Ampeg 8x10e with pf 800

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Sapatown, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. Sapatown


    Sep 16, 2016
    So I just got my first Ampeg 8x10e cab.
    Should I pair it with the pf 800?

    I play metal in a two pice band, like Om, Royal Blood, Death From Above 1975 etc.
    Just got a great deal with the pf 800, and are wondering if it will get the volume loud enough with the 8x10 cab with a loud drummer.

    Have anyone tried the pf 800 with something in the genre? Like doomy loud.
    To get really loud live wise at a gig? And with alot of distortion/fuzz?

    Its perfect for my budget! And I love what I have read about it on TB!! Both Pros and Cons.
    The light weight of the amp is awesome, since I imagine to travel alot with just that.
    And go for renting the 8x10's wherever we gig. Eventualy bring my own cab.

    Since its my first pro rig. I think it should be enough.
    And then upgrade if needed, in the future.

    I play a new Rickenbacker 4003 btw, if its something to consider.

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  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    that should rock. 800w into a fridge should be more than enough, and the PF amps do a nice job of the fat tube-y sound good for the more sludgy styles of metal.

    as for "loud", you really need to get as loud as the drummer but no louder; all the rest is for the PA to handle.
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  3. I play in a hard rock / Metal band with a guitar player and a pretty loud drummer. Me and my guitarist both run Tube heads and I use a 810E as my main cab. I have a PF500 as a back up and every once and a while will just use it. Through the 810E it is more than enough. I have played shows with no PA support with the PF500 and 810E and never needed to go past 12 o'clock with the volume. The PF800 would be more than enough through your 810!
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  4. >is 800 watts and a fridge enough?

    Does the Pope squat in the woods?

    You'll be fine :)
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  5. Sapatown


    Sep 16, 2016
    Haha! Thanks guys.
    Looking forward getting it.

    Have never had a microhead like that.
    But it looks really good