Ampeg 610hlf - What amp are you using?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rawmouth, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. Rawmouth


    Jun 21, 2017
    Perth, Australia
    Yeah, this is my first ampeg cab and so far loving it. I will be upgrading the Hartke at some point, it may be an ampeg of sort or maybe a darkglass.

    I know you are an ampeg kind of guy, between the 7-pro and the 3-pro, which way would you go? I play mostly modern progressive rock and I use some distortion at times and sometimes use effects for some extra layers in the higher registers
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  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    SVT-CL sounds ridiculously good

    Ashdown LB-30 (30W all tube amp) sounds so much better..... and louder.... than you would think.
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Good question. They're both different types of SS...the 3 Pro is trad SS and to my ears it has the capacity to sound a little tighter (this can be adjusted by gain levels and tube gain) than the 7 Pro, but I like how the 7 Pro, which is micro technology, has a little bit of "give" to the sound in comparison. So I like both quite well...but I bought the 7 Pro because it's lighter, less money, has a killer sound in its own right, and will do 1000w if I need it. Which I don't :D but it's fun to tell people you have 1000w.
  4. You sound like Darkglass was made for you. Hartke is great too, but I have yet to hear one dirty on purpose, of course - pedals are also a thing for that. Also, most will tell you that you can't go wrong with an SVT, but may I also suggest a Traynor? Their newer 300 watt tube head is pretty good, I'm partial to the 200 watt one though.
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  5. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    You really can't go wrong with Darkglass...either the MT500 or 900. I'm sure they would sound great through a 610HLF. I own the Heritage 410HLF and use a MT900 and I absolutely love it!

    I think I need an all black P-bass now! ;)

    41105484_10212996952894778_5972062990415953920_n.jpg AMPEG410HLF.jpg
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  6. Rawmouth


    Jun 21, 2017
    Perth, Australia
    Thanks, I will check the Traynors out as well, don't know much about them but always keen to try/learn about something new. I have an ultra omicron which is great so there is that for extra dirt anyway

    I think the clarity of the Darkglass stuff with the deepness of the 610 should be a good balance, and plus more distortion options

    Yes, you should buy an all black P-bass. If you needed a sign, this is it! :thumbsup:
  7. Being out where you are, if I didn't try one out I wouldn't be too disappointed. Traynor can be niche, but at least in Canada it's relatively cheap, it's kinda like peavey stuff.
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  8. Rawmouth


    Jun 21, 2017
    Perth, Australia
    Had it for a couple of weeks now and it has been fantastic. A lot clearer and deeper than my old cab. I think it warms up the head a lot but not too much. Drummer even commented that he could hear a difference!

    Had the volume at 6 and it was plenty loud and gives a nice sound to the alpha omicron as well

    Super stoked with this cab.
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  9. jamzcl


    Jul 21, 2004
    Des Moines, IA USA
    Run mine with an Ampeg PF500 when I take it out.

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  10. tonybassman


    Jul 27, 2011

    I bought my Ampeg SVT-7 Pro last year. Ran it with my GK Neo 212. Sounds great.

    I picked up this used USA made SVT610 for a song this week. They sound great together, I love the growl. I will be doing an outdoor medium sized gig Thursday with this rig. :)
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  11. tonybassman


    Jul 27, 2011
    Sadly, I sold the 610. It sounded great but after 2 gigs I decided that I did not want to lug this thing around. On a positive note the guy who bought it is leaving at a venue we both play at so I will use it a few times a month. :)
  12. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    Depending on the tone I was going after, I would run either a 2-Pro or a 4-Pro with my 610. The 2-Pro did a great job of sounding aggressive for higher-volume gigs, but the 4-Pro sounded perfect for smaller shows.

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  13. bassman69


    Mar 13, 2005
    Youngstown, OH
    SVP-Pro Peramp with QSC plx2 1804 power amp and a DBX 160-A comp between the 2. maybe the finest bass tone ever!
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