GK MB Fusion 500 Micro Bass Head With Ampeg SVT 8x10

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by eadg98005, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Have a chance for this cabinet at a great price. Won't have funds for any more gear purchases for a few months. Until then, anyone have any experience with the above mentioned paired together ? I LOVE the head with my MB 410. Just wondering how the GK and Ampeg will sound...
  2. AciDBatH666


    Feb 13, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    I run the MB800 Fusion through an Ampeg 810. It's nasty. The only other cab I'd get is a Gk Neo 412, or a Greenboy 1515/66
  3. I was actually getting ready for the GK 412, but then the Ampeg 810 deal came along. Can you describe the overall tone (old school, hi-fi, somewhere in between) ?
  4. AciDBatH666


    Feb 13, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    Well I was going to go with the 12s because it's just got a different kind of bite that I've read. I'm not dead set on 10s, I've just preferred em for so long that I was looking for something a little different. Plus I read that the 412 is actually easier to move around than an 810 and is fairly comparable in volume. I can't really say what the tone differences with the 12s, I've only really read that people that went with them loved the cab.

    The Greenboy 1515/66 is also easier and lighter to move around when compared to the 810, and the clarity is supposed to be light years from it.
  5. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    I have played the MB Fusion and an MB200 through a pair of svt210AVs quite a lot, and occasionally an svt15e. I've also messed around with an MB200 through an svt810 at a local GC. IME GK micro heads sound VERY good through Ampeg cabs. (I liked all of them better than the GK Neo 212 I had for a bit.) The sound is somewhere between hifi and old school. The sealed 10s tame the extreme highs and lows while giving a nice mid punchy growl that balances the somewhat inherent "modern" scoop of the GK.

    So yeah, I think it would be a great pairing. I like an old school sound with a little touch of modern tight response, so YMMV.
  6. Your experience was kind of what I was hoping to hear. I'm excited to get it and try it out !
  7. AciDBatH666


    Feb 13, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    Yeah I guess I forgot that my Ampeg has no tweeters, and even on my SWR 410 I cut the tweeter off. The sealed cab and lack of a tweeter really give it its sound.
  8. AdamR

    AdamR Inactive

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Ive had both the ampeg 810 and now have the neo 412. The 412 pushes more low end, its lighter and its easier to move,​
  9. Can't speak to the Fusion but I love my MB500 through an Ampeg 810. It's a good match for rock and roll. Very tight and punchy with a nicely grindy midrange.
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