Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dan Muller, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. Ampeg SVT350 w/ SVT810

    47 vote(s)
  2. Fender Bassman 400 w/ 410 and 115 cabs

    7 vote(s)
  3. Carvin R1000 Head with RL810

    22 vote(s)
  1. Dan Muller

    Dan Muller Guest

    Sep 28, 2001
    Baltimore, Maryland
    AMPEG: SVT350H (or B2-R) with SVT810E
    FENDER: Bassman 400 head with 410 and 115 cabs
    CARVIN: R1000 Head with RL810T

    Please feel free to explain why you voted for your choice.

    Also, will an SVT350H or B2-R sound good and loud through an SVT810E?

    Thank you for your time.

  2. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    those are some odd options....

    i take it you're looking for something loud, and portability isn't really an issue due to the 8x10's you state....what's your price limit?

  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Well, I voted for the RL810 because the Carvin Head is better than those other 2...

    I dont find the SVT350H impressive, and I just dislike Fender tone/price wise.

    But my real advise would be the R1000 Head with an Eden Cab.
    I havent tried the Rl810T yet, but the 4x10" lacks some of the low end clarity and OOHMP that Eden or SWR Has.
    I wont consider the SVT810E because it lacks a Horn/Tweeter. I like the 410HE and HLF instead.
  4. Well if you're not looking for a horn anyways, then the SVT 810E is a great cab to go with.
  5. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I have done a side-be-side comparison of an ampeg rig owned by a good friend of mine and my own Carvin rig. Both are very similar. Head, 4x10 cab and 1x15 cab. I like mine better. I have not heard the new Carvin 8x10, and I really do like the ampeg 8x10, but based on my comparison, of the 4x10's, I would chose Carvin.

    Throwing Fender bass amps in here is comparing apples to oranges. Personally I don't like them at all.
  6. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    i picked the ampeg rig, but, only because i wouldnt want to get the carvin 810. now if it would have been the 410 118 set up, id a voted for carvin.
  7. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    If you are looking for a really loud setup, I would say go with the carvin. The fender setup would be the most portable though.
  8. MikeyD


    Sep 9, 2000
    I'm not too familiar with the other heads, but I own a Carvin R1000 and am very happy with it. I think it probably compares well to the Ampeg B4R head, but has a cost advantage.

    The Carvin RL810T might be a good choice if you don't need really strong low fundamentals below the A string; but I doubt that this is much different than the SVT810.

    I'm not familiar with Fender's newer line of speaker cabinets but, of the choices you gave, I'd probably pick the Fender 1x15 + 4x10 and power them with the Carvin head.

    - Mike
  9. captainpabst


    Mar 18, 2001
    i second the fender 410/115 + carvin r1000 idea.
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    None of the above. Why? I don't like any of those.
  11. i really enjoy the tone from an SVT, so i voted for it...but i believe the carvin to be a bit more versatile...
  12. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I voted for Carvin, even though I wouldn't want one. Why? Because this rig isn't for me! :D

    Besides, the head is versatile, LOUD, and cheap!
  13. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    I would go with the Carvin head.

    You won't find a more versatile head to play with. It will give you lots of options in altering the sound...and the R600 is plenty powerful, so the R1000 would be more than adequate.

    As far as cabs go...have you tried Peavey's 412TVX model? I never thought I'd go with 12's but this cab can handle alot of power (and low end in addition to being very clean) and delivers a punch!!! Plus it is Peavey, so it is built solid and priced right.
  14. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    My personal rig is a B2R mounted in a BXR300 cab with the original 15' and a SWR Workingman 2x10. I am very happy with it. I have played the B2R in stores through an 8x10 and the new Ampeg 6x10. Both were very loud. I actually preferred the 6x10 because it seemed to have a little more mid punch to it. If I could swing it, I would replace my 15" and 2x10 with the 6x10.
  15. shamuthewhale


    Sep 26, 2001
    I chose Fender on the sole reason that I use fender and I have tried other amps and fender has not been beaten.
    Good luck with your choice
  16. I chose the Ampeg, based on the fact that you can try it out before you buy, they are reliable, and because I like Ampeg.

    Just one other thing, if it were mme buying the rig, besides the looks of the 350h on top of the 8x10, I would probably go for a head with more power, to really push the 8x10.

  17. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    All poor choices, IMO. You can do way better, even for the money. Look for used, if necessary. Eden or SWR are good places to start.
  18. xHarperx


    May 8, 2001
    Why fool around the rest when you could buy the best !! buy ampeg!
  19. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Ampeg the best? I've yet to see (and hear!) some proof for that...
  20. danny3k

    danny3k Guest

    May 26, 2001
    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    I'm a huge fan of ampegs, I own a SVT3-Pro, but due to the options you gave me to choose, I think that the best buy is Carvin, the other are only 350 or so Watts,if you see, Carvin can throw up to 1,000 Watts, so, I think you may go with the Carvin.