4x10 shootout

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by barroso, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i need a new 4x10 cabinet. here in italy there is not a big selection, assuming that my setup is

    fender p bass
    rickenbacker 4001

    swr sm 400s

    some disortion unit, at the moment a hughes and kettner tubeman plus.

    in the next future i'd like to add a 1x15 or 1x18 cab to the system and assuming that i play rock, which cab can you suggest me?

    warwick w411 pro
    ampeg svt410 hlf
    ampeg bse410 hlf
    ebs 410
    trace elliot 1048 h

  2. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    Try them all. But out of those my favorite is the SVT 410hlf. Nice cab and good lows. I have the BSE version and am happy with it, but I would rather have the SVT version. The tweeter level switch is a 3 position: off, -6db, and full on. With this I never seem to be able to get the sound I want. The SVT is also more pleasing to the eye.

  3. modulusbassist

    modulusbassist Guest

    Aug 19, 2001
    Henderson, Nevada
    I like the EBS but it was so expensive here in the U.S so I got the Epifani instead.

    I like the EBS, nice punchy tone, well made 13 ply birch wood, and the sensitivity is the best among any 410, I think it was in the 115 sensitivit range.
  4. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Aug 31, 2001
    Halifax, Canada
    Owner - St. Germaine Guitars
    So no one goes crazy about the sensitivity it is actually only 103dB. The Eden 410XLT is 106dB and the SWR Goliath III is 105dB, so it isn't really any different from any other 410 in that respect.

  5. danny3k

    danny3k Guest

    May 26, 2001
    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    I have an Ampeg SVT410HLF, but I reccomend you a EBS 410, it's expen$ive but, it's worth the money.
  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I recommend the SVT 410HLF. I have one, and it has got TONS of bottom. I preferred it hands down over the BSE model.
  7. Oysterman

    Oysterman Guest

    Mar 30, 2000
    If you don't need room-shaking lows, I'd recommend the EBS (which rolls off at 70 Hz). Punchy, tight and transparent are adjectives I'd like to use.
  8. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    what do you mean with room-shaking lows? i mean i don't play 5 string so i don't have problems in super low frequencies, but i like to have a powerful sound. i play in a rock band in the style of stooges, hellacopters with loud guitar player, equipped with gibson and mesa boogie triple rectifier head and an hi energy drummer. i don't need a cristalline sound.
  9. Williebee

    Williebee Guest

    May 4, 2001
    Eden 410XLT! It will definetly blow your skirt up!:)
  10. Eden CX410... more highs than the D410, less $$$$
  11. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    unluckly eden is not available here...
  12. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Your "shoot-out" is a little short on ammo but I see no reason either of those Ampegs won't do the trick. Of course, it ain't gonna sound like Edens or Mesa Boogies but those apparently are unavailable for you.
  13. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i know, our shops are short of ammo...