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The best cabinet for your electric bass head

The combination of cabinet and head is one of the most widespread, used and the one that provides normally the best results. While the amplifier increases the signal of your bass and gives it a characteristic tone, the cabinet is nothing more than a box that contains a certain number of speakers and whose main function is to reproduce as faithfully as possible (or adding its particular color) the sound coming out of an amplifier.

The cabinet does not produce sound by itself, but reproduces the sound of our instrument previously connected to an amplifier, in this case, called the head amp. The most common types of cabinets usually have 1, 2 or 4 speakers. The size of these speakers is measured in inches and has a certain resistance that is measured in ohms.

Have you perhaps seen this numbers when looking for cabinets? 1x12, 2x12 or 4x12. The first number tells you the number of speakers and the second the size of the diameter of the speaker measured in inches. These different combinations produce different sounds, so we can always find one that suits our particular tastes and needs.

What cabinet size do I need?

The size of the cabinet is usually chosen depending on where you are going to use it. To play at home with a 1x12 cabinet is enough, but if you are going to play live, then something larger like a 2x12 or 4x12 would be recommended depending on the size of the venue and capacity.

There are some bass players who go for large sizes (2x12 or 4x12) even to play at home because they want to feel the power of two or four speakers playing at the same time or because it is the sound they are looking for.

How do I connect the cabinet to the head?

To connect the cabinet to the head you must use speaker cables, and not instrument cables since the former, in addition to the audio signal, pass electricity, feeding the cabinet. We have to look at the number of ohms and watts. We have to use the same ohms on both the cabinet and the head if you are going to connect a single cabinet to a tube head. In the event that the head or amplifier uses transistors, it is very important not to use impedances lower than those indicated by the head. This means that if our head requires 4 ohms, then we must connect it to the cabinet with at least 4 ohms since if you use higher impedances on the cabinet, the sound will lose strength proportionally, and it will end up not being heard with all its power.

Guaranteed purchase at Fanatic

At Fanatic we are committed to the customer. Your satisfaction comes first and, therefore, we offer you a 2-Years Customer Warranty and a 14-Days Money-Back from receipt of the product.

Not only that, at Fanatic we have professionals with several decades dedicated to the world of musical equipment and professional musicians who will be happy to advise you if you need it. To do this, you just have to contact us.