Ampeg 810 or 2 avatar b410s??

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  1. dustybottoms

    dustybottoms Supporting Member

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    So I have 2 Avatar B410's that I run with my svt-CL and they sound bada$$ and have more volume and versatility than I will ever need but I can't stop considering the idea of selling 1 of the 4x10s to put the money toward an svt 810 to match my head. I can't decide if i should just leave well enough alone or go for it. 9/10 gigs I only use 1 4x10 anyway so it seems like a no brainer waste of money. Buuuut You all know how gas goes. Hell, just tell me to do it already. :) ..... Or don't..... Gah! Haha
  2. Remus_Redbone

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    If you've never had an Ampeg 810, you need to experience it at least once. I had a steady gig for a couple years with an 810 & Fender Studio Bass head (~180-200w). It's really cool to have that volume and tone available. When I started having to move the 810 up & down steps & into small rooms, I went back to a 410, but it was fun while it lasted.
  3. shoot-r

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    Only way to know, find a Ampeg 810 if you can and A/B it to your Avatar's.
    See what "your" ears think!

    My guess, you'll stay with the Avatar's better highs/lows and clarity.

    Plus, the Avatar's are paid for!!!!! ;)
  4. jeff7bass

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    "I have 2 Avatar B410's that I run with my svt-CL and they sound bada$$ and have more volume and versatility than I will ever need".

    STOP right there. :)
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  6. dustybottoms

    dustybottoms Supporting Member

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    Yeah, Prrrrrooooobably a silly plan. Sometimes I just need some sense talked into me. I will have to just hold out and buy one some day down the road when the time and money is right. ....and I can keep both. :) Sorry GAS. You lose this round.
  7. JimmyM

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    Damn you, logic! There goes my commission.

    :p

    (DISCLAIMER: For the humor-challenged, that was a joke. I don't get commissions.)
  8. Mystic Michael

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    Indeed. Sometimes the problem is that one can't accept actual success. :eyebrow:

    Would it help to point out to the OP that the SVT 8x10, while cool for certain retro and/or lo-fi applications, and certainly one badass standard setter back in the day, is by contemporary standards...widely overrated?

    Nah. I didn't think so... :rolleyes:

    MM
  9. JimmyM

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    Yeah, you never see SVT 810's anymore. Nobody uses them.

    :D
  10. Aaron_D

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    You do, but they're stage props. Everyone is on IEMs now.
  11. Mystic Michael

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    We see plenty of them. Oodles and oodles, in fact. That may be the main reason why the masses assume the SVT to be top of the line: because "everyone's playing them". Thereby continuing to keep demand high, while encouraging the dull-witted and the uninformed to continue conflating popularity with high quality. :eyebrow:

    MM
  12. JimmyM

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    Excuse me? Was I just insulted?
  13. AdamR

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    Id rather move a 810 then 2 410s.
  14. Rickenbackerman

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    This X 1000.
  15. jeff7bass

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    If I walked into some of the places I play with an 810, they wouldn't invite us back! A B410 is capable of a lot of volume so the other B410 can sit in the truck for a backup unless needed. That's my view.
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    Are you still on that retirement home circuit?
  17. jeff7bass

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    Actually I'm the oldest guy in the band but we do some gigs in smaller, kinda hip places. I've never needed THAT much stage volume regardless.

    What circuit are you on? The stadium circuit?

    :spit:
  18. AdamR

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    I have yet to have a single sound guy cry about my 810. No matter how small the place is but most of the places we play are rock/metal clubs and bars so I guess they are use to them
  19. REMBO

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    I love Ampeg & Ampeg 810's .....I'm sure I'd dig the Avatar cabs too!!
  20. 999369

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    I love all my cabs 8x10 6X10 4X10 1X15
    Only thin is how do I use then or when (where) do I use then
  21. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

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    The 810 isnt all about stage volume. An 810 sounds better, even at low volume. But back to the OP's request for opinion; I have both an SVT810 as well as a stack of SVT410's. The 2x410's stack gets used far more than the 810 since I can move them and get them into and out of the truck, into and out of venues without assistance if necessary. Dispite the defense that 810 owners put up about how easy it is to move, it still is like moving a refrigerator and it gets old after the 2nd or 3rd time. I cant imaging having the 810 as my only cabinet. If I did, it would just stay in the truck.

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