610 recommendstions

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MD923, Dec 7, 2022.

  1. MD923


    Dec 7, 2022
    Greetings. I am a guitar player that is starting to dive into the bass world. I've been playing bass for over 10 years, but really started focusing on it within the last year or so. I currently have a bassman 800 head through an ampeg svt 410 and 115. I want to get a 610 but am having a hard time choosing which one to get, obviously the fender 610 neo is the way to go with the bassman head. But are there any other 610s out there that sound similar to the 610 neo? Unfortunately there aren't any 610s at any local guitar store near me that I can plug into and try. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Tonewise, I'm looking for a punk rock type tone, not too heavy on the lows, but enough where the top end pushes out, but is still supported by a strong low and mid. Also cost isn't an issue, I'm open to suggestions both on the budget end and on the high end.

    Current rig
    Fender p bass
    Mike dirnt signature fender p bass
    Music man stingray H
  2. Ampeg and Fender?
    "Cats and dogs living in sin."

    Make your Bassman happy, get the Fender 610.
  3. gtirard


    Feb 22, 2020
    Paris, France
    I would buy a Barefaced Six10 if I where you, or a Four10 and a Two10 to make a modular rig. Killer!
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  4. FRoss6788

    FRoss6788 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    Olympic Peninsula
    SWR Goliath Sr. if you don't mind it being a bit on the heavy side.

    Tonewise I think it's exactly what you're looking for and can be had for around $500.

    ...oh, and loud as hell :bassist:
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  5. paskisti


    Jan 20, 2005
    Modular rig means 410 4 ohm and 210 8 ohm cabs to get even power distribution to each 210 pairs and head needs to be capable of 2,7ohm load. Not all can and Bassman 800 cannot.

    Edit: Barefaced seems to be 8 ohm and 4/12 ohm switchable so it shoud work reasonably well being 4,8 ohm average.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2022
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  6. Have only heard good things about the Bassman 610.

    Bergantino NV610 is a beauty.

    So is two Bassman Pro Neo 115s

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  7. gtirard


    Feb 22, 2020
    Paris, France
    Using multiple 10CR cabs
  8. paskisti


    Jan 20, 2005
    Yes I understand and does not change anything I already said. Modular 610 does not have even power distribution but probably works well enough, 210 just gets bit more power than each pair of 210 in 410 cab. 16 ohm 210 would be ideal with 410 8ohm cab.
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  9. Erik herman

    Erik herman Gold Supporting Member

    For 6x10s I absolutely loved my Epifani UL610 series 2, that was an absolutely amazing cabinet!
    I currently have a Bergantino NV610 that is equally great, heavier, but slimmer front to back so I can lay it down in my small pickup truck and put the back cover over the bed, which is sadly why I had to let go of the Epifani
    It doesn’t say where you’re located if you were interested in those Bassman neo 115s I have them, along with my Super Bassman (the whole rig pictured actually) in the classifieds!
  10. dbsfgyd1


    Jun 11, 2012
    Mascoutah, IL
    Eden made a really good (but really heavy) sounding durable 610, but the are not in business any more.

    If you are open to something else other than a 610 can, DNA makes a 210 cabs and 2 of those will give you pretty much the same output as some 610 cabs.

    Here is the specs for one DNA 210 cab:


    Power Handling: 700 W RMS - 1400 W Peak

    Impedance: 4 or 8 Ω

    Sensitivity: 103dB @2.83V/1M

    SPL: 134 dB SPL max

    Frequency Response: 34Hz to 14KHz

    Size: 21" x 23.75" x 16"

    Weight: 52lb

    Coverage Pattern: 60 degree

    Tuning: Flaired Shelf port 49Hz

    Ampeg SVT-610HLF Features:
    • Tilt-back handle bar
    • 1/4" and Neutrik speakON jacks
    • Variable HF L-Pad
    • Baltic birch plywood
    • 3" dolly-style casters
    • Skid rails
    • Each magnet weighs 30 oz
    • 600 watts RMS power handling
    • 53Hz-18kHz frequency response
    • 98dB sensitivity
    • 125dB maximum SPL
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  12. RGerhart

    RGerhart Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2021
    Portland, OR
    Sounds like an Ampeg 610 would be a good fit, though they are so so soooo heavy.

    I would normally vote for the Barefaced 610, but unless you get the newer version with the tweeter, the non-tweeter version might not get you the highs that you need to cut through. Don't get me wrong, the BF 610 is an amazing cab (I used to own one), but the Ampeg 610HLF is a good option.
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  13. Smooth Operator

    Smooth Operator Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2017
    South Jersey
    Berg NV610t,
    Barefaced 610
    Fender 610
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  14. gtirard


    Feb 22, 2020
    Paris, France
    If cost is not an issue, this is the lightest 610 in the world, and I think also the most efficient:

    AT 610 – GRBass

    Power: 1200W RMS (AES Standard)
    Weight: 17,5 Kg - 38,5 lbs
    Frequency response: 35Hz to 22 kHz
    Sensitivity: 106 dB SPL
    Impedance: 4 or 8 ohm (order separately)
    Tweeter: 3 positions switch
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  15. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    I'd like to know why you think a 6x10 is what you want/need.

    Personally, I would either just get a second 4x10 cab to match the one you have (to create a modular 8x10), or a second 1x15 cab to match the one you have -- the former if you need more volume and the latter if that would be adequate.

    I'll just add that IMO if the latter wouldn't be adequate your band is too loud. ;)
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  16. LiptonJigglers


    Oct 21, 2022
    Genz Benz neo610 and Lab Systems 610 (if you can find one) are the only ones I've tried and liked both of them.
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  17. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    I own a Bergantino NV610 and recommend this cabinet.
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  18. trebbihm


    Dec 7, 2014
    Inland Empire
    Lots of warnings about weight... I have a hard time imagining that somebody who's schlepped a 410 around, and is asking about 6x10s hasn't considered that a they are big and heavy. Some people just like big cabs - myself included.
    My Bassman 610 has been great. A little scooped compared to my 2x15, but that's what lots of speakers will often get you.
  19. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Inactive Suspended Supporting Member

    First of all, WELCOME to Talkbass, the biggest bass nerds around.
    Really ??? @Thundar ...
    SWR Goliath 610 is THE best cab ever made. 100w rms @4ohms.
  20. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    The Bergantino NV610 if you can find one will give you the tone you want the Bassman Neo 610 has more of a vintage vibe It is not all lows but not as defined as the Berg. The Berg sounds like a 610 version of the Ampeg