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    right ohm rating for guitar amp

    I want to use a d130 to replace the two 12 Jensens in my 1965 silvertone 1484 piggy back amp. (It has two 6L6's in a push pull circuit, but I don't know how many ohms the amp is looking for) I don't know if I should use a 16 ohm or an 8 ohm speaker. The problem is that the amp is a little too loud for my requirements. I am running it on "1" which does not allow the amp to run at a level where the amp gets it best tone. Would a 16 ohm speaker allow me to run the amp at a higher gain (say 2 or 4) wihtout blowing me out of the room?


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    A year late

    Most 6L6 output amps are 8 Ohms. 4 Ohms is as low as you want to go.

    Mike

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    Probably close to 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuben View Post
    Most 6L6 output amps are 8 Ohms. 4 Ohms is as low as you want to go.

    Mike
    It depends on the output transformer in the amp and has nothing to do with the tubes. You risk blowing the output transformer using a load it was designed for.

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