#1
hi, i'm getting a Mesa single rectifier soon and before i buy a 2x12 cab i wanted to check that a cab i'm looking at will will match the amp electrically.

The Mesa amp has a 8 ohm output, and two 4 ohm outputs. The cab i'm looking into has a 4 ohm input so i'm wondering if it's ok to use just one of the Mesa's 4 ohm outputs? Or are the two 4 ohm outputs only really meant to be used together simulataneously into 2 seperate cabs? So basically what i'm asking is if i'm using only one of the amps 4 ohm outputs am i only using one side of my sound (if i was using a stereo delay effect etc) or is the amps output only mono anyway?

I'm a bit confused, thanks in advance!
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#2
Just use one of the 4 ohm outputs.
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#3
Use one of the 4 ohm.

I believe you can have either
One 4ohm cab hooked to the 4ohm jack
One 8ohm cab hooked to the 8ohm jack
Two 8ohm cabs hooked to one 4ohm jack each

Do not use two 4ohm cabs at the same time.
#4
Quote by Zeppelin_1223
Use one of the 4 ohm.

I believe you can have either
One 4ohm cab hooked to the 4ohm jack
One 8ohm cab hooked to the 8ohm jack
Two 8ohm cabs hooked to one 4ohm jack each

Do not use two 4ohm cabs at the same time.


Actually if it's like my mesa then you run two 8 ohm cabs like this:

4ohm out -> 8ohm cab, 4ohm out -> 8ohm cab

That's how the manual says to do it.
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#5
Quote by Kevin Saale
Actually if it's like my mesa then you run two 8 ohm cabs like this:

4ohm out -> 8ohm cab, 4ohm out -> 8ohm cab

That's how the manual says to do it.



That's what I said
two 8 ohm cabinets, each one is hooked into one 4 ohm jack on the head.
#6
The way I read it made it seem like you would plug both cabs into the same output.
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#7
Quote by Kevin Saale
The way I read it made it seem like you would plug both cabs into the same output.

Yeah, i read it like that, too, haha.
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#8
Quote by Kevin Saale
The way I read it made it seem like you would plug both cabs into the same output.



Whoops

Don't try to do that
#9
Ahh excellent, thx guys for the swift response
Quote by Lukeisonfire
tool and opeth definitly dont play tube amps . You cant get those distorted sounds out of it. tube is for like beatles stuff right?


Quote by evilbeaver22
You're right, just about the only thing better than a Spider 3 is an MG : )