Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by hopsbb, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. hopsbb


    Nov 8, 2014
    I've had a Fender bassman 150 for awhile now and it sounds great but the DI out stopped working.I could replace it and roll on but I'm kinda thinking of retiring the bassman and getting something else.

    I mostly use it for practicing around the house but its seen occasional use at smaller gigs.

    I stopped in a small mom and pop shop the other day and they had Eden 300 watt micro heads mated with a 112 or 110's.Nice small portable package.Dbl the watts of my bassman.Only basses the shop carried was Cort and it was one of those ask before you touch kinda shops.So seeing as how they were having a music class going on I didn't bother the owner with it at the time.Didn't wanna disturb the flowering little musician there for music lessons either with my Steve Harris like bass skills (Yeah lol)

    Anybody got any experience with these?Should I go back to check them out?Any other comparable options?

    I think I like the idea of a mini stack basically instead of a combo just to change things up.Plus if need be I could pair it up with one of my GK cabs.
  2. I'm not sure if it's the E300 amp you're talking about but most people that like the Eden sound typically like all of their products. They usually hold true to the clean tone Eden was famous for all they way down to their more affordable lines like the E series.

    I'd think it would be worth a listen anyway because it's there. Let your ears decide.
  3. hopsbb


    Nov 8, 2014
    Come to think of it,I think it was the E300.I couldn't remember the name to save my life lol.
  4. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    I own a 1997 David Eden Metro 2x10 at 450 watts into those 2x10s at 4 ohms.

    A MONSTER amp.....it has the tube preamp with basic EQ and the SS preamp with the more elaborate EQ both switchable with a footswitch...basically a 2 channel amp.

    Every Eden I have heard I liked, however I know nothing about the quality of newer Eden amps....mine was made in Minnesota where Eden started.

    It is unbelievable how much clean but warm low end this Eden Metro has.....the downside is it is a combo amp that is quite heavy and hard to move around.

    The Eden setup you described sounds like something I would very much like to own, however, I don't think it will approach my Eden Metro as the Metro will deliver 900 watts at 2 ohms.

    What is the maximum watts this Eden 300E amp will deliver?
  5. hopsbb


    Nov 8, 2014
    I'm thinking 300 at 4ohms into either a 112 or 110.
  6. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    That seems like a LOT of power into a single 1x10 or 1x12 but especially a 1x10.

    I would find out if the amp is 2 ohm capable but from what I have gathered, the later Eden amps often will not push a 2 ohm load....that's why I jumped on my Eden Metro.

    I bet that amp would sound excellent with the right 2x10 at 4 ohms though if you need portability....not sure about a 1x10 unless it is 8 ohm, in which case you could use a pair of them for 4 ohms.
  7. hopsbb


    Nov 8, 2014
    I'll have to look into it myself.I could be wrong.That was just an estimated guess on my part.Just never had any experience with Eden products but have always heard good things about them.It looked like a pretty good setup for what I'm thinking about using it for.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2014
  8. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    If your GK cabs are 4 or 8 ohm, I would take the GK cab in the store and try it out.
  9. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    From what I've read the EX 112 cabs get quite a bit of love for bang for the buck. I have no experience with that amp but if it has the Eden tone and you like that then you'll be OK. Could be a good little sleeper rig. At 16 pounds it's not a class D amp but that wouldn't bother me a bit.
  10. hopsbb


    Nov 8, 2014
    Both my cabs are 8ohms got a 210 and 115.

  11. I have an Eden rig from their first-run. A WT800 with (2) 4x10 Eden cabs (all in road cases) that I purchased in '96-'97. I find that the earlier runs of Eden products are far superior to the later stuff. I gigged with it every week since I've had it, and not one hiccup, ever. I've wanted something newer for years, but I just couldn't seem to part ways with it. It just sounds so damn good.
  12. OldPlucker


    Apr 5, 2014
    That is a great choice. I own an Eden WTX 264 with the 110 and it is awesome. I remember taking it to a small jamb session with friends. There was another bass player with a Bassman cab with 2-15s and a Marshall Head. The Eden held its own and was heard. This was a small gathering outside and not a concert. After I left, the other guy told my friend "I want one of those. That had a lot of sound for something that small and he doesn't need a truck to haul his gear."

    The guy at Best Buy who convinced me to get it during a closeout of the Best Buy Music Dept told me he had one he used in small to medium club venues and a 410 cab for larger venues. My daughter's fiancee borrowed the head while trying out for a band. It was driving a Markbass 410 cab and going direct as well.
  13. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    I have had terrible luck with Eden. A few years ago I bought a WT 800. It was dead right out of the box. I returned it and the replacement was also dead. I sent it back and received another one. I powered it on and within 10 seconds there was an extremely loud screeching sound. Then I decided to look for a used U.S. made WT 800. I found 3, all of which had problems. I looked at 4 different used U.S. made 410 cabs. All of them had at least one blown speaker. I have never had any of these issues with new or used Ampeg or GK.
  14. felis


    Jul 31, 2013
    Midwest, USA

    Similar to my story, except I don't gig. I got the Best Buy close out WTX 264/110, but only use it for practice.
    The DI on mine was a bit noisy running into a Yamaha 01V, but there's a ground switch on the back that seemed
    to make a difference.
    Also, don't know if this is typical or not, but mine doesn't make a sound until you hit the fourth click on the volume knob.
    The rest of the knob's range works fine.
  15. EmptyCup


    Feb 25, 2013
    Nashville Area
    OP, I've owned an Eden E300 head for a while and have used it for practice through both Ampeg SVT 15 and PF 210 cabs without any problems FWIW.
    Nice warm/clean Eden tone in a solid state package and headphone/MP3 jacks as well.
    Unless you are playing in a very loud metal band this should work well for you. (and they are on sale at musicians friend right now for $314.00 :thumbsup:)
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  16. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    Oh man that is bad luck for sure. There were reports of runs of amps that were chronic toward the end of the USA manufactured days which was a shame as it turned many long time users off and the good reputation suffered a bit. Those QC issues have been addressed and has not been an issue for some years. As far as the cabs go it's always possible to get a used one that has been mistreated. If I had your experience I would be put off as well.
    Thankfully in my case I have had good experiences with any of the stuff I have owned (WT800A, WT800C, WT500, WT400, DC210XLTMetro, D410XLT) all of it USA stuff. Not a lick of problem with any of it. The QC is reported to have gone up when final assy of some products moved to China. Now that Marshall owns Eden I would think QC will remain high.
  17. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    Cool. A buck per watt.
  18. EmptyCup


    Feb 25, 2013
    Nashville Area
  19. Lovin' me my Metro...

    My only stage monitor since 1999.
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  20. Lowendtech

    Lowendtech Happily trending in my own peculiar direction. Supporting Member

    That's an awesome combo. Only reason I sold mine was that it weighed as much as my DNS410 and the collection was getting a bit big for my needs.
    Actually traded it for my 60th anniversary P bass.