6x10 recommendation.

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  1. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    Are there any 6x10 that can hold there own vs a 8x10.
    I would love an 8x10 but it does not fir in my car. If I had my way I would go with an Ampeg 8x10 workhorse.

    Any recommendations are appreciated.
  2. orangejulius3

    orangejulius3 Supporting Member

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    If you can find a Bergantino NV610. It's a sealed 610 though.
    I love mine!

    If I had to choose a different 610,
    I would be looking at:
    Mesa Boogie
    Eden
    Ampeg
  3. georgestrings

    georgestrings Supporting Member

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    For a ported 610, Mesa's PH610, then SWR's Goliath Sr - in that order... sealed, Berg's NV610 owns it... Everything else takes a back seat to these, IMO/IME...



    - georgestrings
  4. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    How does the Mesa comapare to the Ampeg 6x10?
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  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Supporting Member

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    The Eden 610 XST is a killer cabinet. The only cab I have owned that it couldn't outperform was a Mesa PH810.
  7. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    I currently have an eden 4x10, maybe looking for something that can go dirtier.
  8. georgestrings

    georgestrings Supporting Member

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    IMO, the Ampeg isn't even close to being in the same league: the Mesa will take more power, get WAY louder, way stronger lows, and is much clearer voiced... I had an SVT-610HLF for about a month, and couldn't wait to get rid of it and go back to my PH610... I was never able to make the PH610 fart out, but caused the -610HLF to fart out fairly easily...


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  9. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    I currently gig with a SVT 7 pro, son the cab should be able to handle at least 1000 watts at 4 ohms or 600 watts at 8 ohms.
  10. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    NKBassman Nerd Supporting Member

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    Is the Barefaced 69'er available yet?
  12. DogBone

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    I thought all bassplayers were required to drive [del]beat up old vans[/del] station wagons?

    Seriously, not much I can add but that the Ampeg 610 hlf is ported and is not the same tone as a sealed 810.

    Just be aware of sealed versus ported in your search. You may be happy with a sealed Ampeg 410 (not sure the letter but I think it's 410e or 410he).

    Good luck!
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass Gnarsty bass tones Supporting Member

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    Another vote for the Berg NV610. Best cab I've ever heard, period (perfect if you're looking for the classic Ampeg tone, anyway).




    Wanted to mention one thing: the "modular 6x10". Specifically, an 8-ohm 2x10 matched with a 4-ohm 4x10. That impedances are important because it distributes power evenly to each speaker. The upside is that you can use either the 2x10 or 4x10 individually at smaller gigs/rehearsals. The downside is that if you use a mono amp, it must be able to handle a 2 ohm load (combined load for the stack is 2.67 ohms).
  14. dukeisdog

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    I'll throw another vote towards the PH610. I have no experience with the 610HLF but this PH610 smokes the old Ampeg 810 I had for a while.
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    I had an Ampeg 610hlf...for about a month and sold it...it was big time farty...

    Mesa stuff is great, but I've never played through the PH610...

    I would love to try a Berg, and would also like to try out the LDS.
  16. georgestrings

    georgestrings Supporting Member

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    There are more downsides than that, I've been there, done that... The 410 won't be much fun to load, nor roll in - and the 210 will usually have to be carried in... I gigged such a setup for a couple of years 'til I bought my 1st 610 - I will never go back to separate cabs again...


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  17. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    Thanks for all the input.
  18. alexgeddy

    alexgeddy Supporting Member

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    I used an SWR 6x10 for 2 years was a killer cab.. Weighs about 110 lbs vs the Ampeg 8x 10 at 160..the SWR was a killer but a little awkward to move where they had the handle located and no slide rails on the back of the cab, but you can buy them.. I would recommend it

    Bill
  19. GBassNorth

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    Bergantino NV610 is the only cab you'll ever need. I'm on year 4 of being completely amp/cab GAS free since I got my SVT VR and Berg 610 rig. Now if I could only have so much luck with basses. :D
  20. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    A friend has an Ampeg 610hlf so I have used it plenty, I never enjoy it but I am too lazy to bring my own cab.

    I loved my old MarkBass 610, I had a silverface one with black drivers, I thought it paired fantastically with my SVT-CL for rock tone and it was only 71 pounds. I honestly have never seen another one though.

    I would love to try a Berg 6x10 just because it gets nothing but glowing reviews.
  21. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    With a SVT 7 pro Ithink i'm overpowering the Bergantino 6x10 by quite a bit.

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