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Electrical term, Class A/B Amplifier.

A class A/B amplifier is also called a psh/pull amp. Class A/B amplifiers have 2 amps, one to push the speaker out (+), the other to pull it in (-). In guitar amps that use tubes, this means that one tube, a driver tube inverts the signal polarity before it reaches the B side.

A class A amp pushes and pulls the speaker, and thus must do more work. Most commercial (in home) amps (stereo receivers, etc.) are class A amps. Class A/B is generally used in guitar amps over 30 watts, high powered Bass amps, and professional power amps. Class A/B generally delivers the same power at double the impedance. So if an amp gets 100w per side @ 4 ohms, then it will generally get 200w bridged mono @ 8 ohms. This is rarely 100% true in practice.

Class A/B is also called "Bridging" an amp (transistor amps generally).
"Fender Twins use 4 6L6s in a Class A/B circut to deliver 85 w RMS @ 4 ohms... In other words, they's pretty damn clean boss."
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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term β€œsecond string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A β€œSecond String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
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