Battle of the Heads

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by txthrashking, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. I cant decide between these two heads

    1.Trace Elliot GP12 SMX


    2. Ampeg Svt 3 Pro

    either will go through hartke hydrive cabs

    Im doing thrash metal but i want a David Ellifson/ Steve Harris sound
    which is the better choice
  2. wideload


    Apr 15, 2004
    And here I am, all ready to discuss the merits of Kohler over American Standard... :)
  3. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    My upstairs head is a Kohler, but downstairs is an American Standard. I find they each have their applications.

    Oh, um... bass amplifiers. Right.
    Me, I'd go with the Ampeg. I'm biased: I've had an SVT3-Pro for almost 20 years and I've never had a single problem with it. Not once. Not ever.
    Besides, if you're playing hard rock, how can you go wrong with Ampeg?
  4. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    Which is better for metal? The Kohler or the American Standard?
  5. krstko


    Aug 29, 2011
    Cerknica, Slovenia
    haha you made me laugh so hard :D haven't seen these questions for a while...

    Back to the original question. Only thing I can say to you is use your ears. ;)
  6. vbchaos


    Sep 5, 2011
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Uncompensated endorsing user: fEARful
    You are doing thrashmetal BUT want to sound like ellifson??? Help me out here, because he IS doing thrashmetal :) And if you want to sound lime him, drive his hartke hidrive cabs with what he uses: hartke lh1000 heads. Mids all the way, bright strings and there you go! Steve harris plays flatwound strings on totally different basses and plays marshall 12" cabs driven by hiwatt clones iirc.
    Steve played trace elliot heads back in the time with a quite personal eq setting. Somewhere on the web theres a foto of this!

    Between both heads you mention: trace elliot for what you try to do

    Watch ellifson an harris rig rundowns on youtube!!