Aguilar DB751 through an Ampeg SVT-212AV

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Hopter, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Hopter


    Feb 3, 2010
    Santa Barbara
    Wondering if anyone out there has given this combination a try yet and what were the results?
  2. johnpbass


    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    Don't use that exact combination but I'm betting that it would sound great. I run an Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 with a pair of Ampeg 112AV cabs and that sounds great, IMO. I'm a big fan of the Ampeg 12 based cabs.
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  3. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Richmond, Va
    I love the 212av and played my old DB751 on multiply gigs. It sounded great.
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  4. Hopter


    Feb 3, 2010
    Santa Barbara
    Appreciate the feedback! I placed an order for this cab and an SVT-VR, really looking forward to hearing how the DB751 sounds with the cab, seems like a great match on paper :)
  5. Lovep


    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    Very nice! You will love two of the 212AV cabs!

  6. Chadwick123


    Jun 13, 2018
    Miami, FL
    If you want to pair the db751 up with the perfect cab to compliment it, try one of the Bergantino NV cabs. I use it with either 1 or 2 Bergantino NV212t's, and as a seasoned db751 user, I've never heard a better cabinet for that head.

    I have been playing the db751 for the past 2 years in an Aerosmith tribute band. Before that I had a db659 paired with a Crown MacroTech for over 10 years. I actually think the db659 pre sounded better than the db751 when the mid was centered at 400 hz (like the db750 was), and not 750 hz, as it is on the db751. Regardless, the db751 still kills, has headroom for days, and I feel like I have an intimate relationship with the Aggie sound after all these years.

    The way the Bergantino NV cabinets are voiced (very mid present, with rolled off super deep lows, and mellow highs) perfectly compliments the db751, and really gives it a lot more articulation than previous cabs I have used it with. The Aggie's low end can get a little boomy, and the NV rolls that boomy-ness off into super tight articulate lows. Further, the NV fills in some of the lost areas in the Aguilar profile perfectly with in your face tight mids that really kick.

    That's my 2 cents, and Bergantino plug. But, Jim Bergantino deserves it, making such kickass cabs as he does!
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  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Just don't run them at the same time through the same 212av :D Honestly, I've always thought the DB751 and SVT sound a lot alike. Wouldn't say identical, but Aggie stuff does have some, um, homage to Ampeg in its tone. Dave B said he used to use one back in the day.
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  8. Hopter


    Feb 3, 2010
    Santa Barbara
    I enjoyed playing the Ampeg stuff but stayed with the DB751 and purchased two DB112s and a Berg NV610T. I do hear the Ampeg in the Aggie and so did my bandmates when I first played it at practice, they said it sounded like a more modern Ampeg, at least that was the bands take. All good stuff, if funds weren't an issue Id own one of each and many many more!
  9. Same ballpark... Ampeg and DB750 imo.
    Dunno what amp DOESN'T sound great thru Berg NV cabs tbh. And the DB750 into my NV215 is absolutely stunning

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  10. Chadwick123


    Jun 13, 2018
    Miami, FL
    I was playing through an SVT-4 into two ampeg 410s at band practice tonight. I was messing with the graphic eq on the head to try to approximate the Aguilar tone as close as I could. By boosting 80 hz, 300hz, 2khz, and a little bit of 5khz, and mostly leaving the rest pretty flat (I did boost a little 33hz because, let’s face it, the Aguilar tone does include some of that super deep frequency), I was able to get a sound that reminded me a lot of my Aggie. Not as whooly, and a little clickier, but definitely a similar profile.

    I think what makes the Berg NV’s work so well with that voicing is how they roll off the super deep lows, which can make the Aggie a little too boomy, and how they really accentuate 60-120hz range, for creamier lows. They also seem to fill in some of the gaps in the Aguilar profile naturally to really give the head a more even tone across the entire frequency spectrum. What you wind up with is one heck of a lot of “useable” tone, which really helps control stage volume and disperses well around the stage as you move around.

    I gotta say tho, tonight’s experiment only confirmed how much I sure do love the Aggie tone. Once I got that SVT dialed in to where it reminded me a lot of the db751, I wouldn’t have touched a thing.
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