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Complement for an Ampeg 410?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MisterSkimpy, Dec 5, 2005.


  1. MisterSkimpy

    MisterSkimpy

    Dec 21, 2004
    Anybody have any suggestions for a good head to complement an Ampeg 410 SVT cab? I'm currently on the market for a new head/cab combo, and I haven't settled on a head yet, but I've pretty much fallen in love with the Ampeg 410 cab. I'm close to positive that it's the one for me, but I'm still debating which head to get.

    I know I know, the best advice is for me to go out and keep playing heads till I find the perfect one. And I'm totally doing that, but I was wanted to see if anybody had any suggestions to point me in the right direction.

    I'm looking to spend no more than $1200 for the whole setup, so that limits my head to around the $500-$600 range. I've played some Hartke heads that sounded pretty good, but it's always hard to tell how much of the quality sound is coming from the head, and how much the cab.

    So.....yeah. Thoughts? Ideas? Thanks everyone.
     
  2. Ampeg SVT-II (non pro model), you might be able to get one for that price range, and they are really nice, beat the hell out of the current line of ampeg all tube heads imo :)
     
  3. AxtoOx

    AxtoOx

    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Which 410 did you get, the HE or the HLF. If you got an HLF, look for a Ampeg SVT 3-Pro used, they go great together. A new one would be out of the price range you mentioned,but they are one of Ampeg's most popular amps so there are a lot of used ones around.
     
  4. Kael

    Kael Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Hmm...
    I think I'd go with "You are a very good speaker cabinet. You're good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it people like you!"
     
  5. Good point, i just assumed it was a 410E
     
  6. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    What type of music do you play?
     
  7. MisterSkimpy

    MisterSkimpy

    Dec 21, 2004
    Rock for the most part, but not heavy rock. My bass lines tend to be very melodic. 90% of the time I'm looking for something with a solid low end that still has a bright/punchy edge. But one of the most important things I'm looking for in my gear is versatility. I play through an American Fender Jazz if that helps any...
     
  8. specplyrz

    specplyrz Banned

    Nov 11, 2005

    Mr. Skimpy...are you going to get another bottom in the future. Your 410he is 8 ohms.

    Most pro amps are built to perform at their best into 4 ohm loads. Meaning, you will get more power.

    I put a link up here for you. I owned this amp...was a good head at a reasonable price, and also has a tube preamp as well as s/s.

    http://www.americanmusical.com/item--i-HAR-5500.html