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Pls reassure me about the SWR Megoliath

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BigBohn, Oct 22, 2001.


  1. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    As my plans have been for 2 months now, I keep on returning to the cabinet that I started off with, the SWR Megoliath 8x10 for my 5-string. The porting is great, bass is clean, defined, low, and zero mud. Its the kind of bass you can feel in your lungs, like a 15" or 18" but it won't fracture your ribs because the low freq is clean and won't distortedly rumble, as do bigger speakers.

    Since then, I've found a cool effect that I might want to use, a subharmonic synth. In previous answers, people say an 8x10 would sound muddy with this effect. Alot of people also have stacks of 4x10 and 1x15 or 2x15 or 1x18. I only know few 8x10 users. And if you guys, and anyone else, help me out about this whole Megoliath thing, please do. I'm becoming confused and starting to feel sanity about this situation. Help me return to feeling that feeling I first got when looking at the Megoliath. Thanks
     
  2. WarwickFRK

    WarwickFRK Guest

    Oct 14, 2001
    I don't know, I would not want that thing. There was a band this past weekend, the guy had an SWR SM-900 with the megoliath. He begged me and pleaded with me to trade my rig for his. Then he said, how about just the cabs? He was tryin to tell me the Mo'Bass and the Mega are supposed to go together, anyhow, i could tell he did not want his mega anymore. i mean just watching this poor guy drag that thing up to the stage was hurtin' my back!!!!!!!!! I don't know.

    My set up right now is a Mo'bass with a goliath and a son of bertha. i can't see a need for the megoliath. but according to this guy i met he says the mo is made for it. no idea, its too big for me (it does look cool :D )
     
  3. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    hmph:( that was reassuring. anyone else?
     
  4. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    The Megoliath is an excellent cab, if an 8x10 is what you're after. I prefer it to the current Ampeg SVT 810, for instance. Cleaner (typical of SWR, in that regard) and very punchy.

    Yes, they're big but we're talking about 810's here. Presumably that's not an issue or you wouldn't even be considering it. As to its ability to handle the low-end, I wouldn't give it a second thought--it will do the trick.

    Alternately, you might look at the Goliath Sr. I just sold one a week or so ago and that thing (6x10) was really impressive. Handles 1Kwatts,with horn and really sounded good. In general, I think SWR's best cabs are on a par with the best in their class.
     
  5. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    here are my humble opinions:

    The megoliath is a good choice, but I much prefer the Ampeg 8x10. I just think it sounds better, and besides, you're getting an ampeg preamp anyway. I think it looks cooler too :D :cool:

    I dont think the subharmonic synth is a good idea... its for those deep, throbbing disco-like sounds and you might not like it. Kinda makes your tone sound muddy, IMO, and you said you were looking for something clean... Better try before you splurge...
     
  6. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    I will give you my 1x18" , a 4x10" and a DCM1000 for your Megoliath.
    :)
    But you pay shipping. :D
     
  7. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Ill take both of yers gear and you can share my Crate BFX15! :D :D
     
  8. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    ah guys, I LOVE YOU ALL!!!:D you know what i mean. Thank for restoring my faith in the Megoliath. I am once now on the verge of great success. With this little push, I'm out the door to get the cab of all cabs, the Megoliath. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D


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    wow it must be good luck or something, the 100th post on my final post on getting a Megoliath. Jeez, the Gods must be at play right now.
     
  9. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Now you have to do the same for my future Warwick Streamer LX 6 String in Honey Violin.
    :D

    Its coming...
     
  10. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
  11. WarwickFRK

    WarwickFRK Guest

    Oct 14, 2001
    i'm sorry, yeah the megoliath is a very nice cab but its too big! I didn't mean to make you feel that its not a good cab because it is! i'm sorry!!! just that its huge, and from what i've heard it sounds incredible. especially with the mo (i guess - that's what everyone says).

    Enjoy the cab - a lot of people would die to have one.
     
  12. danny3k

    danny3k Guest

    May 26, 2001
    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    You will not be happier with none cab than the megoliath, I only had the opportunity to buy an SVT-410HLF and iF I had the chance to buy a Megoliath, I would do it. There's a big, durable, and Loud cabinet you have. Take care of him and hit that strings hard!!!
     
  13. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    hey bohner... save the foam corners that come in the box with the cab when you buy it... i threw mine away and still wish that i hadn't done it...
     
  14. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    haha, alright guys, thanks :cool:

    and falsehood, what do you mean? you think i'll return it or something or what?
     
  15. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    no... but if you ever transport it, in a trailer or something with no decent suspension... the foam corners come in handy to protect it from bouncing around... we renred a uhaul trailer this weekend to go down to San Diego for a show.. and every bump in the road made me cringe for my cab... it was fine, but i just wish i held on to them, for my sanity at least...
     
  16. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    ahhh, i see, thank you for the grateful insight, my friend.
     
  17. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    holy crap, it comes in a box!
     
  18. This is good advice. Very few pieces of bass equipment are long term "keepers." If you have all the factory packing material and manuals, the equipment brings FAR more at resale time.
     
  19. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida

    true, ill keep that in mind
     
  20. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    If you can afford it, I would suggest going with a Goliath Senior and a Son of Bertha, rather than a Megoliath.