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Cab question..

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Lazzari, May 7, 2009.

  1. Lazzari

    Lazzari Chakachakalabuchaka

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    so im going to build a custom cab maybe a 2x12 or a 4x12 mainly for practice/rehearsals.. the question here is not the speakers per se.. the real question here is: is there a way to create some sort of switch to change ohm impedance in the cab ? for example from 8 ohm to 16 ohm or to 4 ohm ? Thanks in advance !:D
     
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    Lazzari Chakachakalabuchaka

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    impossible ?
     
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    Assuming you are using 16 ohm speakers on a 4x12, you can do a switch that switches from 16 ohms to 4 ohms. Personally, I'm not big on switches on a cab, though. If you are using the 16 ohm tap on the amp, and the switch gets bumped to 4 ohms, you'll likely fry the amp. IMO, it's better having separate inputs, one for 4 ohms the other for 16 so you have to physically changed the cable connection. It's probably easiest to just buy a Marshall jack plate and use it.

    https://www.mojomusicalsupply.com/item.asp?pid=18076&pg=44990&id=9131200

    Edit: You can also find them on ebay.

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    Lazzari Chakachakalabuchaka

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    Mmm.. not quite the solution i wanted hahaha.. i guess is just a dumb idea !
     
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    don't like those marshall plates, they're very easy to destroy, just get a metal plate and 2 jackplugs, be sure to use a closed type, or the wind from the speakers will push your jack out.

    I would even use speakon connectors if your are building yourself anyway.
     

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