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I have a Holden Wasp XL base amp. 100 watt?? Quite old, 70's ish. CAn you tell me how many and what size speakers it will run. Thanks, Lance

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  • wetjetduo200 Jul 10, 2008

    Thanks for the help. Yep, certainly were made in NZ and later in Australia. I am hoping to get a 4 x 10 box and see how it goes. It ran a 4 x 12 box guitar really well. Way loud enough.

    Thanks again

    Lance


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Hell yer, built in New Zealand... or Aussie, cant remember. Best sort of speaker box for bass is 4 x 10inch quad box. Next. a single 15 inch, or use both together. The head you have I think was more of a PA system than a bass amp, but will certainly do the job. So long as you are not trying to keep up with a Fender twin, or a Marshall stack. 100 watts don't go far for bass. I would go for the single 15 inch driver to more the most air.

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