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Aguilar 359 ????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jacove, Jun 29, 2003.


  1. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    Hi there,

    Currently I'm running an Ampeg SVT-CL stack, but I'm considering changing to a more back-friendly rig. I'm thinking of the Aguilar 359, but a bit worried about it not having enough power. I don't play louder than 50% on the Ampeg, will this be a problem for the Aguilar. Also can the Aguilar match the warmth and full sound of the Ampeg. I'm asking because I haven't yet have any chance to try Aguilar, so every info/comment would be great!!!
     
  2. Lenko

    Lenko

    May 3, 2003
    Slovenia
    Where did the "search" button go?:rolleyes:


    ;)
     
  3. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    Enough power? Yes. If not, add more speakers. it goes down to 2 ohms.

    Aguilar match the warmth and full sound? Ha. No Ampeg could ever match the warmth and full sound of Aguilar. Ampeg has its own sound, and it's a great one, especially in an old SVT, but it can't match the Aguilar's smooth booty.

    What exactly are you looking for? oh, and by the way, 50lbs isn't exactly a huge weight savings :)
     
  4. I was happy to let my 359 go, especially since it brought more than I felt it was worth. I felt it was short on power, overpriced and too heavy for my aging back. It did sound pretty good, though.

    I like my Mesa 400+ a lot better. It seems lighter (never actually weighed either) and easier to transport (the 359 is very deep) and sounds even better with loads of power and deep sweet tone.

    Be sure you are really stepping up from the SVT for the type of tone you like.

    Aloha,

    JOnathan
     
  5. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    thanks for your replys.

    To Vanselus: well first of all I don't what to loose that round warm tube sound, secondly I sometimes feel that the ampeg, especially when played loud, gets a bit muddy in the low end, probably what you have you have to live with to get a decent vintage sound?? I wouldn't mind a more tight and articaluted sound. Concerning the weight I believe the Ampeg is around 90 lbs., so even if the Aguilar isn't a feather, I'm doing my back a favour.
     
  6. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    From what you said, I think the Aguilar would be an improvement - it never really gets that mud in the low end. But then again a lot depends on your cab too. What are you considering with the 359?
     
  7. jacove

    jacove

    Apr 12, 2003
    Aalborg, Denmark
    I'll be using the Ampeg 410 hlf cab, but also considering the aguilar 412
     
  8. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    the aggie 412 will be louder, since there's more speaker area, but the ampeg will have a lot more definition to the notes. either one will be a great match to the head - the 359 sounds amazingly thick and tubey. it's pretty addictive.