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  • 5150. 16 or 4 Ohms? Whats the difference?

    Hails guys
    i recently acquired a marshall 1960 4x12 cabinet
    and it has the mono option to switch between 4 or 16 ohms Mono. and 8 ohms Stereo Only(that ill not use, of course)
    is there any tonal difference between the 4 and 16 ohms mode?
    im asking that because i was using a 2x12 mesa loaded with 2 vintage 30 celestions.. and i think(instead of it doesn[t handle the porwer of teh 5150 head enough) i has more "HUMP" or soemthing Like that ...
    but the 4x12 in 4 ohms mode sounded LOUDER with easy
    Any thoughts?!!?
    Hails
    J.P
    thanks for the help in advance
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    Re: 5150. 16 or 4 Ohms? Whats the difference?

    small difference. I had the experience with my amp that 16Ohm cab and head sounds a bit smoother than 4Ohm head and 4Ohm cab which was a bit rawer.... just my memory I'm playing an 8 ohm cab at the moment..
    how much ohms does the mesa have... i would play through both....
    I like the Vintage30 over the G12t75 (???)
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      Re: 5150. 16 or 4 Ohms? Whats the difference?

      The mesa 2x12 has the vintage 30 ... and was 8ohms
      the marshall 4x12 is switchable from 4 to 16 ohms
      Ibanez RG7420-Evo 7-Liquifire 7
      Ibanez RG7420-Blaze Custom 7-Air Norton 7
      Ibanez RG550-Nailbomb-Nailbomb
      Jackson DXMG-Juggernaut - Juggernaut
      Ibanez RGT6EX-81-60A
      Ibanez RGT42DX-BlackHawk - BlackHawk
      Fender Am Std-Holy Diver-Emerald

      Charvel Fusion DLX-81-SA
      Ibanez SR505 MIK Bass.

      Fender EVH 5510 III 50w Head + Custom 2X12 Cabinet W/ WGS Liberator Speakers.

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      • #4
        Re: 5150. 16 or 4 Ohms? Whats the difference?

        it's a negligible difference

        then again, negligible isn't in a tone whore's dictionary so here it is

        lower impedance = more raw & punchy
        Originally posted by gibson175
        metal zones are for pussies.

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          Re: 5150. 16 or 4 Ohms? Whats the difference?

          Ahhhh Thanks Man
          im gonna test it with 16 OHMS
          Q
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          Ibanez RG7420-Blaze Custom 7-Air Norton 7
          Ibanez RG550-Nailbomb-Nailbomb
          Jackson DXMG-Juggernaut - Juggernaut
          Ibanez RGT6EX-81-60A
          Ibanez RGT42DX-BlackHawk - BlackHawk
          Fender Am Std-Holy Diver-Emerald

          Charvel Fusion DLX-81-SA
          Ibanez SR505 MIK Bass.

          Fender EVH 5510 III 50w Head + Custom 2X12 Cabinet W/ WGS Liberator Speakers.

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