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Decided to keep the Ampeg SVT 610HLF, now which head?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jthakwvu, May 6, 2010.

  1. Jthakwvu


    May 4, 2010
    As a band, we all decided that we like the sound and the stage presence of the 610 (600 watt RMS @ 4 Ohms). Now which head do we pair with it? Prefer to stick with the Ampeg heads because we like that sound. Any and all suggestions will be considered!
  2. I use my Mark Bass Little Mark III with my 610 hlf. It sounds great and it's very light and portable. I love the sound of an SVT head but can't deal with the weight.
  3. MooseKnuckle

    MooseKnuckle Guest

    Apr 8, 2010
    I've always been partial to the SVT8-PRO, but that might be overkill for you cab.
  4. xray


    Feb 15, 2009
    Kona, HI
    Ampeg begets Ampeg - Get one of the CLs while they're hot.
  5. bwv1013


    Mar 20, 2008
    southern cal
    i'll vote for my svt4. :cool::bassist:
  6. alangoldstein


    Jul 23, 2007
    Charleston, SC
    Endorsments: Aguilar, Hartke, DR strings, Analysis Plus "Oval" Cables
    i go seperate power amp and pres always.

    carvin dcm 3800 L im using now as power.

    sansamp vt bass or RPM / RBI AND real tube pre amp pedal as well.

    good luck!

    if u had to pick a head, i always used SWR stuff. but this was back in the day. carvin has some really lightweight heads now too.
  7. Bassman7PM


    Mar 13, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    +1 My SVT4Pro/410HLF clanks. I could only imagine what that head would do with 6x10's.
  8. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003

    I used a SVT610HLF for years.

    For low volume gigs I used a V4BH.

    And a SVT CL, for big gigs.

    They both sounded great with that cab.

    Yes, there heavy, but you don't sacrifice tone, for weight. :D
  9. Believe me, it's an eargasm. Best tone I have ever had.
  10. bwv1013


    Mar 20, 2008
    southern cal
    awesome. my exact rig. :bassist:
  11. ZiggyDude


    Jun 8, 2005
    I have an SLM issue SVT610 and I use an SLM issue SVT4-Pro on top. Perfext. I would not go with less power.
  12. jamzcl


    Jul 21, 2004
    Des Moines, IA USA
    Been happy with my SVT450H + 610HLF on stage.

    Master at 5 and Gain at about 4 is about as loud as I've ever needed it.
  13. If you can't afford a vintage SVT or a VR, then GK 800RB. It will dirty up better than many SS Ampegs and the dual mid controls will give you a better chance at sculpting the mid you sound need with that cab, which has a pretty thick (some say muddy) low mid hump. IMHO, having owned the cab for several years. I replaced mine with an NV610 and never looked back, but it is a good cab.
  14. I use mine with a GK but I use a VT bass pedal to make it sound more like an Ampeg which the cab likes.

    A SVT 7pro might work well too, nobody has mentioned that one yet.
  15. I have to agree....I use a 4Pro with my 6X10 and it does quite well...;)
  16. So that's three of us now? This seems to be a pretty popular setup.
  17. 98dvl


    Jan 31, 2002
    GK and Ampeg make a great pairing...

    I used to have an 610HLF, and ran a GK1001RBII through it... It was AWESOME! I sold the head and cabinet when I moved out of state, but downsized and went with a GK800RB and run it into an Ampeg SVT48HE (4x8)... I love the sound of it as well... Plus, I don't have to carry around a 45 lb. head.
  18. bass.player


    May 30, 2006
    Ampeg SVT-CL, EBS Fafner or Markbass LM III are all great with the 610hlf
  19. Alexander


    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I'm a big fan of all-tube Ampeg heads (SVT CL, AV or 2 Pro) as you can't (IMO) beat that tube power section.

    Also a big +1 to the Bergantino NV series recommendation. I've played quite a bit through HLF cabs as backline and am not a big fan - I think the Berg NVs blow them away in every respect (except cost)...

  20. Apparently!! But I ALSO USE IT WITH A 8X10 Heritage, as well.....and while the 6X10 sounds great. the 8X10 Heritage literally SCREAMS!!!:D

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