#1
I am wondering if it would be possible to run a small tube amp in to a larger solid state amp?

Thanks
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#2
Preamp out into power amp in?

edit: amps would probably need 'slave' input/outputs
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#3
I was planning on running a cable from the speaker extension on the tube amp into the input on the solid state. I essentially want to use the solid state as a speaker cab. Not sure that it will work though
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#4
I can't speak from experience, so some one correct me if I'm wrong, but this should work. I've used a Fender Mini Tone Master as a head by running the headphone line out into a powered subwoofer/speaker setup and it sounded great; the basic principal is the same. Just might take some knob twiddling.
#6
Running the speaker out from one amp into the guitar input on another is a very bad idea.

To use the SS combo as a cab, you would have to bypass the pre/power amp, and connect the speaker out directly to the speaker.
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#7
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I was planning on running a cable from the speaker extension on the tube amp into the input on the solid state. I essentially want to use the solid state as a speaker cab. Not sure that it will work though

Problem 1: You will not be matching the resistance that the 1st power amp needs

Problem 2: A signal that hot will likely just fry the front end of amp #2.
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#8
I'm only running a 5 watt tube amp in to it .the tube amp has the ability to hook in headphones would this option work better for transferring the signal to the solid state amp?
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#9
which of your amps has a headphone out?

but yeah headphone out to input would work. it's not gonna sound great but it'll be cool to try.
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#10
Oddly enough both have headphone jacks. The tube amp that I'm using is a marshall class 5. I'm acquiring a old solid state amp for free so I just wanted. To see if I could use the ss amp as a speaker cab essentially.
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#13
I'm not going for more volume I'm just trying to get a little more head room the class 5 only has a 10 inch speaker and the solid state amp has a much larger speaker. Also its free so I figured why not
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#14
you won't get more headroom.

well i suppose you'll get the headroom of the solid state amp but you'll lose all the tubeness of the class 5.
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