Ampeg B5R and SWR Henry the 8x8

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jaswine85, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. What do you guys think of this setup?
  2. It'll kick major butt.

    I'm complete biased however,
    because I've had a Henry 8x8 for 5 years
    now and the love affair never quits.
    I've never even had GAS for anything else.

    It's a great cab and matches the output
    of the Ampeg B5R well.
  3. i though this too, however, i bought an svt3-pro for my 8x8 and i thought it sounded like crap, because the swr cab is so transparent it souneded like i had a blown speaker or a bad tube :confused: :eek:

    I've found that it's best to match brands, i sold the ampeg head and went for a used sm-400s and it seemed to bring the 8x8 to life, where as with the svt3-pro it sounded rather dull with not enough headroom.
  4. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I agree re: the Henry, great cab. But I also agree with lowfrez that you'd be way better off with an SWR amp.
  5. Anyone had any experience with this combo or with the b5r and with swr cabs? I hope that the thing that happened with the SVT wont happen to me. Probably wont...since the b5r is SS. Who knows. Anyway...thanks guys and I appreciate any further input!