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NEED HELP ON AMPEG V-4B

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SNOTROCKET56, Jan 10, 2012.


  1. SNOTROCKET56

    SNOTROCKET56

    Mar 13, 2011
    I just recently acquired a big ol ampeg 2x15 from the 70s, its a v-4b - my question is how do i know what kind of amp to use - i dont think my gk 400rbIV will handle it
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I think it would handle it easily. Those old cabs from the 70's sound great, but they don't handle a lot of power. I'd guess the V4B cab to be about 150-175w power handling or thereabouts, unless the speakers have been replaced with either the higher power handling JBL or Altec speakers of the day or new speakers that handle a lot more power.
     
  3. SNOTROCKET56

    SNOTROCKET56

    Mar 13, 2011
    gk400rbIV is 280 @ 4ohms.
     
  4. I would do what JimmyM said. But save the original drivers just in case you decide to sell the cab (becuz they're rare) to a collector who wants the cab in original form. IMO
     
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Thx for the actual specs, Darius. Didn't actually recommend him to replace the speakers, though. Actually, knowing it'll handle 240w legit, I think the 400RB would be fine for it, although it would look a little weird without a V4b on top of it ;)
     
  6. * Yeah I know, not sure if the grill cloth is removable, since it's a folded horn design, grilless might look OK with a GK head. eh

    Heres a link to alot of the manuals and brochures for the Ampeg v4
    http://www.ampegv4.com/manual.php
     
  7. someparts

    someparts

    Nov 22, 2010
    Ohio
    That's good power for that cab, will be just fine.
     

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