AMPEG: Help me decide

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dan Muller, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. One SVT 410HLF (I won't be using a 5-string)

    2 vote(s)
  2. A pair of SVT 410HE's

    3 vote(s)
  3. An SVT 410HE with an SVT 15E

    3 vote(s)
  1. Dan Muller

    Dan Muller Guest

    Sep 28, 2001
    Baltimore, Maryland
    With an SVT350H, which of these cabs should I go for? Tell me what you think about these cabs and how they will sound with the head.

    One SVT 410HLF (I don't play 5-string)
    Two SVT 410HE's
    One SVT 410HE with one SVT 15E

    Please compare these and tell me what you think.
    I also thought about the SVT810E, but it's just too damn bulky, so it is no longer an option. The other options would be very portable. Thanks in advance.

  2. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    Im gonna say the 410 and the 15 because of the versatility.
  3. I'm gonna say the pair of 410s because especially if you're not using a 5, you don't need the 15 as much. That's my two cents at least.
  4. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Depends on what type of music you're playing. If straight ahead rock, I'd go with the two 410Es. I have a 350H head and it does sound excellent through my Ampeg 810 cabinet.

    If you're playing music where you slap a lot, I'd recommend a different cabinet entirely, the Ampeg PR-410HLF. I was quite stunned recently when I heard the Pro HLF A-B'd against the Classic was like night and day. The store (GC) had the Ampeg switching system so I was able to switch back and forth pretty quickly while the guy was playing a variety of stuff.

    The PR cabinet has much stronger lows and crisper (without being harsh) highs. I truly believe that this cabinet is Ampeg's best kept secret. Sure it's expensive (Bass Central has them on sale for $999 and I've seen them for as low as $500 used) and they're kind of goofy looking, but what tone!!!!

    BTW, the guy was using a B2-R head, which is the rack mount version of the SVT350H.

    One last thought...if you are set on going with one of the three choices that you offered, I'd stay away from the HLF because it's a 4 ohm cabinet (meaning you can't add another) and it's pretty short so the highs won't reach your ears as easily as if you had two cabinets stacked. The PR is 4 ohms too, but I doubt that you'd ever need another one and it's a little taller.

    Good luck!!!!

  5. Bass18

    Bass18 Guest

    Jul 21, 2001
    I say get the pair of 410HE's, can't beat 10 inch drivers