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70's Ampeg V4/V4B 410

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by nightterrors, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. nightterrors

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    Do they exist?

    a guy in my area is saying he has a "1972 Ampeg V4B 410"

    but I've only heard of the 215's and 412's myself... I've had a 76' V4 with the matching 412. Never heard of a 410 though!

    could it be some custom order? he said he measured the speakers and everything.. I don't want to drive out there to find that it's a 412 because I'm not interested in 412's currently.
  2. B-string

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    If he measured the speaker cone at about 10" then they are 12" speakers. Speaker diameters are measured from the outside of the basket not the cone.
  3. nightterrors

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    I'll ask how he measured them.
  4. nightterrors

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    He said he measured them correctly and they are in fact 10" speakers.
  5. B-string

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    I don't remember any 410 cabs from that era but JimmyM might. That would be the Magnavox to early MTI era of ownership.
  6. wighat

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    Even the old cabs have a plate on the back with the model #.
  7. birdman14

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    Might it be the Ampeg V2 cabinet? If my memory is correct, that was a bigger box that housed 4-10s with them split up so the top and bottom were more separated?.

    Edit: Nope, it seems like V2 cabinets were also 4-12s? If you can get pictures, be sure to post them!! I think someone could have cut an 8-10 in half for easier mobility?
  8. SactoBass

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    Slightly related: I have a Fliptops sealed 4x10 cab that is a *PERFECT* match for my '73 V4-B. Perfect looks (it matches the amp head exactly in appearance), perfect dimensions (27" wide), perfect sound. It's as if this cab was made in '73 to go with the V4-B as a package. I bought it a few months ago brand new from the Fliptops website. If you are looking for such a cab, check it out!

    For the record, I have no affiliation with Fliptops.
  9. nightterrors

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    Waiting for more pictures.

    For now this is all I have.

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  10. nightterrors

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    Heard about these... very interesting!
  11. B-string

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    I don't remember side handles like that in the early '70s? But I was more interested in playing and the girls dancing back then :D
  12. nightterrors

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    Also noticed that...

    Real fishy.
  13. B-string

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    Maybe he means the amp is a '72, only?
  14. nightterrors

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    He claims the cab is from 1972, and that "They only made a few of these cabs back in the day."
  15. coreyfyfe

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    Not a V4 cab, but there was a B40 and the side handles matched those. They were made in the late 70s. The V4 was a 4x12, the V4B was a 2x15, V2 since someone mentioned it was a tall ported 4x12.
  16. JimmyM

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    Ya, my guess would be a B40. Probably a nice sounding cab, but speaker limitations of the day would mean you're likely to top out those cabs with about 125-150w.
  17. SactoBass

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    The Fliptops cab I mentioned in post #8 is loaded with four Eminence Legend B810 32-ohm speakers, resulting in an 8-ohm cab rated at 600 watts.
  18. lowend1

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    The B40 was available (depending on the year) in tolex with the blue/silver grill or carpeted with black grill and maybe some white trim around it. I have a fuzzy one - I got it empty and threw in a quad of Peavey Scorpions that I had laying around. Still sounds pretty cool, but it needs some proper drivers. The matching head was a 120-watt solid state deal. In combo form, it was called a B410 or B115.
  19. nightterrors

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    so a B40?
    cool.
    Think I should go for it?
  20. JimmyM

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    If you're not looking to split heads with volume, it would sound pretty great.

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