I have to be running two 16 ohm cabs.

The back of my 1x8 cab looks like this:



So could I have a speaker cable running from one of the '8 ohm' outs on the back of the Tiny Terror head, into one of these sockets, and then another cable running out of the other socket into my other cab. Would this be running two cabs in series?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know you could get these 1 x 8" cabs, this might be good to use with my Crate Powerblock instead of carting my Marshal 1 x 12" around. Will the smaller speaker have an effect on the volume that comes out of the amp/speaker?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, that would be running them in parallel (4 ohms). A while back someone asked this question and there's a diagram of a Y-shaped cable assembly...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact, you posted in that thread on this very subject.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha, oops.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your orange 1x12 is 8 ohms? i thought they were 16?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Question about running cabs in series... Reply with quote

Freddy V-C wrote:
This means I can carry all my gear to a gig in one trip (guitar on my back, amp head over my shoulder, pedal board in one hand, cab in the other)


amp on your shoulder with both hands full?

pic's or it didn't happen
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TT comes with a bag which has a shoulder strap


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
your orange 1x12 is 8 ohms? i thought they were 16?


My 1x12 is a Harley Benton!

Next time I carry all my gear at once, robroe, I shall get somebody to take a photograph just for you.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freddy V-C wrote:
stewart wrote:
your orange 1x12 is 8 ohms? i thought they were 16?


My 1x12 is a Harley Benton!

Next time I carry all my gear at once, robroe, I shall get somebody to take a photograph just for you.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should clarify. All the gear I gig with, not ALL my gear.
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