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Ampeg

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TeCaTo, Jun 12, 2001.


  1. TeCaTo

    TeCaTo

    Jun 12, 2001
    Why did Ampeg discontinue the SVT-1540E Cabinet???
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    They make an SVT 1540 <b>HE</b>. Is that what you are refering to. If so they still make it. It's on the website.

    <img src="http://www.ampeg.com/images/products/SVT-1540HEsmall.jpg">
     
  3. TeCaTo

    TeCaTo

    Jun 12, 2001
    That is what I was reffering to... I remember hearing it got discontinued, ah well. Thanks for tellin me.

    Has anyone ever played one? It seems like it would be a great deal getting a 15 and 4 10's all in one cab.
     
  4. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Ya if your a gorilla! My god that thing must wiegh as much as a house! I like having seperate cabs myself! But hey if you can lift that puppy iam sure its awsome!
     
  5. TeCaTo

    TeCaTo

    Jun 12, 2001
    SVT-810E = 165 lbs
    SVT-1540HE = 153 lbs
     
  6. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    OHhhh mamma~ You will look like connan before too long! Think about taking that to shows!
     
  7. TeCaTo

    TeCaTo

    Jun 12, 2001
    It has a handle and wheels on it for pushing around, but lifting it would be the problem.

    Thinking price wise... I think getting the SVT-1540HE would be cheaper than getting a 4x10 and a 1x15 though.

    But it all comes back to portability.
     
  8. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    No doubt! Or a skill saw!hehe
     
  9. TeCaTo

    TeCaTo

    Jun 12, 2001
    I need a van. lol. :p

    I really want to try that cab out. There's no where around here that carries one. I'd probebly have to travel all the way to Toronto which would cost me about 40 bucks worth of gas. :mad:
     
  10. But that's part of the adventure! And the $40 would be well spent if the cabinet turns out to be the bomb!
     
  11. TeCaTo

    TeCaTo

    Jun 12, 2001
    But how much fun would I have hauling that monster back in a hatchback? hahaha.

    I think i'm gonna make some phone calls to the music stores in Toronto to see if any of them carry the cab, and if so i'll take a weekend to go up and check it out. Nil, your right, i'm sure the $40 would be well spent if the cab is really good. I guess I could take that chance.

    I'm sure my father would let me borrow his pickup truck to bring it home eh? lol :D
     
  12. I find that if the equipment is any good you find any way possible to get it home!

    Case in point me trying to lug a huge old SS bass head (about the size of an SVT) between my legs on my Vespa home. It was sweet until you had to put a foot down! :D

    Ah heck, just stick the end out the back of the hatch with a piece of white cloth hanging off it. Tradespeople do it all the time... ;)
     
  13. Reid

    Reid

    Aug 25, 2000
    Oakville, Ontario
    I doubt any place in TO would keep those in stock, but if you find a place, I'd like to hear about it.
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    If you don't have a big enough car, don't even think about it. Right now I'm using an SVT II Pro through an SVT 810, but I have a Dodge Durango. The weight isn't an issue. I wheel it to the back of the truck, lean it foward, bend down, grab the wheels, lift & slide it in. When I have to put it on or off the stage, my band members help with that.
     
  15. ...or scam some space in a band member's vehicle! :D

    har har...in all honesty I agree with most other posts and say that a split stack (4x10 + 1x15) is a far more convenient deal. Might be a bit more expensive, but when you don't need all that speaker surface area you can go without one cabinet.

    But, if you can transport it and don't mind the weight/bulk, go hard!
     
  16. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    And remember bigger usually isnt better in rigs!