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  • Is it unsafe to have 2 amps plugged into a cabinet at the same time...

    if one of the amps are off? One amp going from the 16 ohm output into the 16 ohm input of a 1960 cab, and another amp from the 4 ohm output into the 4 ohm input of the cab. With only one amp ever turned on at a time, is there an issue in doing this?

    I ask because the sound is different if both are hooked up simultaneously, even though only a single amp is turned on. I don't have them both hooked up for this reason, but am curious to know the answer.
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  • #2
    Very unsafe.
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    • #3
      Put the cab in stereo mode and use the 8 ohm outputs on each head. That way each head safely uses just 2 speakers at 8 ohms per pair.
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      • #4
        Make a video so we can watch you smoke your amp.
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        • #5
          Put the cab in stereo mode and use the 8 ohm outputs on each head. That way each head safely uses just 2 speakers at 8 ohms per pair.


          Word.
          Then you can also use both amps at once, or run them through a Radial Headbone, to switch sounds.
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          • #6
            Word.
            Then you can also use both amps at once, or run them through a Radial Headbone, to switch sounds.


            No need for a Radial with two heads into a stereo cabinet. A simple A/B between the guitar and the amp inputs would work.

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            • #7
              No need for a Radial with two heads into a stereo cabinet. A simple A/B between the guitar and the amp inputs would work.


              You`re absolutely right!
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