Amp and cab Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by outofstep, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. outofstep


    Dec 5, 2001
    Sonoma, CA
    I'm looking into getting a new cab and amp.. I'm looking at the Ampeg 4x10.. it's a little pricey... Any suggestions of good, rock solid cabs out there? I play stricly punk and 77' rock n' roll...

    I'm also looking into some amps... I basically I need somethign to go along with the 4x10.. I need minimal tone options (bass, mid, treble)...

    thanks. -matt
  2. RicMeister

    RicMeister Guest

    Nov 25, 2001
    outofstep-- For your requirements, it would be hard to go wrong with an Eden set-up. How much are you looking to spend?
  3. In fact.. ampeg is pretty cheap compared to other brands..
  4. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Get yourself a B-2R. Most punk bands seem to stick with Ampeg, and that's the cheapest Ampeg amp head.
  5. ampeg B series sucks..

    ok.. they have metal grill, as opposed to the classic-series, but just take a peek at the max SPL and sensitivity stats.. the SVT410HF is 3 db louder than the BSE410. that's double volume :)

    double volume is worth the extra $ 80 to me anytime.
  6. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    He already has a cab. I was referring to the Ampeg B-2R, which is a head, and a pretty good one at that.
  7. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    I have the bse410hlf extended series 4x10 and it is a wonderful cab.

    Frequency Response (-3dB) : 50-18KHz
    Maximum SPL : 125dB
    Nominal Impedance : 4 ohms
    Program Handling : 800 Watts
    RMS Handling : 400 Watts
    Sensitivity : 99dB
    Usable Low Frequency (-10dB) : 40 Hz

    I think the stats on it, for what I paid, are pretty damn good ;)


    Frequency Response (-3 dB) : 48-18KHz
    Maximum SPL : 125dB
    Nominal Impedance : 4 ohms
    Program Handling : 800 Watts
    RMS Handling : 400 Watts
    Sensitivity : 98dB
    Usable Low Frequency (-10dB) : 28Hz

    The usable low and frequency response are a bit better, but that's about it .. heh.. (I don't play a 5 string anyway). I think both are great cabs ;)
  8. GK800RB is pretty nice (even though i really dont like the way it bi-amps the power, 300 lows 4ohm, 100 highs 8ohm). It is a very clear tone that pretty much just lets your bass shine through without effecting your tone all that much and it has the most basic of controls out of the whole GK line (treble,bass,hi mid, low mid, and three shape buttons). I use this with a Bag End 4x10 and get a good all around sound...
  9. DaveB


    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    Ever since I went over to Eden a couple of years ago I haven't looked back.I've got a WT-500 amp and 410XLT cab and it is the perfect rig for any venue my band would ever play. The cab is deep and very tight ( not to mention loud). The amp has the very powerful Eden EQ that can shape your tone to just about anything you want.
    I like Ampeg but, to me, Eden is a much better sounding rig. In fact you can tweak an Eden to sound "Ampegish" but you could never tweak an Ampeg to sound like an Eden. Hey... but that's me!
  10. MikeyD


    Sep 9, 2000
    Doubling the loudness (if that's what you meant) occurs at approximately +10 dB, not 3 dB. 3 dB requires a doubling of amplifier power, however, but it is not a very large increase in perceived loudness.
    - Mike
  11. outofstep


    Dec 5, 2001
    Sonoma, CA
    I was looking at this combo.. but anyone else have a better suggestion?

    Ampeg SVT-410HE (8 ohm version so i can add a 15" or a 2x10 later)

    and the Ampeg B2R head...

    somethign better for the money out there? I'm playing a fender active jazz...

    thanks -matt
  12. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    you could probably score an SWR super redhead or Silverado special combo for less than that, and it will sound much better. and the silverado would probably be just as loud.