#1
Is it possible to get a sound from your head without a cab? I'm buying my friends Bugera but I don't have a cab, won't for a while, just wondering.
#2
No.
If you run a head without an appropriate load, i.e., a cab, you will damage the output transformer.
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#3
uh. no. the transformer will blow, and you will be scr00d. just go buy a cheap cab for now...or just make one.
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#4
No, youll blow the Output Tranny ... buy a cheapo cab from craigslist, see em going for like dirt cheap everywhere.
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#5
You'll get sound, but it'll be the sound of your amp slowly killing itself.
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#7
All time low play Dual Recs straight into the P.A

They don't use cabs at all.

I'm not a fan, just read it in Total Guitar.
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#8
Quote by Andrew/WK
Is it possible to get a sound from your head without a cab? I'm buying my friends Bugera but I don't have a cab, won't for a while, just wondering.


umm if u dont have speakers, how will u hear the amp? what bugera are u getting ?? none of the ones i have seen have headphone outs our anything, u understand a head has no speakers right?
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#9
No, you can't. I would suggest trying to make a cab yourself. If you have any woodworking skills, it is not hard to do. You can make one that is very good quality, for a lot less.
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#10
Quote by Dannnn_xD
All time low play Dual Recs straight into the P.A

They don't use cabs at all.

I'm not a fan, just read it in Total Guitar.

Who cares about the OT if you don't use it anyways. They probably got fried long ago. They may have even taken them out?
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#11
your amp does not have a speaker by itself, so no. instead, the amp will simply die.
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#12
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Who cares about the OT if you don't use it anyways. They probably got fried long ago. They may have even taken them out?



Sorry, what's OT mean?
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#13
Quote by Dannnn_xD
All time low play Dual Recs straight into the P.A

They don't use cabs at all.

I'm not a fan, just read it in Total Guitar.

They either have a dummy load or a line out.
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#14
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Sorry, what's OT mean?

Output Transactor

EDIT: thats what I would have called it if I was an inventor. Its actually Output Transformer (robots in dis guise)
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#15
^^^ LOL...Output Transformer
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#16
Quote by tubetime86
They either have a dummy load or a line out.



Yeah it's line out.

Just proving the point you can use heads without cabs
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#17


While I'm here, my house (actually my entire city) had a random power outage today. The power turned off and then on really quickly while my amp was plugged in, but not turned on.

Could anything bad have happened my amp? I can't test it out until I get home, so I'm very anxious to see/hear what might have happened
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While I'm here, my house (actually my entire city) had a random power outage today. The power turned off and then on really quickly while my amp was plugged in, but not turned on.

Could anything bad have happened my amp? I can't test it out until I get home, so I'm very anxious to see/hear what might have happened

Worst case scenario there was a surge and that could have damaged stuff... But that's unlikely, most likely it just flickered on and off... Which wouldn't do anything unless the amp was on.
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#19
Should be ok, my power goes out all the time while I'm playing.

it took 18 posts to say ...No
#20
Quote by Dannnn_xD
Yeah it's line out.

Just proving the point you can use heads without cabs



Well, technically, running an amp into the PA system, is running it into a cab, and a PA system consists of speaker cabinets.

You can't use an amp without any speakers connected to it at all.
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#22
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Worst case scenario there was a surge and that could have damaged stuff... But that's unlikely, most likely it just flickered on and off... Which wouldn't do anything unless the amp was on.

Yeah, the amp was just plugged in, but not turned on. The power was off for less than a second.

That's a relief
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#24
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While I'm here, my house (actually my entire city) had a random power outage today. The power turned off and then on really quickly while my amp was plugged in, but not turned on.

Could anything bad have happened my amp? I can't test it out until I get home, so I'm very anxious to see/hear what might have happened


You should be fine. This actually happened to me while I was playing, and on two of my amps... Was playing, power went out. I went "Oh sh*t" and flipped the power switches off before the power came back. Haven't had any problems with either amp in the couple of months since it happened.

The main thing I would be worried about is if they were on and any excess voltage coming through when the power comes back.


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#25
An amp will break if not plugged into a cab?
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#26
Quote by Clay-man
An amp will break if not plugged into a cab?


The signal goes into the output transformer and then to the speakers, if there is nowhere for the signal to go the output trannys will overload.

This is nowhere near a real technical description, but as far as I know that's more or less basically what happens.
#27
Quote by ChrisBW
The signal goes into the output transformer and then to the speakers, if there is nowhere for the signal to go the output trannys will overload.

This is nowhere near a real technical description, but as far as I know that's more or less basically what happens.


Ah, well I'll remember to never do that when I get an amp head.
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