wattage question 2 replies, 15331 views

ATWA
4/22/2010 10:35:00 PM
i have been playing on seriously ghetto equipment for a long time and now its time for an upgrade. i admit i dont know shit about anything amplifier-related. i have a 120 watt head and 120w cabinet now. what is the highest-wattage cabinet i could use with that head? someone explain this to me.
Riff610
4/24/2010 6:51:00 PM
You can pretty much go as high as you want, but for the higher wattage you go on cabinets, the less "natural" breakup you'll get from the speakers. For instance I found that using 2 cabs that were 160 watts a piece gave me a lot of freedom with a 150/200 watt amp. Hope that helps!
pahulkster
4/24/2010 9:09:00 PM
Also, solid state is not equal to tubes in terms of wattage. A 120 watt solid state half stack will get blown out of the water by a 40 watt 1x12 tube combo.