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8x10's scare me

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tdogg, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. tdogg


    Jan 17, 2001
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    ok so im stupid......but how are you supposed to put
    out thump with a bunch of 10's?
    what are some of the better 8x10 cabs....i'm just curious.
  2. Here are my faves if I were to buy one:

    Ampeg 8x10 (pro model)
    SWR Megoliath
  3. There are a lot of 8x10 cabs out there now. A couple of years ago, it was just Ampeg and Peavey. Now, SWR and Eden have them, and Carvin and Hartke just came out with theirs. I am so tempted to get a Hartke 8x10.. the sound would be awesome.. but I just don't want to deal with moving a beast like that.
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Play an SVT and you will know the answer!!! I personally find the SVT a one trick pony but it's a GREAT trick :)

    I only get to use SVTs when I'm playing big shows where they are in the provided backline but it's just those sort of gigs where they shine. They are compelete overkill for clubs in my opinion, but in large venues or outdoors they deliver a nice punchy sound that carries well.

    Don't get hung up on speaker size and think that small speakers can't deliver big bottom. Proper design and tuning of the cabinet plays more of a role, in the last fifteen years designers have done some jaw-dropping things with 8" and 10" speakers for bass amplification.
  5. DaveB


    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    I don't mean to be critical but if you are wondering how you can put out "thump with a bunch of 10's" then you may not have auditioned 10's very closely. Take a look. Even 2x10s, and certainly 4x10s from guys like Eden, SWR, Ampeg, Aguilar etc, etc have thump up the wazoo. I'm an Eden 410 guy and my thing is old style R&B thump (including flatwound strings) and sometimes my bandmates get me to turn the thump DOWN.
    Any good 8x10 would be thump heaven.
    Of course, your definition of thump could be different than mine.
  6. tdogg


    Jan 17, 2001
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    ok good news guys.....! i pulled my head out of my butt. i played for my church with a 4x10 this morning and was very pleased.....all i have to say is wow
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41153964">Not only can you hear how awesome this bad boy is behind me, you feel it in every bone in your body!!!!!!!! :)

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