#1
I bought a Marshall 800 1960a 4x12 for super cheap. The guy I bought it from said he wired it to 4 ohm. However, I have an orange rockerverb 100 rated at 8-16 ohm.

The guy told me I could wire the speakers to work as 16 but wasn't sure how. I found a video with somebody wiring almost the same cabinet to what he said was 16 but when looking it was identical to what the guy claims is 4.

I checked it with a meter and it measured to be 25, but I'm not experienced with this so I hoping somebody can give me a link to the right wiring so I can use th cabinet as 16 ohm which is what it was originally.

Offhand I can't remember which but the speakers are celestians rated at 15 ohm each, 75 watts. Thanks for any advice or help.
#2
Look at the pic in the second post.

If you have 4 - 16ohm speakers, you basically need to wire 2 sets of 2-16ohm spears in parallel to give you 8ohms each, then wire the 2 sets of 8ohm speakers in series, to give you a total load of 16ohms.

The picture should make it clearer.
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#3
Quote by red.guitar
Look at the pic in the second post.

If you have 4 - 16ohm speakers, you basically need to wire 2 sets of 2-16ohm spears in parallel to give you 8ohms each, then wire the 2 sets of 8ohm speakers in series, to give you a total load of 16ohms.

The picture should make it clearer.


thanks a lot dude
#4
One more quick question to be sure; but what gauge wire is best for a 1960's Marshall?

I read a few posts but some have said 16 gauge (which I'll likely go with) but others have said 18. I even saw somebody say 12 and 22 somewhere. I just want to keep the wiring as close to stock as I can while maintaining 16 ohm like I originally posted. I don't have the back open in front of me to look and see what gauge the wire in it is but my friend is bringing extra wire home today so I wanna make sure he gets the right gauge.

Thanks again.
#5
You should be safe with 16. I believe that's the standard.
Guitars:
PRS Custom 24
Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
85' MIJ Strat
97' Snakepit Les Paul
LP Traditional 1960 Zebra
MIJ Tele
MIA Strat

Amps:
Silver Jubilee 2525
Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
66' Bassman
Pink Paisley Princeton RV
74' Vibro Champ
#6
Quote by red.guitar
You should be safe with 16. I believe that's the standard.


That's what I had planned on using but I read quite a few posts with people insisting on 18, but tonally I can't see that making a difference.