#1
I recently acquired a verellen skyhammer and a 4x12 wired at 16ohms to go with it. I tried the amp through my bass player's 2x15 sunn cab that is wired at 4ohms and loved the way it sounded. I am recording this Thursday and am trying to figure out if there would be a way to run both cabs safely at the same time. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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I recently acquired a verellen skyhammer and a 4x12 wired at 16ohms to go with it. I tried the amp through my bass player's 2x15 sunn cab that is wired at 4ohms and loved the way it sounded. I am recording this Thursday and am trying to figure out if there would be a way to run both cabs safely at the same time. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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#3
Rewire the sunn's speakers in series. That will give you 16 ohm. Now you can run both cabs together for a total impedance of 8 ohms.
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#4
Is there some sort of preamp/di out on the amp? If so you could feed that into another power amp (or another amp's fx loop return) to drive the 2x15".

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Rewire the sunn's speakers in series. That will give you 16 ohm. Now you can run both cabs together for a total impedance of 8 ohms.

Probably not a good news for his bass player if his amp has a solid state power section haha...
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#5
build a "Y" cable, in paralell, and set the amp to 8 ohms out.

if you don't follow that well, build the "Y" cable, plug into spkrs, amd measure resistance
with multimeter.

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build a "Y" cable, in paralell, and set the amp to 8 ohms out.

if you don't follow that well, build the "Y" cable, plug into spkrs, amd measure resistance
with multimeter.

mitchfit
That would result in a 3 ohm load and the 2x12 will be doing most of the work.
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#7
It sounds like there isn't an easy or safe solution to this. Im probably just going to end up tracking the guitars twice, once through each cab. thanks for the advice though.
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Verellen amplifiers are custom amps made by Ben Verellen of the bands Harkonen and Helms Alee. He is based out of Seattle (where i'm from). The skyhammer is a 100watt all tube amp with el34s (usually, I got mine with Kt88s instead). They also usually come standard with a tube effects loop, I opted with a tube reverb instead.
#9
Cathbard's suggestion is probably the best if that is all you have to work with. Wouldn't cost much if anything. Maybe there is a particular jack 'switcher' that would allow you to switch back and forth - like a series/parallel 4x12 (mono/stereo) would

You could also look into a 'load matcher' like this one:
https://taweber.powweb.com/store/zmatch.htm

Otherwise, double tracking your guitar sounds like the ultimate idea and will probably sound killer too.


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#10
you can rewire speakers with a PH screwdriver, some clamp on spade clips (and possibly a little bit of speaker wire and a knife/wire strippers).

you open the sunn cabinet, and you change the wired to go from



you change the wiring from the bottom image to the top image. super easy.

*they may have soldered the wire on the speakers way back in the day, if you don't have some desolder braid and a soldering pencil then that may be a problem. my 71 sunn cab had spade connectors though.
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#11
Definitely double track, the recording will sound a lot bigger and better if you're a good/consistent player.
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