Ampeg V-4B Settings

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pornofejs, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. pornofejs


    Dec 27, 2002
    Hey you bass freaks!

    How about to document your great V-4B settings? Whats your fat setting, how do you make it rock n' roll?? :p

    Love, Peace and Rock n' Roll!
  2. Volume at about 10 to 11 o'clock or less depending on volume needed, never more than that because the distortion gets to be too much.
    Treble at about 11-12 o'clock
    Mid at about 11-12 o'clock
    Bass at about 12-1 o'clock

    Mid switch set to the lowest setting, I think it's 300 Hz.

    Ultra Low off
    Ultra Hi off

    Tone control on my Jazz bass on 4 or 5.

    That's about it. I go for an older type thuddy sound. I basically run it practically flat, with just a little boost on the Bass and a little cut on the Mids and Treble.

  3. Woooooooooh! Rock n rooooooooll!

    If you really wanna rock, everything on 11. If you don't have an 11, you don't rock. Wooooooooooooooooooooooooh!

    :D :rolleyes:
  4. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Volume/Master- depend on the room/situation-
    (I also LOVE this head for recording-just the thing to rid one of that tweaky digital thru-the board
    Direct sound-just double a track thru the V4 & a great cab, like my SVT 4x8, haha)
    But I digress-
    Treble at about 11O'clock, Bass about 1 O'Clock-
    Mid frequency at 3, then Mids dialed down to about
    10 O'Clock- All subject to tweaking with the conditions as well as some signal enhancement-
    Hey there, a BOSS LMB-3 can do some sh***!
    Now then, besides all the big fun on your axe or signal chain-you have (3) magic buttons-
    ULTRA High /Low which do what they do-I use mostly the UL for flavor, AND- push that tiny little presence button on the back of the amp- with a horn cab JEESH! Glass-Beautiful Ampeg brittle fullness-Man you cannot believe how good that damn thing sounds, and if you Ultra High it too, damn, you got sweeeetness.
    In conclusion- I like this amp head- it's the TUBES talking!!
  5. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    (for sound check!)
  6. Sorry about that last outburst.

    Anyway. For those of you who know, would you rather have one of the new V4BH's or an old V4(B)? Why?
  7. I like old stuff and I fix it myself, so I go old.

    If you don't fix it yourself, go new. Otherwise you may end up paying a ton of money for someone like me to fix it. And they wouldn't do near a good a job as me because it's not their amp. :D

  8. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    I did a thread a bit back on original vs. SLM Ampeg-differences in electronics & sound-No less an authority than Psycho Bass Guy generously contributed as well as others.
    There's a lot of reverence for the vintage SVT's etc-maybe justifiably.
    But sonically, I AM diggin' the new clean-ass:)D )
    VB4H , along with my NOS SVT-48HE cabinet!
    Sorry for that outburst...
    They are so....RICH!
  9. pornofejs


    Dec 27, 2002
    Reply to Nomadic Herder: There are no diffrence between those two amp besides the apperance.. They just change the look on the amp like 98-99-00
    or something.. but i got a REAAAAALLY fresh unscrathed V-4B! It rauks! :D :D :D

    Attachment: Isnt it lovely?
  10. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    V4BH! V4BH! V4BH! V4BH!

    Yes, there is discerning intelligent life on this planet as you have proven by showing and PLAYING thru the V4BH (BH-secret code for "Better Head" than
    just about anything!!)
    SVT- Tops, too much, though.
    Eden, G-K, Ashdown, etc- Sorry You just do not have tubes-You don't-You are wanna-be's!
    Aguilar- Yes, nice, but who the &*&^%$ do you think you are charging that kind of $$? Huh?
    Do you think you sound better? Well, brudda, You do Not!

    Hey-What cab is your head sitting on?
    It's a Classic, and that is the right choice!
    I copped a no-longer made new SVT-48HE
    4x8 w/ tweeter! Well, I rule. It rules. Sounds better
    than sex.

    BTW, I had covers made for my cab & head- first class all the way-padded, velcro-ed excellent!
    Let me know if you are interested & I'll list the source.
    V4BH! V4BH! V4BH!
    (You want one, don't you? You Should!)
  11. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    Hey , how does that 4x8 cab sound? sound like tens? How about low end? I'm guessing your rig sounds great. after all it is an Ampeg.
  12. pornofejs


    Dec 27, 2002
    Its a Ampeg Svt-classic 4x10.. doesnt it look good? :D
  13. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Porno-It looks great- The Classic series cabs match up with the Classic series heads, dimensionally, cosmetically, and most important of all-sonically!!!
    Ampeg has a tonal characteristic inherent that is...
    AMPEG...and it is very very GOOOOOD!:cool:

    Cb-I went to buy the V4 head-the shop had it in a demo rack- I started playing (after the TUBES!
    warmed up:D !)and went kinda like...what the &*^% is THAT! It was so nice!
    The 4x8's should never have been discontinued.
    They cover the range beautifully-The attack
    (the cab allows you to plug with or w/out the horn)
    with the "presence" switched on the V4 & the horn is I guarantee unlike anything out there- It has a glassy sheen that is gorgeous.
    The transients of a 4x8 cover the Hz spectrum as well-I don't play 5-string, but I do play an active bass, and the lows get way-down deep and very round & smooth-I've heard better than a 4x10-
    There's been threads on this cab and I can say, If anyone sees one for sale-do yourself a biggie & snatch it up-A great addition.Another plus is size/weight-the unit is very compact and rolls nicely on casters-BIG sound, little hassle.
    Obviously, I love this rig-I use it primarily as a second-track for recording and it sings-but I can't help but take it to some live gigs as well.
    It gets volume and headroom to spare-100 tube watts is a lot-No its not an SVT, different-and the tone-well, we know about that don't we?!!