SVT3 and...

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Ampeg SVT 3 Pro and...

  1. AMPEG PF-210HE

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  2. AMPEG PF-115LF

    5 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. AMPEG 210AV

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. AMPEG 410HE

    38 vote(s)
    84.4%
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  1. Mugr

    Mugr

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    Which combo sounds best...
  2. brenner182

    brenner182

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    because rock and roll.
  3. rodl2005

    rodl2005

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    Svt3 > Svt810 then u might as well grab a SVT-CL &be done with it. 😎
  4. ultra60

    ultra60

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    Whichever cabinet is 4 ohms. I've played mine through a single 15", and a 2-10". I thought it lacked power. Through (2) 15's, or a 4 ohm 4x10 is a different story.
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  6. monkeybass68

    monkeybass68 Supporting Member

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    I run my SVT3 thru a SVT 410 HLF and it sounds HUGE!!! Absolutely love this combo!
  7. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

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  8. Mugr

    Mugr

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  9. rodl2005

    rodl2005

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    I had a 3 pro running into a 410hlf and while it was loud enough, I found it lacked balls or authority (tah or whatever) at larger gigs without foh support. The DI on it was fine for when pa support was there.
    Moved back to all tube & like magic, the authoritah was back. 😎😎😎
  10. Fluid Power

    Fluid Power

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    All of them would sound great for the right occasion!!
    Go Ampeg!
  11. ilovenofrets

    ilovenofrets Supporting Member

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    When I was in the market for a new rig about two years ago, my local Music Go Round had a used SVT 3 Pro that was traded in with a 410hlf. I ended up elsewhere buying a GK 800RB and Hartke 410XL, telling myself I didn't want the 'worries' of a tube amp. Now running an '80s Trace Elliot on the Hartke 410/115 stack, I am quite happy. But there are times when I think back on just how incredible that Ampeg rig sounded. In hindsight, if I had to relive that decision-making moment, I have a feeling I would be rockin' it Ampeg style. Amazing tone, and serious power and volume.
  12. catgut

    catgut

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    As stated previously. If it is going to be your only cab get something 4Ω. Otherwise you loose half the watts. If those are your only choices due to location then get 2x 410HE's or 2x 210AV's. If I was later going to grow my setup then get the 410HE and then another down the road.
  13. Mugr

    Mugr

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    I am not sure about the whole impedance thing...Would the 2x210AV's be 4 Ohm? How about mixing cabs? Could mixing a Hartke 410XL with an Ampeg cab produce decent results?
  14. rodl2005

    rodl2005

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    Yes, two 8 ohm cabs = a 4 ohm load.
    Read up on here re mixing cabs. It can lead to unpredictable results. Might be OK. Might be awful. Matching cabs = definate results.
  15. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

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    My choice isn't on the list. I'm running an Ampeg SVT 3 Pro through a SVT 212 AV. I love this combination, it is a 4 ohm cabinet by the way.

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