i just bought my first half stack, used...and It didn come with the cable to connect the head to the speaker, so I just figured that using a regular guitar cable would be fine...But when I plugged it in, it had a massive amount of high pitched feedback(I don't think its the amp itself, because I tried it before I brought it Home..and it was fine...so i mean, its gotta be something with the cable...I know there is a difference between Speaker Cables and Guitar Cables, so my question is just, if you use a guitar cable, could audible high pitched feedback be something you get? I just want someone to confirm for me that its not the amp and its the fact that I was using the wrong type of cable...Thanks
Don't use instrument cable for speaker cables, just don't, you could mess the rig up.
Yes, its the wrong type of cable. Go buy a speaker cable.
i agree with the posts above, i read somewhere that using a instrument cable instead of speaker can damage your amp. Im not 100% sure on that. Just simply invest in a good speaker cable, i've had 2 monster speaker cables for 2 years and never had a problem.
yes i stopped it as soon as a i remembered they were different..........im just asking if it can cause lots of high pitched feedback, im just VERY nervous, cuz the amp IS used lol
Use speaker cable, and what amp is it?
Not sure about the feedback. Most of the time at low volume a guitar cable will work in an emergency. Still should go buy a decent speaker cable.
Im ordering one off musiciansfriend right now..hopefully its that, and not the amp...it shouldnt be the amp though because I tested it before i got it!
If you tell us what amp it is, we might be able to explain the feedback.
Crate GT1200H, sorry.
Were you running your ES through it on the overdrive channel?
i wanst using any guitar.
That would also explain why.
? How you can turn an amp on without a guitar plugged and it dosent feedback?