#1
I was wondering if it is alright to substitute a PA cab (for instance, one with a 15" woofer and small tweeter) for a bass cab?

I saw a band do this at a concert last night, and was wondering if it is actually an idea worth thinking about. Would it cause any damage to the PA cab?

I stumbled upon a PA cab for a reasonable price, and need a bass cab to use in my band (I am a guitarist by nature, so I only own guitar equipment), so I was wondering if this substitution is alright (because it'd save me a lot of money).

Sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm just curious.

Thanks.
#2
if you have a bass head and the impedances match up i assume you'd be ok
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#3
To be honest you can get away with DI-ing the bass straight into the desk - but yeah, as long as the cab can handle the power and the impedances match you should be okay.
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#4
well, if you run an amp head into a PA cab, i think the cab would blow up, since PA's are active speakers. im not sure though, is the PA cab just speakers, or power amplification also?
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#5
It's just speakers. I would be running a bass head through for the power.
Which actually brings me to another question...

Would it be a terrible idea to use a guitar head as the head at the moment
(until I find a bass head to use)?

I had been playing the bass through a randall guitar amp. (I know I know...)
And our guitarist has been using my JSX.
#6
A guitar head typically isn't 20hz-20k. A bass head/cab has the proper frequency response for it's said instrument.
#7
Quote by KCsilvertone
It's just speakers. I would be running a bass head through for the power.
Which actually brings me to another question...

Would it be a terrible idea to use a guitar head as the head at the moment
(until I find a bass head to use)?

I had been playing the bass through a randall guitar amp. (I know I know...)
And our guitarist has been using my JSX.


if you're using a bass cab it'll be fine. It won't sound fantastic though

you can use a PA speaker as long as everything matches up, and it won't hurt anything. It probably won't be loud enough or sound good though.
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#8
Quote by KCsilvertone
It's just speakers. I would be running a bass head through for the power.
Which actually brings me to another question...

Would it be a terrible idea to use a guitar head as the head at the moment
(until I find a bass head to use)?

I had been playing the bass through a randall guitar amp. (I know I know...)
And our guitarist has been using my JSX.


you'd be ok using a guitar head, its the speakers that basses can pwn.
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#9
Dude.
I would get a REAL bass head, or just run it straight through a PA.
Bass through a guitar amp will work, but it will sound like trash.
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