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Eden cabs and distortion

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by KablesP, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. KablesP

    KablesP

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    I play an Ampeg SVT II through an Eden 210XLT and I plan on getting another 210XLT. However, the cab does not sound great when distorted, even with pedals I have had success with on bass.

    Is this the speakers?
  2. BackonBass13

    BackonBass13 Supporting Member

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    Had an Eden rig back in the ninties. Never really tried to overdrive too much, so I can't speak on that. It handled my ART Nitro rack unit fine however. Loved my first Eden setup. Warm, punchy and clean. Great stuff!
  3. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    What is the impedance of the cab, and how hard are you pushing the amp?
  4. Sartori

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    Do Eden cabs have tweeters? Many tweeters sound rather strange with distortion.
  5. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

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    ^^^This. I've disabled the tweeter in my Eden D-210T because I prefer that sound for all of my tones, clean or dirty...but it definitely makes the fuzzed-out tones sound a lot more listenable!
  6. KablesP

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    Well, I don't use the SVT with that particular cabinet because the heads only 2/4ohms and the cabs 8. But when I use it with a Carvin R600 and my VT Bass it sounds nasty and not what I expect from a nice overdriven tone. This is on pretty low volumes and not pushing the cab very hard.

    I have the tweeter disabled. The cabinet sounds amazing for a very thick punch clean tone but not so much for overdrive. Maybe I just to get an FX blender pedal so I can still retain some clean tone behind the OD.
  7. RDUB

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    The XLT is a great cab, but it does have a mid bump. That may be what's skewing the overdrive to your ears. The XST is similar, but handles a bit more power, has more lows, and less mid. (And sounds pretty good to me with my OCD pedal, or the TH500 cranked.)

    Unfortunately, I sold off my XLT cab, before playing around with overdrive.
  8. KablesP

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    I was thinking about adding either another XLT or an XST to the on I already have now. I need to get the impedance down to use the SVT.

    I really like the sound of the XLT and it seems to have lots of bass to me. Havent played it live yet so thats the real test.

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