Ampeg SVT VR cab match?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by huckleberry1, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. huckleberry1


    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    I just scored an Ampeg SVT VR in great condition and am looking for the best cab to match with it, thoughts?...:hyper::help:
  2. hodgy


    May 5, 2004
    Bothell, WA
    Tech Support- Ampeg/ Mackie
  3. godspeed68

    godspeed68 i'm here for the sound Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    a bergantino 610 or 412 if you can track one down. fridge slayers.
  4. huckleberry1


    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    thank you, appreciate the input...
  5. Pretty hard to beat the 8 10e. Hope you own a truck lol.
  6. ThisBass


    Aug 29, 2012
    sealed cab.
    At least a cab coming with moderate number of Z at resonance.
  7. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    I use mine with my Dually 215 but I just picked up an 810E and oh man...

    It's almost like they were made to go together.:D
  8. huckleberry1


    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    I was afraid of that husky 123...
  9. I run mine through an 810 or a 410HLF. Sometimes together. They sound killer together.
  10. pbasswil


    Feb 17, 2008
    Honestly, there are just too many variables to tell _any_one what the best cab is for a head.

    Consider some tonal factors:

    Style of music
    Volume of music
    Bass/fx settings
    Pick/fingers/slap etc.
    EQ and gain structure at the head
    Personal taste
    What frequencies you need to hear to cut thru the on-stage racket/din
    Whether the speaker will be pointed at your head or your legs
    Whether vintage look or brand allegiance is important in your band or style

    There are more variables...
  11. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I like it with the regular 810e, and it matches with the 810av (same cab with different cosmetics), but THE cab to get tonewise is the Heritage 810e. Have not heard a cab that good since the original flatback SVT 810.
  12. Forrrest


    Mar 10, 2013
    after having owning 3 different ampeg fridges, I own now two NV412. not letting em go.
  13. Session1969


    Dec 2, 2010
    I bought a Heritage to go with mine and I have the best bass rig I could imagine. It leaves me wanting zero. I don't look in the classifieds for amps anymore so I'm halfway there.
  14. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    Bergantino NV610
    It's a match made in heaven with the VR. Bigtime! And it's pretty easy to move around too!
  15. huckleberry1


    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    keep hearing Bergantino...
  16. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Ampeg SVT8x10


    Ampeg SVT410he....2 of them.

    8 ohm, sealed cabs. Can be separated for small gigs or together for a "fridge" (in size, essence and tonality). Way easier to transport too.

    What better to pair an amp with than it's matching cabinets?
  17. jamminology101


    Aug 22, 2012
    Indianapolis In
    Endorsing Artist: Glockenklang
    Does the heritage 410 have the same emminence drivers in em as the her 810 and do they sound as good(only half I understand) as the heritage 810?
  18. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    The 410 uses a 130W LF driver, probably 16Ω wired in parallel. The 810 uses a 32Ω 100W 10" driver.
  19. huckleberry1


    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    Thank you, gentlemen for your input, I played the Ampeg thru an Ampeg 410 HLF, wanted to wring it out, but held back when I started getting a farty thing happenin. Thinking of snagging a Berg CN 212, gonna test that in a couple of days. Anyone else wanna chime in with suggestions, feel free...
  20. Sugar McGuinn

    Sugar McGuinn

    Feb 10, 2010
    I own both the Heritage 810 and the NV610, and have used both the with my VR quite a bit. I know it may be sacrilege to say it, but the NV610 puts my tally-whacker in the weeds every time. It just has a girth that the Heritage does not. At least to my ears....

    Didn't someone post some sound clips of this very thing a bit ago?