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Spider Valve Mkii Hd100 Paired With Spider 4 4x12 Cabinet = Limp Distortion

spider valve mkii hd100 spider 4 4x12 cab

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#1 stringsmith2213


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:34 AM

I just bought a spider valve head and went to pair it with the cab I have from my spider 4 half-stack and I am getting some seriously weak distortion. The volume is loud, but my spider 4 had WAY more umph, and that shouldn't be. now, the cab for the Spider 4 has a funny left/right configuration, and I'm admittedly new to valve amps, but the tubes all seem to be in good shape. Anyone ever paired this head with this cab?
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:42 AM

Be sure to match the ohms output on the amp to the cab... :VERY IMPORTANT!!:  You cannot run it mismatched for long, or run it without a cab (or load) connected as it will damage the transformer. Is it a new head? Sounds like someone might have already done this and maybe damaged it. I would try the head with another cab (if you have access to one) and that will tell you what you need to know.  


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