Ampeg SVT-410HLF

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by eupharies, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. eupharies

    eupharies Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    Leeds UK
    Bassist - Chasing Dragons

    I have possibly found a very good price on one of these with a flight case!

    I play hard rock music, i use a GK MB 500, and like a nice aggressive slap you in the face sound, i play with a pick!

    Weight is not an issue!!

    Would this be the cab for me :)
  2. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    some say they are very very boomy.... Personally I have never played through one...
  3. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    I like mine fine, but I'd say it does tend towards the boomy side of things. If you're looking for a really focused sound it may not be what you're looking for. I like it because I want a big warm tone that sits underneath and behind everything as opposed to a tone that cuts through everything like a knife.
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  4. viper4000


    Aug 17, 2010
    Very boomy, but it can be tamed with proper EQ set-up. I use one with a 700RBII and I think I have some good success with it.

    EQ out the bass (either on the bass or the amp) and focus on the mids. It will be a drastic EQ change from your last cabinet.

    I think of it like the difference between a normal 4 cylinder car and a normal 6 cylinder car. Yup, they both go forward and reverse, and you really don't need those two extra cylinders....until you need to pass someone or merge on an on-ramp. With this cab, you will not need the full bass this cab can produce, but you have it if you need it.

    Plus it is 4 ohms, which to some players is a big deal.
  5. eupharies

    eupharies Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    Leeds UK
    Bassist - Chasing Dragons
    cool cheers guys well! I have an active bass with so i can always cut the bass if needed i guess....
  6. eupharies

    eupharies Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    Leeds UK
    Bassist - Chasing Dragons
    would you recommend anything better to pair with my mb 500?
  7. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I suggest that buying a bass cab is like buying shoes. Go try some on.
  8. spendidfender


    Jun 2, 2009
    I have had mine for about 4 years. I like it. It is 'boomy', but you can work with that. I use an Ampeg SVT 4 Pro and until recently used an Ampeg 15" cab as well. Way too much bass. It got muddy.
    I have switched over to a different Ampeg 410 cab with more punch to 'balance ' out the sound.
    On it's own, the SVT 410 HLF is a workhorse and a great cab !!!
  9. jkleban

    jkleban Guest

    Jul 26, 2011
    I use mine with an SVT CL... real easy to control the low end with this head... as a matter of fact, if you boost the high end, this cabinet cuts through quite well.


    PS - can you tell I like mine. :)
  10. MYager

    MYager Guest

    Feb 16, 2012
    I use a 410hlf as well. Its a bit boomy, but like said before, it can be dialed out through an eq.

    Its a great cab, especially since it runs at 4ohms. I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking to run just one cab.
  11. eupharies

    eupharies Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    Leeds UK
    Bassist - Chasing Dragons
    mmm it is looking promising! Found a second hand on with a flight case included!!

    Previous cabs were a peavey 410 tvx and an ashdown abm 2x10.. how do you think it would compare against them??
  12. degroove

    degroove Guest

    Jun 5, 2002
    Wilmington, DE
    Boomy. I owned and sold it.
  13. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Mount Prospect, IL
    Better than your previous setup, but for a "in your face slap tone", I would not suggest the 410hlf. It does not have a great upper mid presence - 900hz to 2khz, which is key for a good pick playing tone and good slap definition.
  14. StingRay85


    Dec 18, 2011
    why would you need a flightcase for a 410HLF?
  15. degonzalez2000


    Nov 12, 2008
    I also owned and sold it.
    Now I have a SVT-410he, more clear and punchy Ampeg tone.
    I play from hard rock to metal and it cuts better in the mix than the SVT-410hlf.

    The SVT-410hlf sounds good when you play it alone but in a band situation, you will get lost in the mix. (too boomy and lack mids).

    A good option for your style would be a Gallien-Krueger Neo 410; have a lot of good reviews and it is cheaper and lighter than the SVT-410hlf.

    You should try the SVT-410hlf first or save more money for other cab.

  16. randysmojo


    Jan 14, 2008
    Temple, TX
    I would guess a pick player might not experience as much of the boomy-ness as a finger player, but I have not played one so that is just a guess.
  17. popgadget

    popgadget Commercial User

    Sep 4, 2005
    Eastern, PA USA
    Authorized Greenboy Designs Builder, Scabbey Road
    I have the 410HLN (essentially the same as the HLF), an 810e and a PR410HLF.
    The 410HLN is my favorite Ampeg cabinet. It is voiced much deeper than the 810, I wouldn't really call it boomy, but it as not as well defined down low as my fEARfuls.
    I do like the fEARfuls better, but I still think the 410HLF is a good cab. However, my opinion isnt that relevant, you need to play one for yourself. Describing how something sounds isnt very accurate, except to qualify a total POS.
  18. jd_watt


    Mar 22, 2013
    I just stumbled upon this thread. I'm running this cab, and boomy does soon to be the first word that comes to mind. I actually really need the low, low stuff for my band. I think the most aggravating frequencies are somewhere on the 200-300 range. Any other tips on eq options/settings?
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Boosting 800 hz a little helps for me. Everyone seems to have a favorite mid range center to work with and mine is 800. I also like 500 sometimes, but 800 is my go-to. But if you think 200 is the range you need to cut, try it and see what you think. What head?
  20. AlexanderB


    Feb 25, 2007
    Please note that there are two somewhat different "flavors" of this cabinet. The old generation, MIA ones, have darker sounding 10" speakers while the newer, Asian ones, have more upper mids and highs.
    Regardless, it is one of the most capable 410s in the market for the player that need lots of SPL and lows. It is also a more "HiFi" (as in true reproduction) cab than most other bass gear, excluding ACMEs and fEarful style products (and they are not 410s...) But you will need a big amp to take full use of it, or you might be disappointed. It is also one of few cabs that actually can be used outdoors and still give a full sounding bottom range. Most 410s sound (to me) very lacking when played out in the open.

    The voicing of the speaker has never given me any problems or concerns on stage or at rehearsals, ever. On the contrary. Boost or cut EQ to suit your taste.

    Someone here recommended the GK Neo 410. I have been forced to use that cardboard sounding, low SPL, harsh excuse of a bass cabinet as provided backline a couple of times. Each and every Ampeg speaker I have heard was MUCH better than that one.