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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by relman, Mar 4, 2001.
Which one for a nice all around (sorta vintagy) sound?
It's gonna go through my A.M.P. BH 420
Sorry I won't vote, but I will reply...
the Mesa/Boogie rocks, it is expensive, but it's worth it.....Or try the Powerhouse Jr.,1x12 and 4x8........Very punchy....
Take your head and bass to the shop with you and try them all out, so you can decide which one sounds best to you.
I'm an idiot....I never read the bit about having to be sorta vintage sounding. Ignore one vote for SWR and put it with the Ampeg. Sorry.
Best advice I have seen in a long time........
Eden would be a little stretch too ($)
If you want a vintage sound go with a vintage ampeg. If you can't get a vintage one a new ampeg is probably the closest thing.
very good advice there, and the only way to check out an amp to see if you like it.
Sorry...can't vote. I like my EBS 4x10 better than any of those you listed
As much as I dig that cab, RAM - smooth, vintagy tone? Mmmmnnnaah. But it kicks.
Aguilar has vintage smell too
I own both the Diesel 4x10 and the Powerhouse, Jr., and I agree. The two sound killer together, BTW. The older Diesel or Road Ready Boogies are my favorite of the 4x10's I have tried. However, I have not tried Epifani's 4x10 (though I have tried a number of his other cabs), and I am sure that a T-410UL would kick. Of course, now you are really talking pricey!
Go for an older Boogie in good shape. You won't be disappointed. I was temtped to sell mine a while back, but in truth, I probably will never be able to part with that cab.
I didn't vote either, but the SWR Goliath II is from what I can tell less modern sounding than the III. I have one, and I get a really deep warm sound out of it with my Alembic preamp.
Oh, and you can find them pretty cheap since they've been discontinued. Definately worth a listen.
I'm not trying to be a jerk....really!
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Aguilar has a great vintage vibe, but with modern capabilities. You really should check one out if possible.
You really owe it to yourself to hear all of these cabs through your OWN head, and disregard any post that says "you need to get a ______". Everyone's ears, tastes, and settings are different . . .
SWR's goliaths sound very nice. I wouldn't say they sound very vintage, but they're an extremely nice and punchy cabinet. I voted that.
I used to have an older Mesa Road Ready 4x10 and 1x15. This was the best sounding 'vintage' loud cabs I've played through. I was using a Mesa M-2000 at the time.
If not Mesa, go Ampeg or SWR.
I'd HIGHLY recommend a tech21 410. I've heard it a few times and it sound much better than an eden 410xst! about $520 and musicians friend.