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Using amp as cabinet for head ???
« on: May 22, 2011, 01:27:56 PM »
Another line of thoughts on my potential new rig:

Would it be possible to use my Laney LC15R as a cabinet for the Egnater Tweaker? I remember a friend doing something like this with different amps, a long time ago, and I have no idea how he did it.

The main problem I can see at the moment is how to plug the head into the speaker, which only connections are as shown in the pic. WOuld it be possible to find an adaptator that could turn the end of a jack into a red and black cable with clips?

Or is there a more fundamental problem in this concept that means I should alltogether forget about it?
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Re: Using amp as cabinet for head ???
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 01:33:10 PM »
With pic  :lol:
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Re: Using amp as cabinet for head ???
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 02:42:49 PM »
Yes, you can do this. Those two wires with the spade ends going from the amp that's in the combo to the speaker will have to be removed at the speaker connection. After that it's simply finding a replacement speaker cable for using the Tweaker with it. This will have a 1/4" mono plug on one end(amp) and then two spade connectors on the other(speaker). Many combos actually do this instead of the hard wiring your Laney appears to have. You should have no problem finding a new cable, even if you have to make one from a speaker cable with two mono plugs, removing one plug, stripping back the wires and putting on the spade terminations. Hopefully, you can find one already done up. If you wanna get really cheap, buy the spades, the 1/4" mono plug and use two conductor lamp wire.

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Re: Using amp as cabinet for head ???
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 03:49:14 PM »
I would just sell the Laney and buy a Tweaker Combo instead. The Tweaker Combo cab sounds great as well!
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Re: Using amp as cabinet for head ???
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 09:59:14 PM »
Thanks JRR, I'll see if I can find anything on the web to start with.

Hunter, I don't doubt what you say any second, but it starts to make for a fairly heavy piece of kit. I remember taking the Marshall valvestate 80W to my friends' places and I wouldn't be looking forward to having a 1X12 combo to carry around once again (yeah, I have to be realistic: I am no athlete). These day, the guy I am playing with at the moment has a few cabinets quicking around his place, so I could just take the head and plug in.

Using the laney as cabinet would be a temporary arrangement anyway, until I replenish my guitar piggy bank. Having said that, I am not particulraly keen on the speaker that comes with the tweaker and quite like the idea of running it through a V10 (eventhough in the long run a V30 would be nicer). I also have this idea of having a custom made cabinet by a team of carpenter I know in Angus which would be an interesting project.

I am off hunting for jack / spade cable now ;)
'17 PRS SE Custom 24 - stock
'07 Fender MIA Tele - The Boss set
'96 Gibson LP studio - MQn, The Mule b
'95 Epi LP classic - MQs