#1
Hey,
First of all, this question isn't for me, it's for a friend (I don't have a stack of any kind).
He wants to connect his new blackheart head to the cab, but it didn't come with a speaker cable. We were able to get it plugged into my peavey classic's cab section, since it didn't need an extra cable, but he's at home now, and he doesn't have any way to connect the head to the cab. I was wondering, what would happen if he tried using instrument cable instead of speaker cable? I know that it is never a good idea, so I told him not to, but what would happen exactly if he was to use instrument cable to connect the head to the cab?
Thanks!
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#3
The cable will melt down, which will cause the output transformer to blow. The tubes may go to hell. Small children might also weep.
#4
Alright. Thanks.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#6
Worst case: the cable fails and the head continues running unloaded until it, too, dies a fiery death.

Patience is a virtue. A drive to the music store would probably be a good idea.
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

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i love you slats.
#7
Quote by guitaristd
"friend" ... sure
it will work i used to do it
but.. don't
just buy a speaker cable


It's Mitchell14, I referred him to UG. And it's his amp.

Alright. I knew it would be a quite bad thing if he was to use it, but he (and I was kind of wondering too) was wondering what exactly would happen.

Thanks for the responses!

PS: Also, he is getting a speaker cable very soon. I told him to go to a local store and pick up one.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
Last edited by darkarbiter7 at Feb 17, 2008,
#8
i used one for a while
back in the noob days
when i had crappy amps
it didn't break anything
the cable i used would go out alot
but nothing happened to the amp (it was solid state)
but still don't do it