#1
Just got my new cab today, but the head doesn't come til Friday . The intelligent tech guy inside of me is telling me not to hook up a 15 watt combo amp to it, but the little kid bassist inside wants to plug it in and play. If it matters, its a Hartke Hydrive 4x10, 1000 watt handling. Will under powering the cab damage it?
#2
I wouldn't think so, but then again I've got very limited experience with stacks. Maybe someone else could chime in to tell me how right/stupid what I've said is.
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#3
I've never heard of anybody having problems with "underpowering" a cab. Still, I haven't played that much to give a serious advice, but i assume it shouldn't do anything to your cab :S
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#4
Underpowering is a myth. Ever experienced pain from being touched too softly?

No, of course you haven't.

I wouldn't bother wasting your time though, just concentrate on your playing until the head gets there, then concentrate on finding your sound with the new amp.
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#5
Check the OHMS of your combo and cab, I blew a 4ohm head not fully aware that one 15 cab was 8ohm and the other 15 was 4ohm! Finished the gig but never worked after that.
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#6
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Underpowering is a myth. Ever experienced pain from being touched too softly?

No, of course you haven't.

I wouldn't bother wasting your time though, just concentrate on your playing until the head gets there, then concentrate on finding your sound with the new amp.

Good point. I can wait one more day. Funny enough, the owner's manual actually talks about underpowering a bit, but doesn't give any specific info.