Originally Posted by Jubilee Man
Just wanted to mention That Fender made they're heads (pre-1977) for 4 ohm so that you COULD use them in 4, 8 or 16. The further you go up the less "fender" clean headroom and volume you get. Lots of players prefer an 8 ohm load because it tames the SHowmans down and makes them break up earlier and sound less sparkly... using a 16ohm works just fine and can sound EXCELLENT (especially with old bassmans), but there is almost no "fender" signature sound left.
can anyone varify if this is true? i know my bandmaster is 4ohm output, which is why i wired my cab in parallel (2 x 8ohm) to reduce it from 16 to 4 to match it. however this week i'm picking up a second head and can't afford another cab right away. but if i could rewire it back to 16ohm i could use both heads safely?