A: Amplifiers are designed to operate at a certain impedance load that is expressed in ohms. When you parallel a pair of 8 ohm drivers the load then becomes 4 ohms. When you series a pair of 8 ohm drivers the load then becomes 16 ohms. This means you wouldn’t be able to just simply use the original pair of 10″ drivers and just add two more because if you wire in parallel then the load would be too low and if you wire in series the load would be too high. The only way your idea would be possible is for example, if the original drivers are each 8 ohms then you would either have to obtain their 16 ohm counterpart or their 4 ohm counterpart. All the drivers need to be identical and with the same ohm rating. Ideally they would also have the same frequency response and sensitivity rating as the original drivers in order for the tone to be identical as the original design. If you can get 16 ohm drivers then you would parallel one pair together to achieve an 8 ohm load. Then do the same for the other pair. If you can get 4 ohm drivers then you would have to series one pair and the same for the other pair to still get 8 ohms. I believe the Ampeg SS-70c is really two 35 watt amplifiers that are each feeding one 10″ driver. Even if you found drivers that would work, the only sonic difference would be that the system will play louder BUT the drivers would not be able to play to their full potential because the power is now divided amongst all 4 drivers. So each 10″ would only be getting 17.5 watts each. Underpowering a speaker is always a bad idea. All your doing is doubling the surface area of the drivers and effectively increasing the efficiency of the system by 3dB. It’s not worth all the trouble in my opinion. If you want it to play louder then you are much better off replacing the two 10″ drivers with ones that have a higher sensitivity rating. Make sure they have similiar frequency response and the same ohm rating as the original. Good luck with the rebuild.
Q: What’s the best guitar combo amp on the market?
I’m looking at buying a new combo amp. What’s the best brand or best amp? I don’t have a price range. I’m looking at the Line 6 Vetta II 2×12. I’m also looking at the Line 6 X3 Live. Is it a good product, and can it be used just for home, or must it be used during live performances? Thanks!
A: get a marshell stack 4 preforming get a line6 spider 3 15 watt combo 4 home
Q: adding an extention cabbinet to a guitar combo amp?
Hey, i have a Line 6 Spider III 150 watt combo amp, and im thinking of buying an extension cabinet for it. But im not sure if it will be any use..
will it make it any louder or will it just split the amps power between the speakers in the cabinet and the speaker in the amp?
A: It splits the amps power between them. Extension cabinets don’t make an amp “louder”, but they do push more air (ie puts more sound out there), so you’ll actually be heard better if you’re in a band context and the like.
Extension cabs can also give your amp a subtle bit of flavor… for instance, putting a Celestion Lead 80 2×12 cab underneath your combo would put out a tone that wouldn’t color your sound too much, won’t overdrive, but will still have a nice tight low end and drive well. Putting a cab loaded with vintage 30’s or something like that would give you a sound that *is* pretty colored, you’ll get a very “cranked” sound out of them, but you’ll also get less bass response, and less overall volume.
Me, I’d go for relatively high wattage speakers, esp if it’s a 150 watt modeling amp… you don’t want your speakers to break up too much, as that will cut out some of your low end.
I love the Celestion GT75’s, they’re a bit more colored than the Lead 80’s, ie less high highs, more contoured mids, and less low lows, but the overall effect is very “rock”… power chords are chunky and tight, and the highs cut through the mix but aren’t icepick-y or hissy/shrieky.
EDIT: Let me clarify that last response.
If your amp has an 8 ohm jack for output impedance, then you want to match it up to an 8 ohm cab. That’s all you have to remember… the impedance will be in the back of the speaker cab right next to the jack itself… you don’t need to know anything about series vs parallel wiring, just read the manual and pay attention to the output impedance on the amp and make sure it equals the speaker impedance on the extension cab.
Q: Do you think the Ibanez GTA Series GTA10 10W 1×5 Guitar Combo Amp will need a distortion peda?
well i’m buying this amp the Ibanez GTA Series GTA10 10W 1×5 Guitar Combo Amp and it says it has some distortion but is it as good as a distortion pedal.
