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hi im new to rack gear and ive been wanting some rack gear for a while. i have searched the internet for the right power amp to get. i need it for my rack because i am going to go from guitar>amp head>preamp out>tuner>TC electronics>signal splitter>2 delays for each side>power amps>2 cabinets. i want the delays on each side to be at different times. so i was wondering which power amps would be best for guitar racks. thanks!
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What amp head are you using?
Assuming it's a typical amp head the amp head you're using the preamp of also has a power amp. When turned on power amps should always have a load connected to it (typically a speaker cab under normal operation) otherwise you can do damage to the power amp section of the amp head. A dummy load is something that emulates the resistance of a speaker cab so the power amp on the head you're bypassing isn't damaged.

I don't know your budget or the specific details of your current rig but might be easier if you can switch that amp head for suitable a rack preamp which would't have a power amp attached like a typical head.

I'm really tired and it's late so hopefully someone else can come be helpful.
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Last edited by justinb904 at Apr 26, 2011,
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Quote by justinb904
What amp head are you using?
Assuming it's a typical amp head the amp head you're using the preamp of also has a power amp. When turned on power amps should always have a load connected to it (typically a speaker cab under normal operation) otherwise you can do damage to the power amp section of the amp head. A dummy load is something that emulates the resistance of a speaker cab so the power amp on the head you're bypassing isn't damaged.

I don't know your budget or the specific details of your current rig but might be easier if you can switch that amp head for suitable a rack preamp which would't have a power amp attached like a typical head.

I'm really tired and it's late so hopefully someone else can come be helpful.

ah yes good point. i might just get another cab to plug in as the dummy load, there fore if my effects screw up i have a dry backup and it will act as the dummy load. thanks heaps!!