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What's the difference between bass and guitar heads?

What are the differences between bass and guitar heads? I have recently obtained a Hartke cab and I am looking at heads. I see that there are heads just specifically made for bass cabs. why can I not ...
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Why would I use the “high pass” option of a subwoofer?

Our recently acquired subwoofers are designed to go in-line to powered mains. There are two options - straight pass through and high pass. The manual recommends high pass. It's clear the ...
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Why do PA speakers driven with more power deliver clearer and better sound?

I have notices with my own equipment as well as making note of other musician's equipment that there seems to be a direct correlation between the amount of power (in watts) driving a PA speaker, and ...
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What do I need to start playing violin amplified?

I play acoustic violin, but would like to start playing amplified sometimes. But when I start looking into equipment, I get lost in options. Piezos? Microphones? DI boxes? Pre-amps? Speaker systems? ...
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In live performance, what is a “monitor”

In discussions about live amplified performance, I have heard the term "monitor" or "monitor speaker" - what does this mean?