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My new Ampeg cab!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by modflea, Jul 7, 2004.


  1. modflea

    modflea

    Apr 26, 2004
    Lafayette, LA
    Yes it has arrived! After a month of waiting (they sent an 810E by mistake the first time) my new Ampeg SVT 810AV. :hyper:

    <img src="http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/40/40514/folders/156669/1130658AmpegAV.jpg" width="302" height="484">

    As for the weight, I really haven't had a problem. I have a pair of lawnmower ramps and I use that to get it in and out of my truck bed. I will say that the built in dolly is a life (and back) saver.

    And as for the tone, :D . I am very impressed! It's just what I wanted out of a cab.
     
  2. congrats, looks like a killer cab:)
     
  3. Humblerumble

    Humblerumble

    Feb 22, 2004
    VA.
    Looks sweet. Congrats
     
  4. bassJ725

    bassJ725

    Jul 7, 2004
    Congrats!
    I was wondering what head you are going to use because I might get one also. :bassist:
     
  5. Please!!! use it with the Ampeg SVT-AV head!!! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:

    Congratulations!!!
     
  6. modflea

    modflea

    Apr 26, 2004
    Lafayette, LA
    Well I'm halfway there. I'm using the SVT-Pro Pre-amp with my Crest Audio power amp.
     
  7. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    Which Crest? CA9? BTW, I have heard that ampeg 8-10 cabs get better sounding after a while due to the surrounds soften up. Mine (70's plywood remodel) only has about 4 hours on it so far and it sounds KILLER.
     
  8. modflea

    modflea

    Apr 26, 2004
    Lafayette, LA
    The Crest I use is the LT1000.
     
  9. vacman

    vacman

    Mar 8, 2004
    portland, or
    Welcome to the 8-10 club. They rule and will always get the job done....and at a cool 100+ lbs we will always be in shape ;)
     
  10. Lazlo Panaflex

    Lazlo Panaflex

    Sep 30, 2003
    WERE!!?? oh were can i get lawnmower ramps from? My back has been hurting lately from the 810 :( Im only 19, i know im not invincible...
     
  11. I have the same cab with a 1978 Vintage SVT on top of it. Great cabs and will sound even better once the speakers break in (about 100 hours or so). Call me strange but I prefer mine to a vintage 810.
     
  12. modflea

    modflea

    Apr 26, 2004
    Lafayette, LA
    If you go to Lowe's they sell ramp kits. It's basically the metal part you attach to the end of a wood board. Buy the kit, two pieces of wood, attach the kit to the board, and voila! Instant ramps. You just scoot the cab uo in the truck bed and you're ready to go.

    I'll post pics tomorrow to show what I mean.
     
  13. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    I would get myself a weight belt also. If your back hurts you, and you are only 19, you must be lifting wrong :scowl: . Make sure you know how to lift with your LEGS, not youe back.... :rollno:
     
  14. modflea

    modflea

    Apr 26, 2004
    Lafayette, LA
    Lift? an 810?? Oh man that's just asking for trouble....
     
  15. modflea

    modflea

    Apr 26, 2004
    Lafayette, LA
    All right here's how to load an 810 in 3 easy steps:

    1. The most important thing.. ramps!!!



    2. Loading... nice and easy. :)


    3. All done! Load your amp, bass, etc. then it's on to the gig!!

    Believe me, without those ramps there's no way I could have bought the cab. As you can see, I'm not exactly a hulking powerhouse ;) .
     
  16. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    You don't even need to go through all that.... I have a Taurus wagon. I just back the cab up to it, lean it back (towel bar first) on its back, then lift the bottom and slide it in. Done.
     
  17. modflea

    modflea

    Apr 26, 2004
    Lafayette, LA
    Yeah a wagon would be easy too...
     
  18. My friend has one of those, and hes by no means a big person. Think 5'8 120 pounds or so. We always help help get it in and out of clubs, but man oh man is it funny to watch. He in no way ever really lifts it, just usually leans it over on its side to get it on stage, then pulls it back upright again. Its like rolling an elephant to get it out to his car.