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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chef, Oct 13, 2013.
Special order only.
I got some other configurations in mind Jimmy. Keep it going. Expand your mind.
Good to know. Probably better than ordering the oem from oc speaker which are like $90+ each.
$125 from OC, $115 from Ampeg, $90 from Fliptops
Jimmy, are you saying the V4B is in the same exact head case as the CL?
I took that to mean that it would be cheaper to buy a small amount of black cloth rather than a larger amount of silver cloth. The heads are the same width but the V4B chassis looks larger so I'd imagine the grill is shorter. Not having both in hand though...
Not at all. I'm saying you could get a grill for the V4B with the black CL grillcloth for much cheaper than replacing the 610hlf grill. SVT-CL/VR and V4B grills are not interchangeable, BTW.
Ampeg is coming out with replacement grills, BTW. A month and a half ago they said they were a couple months away, so maybe soon...?
Cute cat. Are those 2x10s?
Yep, they're SVT 210av's.
@ coreyfyfe and JimmyM:
Thanks for your infos concerning the grill cloth
I think a silver/blue cloth on my 610hlf would look awsome. Damn, I felt in love with that color.
Now, I have to save some money and at the end of the year I will start this "project".
At first I will contact Ampeg. If they can`t/won`t help me, I`m gonna ask fliptops.
Yesterday I was playing with my band at rehearsal. The drummer and singer did not even noticed my new amp. But the guitarplayer was hooked by the sound.
After playing about 3 hours I touched the frontpanel. It was very hot (like a fresh cup of coffee). I know that tubeamps get warm, but I did not expected that heat.
Not too uncommon. Tube amps do get hot, especially the power transformer, and the vintage V4s were known for getting pretty toasty. Maybe a feature they carried over . If it's getting too hot for comfort try using a fan pointed at the back of the head to move te air around the tubes/transformers.
I posted a link to a place in Europe that sells the cloth, perhaps you missed it above.
It helps to position the amp away from a wall or anything in the back that prevents air from circulating. Otherwise a small desk fan pointing towards the back of the amp will help keep it cooler.
I`m sure that the heat is not a problem, but I was surprised.
I keep it in view.
sorry, I realy missed that this is UK. Thank you.
I`m hungry and your name makes me want some baked beans now.
@ all: This forum is great. So much helpful replies and friendly users.
I've used a 1971 v4b for almost 20 years, but have been considering some of the "modern" amps I've been reading about onTB. Such as, aguilar, gk, and ampeg.
Today I was at corner music in Nashville trying out a bunch of amps. Then I got to the v4b reissue, WOW! It instantly hit me as a fantastic amp in a different league as the others. I'm not an ampeg fanboy. They have made a lot of turds but the new v4b is as good as it gets. I think this will be a long term winner for ampeg like the SVT series.
It's nice to know if something ever happens to my v4b or if I ever need another amp for anything there is something new I like.
Still love my Vintage V4-B
I would love one of these amps, but I am saving up for an old portaflex. Nice rig Jimmy, looks a little funny stacked being the head is the same size as the cab. hehe
Yeah, that's the one cross with using the 210av's with it...I've yet to find anything aesthetically awesome looking with the vertical stack.
In life, if you have a V4B, certain things are inevitable.
If I was rolling in dough, I would be interested in that SVT212AV you posted the link to. I would like to be able to find a 212 bass cab for my B12-XT amp, but I see that cab is four Ohms. Not sure if the B12-XT amp would be happy with a four Ohm load.
You'd have to buy two and make it an 8 Ω cab. Nothing wrong with dreaming.
I make bread every Friday, the only time I'm rolling in dough.