Marshall 100 HDFX with... ?? HELP please :)


Hello, everyone,

I would like to ask you a question since I am not a very experienced guitarist...

I have a marshall 100 hdfx head and would like to purchase a 4x12. I have seen these two models: 

1. Marshall CODE 412 Cabinet

2. EVH 5150 Iconic Series 4x12 Cabinet Black

  ...but I do not understand the impedance issue very well and I would like to know which one is better for my head (although the ad recommends the cheapest one for 100 heads). 
Thanks you very much in advance :) 

asked 27 Jun 2022 at 09:31 AM

Cristian Robledo
Answers: 1


The manuals says

The MG100HDFX Head has two speaker
sockets for connection to either 1 or 2 external
cabinets. Ensure the total load impedance is
equal to, or exceeds, 4 ohms.
If you are only going to use 1 connector to connect a 4x12 cabinet just make sure the cabinet has an impedence of at least 4 Ohm. 
The code cab is 8 ohm. 
the 5150 cab is 16 ohms
As the amp has 2 outputs in parallel, if you plug in 2x8 ohm cabs you would get a total impedance of 4 ohms. I f you plug in 2x16 ohm cabinets you will get a total impedance of 8 ohms. Having said all that, your amp is solid state so will pretty much work with anything (as long as more than or equal to 4 ohms) in total.
FYI, I dont hear too many people saying good things about the Code speakers.

edited 27 Jun 2022 at 04:50 PM

Joliet Jake (85)

answered 27 Jun 2022 at 04:29 PM

Joliet Jake (85)
Thanks you very much :D

Finally : 5150 !
- Cristian Robledo 28 Jun 2022 at 07:16 PM
Bear in mind there are lots of other 4 x 12 cabs out there, and there is nothing to say you need to use a Marshall cab, So you could probably get a cheaper cab. - Joliet Jake 28 Jun 2022 at 09:06 PM
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