A: I have the amp and it is crap, just go with a line 6 spider 3 15 watt amp with a boss ds1 distortion pedal.
Q: where can I find knob settings for a line 6 spyder II guitar combo amp?
I want it to sound like
But i dont know knob settings for it. Is there a site that has these settingsg shown?
A: yeah go to line 6’s website they have a list of settings and pictures of the amp
ps metallica uses line 6
dont know about slipknot
if you want to sound like eddie buy his signature amp
Q: Which should i get? The Line6 Spider III 15 Guitar Combo Amp or the Boss MT2 Distortion Pedal?
Music related question- an ok amp, or a great pedal with a starter pack not so great amp i already have?
A: please do not get the line 6 amp. they are terrible, and so brittle when turned up. At least with the metalzone you can sell it off if you don’t like it since it is a fairly popular high gain pedal. anyways that is a piece of equipment that can grow with you as a musician, the cheap amp will become a doorstop.
what guitar/ amp combination are you running? if you already have a crummy amp, keep it. save up for a nice tube or solidstate amp. no point in spending $100 on a disposable piece of equipment. that is exactly what it is.
Q: How can I put a line out of a bass guitar combo amp?
Is it possible? If so, how do you do it. I don’t know how any of this stuff works..
A: Hello there,
Soulmate has given you a very good answer. I do not disagree with anything he said.
If your amp does not have a line out jack, you can modify it to add one. In theory, not a difficult process if you understand electronics. Since you are asking this question, I would guess you do not have a good understanding of electronics. Therefore you should not attempt this modification yourself. It is quite easy to screw up a good amp if you do not know what you are doing. If you want this modification, take the amp to a tech to have it done.
However, the modificiation may not be practical. If your amp is not strong enough to handle additional speakers, you will gain nothing by added the line out jack.
Q: Does a Squire by Fender Black and Chrome Fat Strat go with a Line 6 Micro Spider 6W 1×6.5 Guitar Combo Amp?
I would just like to know if anyone has had any experience playing with either one of these. If you could recommend an amp to go with the Fat Strat (under $200) I would very much appreciate it. Thanks.
A: I’d really recommend a small, basic tube amp over any of the Spider series amps. The Spider will work as a practice amp, but you’ll never really get a very convincing guitar tone out of it. These amps will do a smaller range of tones, minus a bunch of gimmicky effects, but they’ll sound much better overall.
If you’re willing to save up a bit more cash, you can actually get quite a bit more for around $250 or more:
Q: I have a Fender Frontman 65R 65W 1×12 Guitar Combo Amp and i want it to sound more PUNK any suggestions?
I play in a punk band that sounds very similar to blink, earlier green day, earlier yellowcard, zebrahead etc. etc. and my amp just cant seem to get that sound any tips (besides get a new amp?
A: The best thing you can do is try out different pedals. I recommend an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff or any of the BOSS brand overdrive/distrotion pedals. You really can’t go wrong.
Q: What guitar amp combo did bonehead use in oasis?
Love that distorted raw oomph sound!!
A: Having checked the onstage backline from Glasto 94, he’s playing a Gibson/Epiphone 335 and going through a Marshall Shortstack. Likewise on the pyramid stage the following year (I was there!). Tough to say which particular model amp it is but it’s classic Gibson (or Epiphone) humbucker thickness fed through a crunchy Marshall valve amp on the overdrive channel. Pretty standard and classic rock guitar set-up,
If you want the exact skinny on it, google Marshall Amplification and email em or buzz em up, they’ll have records. And trust me, they get enquiries like this every day.
Q: what is the best guitar and amp combo for blues rock?
i have a budget of £2000, suggestions of good pedals (wah wah, boost, fuzz, phaser, whatever) would be very good as well.
A: You have many options. But here are a few of my recommendations:
-Fender American Stratocaster
-Gibson Les Paul
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Vox V847A Wah Pedal
-Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9 or Ts808
- MXR M173 Silicon Fuzz
- MXR Phase 90
Q: would drummer be able to hear 150watt guitar amp/combo?
would drummer be able to hear a guitar which is connected to Ibanez 150watt combo?
