#1
Is there a way to power my masrhall cab without the head?
Like i want to run my amp sim directly into the cab, is there a way?
#2
You need an amplifier of some sort to drive the speakers. A simple hifi amp would get it done.
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Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#3
Is that the only way to power the cab? I already have the tone i like from my amp sim, i dont want to mess it up with a real amplifier in the signal.
But mostly because its cheaper to run it directly than buying the head even if its a cheap marshallMG series
Last edited by isaimeph at Sep 5, 2014,
#4
where are you getting the sim from?
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#5
Quote by isaimeph
Is there a way to power my masrhall cab without the head?
Like i want to run my amp sim directly into the cab, is there a way?


You need at least a power amp to run the speakers. A good power amp will not color the sound, but will simply amplify whatever you put into it. And no, you can't run your amp sim directly into the cab and have sound come out.

Here's an example: http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/DCM200L
#7
Quote by dspellman
You need at least a power amp to run the speakers. A good power amp will not color the sound, but will simply amplify whatever you put into it. And no, you can't run your amp sim directly into the cab and have sound come out.

Here's an example: http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/DCM200L


So theres no way like doing something like:
Powering up the cab with something and then running the amp sim straight to it?
#8
"Powering up the cab with something"
Yes. That "something" is called an amplifier. That is what we are saying. See post #2.

Zoom> Amplifier> Speakers In that order. Little or no sound happens without an amplifier to amplify.

I feel like everyone is saying the same thing but the message is not being received by the TS somehow.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Last edited by Cajundaddy at Sep 5, 2014,
#9
I think the issue is that when someone says "you need an amplifier" TS thinks that a head and an amplifier are the same thing. It's a reasonable mistake, they're often referred to with the same name.

There are a lot of amplifiers that don't mess with your tone too much, if you just want your G5 louder into a speaker, you need a power amp. That's just the "louder" section of what's referred to as an amp, without the tone stack, speaker, preamp, etc.
#10
Ok! Its getting clearer now!
So if i want tomake this signal: Guitar - Zoomg5 - marshall cab. The cab wont have any sound
But if i get a power amp it will?
#12
Guys! some help again haha
I plug the zoom to the return FX on the back of the amp?
Do i plug the guitar to the zoom or to the input on the amp?
#13
Quote by isaimeph
Guys! some help again haha
I plug the zoom to the return FX on the back of the amp?
Do i plug the guitar to the zoom or to the input on the amp?


you can do either, it depends on how the fx loop is wire..... I would go into the back if it bypasses the EQ and just basically runs off the master volume that way it won't colour your tone at all