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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Marshall amp cabinet question

Ok, so my friend is trading me a Marshall 1960b cabinet for a Galveston guitar/bass double neck that I have. This is such a good trade that I really don't care that I don't have a Marshall amp head.
I'm relatively new to amp stuff, so here's my question: Will I be able to hook up my Peavey amp to this cabinet?
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Ok, so my friend is trading me a Marshall 1960b cabinet for a Galveston guitar/bass double neck that I have. This is such a good trade that I really don't care that I don't have a Marshall amp head.
I'm relatively new to amp stuff, so here's my question: Will I be able to hook up my Peavey amp to this cabinet?
Impedance matching is the key.

Low to high, you'll be fine.

Don't run a higher impedance head into a lower impedance cab though, horrible things happen to your transformer.
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Ok, so my friend is trading me a Marshall 1960b cabinet for a Galveston guitar/bass double neck that I have. This is such a good trade that I really don't care that I don't have a Marshall amp head.
I'm relatively new to amp stuff, so here's my question: Will I be able to hook up my Peavey amp to this cabinet?

Do you really believe we have crystal balls?
How could we know wich Peavey you have?
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Do you really believe we have crystal balls?
How could we know wich Peavey you have?
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
That's what I meant to write. Damn typos.
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Re: Marshall amp cabinet question

Hmm, thanks, but could you try to explain please? and how would I know if my amp is higher impedance? Sorry, I'm just new to this.
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Hmm, thanks, but could you try to explain please? and how would I know if my amp is higher impedance? Sorry, I'm just new to this.
It'll say just above the jack sockets, where you plug the cables in. ie output of your amp to input of your cabinet.

You know what? For this post I can't be bothered with punctuation.
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Hmm, thanks, but could you try to explain please? and how would I know if my amp is higher impedance? Sorry, I'm just new to this.
Well as you're telling us you're new to that I have to tell you there's something called MANUAL.
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It's a Peavey Express 112.
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Re: Marshall amp cabinet question

Not sure of the Peavey amp's out put, but a 1960b in standard configuration should handle it with no problems

Here's what sweetwater has to say in their description of a new 1960B

To ensure the ultimate in flexibility, the 1960A (angled) and the 1960B (straight), is switchable between Mono (4 or 16 Ohms) and Stereo (8 Ohms per side). The two Mono impedance options provide extra amp matching capability while the cabinets' stereo capability makes them ideal for rack systems which typically run in stereo.


So if the 1960B has these impedance options on the back, you should have no problems matching it up with your amp, if it has fairly standard output jacks.
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Alright, thanks. I'll be glad if it hooks up just fine. :]
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Just make sure you do your impedance matching first.
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Re: Marshall amp cabinet question

Also make sure you are using Speaker cable, and not instrument cable to connect the two.

Instrument cable can not handle the output.
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Oh, lol, thanks. If you hadn't have said that I'd be plugging an instrument cable in, lol.
What's the major difference between the two anyway?
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Speaker cable has a thicker core, less resistance, so can handle more current.
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