How do you get your 810 around

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by klemen, Apr 2, 2014.


  1. klemen

    klemen

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    Just wondering how very one gets their fridges around. I've found one for a great price, alas I only have a very small car which barely fits a 410.

    Any tips/ideas on transporting? And no, I can't afford a bigger car lol.
  2. Vintagefiend

    Vintagefiend I don't care for 410 cabinets at all.

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    You will need a vehicle large enough to fit an 810 in.

    I have a Blazer.
  3. BruceBass3901

    BruceBass3901

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    I can move my Ashdown ABM 810 (which is quite petite for a fridge) comfortably in a 1995 Ford Fiesta with the back seats down. I can also fit in my ABM 900 head, one large Hiscox bass hardcase, one regular guitar Hiscox hardcase, 2 IKEA Gorm pedalboards, a 8' x 2' banner, cymbal stands and a snare drum all with a passenger!

    A big rig and a small car can work, but you have to be pretty good at Tetris to pull it off regularly :)
  4. 73jbass

    73jbass Gold Supporting Member

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    Soccer Mom van with hide away seats. Musicians dream vehicle.
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  6. eno50

    eno50

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    Nothing sounds like a good 810,but
    that is the price you pay for tone.
    You just have to deal with the moving
    it around from gig to gig it is a big cab.
    As one TBer said .. A soccer Mom's
    Van would be nice,but anything you can
    fit it in will work ,I have used pickup trucks ,vans, 4-door car and worked it in
    the back seat and once and won't do it again I pushed and pulled one two city blocks from one club to another.but man
    to me the tone is worth it....
    Eno
  7. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

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    I gave a GMC Jimmy. I roll it up to the gate, I have an industrial carpet/rubber mat I drape over the tailgate, I put it sideways, slight lift and slide. Its very easy compared to actually picking up my mesa diesel which weighed almost as much. Its way easier! I'll never go back to a 4x10 and I can always use half of the cab if need be
  8. SteveHeissner

    SteveHeissner

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    Fold the back seat down if it's a hatchback and slide that suckah in.
  9. christw

    christw Get low!

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    I've used the following with 810e and 610HLF.

    Honda Accord ('90's-'00's) laying it across the back seat
    Honda Civic Si ('05) - hatchback with back seats laid down
    GMC Jimmy ('97) - back seats laid down
  10. Outlaw_son

    Outlaw_son Supporting Member

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    Every gig I carry my rig GK700rb/Ampeg 810 and my guitarists rig Peavy full stack plus both of our Pedaltrains P2s. Love my Jeep Grand Cherokee.
  11. kzr750r1

    kzr750r1 Supporting Member

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    Pretty sure a Subaru Wagon would swallow one as well with rear seats down....For sure my outback can take my 2x15 cab, but I'd hate to use it right now in it's bare wood stripped condition.
  12. Jim Campbell

    Jim Campbell Banned

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    what happens when you pop out the back seat?
  13. klemen

    klemen

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    Well, I currently have an ampeg 410hlf and it doesn't fit in the boot because the cabs too deep, so I have to lay it on its side and sit it across the back seats, and it barely fits through the door, so I don't think there's a chance of getting an 810 through that way.
  14. TheFantod

    TheFantod #5 of the Pentaverate. Took Col. Sanders' spot. Supporting Member

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    It's a lot easier to fold the front seats forward when loading the 8x10. It goes in on its side in the back seat. Then tilt the front seats back to their normal position. Easy peasy.
  15. d00dr

    d00dr Supporting Member

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    My '99 Subaru Forester can fit 2 - 215's or 810's with the back seats down. Not really a ton of room for anything else but they fit darn it!
  16. skidmarkbass

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  17. Timmah

    Timmah

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    If you're good at large scale Tetris, a big cab in a little car is feasible. I drive a teensy little sedan (it might as well be a coupe with extra doors) and can fit my peavey 2x15, two basses, GK800rb, pedalboard in a hard case, and an entire five piece drum set plus hardware, as well as a (small) passenger. If you're putting the cab in the backseat like I do- drag the front seat forward to give the cab as much maneuvering room as possible, then once it's situated bring it back.
  18. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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  19. 110s lover

    110s lover

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    You guys are insane, lol - me and my friend had to get my 4x12 marshall up 1 flight of stairs at a mill we were rehearsing at and we did are backs in for a week!! You 8x10 people most be crippled! Hehe
  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Nope. I just avoid stairs when I use an 810.
  21. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    I played through a hartke vx810 years ago and it fit in the back seat of my dodge stratus with no room to spare.

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