Running a Ampeg 2x15 and Ashdown 6x10?

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  1. ronnieskiesfell

    ronnieskiesfell

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    Dumb idea running both of these off an Ashdown ABM900 EVO2?
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    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    Yes.
  3. bluestarbass

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    I run an ampeg 6x10 and 2x15 together sometimes. It sounds awesome.
  4. georgestrings

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    I've run my Mesa PH810 and PH215 together a couple of times just for grins - slaving a 2nd amp to drive the 2nd cab... Sure, it sounded awesome - but there is no way I could justify using all that at a gig: either cab by itself will get way louder than I'll ever realistically need at a gig - and I play in a LOUD band(2 Triple Rec halfstacks for guitars)... I couldn't even turn it up all that far, and stuff was falling off the walls in my house - rearranged several cabinet's contents, too... I saw someone here once mention an experience like "taking a bass bath" - it was like that:

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  6. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't see why it would be a bad idea.
    2x15 and 6x10 roughly can withstand the same amount of power.
    Even if not, the 900 EVO is a stereo amp that allows you to send whatever power you want into each cab.
    I think it is a good solution, if you have means to carry all this stuff around.
  7. ronnieskiesfell

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    Thanks. I'm thinking it would be even more of a nightmare to take my gear to gigs.
  8. ronnieskiesfell

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    I hear you. Thanks for the comment.
    Maybe it is too much!
  9. christw

    christw Get low!

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    Certainly! It's a fun thing to do at home on a day off but I've never needed more than an efficient 410 and 300 watts for shows myself.
  10. dukeisdog

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    No doubt..

    I used to jam regularly through my Mesa PH412 and 610 stack at my bands jam space because I left both cabs there, but I've since moved onto another band and am only using one cab..

    Would never need both on stage with me, but it sure was fun standing infront of both cabs at practice.
  11. tbirdsp

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    I don't know how some of you guys have ANY hearing left...
  12. Caca de Kick

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    Earplugs.....
  13. KrisHayes

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    Damn!! Gimme a 10 second head start!
  14. Downunderwonder

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    You're looking at various flavours of mud depending on where you are in the audience. Unless these are desperate times requiring desperate measures it's a bad plan. What are you attempting to achieve and what other options are there?
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    I never get monster size rigs. I'm of the opinion that it's more or less just a party trick.

    If I had access to one nice 610, 810, or 215 I'd be happier than a pig in sh*t.
  16. mc_muench

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    Its never not a good idea...but its always a DOOM idea!!!



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    I'll never get turning up so loud you need earplugs. Love big cabs, but in 35 years of playing I never needed more than one. And the only time I wear earplugs is when I have to stand right next to a really loud drummer.
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    Does DOOM necessarily equal a roomful of mud?
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    Sorry I forgot the IMO, IMHO, IME, YMMV, ROTFLMAO, FUBAR.
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    When you're in the presence of a good doom band it feels like you're in a room full of mud, with all the velvety lows wrapping around you, it's like being surrounded
  21. georgestrings

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    Although I prefer not to play so loud that I need to use earplugs, there are times it's unavoidable in my current band... I have a mark on my amp's Master Volume that I've calibrated like this: *if* I have to exceed that mark to hear myself well enough given the stage volume at the moment, in go the ER-20s... at the mark or under it, I don't experience any "white noise" in my ears after a gig - over it, I do - unless I use the plugs... Fortunately, my guitards have gotten better about that, mainly due to a tag team effort from myself and the local soundmen - some of whom we actually respect as experienced pros with excellent knowledge and abilities... I haven't had to break out the ER-20s in atleast a year...

    "Love big cabs, but in 35 years of playing I never needed more than one."

    This, absolutely - I've always played in fairly loud rock bands, and have never needed more than 1 big cab in about the same amount of time gigging...


    - georgestrings

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