Last minute tour! Need last minute rig!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by trainsarewonder, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. trainsarewonder

    trainsarewonder Guest

    Apr 3, 2012
    So my band has been offered a 2 month tour, opening for a pretty big band, playing some pretty large shows.

    I currently have an Ampeg 410HE. Since it's 8 ohms and kind of low, my band is suggesting I get a bigger cab. My cab is pretty beat up too, so adding another 410 won't be a sustainable option for me.

    I went to my local music store and I'm trying to decide between the following:

    Ampeg SVT810
    Bergentino NV 610
    (2) Gk 410 mbe cabs, making it an 810.

    It seems the Berg is the most solid and best sounding cab, but I'm looking for volume over tone at the moment. Would the Ampeg 810 or GK rig be much louder than the NV610?

    It's difficult. Since the SVT 810 is so common (almost every touring band I've seen uses one), I feel I should do the same.

    Any advice for the most volume?:confused:
  2. IMHO
    I would go for two 4x10's. That would give you more flexibility and make transport easier.
    Probably not GK's.
    I would go with either Avatar or Mesa.
    Probably Avatar because they are lighter and cost less.
  3. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
  4. randysmojo


    Jan 14, 2008
    Temple, TX
    In that situation, I would go for the Ampeg 810 myself. It will give you tones of volume and a similar tone to the HE cab. Plus you would get style points!
  5. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Guest Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    I assume you'll have PA. The number one rig used on tour by major acts is a single 4x10. That's because with PA basically the only audience covered by your bass cab is you. The PA handles out front, the monitors the rest of the band.
  6. trainsarewonder

    trainsarewonder Guest

    Apr 3, 2012
    I guess most of the bands I've seen/listen to use an Ampeg 810. I DO have a vintage rig that I use when I need good tone, but won't bring that on the road. So that's why I'm looking for a lot of volume.

    I'm in between the (2) Gk cabs or the berg 610, the 810 might be a little much for little me.
  7. +1

    Do you know what kind of PA you will be working with on tour?
  8. trainsarewonder

    trainsarewonder Guest

    Apr 3, 2012
    Whatever the venue provides. The act we're touring with is pretty well known, but I don't think they will be providing their PA. Some shows will be in some nice venues and some venues are so/so.
  9. jnumme

    jnumme Low End To No End

    Sep 19, 2010
    West Michigan
    Ampeg 810 hands down
  10. mattyb680

    mattyb680 Guest

    Mar 29, 2010
    Jackson, MS
    I would vote for the two cab setup. Maybe add a 115 to your existing 410
    What kind of amp do you plan on using?
  11. trainsarewonder

    trainsarewonder Guest

    Apr 3, 2012
    Can I now edit this? I think the Ampeg 810 is out. I'm a very small dude with very small band members, av weight probs 140.

    I'm in between the 2 gk's and the berg 610, for volume.
  12. :scowl::rollno:

    Stick with matched cabs.
  13. trainsarewonder

    trainsarewonder Guest

    Apr 3, 2012
    I have both an Ampeg SVT 7 pro and an SVT 450 as backup. My current 410 is not tourable. It has a lot of wear, the wood is almost worn through.

    Since I need the cab quick, i'm between the NV 610 or (2) 410 mbe's


    Mar 26, 2012
    New York
    ampeg svt4pro + 810 should have you covered
  15. What is your budget for cabs, and where are you located? When do you need the cab by?
  16. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    If you have PA support, I just don't see the need for anything more than a 410. It'll only be used for your stage volume so why drag an 810 along? Gotta go with Bill on this.
  17. Immigrant

    Immigrant In Memoriam

    Add another 410, but you shouldn't need it.
  18. trainsarewonder

    trainsarewonder Guest

    Apr 3, 2012
    I need the cab by this evening and I can easily set a payment plan up with my local music shop, the owner is a friend of the family. So I'm stuck to this shop.

    If an 810 isn't necessary, I'm going with the NV610. But I want something on the road that can handle what I need.
  19. trainsarewonder

    trainsarewonder Guest

    Apr 3, 2012
    I would, but my current 410 is in very bad shape and don't think it's road worthy.
  20. randysmojo


    Jan 14, 2008
    Temple, TX
    Seeing as how the current 410 is not capable, and the 810 is too much, I would go with the,Beef before the 2 410 cabinets. Should be plenty loud, and tone will be important to you once you get out there.