AMPEG CABS !!! Please Help Me

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dan Muller, Oct 5, 2001.

  1. Dan Muller

    Dan Muller Guest

    Sep 28, 2001
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Of these cabs, which do you you think is my best bet? By the way, I want clean sound, but I want it loud and able to cut through drums and a guitar. All options will be Ampeg. I play a 4-string Fender Jazz bass.

    The head will be either a SVT350H or a B2R. I know they are the same internally.

    SVT350H or B2R with

    a) SVT810E
    b) SVT410HLF
    c) SVT610HLF
    d) SVT410HE, get another 410HE in the future

    Please give your thoughts on each of these options.
    Also, how will each of these sound with 350 watts fed to them?
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The biggest difference between those is that the 810 is the only one with NO horn tweeter. This means it will not have as much high end. Depending on how much treble you like, this may be an issue. That cab will cut through anything, it has very strong midrange at the expense of super deep lows. That's OK, though, really deep lows don't help you cut through they just muddy up the stage sound. The 810 is a good choice for a traditional rock bass sound,m assuming you can deal with the size of it.

    The 410HE is really just half the 8-10 except it does have a tweeter. It'll sound similar though not as big (for obvious reaosns). A pair will give you the 810 sound in an easier to move package plus you can get more highs due to the tweeters.

    The HLF cabs are deisgned to have more low end extension which is the current trend. It will also have "in your face" high end sizzle. If you are aiming toeards the sound you hear in many modern metal and rap/metal bands, well that's the ticket.

    Either of those heads driving any of those cabinets will give you deafening volume levels. It's a question of how deafening your bandmates like to be. Buy some earplugs no matter what you end up getting.
  3. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    SVT 810E

    the king of cabs now and forever, IMO. if you can transport it, the answer is always the 810E.
  4. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    oh, and the SVT350 and the B2R are not the same internally. The 350 is modeled after the original SVT but with all solid state guts.

    I think you are confusing it with the SVT3 PRO, which is the same internally as the B2R (but the 3pro has a tube preamp and the b2r doesnt). Some may even go as far as to call it the "poor man's SVT3"

    notice the similarity:

    SVT-3 PRO

  5. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    The 350 and the B2-r are the same things. Same knobs, outputs, and power. But with the 350 you pay more money for fancy wrapping(svt style). Either way you wont have any difference in noise, just looks. My vote would probably go for the 6x10, as it is inbetween in size of the other ones, (2 4x10, 8x10, 410hlf) and is ported, and has a tweeter. Best of both worlds in my books.;