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Best 410 with Ampeg SVT CL

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Erik Tomas, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Erik Tomas

    Erik Tomas

    Mar 22, 2006
    4 ohms, what 410 cab with Ampeg SVT CL tube head? Peg HLF or Mesa powerhouse? Looking for big thick bottom. Advise if you please!
  2. popgadget

    popgadget Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 4, 2005
    Eastern, PA USA
    Authorized Greenboy Designs Builder, Scabbey Road
    Hard to go wrong with the HLF if you want a 410 that goes low.
  3. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Roselle, IL
    I think you would like the Mesa 410 (new ones). Those have a great sound all around and great low end content. The 410HLF, in my opinion, is not a good choice. It has too much low end and not much else in the tone department. The mids seem absent, not much punch, and not much in the string detail department.

    When I think thick low end, you need something strong in the 100hz to 200hz range with a decent response in the 50-80hz range. The combination of tone in those frequencies is key to being hear on stage and for people to realize - "You have a thick tone".
  4. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp

    A Mesa PH cab will really help brighten up your sound and give it more definition with the general thick rock voicing of a typical Ampeg cab. I loved running my SVT-IIp through my PH cab. The 4x10 is an enormous sounding cab.
  5. eyeballkid


    Jul 19, 2009
    wes virginny
    whatever you go with it has to be a 4 ohm cab... the svt-cl can't do 8 ohms.
  6. JOE EDO

    JOE EDO Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Central New York
    Don't rule out 2 - 2x10 cabinets. I did a gig this past weekend with my 73 SVT and 2 Berg HS210's. Pretty easy to move around and hammer'in sound.