I've gotten an offer to join a casual band, and haven't had a real amp for a couple years now, so I'm on the hunt for a really affordable rig. We're just gonna be playing the odd local show, so it really doesn't have to sound amazing, and with the wedding coming up, my budget is super tight.
I found a Carvin 4x12 cab here in town that I'm able to get for $150. It seems to be in good enough shape. The guy opened it and sent me a picture of the speakers, and they're Celestion G12-50s.
From what I've been able to read, they're sort of entry-level speakers, and I'm fine with that. But they say 15 ohm on the back, and that's got me confused. Do they convert down to something more common when they're wired in, or could I end up buying a cab with some ridiculously obscure impedance? Or does that not matter as long as my amp is 8 ohms?
edit: Looks like it's a V412-C. I'm still not sure what's up with the impedance, though.
Wirelessly posted (Wondernuts)
Many older cabs have the impedance marked at what they actually are. Most speakers are a slightly different impedance than what they say on the box. Round it up to 16 and go by what it says on the panel of the cab itself.