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Advice on Ampeg Configuration

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ZMEbass76, Feb 4, 2016.


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  1. ZMEbass76

    ZMEbass76 Makin' bass faces since '92...

    Feb 17, 2013
    Port Neches, Tx
    I am wanting a new rig, and after doing some research, I've decided I would like to try the Ampeg SVT7pro, with the SVT410HE and SVT15E cabs. Any one ever heard this combo? I play mostly metal and I will be competing with two loud Mesa Boogie half stacks, so power is a must, but I need tonal clarity as well. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I wouldn't go with the mixed cabs. Either two 410HEs or two 115HE.
     
  3. ZMEbass76

    ZMEbass76 Makin' bass faces since '92...

    Feb 17, 2013
    Port Neches, Tx
    Why is that? Too muddy?
     
  4. mbelue

    mbelue

    Dec 11, 2010
    Don't fool with those little cabinets. 810e. Heritage if you can afford it.
    And same goes for that SVT7pro. Get the pf800.
     
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  5. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    Netherlands
    I personally prefer the PF115HE over the SVT115E cab, by the way.
    With a 115 and 410 combination, the 115 won't be heard.
     
  6. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    Netherlands
    I love the PF800, but the 7Pro seems to be very good too...
     
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  7. ZMEbass76

    ZMEbass76 Makin' bass faces since '92...

    Feb 17, 2013
    Port Neches, Tx
    I already own an SWR 810. I need something more portable at this point. Thanks for the advice, though.
     
  8. ZMEbass76

    ZMEbass76 Makin' bass faces since '92...

    Feb 17, 2013
    Port Neches, Tx
    You really think the pf800 is more ideal than the SVT7pro?
     
  9. mbelue

    mbelue

    Dec 11, 2010
    Barefaced 6x10.
    SIX-10-GRILL-ON-OFF2sec.
     
  10. mbelue

    mbelue

    Dec 11, 2010
    There were bad batches of the 7pro, enough failures that some(myself included) avoid them. The pf800 doesn't appear to have these problems.
     
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  11. ZMEbass76

    ZMEbass76 Makin' bass faces since '92...

    Feb 17, 2013
    Port Neches, Tx
    So you would suggest the PF115HE over the SVT, along with the SVT410HE and SVT7pro?
     
  12. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    It isn't good to mix cabs.

    Why do you want to mix them?
     
  13. ZMEbass76

    ZMEbass76 Makin' bass faces since '92...

    Feb 17, 2013
    Port Neches, Tx
    Well, I've heard that the 410HE lacked a little low end by itself. I also like the low end of a 15, but need more mid and high clarity, so I assumed mixing 10s and 15s would be ideal.
     
  14. mbelue

    mbelue

    Dec 11, 2010
    Doesn't really work that way with bass. If you want more lowend you need cabinet designed to produce more. Like the PF 410HLF. http://www.ampeg.com/images/PF-410HLF_FRONT.jpg
     
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  15. The Regulator

    The Regulator

    Aug 10, 2005
    2 x 410HE with some EQ will take care of the low end just don't expect an excessive ammount from the 410HE.
     
  16. ZMEbass76

    ZMEbass76 Makin' bass faces since '92...

    Feb 17, 2013
    Port Neches, Tx
    Ok, so that's two of you who have suggested two 410HEs instead of the mix. There must be some validity to this...
     
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  17. ZMEbass76

    ZMEbass76 Makin' bass faces since '92...

    Feb 17, 2013
    Port Neches, Tx
    So it would be ideal to use the PF series cabs with the SVT7pro?
     
  18. mbelue

    mbelue

    Dec 11, 2010
    Theres a sticky for that.
    See the section on mixing drivers.
     
  19. I would go with two PF-115LF's personally, but two PF410hlf and a PF-800 would do it too. (If I was going with ampeg as my only option)
     
  20. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I know you want to go with a 115 and a 410, but bass amplification isn't like a Chinese restaurant where you pick one tonal profile from column A and one from column B and you get a nice combination of the two tonalities. In reality, mixing and matching can cause frequency cancellations in the room that can not be fixed.

    On top of that, you're very likely to damage the 115 as it is getting four times as much power as each ten inch driver. Since you're likely to have it on the bottom, you won't hear its cries of stress before it blows.
     

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