Staemius wrote:Thanks for those settings. It is definitely a Black Widow and it does sound very good. Also, it's a '79 not a '78. I love this thing. It's the 60/100 watt version. I'm not sure what ohm setting the Widow is. Looks like typically the manual encourages use of the 4 ohm speaker outlet at 60 watts and the 8 ohm at 100 watts?
yeah that is right...the speaker is 8 ohms, but Mesa recommends you use the 4 ohm output on the back when in 60 watt mode. Even 100 watt mode you can stay in the 4 ohm tap. They recommend this because if you go into 100 watt into the 8 ohm you are running at full power and you can fry speakers if they are not up to handling that kind of power. by plugging the 8 ohm speaker into the 4 ohm tap you are shaving off just a bit of power.
It hurts absolutely nothing on a mesa to mismatch the ohms, it just has a different sound and feel. Mesa actually encourages experimentation on this subject. In the stock boogie cab I have a K120 which can handle the amp but I keep it in the 4 ohm tap usually unless I am playing outdoors or somewhere I need big volume, then I might throw it in the 8 ohm.
Although sometimes I unplug the K 120 and I use my 2x12 HT cabinet with 2 e-120's. That sounds SWEET as well. Maybe a bit stiffer though. I find the K120 to be the best match for the boogie, it has a sweetness to it I dont get out of the E120's.
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