Ive run across a discrepancy in head choices

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by melvin, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Ok well I just found an Eden 210XLT for like 150 cheaper than Musicians Friend, and with that extra money I dont know what head to get now.

    I was thinking on a Hartke 4000, but then I found an Ampeg B5r for $600. I like both the heads but I dont know how they sound with the Eden cab, and I dont know if the Ampeg is that much better as to wait another month or so to get it.

    What do you guys think?
  2. The Ampeg.
    It's worth the wait.
  3. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Ampeg without question.

  4. out of those, i'd say ampeg. but if you are going to go eden for the cabs, why not stay with eden for an amp, you can get a hold of an eden head for 600 or under if you look around(i'm an eden lover though so what can i say)
  5. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Just wondering, what do you guys not like about the Hartke 4000? (It's completely different than the other Hartke heads BTW)
  6. personnaly have nothing against hartke, like the tone a fair amount(wish i could get stu hamms tone out of it though :eek: ) but i personnaly have even considered getting a hartke 3500. i'd prefer eden though, just love eden
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Used Eden WT-400. It's the only way.
  8. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Eden heads sound killer with Eden cabs for sure. If you like a relatively Hi-Fi sound they Edens will kick the Ampegs @$$! Uh, Ampeg over the Hartke. Why? Becuase I just don't like the tone from those. You might. Maybe you should go audition them all first!
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Ashdown MAG 400 is $595 new. I use one or an AMP BH-420 with my D210XLT.
  10. Copycat

    Copycat Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    I second the Ashdown MAG 400. Just got mine, and it supplies lots of power (500W RMS/1000 peak), enough tone shaping to do the job, very cool retro aesthetics, the funky Ashdown sub haromonizer, and it comes in a black capet covered case with handle, so you don't have to rack mount. Check out ashdownmusic.co.uk for specs. It's a great head, especially for the price. I'd also concur with the prevailing opinion that if it's down to the Ampeg or the Hartke, I'd give the nod to the Ampeg.
  11. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I'm with Munji, the WT400 is the amp to get, especially with that cab. It's a perfect match. BTW, the 400 just LOVES an Eden D215XLT, too! The perfect small club rig might just be the WT400 with D210XLT and D115XL, however, both cabs 8 ohms. Bass bliss.
  12. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Thanks for the imput everyone. Ill try to go play one of those Ashdowns and the Eden head, its kinda hard to find those two brands around here.
  13. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Oh I should add this:

    Would the Ashdown or Eden head get a good tone for playing in a jazz band? And would I be able change that tone to a more punk/funk tone easily?