Cabinet and Head?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by FearandLoathing, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. hey i was thinking of moving on up to a cabinet and head.. now i use a 100 Watt SWR workingmans Combo... i my price range is around 800 $$$ i was looking for around 240 Watts or more
  2. if u like swr, get a 4x10 and a working man 2004 or 4004 head. i have no idea of the cost in US dollars becuase i live in canada. but i have tried both out on a swr 2x10 and they both sounded really nice. the 2004 is 200watts, and the 4004 is 400watts.
  3. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I paid $460 for my Peavey FireBass II head -- 475 watts @ 4 ohms, 700 watts @ 2 ohms. I've heard good things about Peavey's 4x10s, but I have no real experience with them -- talk to Crawling Eye.
  4. some guy#2

    some guy#2

    Feb 3, 2001
    Hategear, What cab/s (also what ohms) are you using with your Firebass? I just bought one but it won't be here till later this week...then I'll be plugging it into an Eden D-210XLT. The Bag End 15/18 comes a bit later once I scrape up the dollars!

    F&L, The Firebass II will give you tons of room to upgrade your rig should you see that need/possibility in the future.
    ALSO you can never have too much headroom!
    if you go this route I strongly suggest you consider pairing it w/ a 4ohm cab
    the Nitrobass would be a good choice too, especially if you don't need (or anticipate needing as much juice as the Firebass provides)
    Peavey detractors stand down! It is very good stuff!
    Kiss the combo goodbye!
    Happy Hunting!
  5. I'm looking into the Firebass right now and had a question regarding it (basically this goes for all heads and cabs.) Say I hook it up to a cab at 4 ohms, and the cab is stated to handle 300 watts. Now, would this cause a problem since it sends out 475 at 4 ohms or not. I am completely new to this whole head and cab thing.
  6. Also, at 8 ohms the Firebass puts out 275 watts. Would this cause a problem on an 8 ohm cab that can handle 300 watts?
  7. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    The difference between 275 and 300 watts is inaudible, BTW
  8. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I use a Sonic 6x10 (4 ohms, 700 watts RMS) and a Peavey 1x15BXBW (4 ohms). At the time that I bought the fifteen (probably about 5 years ago), I could have sworn that the salesman told me it was a 700 watt cabinet.
  9. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Your 115BXBW is 700 watts... It can hold 700 watts peak. :)
    350 RMS.
  10. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    You rang? :D

    I use a Peavey Firebass II 700 head, Peavey 410TXF cabinet, and Peavey 115BXBW cabinet.

    Both cabs are 4 ohms. So I'm producing a 2 ohm load, which sets my Firebass at 700 watts.
    Works perfectly for me. :)

    What's his question regarding the Firebass head?

    I think there's been a lot more mention of Peavey's amps lately, on the forum. As was said in another thread, if you raise the contour switch on them, you can almost get a tube-like tone out of them.

    I, personally, feel that the Firebass is an incredible head. If you don't feel you need the wattage of the Firebass, you can always get the Deltabass, or the Nitrobass.

    Both have pretty much the same EQ, except less wattage, and maybe a few less bells and whistles (I think the deltabass is lacking an XLR out? I don't recall.)

    If you have any specific questions, I'd be glad to answer. :)
  11. pike66


    Apr 28, 2001
    Long Island NY
    the head I use is an ampeg svt classic, which is all tube and 300 watts.
    And for a cabinet, I use an ampeg classic 4x10 cab.
    It's very beautiful, man.
    The midrange knobs alone give you quite a few cool sound/tone combinations.
    the only bad thing about my setup is how damn expensive it was. i bought it new, so i practically got raped on the price, after all the tax was added up. lol