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2 AMPEG 810e's????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RootNoteRadical, Aug 6, 2012.


  1. RootNoteRadical

    RootNoteRadical

    Dec 8, 2011
    Just wondering if anyone here has used the AMPEG SVT CLASSIC amp with 2 810 cabs. Two must just be killer! Some would probably say overkill?
     
  2. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Long Island, NY.
    Probably?
     
  3. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Richmond, Va
    Still awesome though!
     
  4. Only 3db louder than one....
     
  5. RootNoteRadical

    RootNoteRadical

    Dec 8, 2011
    I am actually thinking of buying another.
     

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  6. Again, if you have amp wattage on tap to drive both then you get 6DB louder. And forget about anyone but the lucky few in front hearing your tone.
     
  7. Right, but seeing as the op is talking about using an svt-cl he would only be getting 3 db's.
     
  8. Dymond-

    Dymond-

    Jan 26, 2011
    London, ON
    Ive seen it at huge rock shows, I Mother Earth's new bass player (also from The Salads) had 2 810s stacked ontop of eachother laying sideways.
     
  9. RootNoteRadical

    RootNoteRadical

    Dec 8, 2011
    Man I love the tone the original bass player used to get!
     
  10. can you dime it with one?
     
  11. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Baltimore
    I used to. It was ridiculous...
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  12. Corey Y

    Corey Y Guest

    Jun 3, 2010
    Not personally, but I used to tech briefly for a band that did. I might be wrong, but I think it was with a Mesa 400+ head. The guitarist in the band was also running two 120W tube heads, each into two 4x12 cabs, both running at full volume. TheDialog nailed it with his choice of words...ridiculous.
     
  13. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Baltimore
    So unnecessary. You don't get any louder. You still can't dime your amp. I mean, you can, but who would need that much power?

    I used to keep one in the trailer and the other in the practice space. Easier than always moving 810's...
     
  14. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    i used two V9 cabs with my V4B head just once - it was way too loud. I can't image what 3x the power would do :eek: !

    A V9 cab had nine 10" drivers and is front ported, kind of an 810 that goes to "11" :D .
     
  15. RootNoteRadical

    RootNoteRadical

    Dec 8, 2011
    Well I ordered my 2nd 810e today! When I get it all hooked up I'll let you know how ridiculous it is!
     
  16. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Make sure you make out your will before firing it up :D .
     
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    This is one time where I say "Who the hell cares how much louder or quieter it is?" It's badass!
     
  18. PlungerModerno

    PlungerModerno

    Apr 12, 2012
    Ireland
    How about 2 810e's... a crossover... and 2 Barefaced dubsters for the lows (or 2 low tuned fEARful 1515/...'s)

    Now that would be another kind of loud. :eek: but you'd need a lot more than a normal SVT to push it to it's limits...

    EDIT: How about this... 2 SVT 810e's with matching SVT heads...

    2 215 super cabs (as above) or similar sub - type cabs . . . now run these with about 3,000W of power amp.

    As a biamp system - maybe wire a hofner beatle bass to give stereo out... My ears ache thinking about this...
     
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    If he wanted low tuning he wouldn't be getting 810e's.
     
  20. RootNoteRadical

    RootNoteRadical

    Dec 8, 2011
    JimmyM always gets it!!!
     

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