Originally Posted by txthrashking
I cant decide between these two heads
1.Trace Elliot GP12 SMX
2. Ampeg Svt 3 Pro
either will go through hartke hydrive cabs
Im doing thrash metal but i want a David Ellifson/ Steve Harris sound
which is the better choice
You are doing thrashmetal BUT want to sound like ellifson??? Help me out here, because he IS doing thrashmetal :-) And if you want to sound lime him, drive his hartke hidrive cabs with what he uses: hartke lh1000 heads. Mids all the way, bright strings and there you go! Steve harris plays flatwound strings on totally different basses and plays marshall 12" cabs driven by hiwatt clones iirc.
Steve played trace elliot heads back in the time with a quite personal eq setting. Somewhere on the web theres a foto of this!
Between both heads you mention: trace elliot for what you try to do
Watch ellifson an harris rig rundowns on youtube!!