#1
Hi i have a 60w half stack made by white horse, its been really good but due to being a student im moving, i have to leave the bass cab at home as its too heavy.
I was hoping to use the head only but when i disconnect the cab it produces no sound, is this normal or do i have a faulty one. If normal is there any way to trick it into thinking the cabs there with a small speaker or something.?
thank you
#2
A head has no speakers...hence no sound.

You should never run a head without a load, either.

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#3
Quote by BaffAttack
A head has no speakers...hence no sound.

You should never run a head without a load, either.


Yeah...cease and desist, MAYBE you haven't fried your output transformer yet. Always have speakers plugged in, period.
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#4
First off, a head is an AMP. A cabinet is a SPEAKER (or multiple).

Like someone said before, an amp has no speakers, it is used to produce sound so that it can be sent to the speaker, aka the cab.

You may have ruined your amp by doing that.. How long did you play it like that?

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#5
The only thing i could think to suggest, now that we've established that the head is the amp and it has no speakers, is for you to get a cheapo 1x12 60watts cab. then if it's still too loud (which it probably will be) then muffle it with a blanket? It'll sound horrible no matter what .

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if its a solid state amp, it wont hurt it to run it without a load IIRC.
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if its a solid state amp, it wont hurt it to run it without a load IIRC.


it could, especially in the case of PAs
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#8
Jesus christ, look at your god damn amp head. Do you see speakers ANYWHERE? what the hell do expect the sound to come out of?
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#9
Quote by BaffAttack
A head has no speakers...hence no sound.

You should never run a head without a load, either.


pretty much sums it up...


however, if you do want to trick the head into thinking there is a small speaker i have heard that running an attenuator as a load and using the headphone out(on the attentuator) does work and not at the expense of frying your head

no idea if thats true though
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pretty much sums it up...


however, if you do want to trick the head into thinking there is a small speaker i have heard that running an attenuator as a load and using the headphone out(on the attentuator) does work and not at the expense of frying your head

no idea if thats true though


If the attenuator is designed to act as a load box then you can. My blues jr currently has no speaker hooked up to it, only an attenuator.
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#11
The heads faulty take it back to the shop and raise holy hell that your half stack doesnt make any sound without the cab hooked up.


What do they teach in school anymore? I think we all need to watch "idiocracy" to see our future.
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#12
"The heads faulty take it back to the shop and raise holy hell that your half stack doesnt make any sound without the cab hooked up.

What do they teach in school anymore? I think we all need to watch "idiocracy" to see our future.

Jesus christ, look at your god damn amp head. Do you see speakers ANYWHERE? what the hell do expect the sound to come out of?"

they certainly teach being a complete asshole in your schools (shockingly your american), and i cant see the speakers because they are covered you dickless ****, for this same reason i couldnt see if any were in the amp, i have'nt seen any amps that are not covered.

What a useless bunch of arrogant ****ers you are, i may not have a detailed knowledge of amplification and if i did i would'nt be such a piece of scum having a go at someone who politely asks for help. You would'nt be so big if you were'nt hiding behind your computers.

Thank you to the two people who actually suggested anything and didnt just take the piss.
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#13
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