loudest, fullest rock tone?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thetaurus, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. thetaurus


    May 28, 2002
    Muncy, PA
    i play an mia jazz that i'm eventually going to put dimarzio ultra jazz pickups in. now...what amp below will give me the loudest, fullest, clearest, most balanced sound that will cut and thump WITHOUT the help of a pa?

    ampeg svp pro/qsc rmx 850 (bridged into 4 ohms)

    ampeg svt cl

    mesa 400 (set up with 6 jan 6550's)

    the cabinet is an ampeg svt 810e

    keep in mind i play in two very loud rock bands, (see my signature for mp3 links), and very rarely get to use a pa for anything but vocals. i need to cut, and have a strong low end. please let me know what you all think. thanks alot.
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    go with the svp/qsc setup. It will probably give you the best cuting tone. Separate power amps seem to be just a bit clearer.
  3. man tell your vocalist for vegas standard, he is seriously tone deaf. anyways i think the mesa would cut through better just from my experience of ampegs cluttering the sound and mesa cutting and butting.
  4. thetaurus


    May 28, 2002
    Muncy, PA
    haha...which one. the guy that starts and does the first two verses, or the guy that does the choruses and most of the other parts?
  5. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    I'd suggest the Pre/Power set-up, but swap out the 850 with a QSC PLX1202 or more, headroom is your friend in loud rock bands, and you can always add more power or a different preamp with a separate setup such as this.

    The PLX is also a lot lighter than the RMX, if it makes a difference, and I heard PLX's are more reliable.

    Good luck!:bassist:
  6. Reload767


    Jun 29, 2003
    clinton, NJ
    go with the boogie. the 400+ blows away just about every amp ive ever heard, aside from a few old SVT's and other boogie heads. i dont know how to descibe it, it's just awesome.
  7. thetaurus


    May 28, 2002
    Muncy, PA
    well...it's not a 400+. just the 400. but it has 6 jan 6550's in it. so that's 300 watts right? i played it through a mesa 2x10, with a cheap washburn, and it sounded really good. now i'm thinking that into my 8x10 with my jazz...it will sound even better!
  8. See if you can get it to try out. I'll bet this will be KILLER..
  9. See if you can get it to try out. I'll bet this will be KILLER..