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Eden cabs with non-Eden heads

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bracchus, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. bracchus


    Mar 4, 2010
    Hello all. I'm looking to upgrade my current cabinet to the Eden D410xlt. Does anyone power their Eden cabs with anything other than Eden amps. I have the SWR 700 Workingpro - love it don't want to change it. Just want to know if it will pair nicely.
  2. wmheilma


    Jan 5, 2010
    Try it out first, but it should sound great especially considering David Eden was at SWR before he started his own brand :)
  3. redmoe


    Aug 13, 2011
    I am running a ampeg pf-800 through a d410xlt and d212xlt. I love the way the cabs sound. don't think you are going to find a bad combination with these cabs.
  4. G-MonRV5


    Apr 29, 2008
    Currently running a Mesa M - Pulse 600 through an Eden 212 and getting very good results. Gritty, semi-tubey head driving a breathy, thumpy cab - What's not to like?
  5. Session1969

    Session1969 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    I ran a GK1001RB into a 4-10 xlt for a long time with great results.
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I think you mean David Nordschow.
  7. gsquare

    gsquare Pedal Breeders' BIGBoardClub#104;CabronitaClub#8 Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Peoria, AZ
    Used to play a Trace Elliot SMX series through an Eden 410, one of my favorite rigs. Defeated the EQ and the Pre-shape on the amp, just didn't need them. Straight Pre with the tube at about noon and the power amp knob for overall volume reproduced the sound of whatever instrument I was playing. Gosh, I sure miss the days before all you were allowed to have was a DI box!
  8. johnpbass


    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    The "D" series XLT cabs have a very characteristic tone profile. IMO, the cabs play a huge part in the "Eden tone", even more so than the heads. The 410xlt is a GREAT cab though. Great range, efficient and loud - it projects a lot of volume out front.
    I used to run a pair of 210XLTs with a Demeter pre/Crest power amp setup and that sounded fantastic. I would expect the SWR to sound great through that cab.
    Try the combination if you can though.
  9. edencab


    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
    .....Eden D115 (no tweet) with Traynor 200SBH....love it
    ...... she goes Kapow! when needed, Kaboom!! with a 2nd cab at a friend's studio & fantastic for semi quiet home practice



    "Never go with a hippie to a 2nd location"
    - J Donnaghey
  10. wmheilma


    Jan 5, 2010
    Thanks for the correction munjibunja!
  11. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    I think you may be right.

    But why were the amps called Eden?

    Until he started DNA I thought he was David Eden.
  12. Chuck King

    Chuck King Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    I run either a Thunderfunk 550 or a Little Mark II through my D410T, and I have no complaints.
  13. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I've been using Eden speaker cabinets for ~15 years now. In that time I've gone through three different amps as my main "go-to" rig...and none of those amps were made by Eden.

    But they all sounded great.
  14. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    I use the same cabinet you do with an old SWR Basic 350 head. Works great!
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    SWR made the Goliath cabinet. When David Nordschow stopped making cabs for Steve Rabe, he started the Eden brand. The David series was a response to the Goliath cab. Get it?

    David will sometimes sign autographs as David Eden. Here he is with some slob.