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Ampeg 8x10 420w amp vs. Acoustic B200 and B115

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BenM7301, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. BenM7301


    Dec 21, 2010
    A friend of mines brother is offering to sell me his approx. 10 y/o Ampeg bass rig which consists of 8 10s and a 420 watt amp for $1k. I'm leaving for college in a week and I'm worried I won't have a lot of room to store it in a dorm room. I'm currently using a acoustic 200 watt amp and 15" which will take up far less space. I'm studying recording and I'm planning on doing a lot of playing so it will definitely be put to use. It's a lot of money for me now but it's a hard deal to pass up. Does this sound worthwhile?
  2. Dorm room? No thanks. Ever try hauling an 810 up a few flights of stairs? Also what head is he selling with it?
  3. BenM7301


    Dec 21, 2010
    There IS an elevator. Yeah... If there were stairs that would never happen. I don't know a lot of details as of now. All I know is it's 420 watts and Ampeg. I think it might be a tube.
  4. I dont know of any 420 watt tube ampeg head. There may be a hybrid in that range, but you should still find out what head he is selling before you get serious about buying it.
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 I'm not familiar with ANY Ampeg amp @ that wattage rating. Considering you can get a used 810 for around $400, knowing exactly what amp he's selling is key.
  6. BenM7301


    Dec 21, 2010
    Correction. It's 450 watts.
  7. BenM7301


    Dec 21, 2010
    I'm also working on getting a few more details.
  8. BenM7301


    Dec 21, 2010
    It's an SVT 3Pro head.
  9. SVT 3 PRO maybe?? 450w @ 4omhs...TUBE pre only ;)
  10. Or an SVT 450 SS.
  11. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Sounds expensive for what it is. For $1K, I'd rather have something else.

    Also, I would not want an 810 in my dorm room.
  12. BenM7301


    Dec 21, 2010
    Alright. It was either get that or add a 4x10 to my rig. Anybody have any suggestions for a good cheap 4x10 cab? Im thinking of just going with another acoustic.
  13. +1 I would offer $700 max if you like the way it sounds.
  14. 4StringShooter

    4StringShooter Banned

    Jun 26, 2011
    London, Ontario, Canada
    GBX Member #1
    Hell, I found a VERY clean , used Traynor 8-10 (which is TWICE the Cab an Ampeg is) for $600.00 Can. PRICE NEGOTIABLE.
  15. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Slight exaggeration there ;) but ya, there are deals on cabs and amps to be found. If that Ampeg rig is a newer one with real wood in the cab in very good to mint shape, I'd say it's probably worth it, but I'd try to get it for lower anyway. But any worse condition and it's not.

    I'll leave the logistics of dorm life to you.
  16. CnB77


    Jan 7, 2011
    Even your Acoustic rig is wayyyyy too big for a dorm room. Space is limited and literally every last person on your floor and the one below are going to despise you if you get too loud (which you will).

    Believe me, for a very (very!) brief period I was the guy with too much amp, and for a while I was across the hall from a guy with too much amp. It sucked. Get a tiny practice combo or a headphone amp for the dorm room and stow your big amp in a jam space or something.
  17. Alex1984


    Jan 16, 2010
    When someone on TB tells you you have too much amp, you better believe it!

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