claytushaywood wrote:So i've heard a theory from a legendary tone guru about having a single speaker per pair of power tubes. And I got to thinking that i've always dug single 12" amps and it would be nice making my amp so much lighter!
I've read its "okay" to run old fender amps with say a 4ohm output transformer with speakers of higher rating, but lower is usually not safe. I want to run a fender with a 4ohm tap with an 8ohm speaker (the speaker will probably actually meeasure in the 6ohm range. would this be a problem? ...
bstormwind wrote:I understand that a mismatch within a factor of two or so is fine for fender amps, especially when matching an amp with higher ohm speaker(s). I have read from somewhere, believe it was a recent issue of premier guitar mag that it acts like an attenuator -to run a 4ohm amp like twin or pro reverb for example with a singLe 12 inch 8 ohm speaker. Seemed like a perfect thing for me to try as i found 2 e120's loud for the venues I play and too heavy to justify schlepping around. Well i really been digging the tone usingn1 e120 and has seemed perfectly fine for my amps. Currently have 1 e120 in my pro reverb (40 watt amp) removed the other stock speaker and now have a more portable great sounding rig. Loving it so far. And plenty of clean head room and maybe a little more hair when i push the amp with my blaster equipped strat compared to when i used a proper 4 ohm load. A nice option to save a liitle weight but not sacrifice tone. just my experience fwiw.
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