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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by christopantz, Mar 21, 2017.
I have an Ampeg V4 cab loaded with eminence neo s2012s under my v4b. Love it.
I have one horn turned off and one at half way. This combination sounds great. I think having some horn, gives the high end some nice definition.
With both cabs there is plenty of volume for my band. We play classic rock at a medium loud level at small to medium size bars. I would say that that the V4B seems to get almost as loud as my Mesa D800 when comparing knob positions.(However the D800 volume has a linear taper and I never pushed it passed 1:00 o'clock). As it's been stated here on TB over and over, you can't compare watts between tube and solid state amps when it comes to volume. The V4B gets plenty loud enough for any venue I'm going to play in. If I need more volume, like at an outdoor venue, I can hook into the PA if need be. For any other gig I will be doing the V4B has more than enough power.
The other interesting thing is that I can get a pretty loud volume level and still have a clean sound. I was worried it would break up too early before I could get enough volume. Not the case.
With the V4B you can definitely hear the fullness of the notes over a solid state amp. It has been the sound I have been looking for.
My older brother always rocked the 810 with his V4B during his decades in the business. Wish I was playing bass when he got out of it. I'd be using it now.
Sounds cool...obviously i don't have any horns so am interested in how it sounds with them off
Would you say its very punchy? Can you get that "kick in the guts" (don't mind if clean or dirty)?
I definitely think so, but that is subjective. I think it has more heft in the notes than my SS head. Kick in the low boost on the V4B and it definitely get a fuller sound than my SS with its bass boost on.
My SS has more of a "thump" sound in the lower notes. The V4B has a more smoother richer tone to it, and longer sustain and seems louder. The notes seem to resonate longer with the V4B. I think it's more evident due to the clarity of my BF BB2's. A more colored speaker cab may produce different results. On the whole I think the V4B has more of a ballsy tone to it. I use RW's and you can get a punchy grind to the tone.
get a bergantino bass cab.....lightweight and very,very good.. the guy makes them slowly and professionally
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