#1
Is it dangerous to plug a 4 ohm head into a 16 ohm cab? Would this damage either the head or the cab? The head is a solid state/tube hybrid, and the cab that it was hooked up to used a parallel wiring schematic if that helps.
#2
ur gonna hear this, but searchbar in the future.

but from what i hear, as long as the head is lower than the cab or equal, ur fine. i higher ohm head would blowout a lower cab. equal is still always the best fit. but this is just to my understanding
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ur gonna hear this, but searchbar in the future.

but from what i hear, as long as the head is lower than the cab or equal, ur fine. i higher ohm head would blowout a lower cab. equal is still always the best fit. but this is just to my understanding



ive checked the searchbar, but yea, theres a lot of threads like this but i havent found to many conclusive answers.
#4
solid state you're fine, you'll just be losing a lot of volume.
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#5
As its probably gonna have a SS power amp section a 16 ohm load will seriously cut your volume. Figure about 30% of the volume it will have with a 4 ohm load. It may not blow the amp with the mismatch but you might end up cranking the amp to get any volume which will make it run alot hotter and clip really bad.
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Is it dangerous to plug a 4 ohm head into a 16 ohm cab? Would this damage either the head or the cab? The head is a solid state/tube hybrid, and the cab that it was hooked up to used a parallel wiring schematic if that helps.
IF it's a modern hybrid where the tube section is in the preamp, no problem. As Mikey Elite told you, you'll sacrifice a bit of volume.

But if it's something like the old Music Man hybrids where the preamp is solid state and the output section is tube, don't even think about it. You'll run a VERY strong risk of arcing in the primary of the output transformer and the anodes of the tubes. This could be HUGELY expensive to repair.
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IF it's a modern hybrid where the tube section is in the preamp, no problem. As Mikey Elite told you, you'll sacrifice a bit of volume.

But if it's something like the old Music Man hybrids where the preamp is solid state and the output section is tube, don't even think about it. You'll run a VERY strong risk of arcing in the primary of the output transformer and the anodes of the tubes. This could be HUGELY expensive to repair.



it has 2 power tubes (the bigger type) so does that mean the preamp is solid state? its a 1975 peavey classic which was before they went all tube. so i guess the only cab i should plug into is one with equivalent ohm rating?
#9
yeah, that probably would've been a good thing to mention in the OP
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it has 2 power tubes (the bigger type) so does that mean the preamp is solid state? its a 1975 peavey classic which was before they went all tube. so i guess the only cab i should plug into is one with equivalent ohm rating?
yyyup. for that kind of amp, that's the only safe way.
Use a cab of the impedance the amp was designed around or even one that's LOWER than the rated impedance.


Is this a Classic-B? I've seen the schematics but never the amp itself.
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yyyup. for that kind of amp, that's the only safe way.
Use a cab of the impedance the amp was designed around or even one that's LOWER than the rated impedance.


Is this a Classic-B? I've seen the schematics but never the amp itself.



its a 1975 peavey classic 100 (50 watts) its a 4x10 combo that weighs a ton but either the speakers are shot or the cable that is attached to the speaker load is crappy (im gonna try to put a new one on and see what works. I got it from my friend for twenty bucks, so if it doesnt work perfectly its no big deal. It sounds amazing clean but it doesnt get very loud. due to the ss preamp the overdrive sounds bad.
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its a 1975 peavey classic 100 (50 watts) its a 4x10 combo that weighs a ton but either the speakers are shot or the cable that is attached to the speaker load is crappy (im gonna try to put a new one on and see what works. I got it from my friend for twenty bucks, so if it doesnt work perfectly its no big deal. It sounds amazing clean but it doesnt get very loud. due to the ss preamp the overdrive sounds bad.
here's hoping the cable is bad.

Basically what you have is a Fender Super with a solid state front end.
Could be very sweet if you get those 4 10s singing again.
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