#1
Hey guys!

Lol catchy title!

I'm thinking about upgrading my head unit soon and i have considered this head unit http://gallien-krueger.com/products_artist_hd_1001.html#

First of all,

would it be good for powering my Warwick cab, the cab is 900watts handling at 6ohms. what do you think?

Secondly,

Is this tube or Solid state?


any help would be awesome

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Last edited by flyingmarlin at Nov 19, 2007,
#2
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#3
It's a solid state, all of GK's heads are SS except for one new one which is a hybrid (tube preamp, solid state power amp) although I have yet to see it anywhere except GK's website.

That would work fine, better then fine actually. That's a very good head, excellent tone.
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It's a solid state, all of GK's heads are SS except for one new one which is a hybrid (tube preamp, solid state power amp) although I have yet to see it anywhere except GK's website.

That would work fine, better then fine actually. That's a very good head, excellent tone.


to you does all the wattage work out fine?

i always like to double check my ideas, because i have a habit of messing stuff up!
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#7
Ohhhh, I didn't see the 6 ohm, that's an odd rating.

Well figure going running a 4 ohm head into an 8 ohm cabinet will (usually) reduce your heads wattage by anywhere from 20%-50% (best case scenario vs. worst) so into a 6 ohm cabinet will reduce your power by around 35% or 40% at the most.

Technically your head and cabinet's ohm rating should always match but if your head is rated lower than it should be ok from what I've heard and read. (for example, a 4 ohm head and an 8 ohm cab, or a 2 ohm head and a 4 ohm cab) And that head you posted achieves it's maximum power at 4 ohm so you should be ok.
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#8
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Ohhhh, I didn't see the 6 ohm, that's an odd rating.

Well figure going running a 4 ohm head into an 8 ohm cabinet will (usually) reduce your heads wattage by anywhere from 20%-50% (best case scenario vs. worst) so into a 6 ohm cabinet will reduce your power by around 35% or 40% at the most.

Technically your head and cabinet's ohm rating should always match but if your head is rated lower than it should be ok from what I've heard and read. (for example, a 4 ohm head and an 8 ohm cab, or a 2 ohm head and a 4 ohm cab) And that head you posted achieves it's maximum power at 4 ohm so you should be ok.


For the record, it doesn't matter what your head's ohmage is because it doesn't have any ohms. Ohms are a measurement of electrical impedance, and, as the head does not impede (remove voltage from) the current, the head's "ohmage" could be anything at all. What that rating means is that the head pumps x watts into an x ohm cab. So if the head says 4 ohms, and the wattage is 200 watts, then if you're running into a 4 ohm cab (or two 8 ohm) it will pump 200 watts. It does this, because the heads wattage is 200 watts only if the cab is taking 4 ohms worth from the current. If it's taking less, than the wattage from the head would increase, and if it's taking more, the wattage the head is pumping would decrease.

Just some general information.
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Quote by jazz_rock_feel
For the record, it doesn't matter what your head's ohmage is because it doesn't have any ohms. Ohms are a measurement of electrical impedance, and, as the head does not impede (remove voltage from) the current, the head's "ohmage" could be anything at all. What that rating means is that the head pumps x watts into an x ohm cab. So if the head says 4 ohms, and the wattage is 200 watts, then if you're running into a 4 ohm cab (or two 8 ohm) it will pump 200 watts. It does this, because the heads wattage is 200 watts only if the cab is taking 4 ohms worth from the current. If it's taking less, than the wattage from the head would increase, and if it's taking more, the wattage the head is pumping would decrease.

Just some general information.

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I'm not a huge fan of GK's so I like to look around. Hartke and Ashdown make good heads also.



I have tried ashdown and hartke, got to admit they were nice BUT i weren't really digging it.


Quote by jazz_rock_feel
For the record, it doesn't matter what your head's ohmage is because it doesn't have any ohms. Ohms are a measurement of electrical impedance, and, as the head does not impede (remove voltage from) the current, the head's "ohmage" could be anything at all. What that rating means is that the head pumps x watts into an x ohm cab. So if the head says 4 ohms, and the wattage is 200 watts, then if you're running into a 4 ohm cab (or two 8 ohm) it will pump 200 watts. It does this, because the heads wattage is 200 watts only if the cab is taking 4 ohms worth from the current. If it's taking less, than the wattage from the head would increase, and if it's taking more, the wattage the head is pumping would decrease.

Just some general information.



You just finally explained it all to me!

i am forever in your debt

cheers dude
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Last edited by flyingmarlin at Nov 20, 2007,
#13
Quote by jazz_rock_feel
For the record, it doesn't matter what your head's ohmage is because it doesn't have any ohms. Ohms are a measurement of electrical impedance, and, as the head does not impede (remove voltage from) the current, the head's "ohmage" could be anything at all. What that rating means is that the head pumps x watts into an x ohm cab. So if the head says 4 ohms, and the wattage is 200 watts, then if you're running into a 4 ohm cab (or two 8 ohm) it will pump 200 watts. It does this, because the heads wattage is 200 watts only if the cab is taking 4 ohms worth from the current. If it's taking less, than the wattage from the head would increase, and if it's taking more, the wattage the head is pumping would decrease.

Just some general information.


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Seriously though, thanks for clearing that up. Now would be a good time for the "The More You Know" star.
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