A: Depends on where it’s pointed, but as a general rule, yes. The big problem is how your amp interplays with the other amps involved. Stuff tends to get lost in the midrange and it’s sometimes difficult to tell what is its you are hearing. (Which instrument I mean.) Obviously, the thing you want to hear when you’re playing drums is the bass. But even us dumb drummers figure out how to take cues from other sounds. The best thing to do is set up monitors with a monitor mixdown for each player. This way, they can control what they hear according to what they NEED to hear. I played for years with about 2000 watts of power pointed at me from a couple of Marshall stacks, four Horn loaded Fender Showmans, a couple of Sunn bass amps and four Leslie Speakers. Somebody decided that we could use THAT stuff as monitors and go direct out through the PA. It sounded great. But I cant hear much now.
In retrospect, it was worth the tradeoff.
Q: Which amp is better? (Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1×8 Guitar Combo Amp OR Line 6 Spider III 15 15W 1×8 Guitar Combo Am?
I’d like to know which amp is better:
Peavey Vypyr 15 15W 1×8 Guitar Combo Amp
Line 6 Spider III 15 15W 1×8 Guitar Combo Amp
Which amp is better for an epiphone lp-100?
See for yourself.
Q: Should i get a Vox Valvetronix VT50 50W 1×12 Guitar Combo Amp or a Vox ValvetronixVT100 100W2×12 Guitar Combo?
There the same amp but the 100 Watt is bigger (obviously). I just want to know which one would be better for just playing in a medium sized room. and if theres going to be anychange in tone.
A: Honestly you shouldn’t get either one. If you’re looking at the VT100, obviously you’re willing to pay $500 for an amp. At that price you should really consider investing in a tube amp. I personally don’t care too much for Vox’s amp modeling, but that’s just me. Vox’s tube amps are great though! Tube tone is the way to go.
Some amps to consider in the $500 range would be the Bugera V22, the Bugera V55, the Fender Hot Rod series Blues Junior, the Fender Pro Junior, or the Jet City JCA2112RC. Or for $100 more (at $600), you could be looking at the Vox AC15C1 (a fantastic amp, especially now that it comes with a Celestion greenback!), or the Fender Blues Junior (another great little amp). All these tube amps would be loud enough for almost any gig you’re probably going to play and would also have enough flexibility to get the sounds you want. Also, check out used tube amps on craigslist; you can really find some good deals. My general opinion is that you shouldn’t spend your money on solid state amps when a tube amp is in your budget. Good luck!
Q: What Combo Guitar Amp Should I Buy?
im 15 years old, i play in a loud thrash metal band, i work for minimum wage on saturdays & sundays, i earn about £80 a month, and im soon to own a Dean ML79F.
what twin 12″ speaker combo amp should i buy for under £400?
A: I think that the link below is a rather attractive option. I may not like their solid state amps (shudder) but I do think that their tube amps have a very pleasing sound.
Use any money left over to get better pickups. I like Seymour Duncan JB’s (very versatile, nice clean sound and decent distorted), but if you’re into playing metal and only metal, then something like the SD (Seymour Duncan) Customs, DiMarzio D-Sonic, SD Dimebucker, SD Invaders, or DiMarzio X2N’s (in order of less hot to hottest pickup I know of) might suit you better.
I hope that Dean doesn’t have a whammy. You’d be in for a lot of pain. Whammy’s go out of tune easily, you can’t change the tuning without completely resetting the trem, you have to re-intonate and setup when changing strings, and god forbid you break a string in the middle of a show! It’s all over… I’m not a fan of them, and everyone I know who plays even semi-seriously uses a fixed bridge, or won’t play with a floating trem (whammy) without a backup.
If you learn how to set it up and intonate it yourself it’s not too bad, though, it’s just a pain when it goes out of tune in the middle of the song. You don’t want to have to bring it back to the store every time something goes wrong, that’s all I’m saying….