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Just A Quick Vote: Which Amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by supernaut_1, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Hartke VX3500

    3 vote(s)
  2. SWR Workingman's 2x10 Combo

    3 vote(s)
  1. supernaut_1

    supernaut_1 Guest

    Dec 16, 2002
    i'm getting a new amp to replace my tnt 115. so i want either a hartke vx3500 or swr workingman 2x10 combo. if it helps to know these facts in making a decision, here: my guitarist uses a marshall tsl 100 head and 4x12 cab, i play mostly metal but also classic rock and classical, and i use a pick about 80% of the time that i'm not slapping, tapping or using fingerstyle, i also use a number of effects. and here's two links to each amp:


  2. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    Dude. That 2x10 combo might make a nice little practice amp... but no 2x10 can keep up with a drummer, and fuggettaboutit with the 100 watt Marshall.

    The 4x10 Hartke is the better of the 2 options. But at 350 watts it still won't keep up with a 100 watt Marshall. You will need to keep your TNT 115 and use it a slave amp to give you a total of 500 watts. Does your TNT have the external speaker output? Since you are only running 150 watts to the 15 compared to 350 into the 4x10, you will need to add the extension speaker to the TNT 115. Since you already have 4 10's in the Hartke, go with a 1x15 extension. That will give you a total of 550 watts into 2x15 plus 4x10. You will be able to play with that rig, but will probably have to ask the guitarist to turn down - because your 15's will still be underpowered compared to your 10's. And you will still run the risk of blowing your drivers trying to turn up louder without enough power.

    Now that advice above is based only on the options you were looking at. What you really need to do is forget about these wimpy combo amps. Get yourself a head in the 400 (minimum!) to 600 watt range, and a pair of very efficient (look for high SPL rating) cabinets. Good luck!
  3. NeedMoreBass

    NeedMoreBass unregistered

    Feb 14, 2003
  4. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Make that a TFB420 + Avatar B212 Delta (4ohm).