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Peavey 410 cab question...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by georgestrings, Nov 24, 2005.


  1. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    I'm going to adding one or two(eventually) Peavey 410 cabs to my rig - it looks like it's between the 410tx, 410txf, and 410txv - anyone got a preference of those, and why???

    As for me, I'm currently using two 15" Black Widows in separate cabs - and like a sound that's got LOTS of bottom end, yet is punchy and clear... My head is a Mark VIII, if that's any help...



    - georgestrings
     
  2. I have a Peavey 410TX and it seems like a VERY unfocused cab to me. If you're in a boomy room hope that you remembered your tuner because hearing a few cents to a quarter-tone difference is extemely hard. The horn on mine is blown so hopefully it will add some clairty when I fix that. I will probably improve the L-pad and crossover when i get the scratch to fix it up so I don't have any future problems.
     
  3. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater

    May 20, 2005
    I'd look into Avatar cabs before buying Peavey. Better cabs, better price.
     
  4. I play two Peavey 410 TVX cabinets. Stacked on top of each other.
    I drive 'm with my Trace Elliot V8 all tube amp.

    I like the sound of the cabs although I must admit that I never ever tried other cabinets with my amp(s). :rollno:

    To my ears they sound good. More than enough low end and punch. I turn the tweeter all the way off on both cabinets because I don't like the sound of it (my amp sound is very overdriven). A clean sound benefits from the tweeters though.

    Note that these cabinets are rather bulky and heavy. I gig about two to three times a month and my roadies always complain about the weight and size of these cabs... I got them a little cart to make their lives (and backs) a little better... :)
     
  5. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    Not in my area, unfortunately - I can get a good, used 410txf for around $225, and haven't even seen any Avatars around here... Thanks for the input, though...


    - georgestrings
     
  6. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Phyrexian - Thanks for the input, bud - I appreciate it.. From the sounds of things thus far, I'd probably like either the 410tvx or 410txf cabs better than the 410tx...



    - georgestrings
     
  7. The Txf is the same cab as the TX, except it's covered in tolex, so you have my opinion of that one. I'd look for a TVX, I could've gotten one at a Guitar Center used for $215, and they had two. It's front ported so you will have less problems positioning it in a room and it won't matter how close to the back wall it is.
     
  8. No its not

    The TX is rear ported, so is a bit smaller in size (no ports on the front under the speaker), the TXF was the next to be released, it had ports on the front and a carpet covering, the TVX was then released and is the same as the TXF but with torlex


    I use one with my SVT II/Firebass and with a 215 peavey cab, they are pretty nice, but im looking at getting a bigger 10 encolsure thats sealed
     
  9. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    "The TX is rear ported, so is a bit smaller in size (no ports on the front under the speaker), the TXF was the next to be released, it had ports on the front and a carpet covering, the TVX was then released and is the same as the TXF but with torlex"


    To the best of my knowledge, this is correct... I'm leaning towards a TXF, because I think it'll work better for me than the TX, and the carpet will match up better with my other cabs than the vinyl covering on the TVX...



    - georgestrings
     
  10. Big Thump

    Big Thump

    Jun 29, 2005
    North of 49
    I have the TX ,It's much the same as the Swr goliath11,I find it really good for the money,it certainly ain't no Bergy but I find with my fairly clean GK ,It sounds good, though i have'nt had to much experience with any of the top shelf cabs,I've been playin' for 30years and I've played through most evrything else Ampeg,JBL,Bags etc. it's just a stage monitor anyway. If i had the dough I go back to a sealed cab pref. Bergy NV610 or maybe an older 810e.
     
  11. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    Have you considered buying one Peavey Pro 410?

    I use to use two Peavey 410TX cabinets. Had then for almost 10 years. Got tired of moving around two cabinets so I sold them off and bought a Pro 410.

    One Peavey Pro 410 kills two of any of Peavey's other 410 cabinets. Peavey know the many short comings of their standard 410 cabinets. They needed and wanted to compete with the higher end cabinets, hense the Pro Series was developed.

    TD
     

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  12. Daytona955i

    Daytona955i

    Feb 17, 2005
    Albany, NY
    I have a 410tx on top of an Avatar 1x15 neo, and I also tune to C, it hits hard and deep and I like it for what it is and the fact that it only cost me $200, but I'm looking to replace it for something with a little more tone and a little less weight.
     
  13. I really want to try one of the pro cabs, the reason ive got the 410TXF is because i got it with a firebass pretty cheap as my first proper bass rig, and just kept it (well, both of them!)

    I wish peavey made sealed cabs tho
     
  14. bazzanderson

    bazzanderson

    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Got one from wwbw a few weeks ago. 700watts rms @ 8ohms. Damn...it's a loud, totally focused power-house. I don't use the tweeter at all. Handles a low B very nicely. I have a steelsound 2X10 on the way (pull the full 4ohms out of my power amp)...my guitarists are going to absolutely hate me.

    Peavey is looking to compete with the big boys (Ampeg, SWR, etc.) and I think they got it right w/these pro series cabs.
     
  15. this is not to mention that the pro410 is actually lighter than the 410TVX, because it is plywood instead of MDF. look at the weight specs.

    ok, so it's only 1.7 pounds. but the pro cabinets are on a different, higher level than the TVX cabs, which aren't bad.

    robb.
     
  16. I know that this is an old thread, but feel like it is worth giving my opinion since I have built two bass rigs around Peavey bass cabinets in two different eras. My rig in the '90's was two 410TX (8 ohm) stacked with a 210TX (4 ohm) stacked on the 410's and a 115TX BW (black widow & 4 ohm) on the floor next to the stack of tens. Notice all rear porting. The two 410's were powered by one amp and the 210 and 115 powered by another amp since there are wattage and ohm differences. The 210 on top was to give volume at ear level, essentially a rear monitor with benefits. Cabinets got ruined in Hurricane Ivan 2004 and not in a band at that point, so fast forward to today and in a band. I paid top $$ new for everything back then, but with ebay, Craigslist and "Used" equipment at Guitar Center (website), there's no way I am paying for new. I'm not straying from 410's this time. They do everything that a bass player needs. If you need a different tone or range, get it from your EQ. Current set up is two stacks of 410's going two wide for wall of sound instead of taller. Peavey 410TVX (4 ohm/front port) cabs on the bottom, 410TX (8 ohm/rear port) cabs on top. I use Ampeg heads to power all, but Peavey CS800s or x will do the job just as good! By the way, I have carpeted over the tolex of the TVX cabs to keep the look and the carpet wears much better in transit. If I played larger venues, I would simply double what I have now.
     
  17. I run 2 TVX cabs and I love them. I do have 2 issues with them. First they are like 107lbs and are hard to move around second it that they tend to be a bit unfocused in the low end but I plan on fixing this with one of FDECK's HPFs