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RELIABLE CAB FOR SVT4 PRO

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JayBass2361, Mar 22, 2013.


  1. JayBass2361

    JayBass2361

    Oct 21, 2012
    Hey guys! So the band I play in is REALLY loud. Hence the reason I went for one of the big guns of the bass world. I humbly asking for confident advice as to which cab I can depend on at high volumes continuously. Obviously I'm ready to purchase a fridge if need be, and obviously leaning towards the svt810 but could a 610 hold up as well?
     
  2. 254 stringer

    254 stringer Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Waco Texas
    Yeah the 6x10 will hold up I have seen people use the 4pro with a 4x10.
     
  3. xshawnxearthx

    xshawnxearthx

    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    Get to 8ohm 410's. GO full tilt bi-amp into the two. FACE MELT.
     
  4. JayBass2361

    JayBass2361

    Oct 21, 2012
    Thanks guys. One more thing. Are all 810s the same as far as impedance? Just want to know what to look for since I'll be shopping the old Craigslist.
     
  5. JayBass2361

    JayBass2361

    Oct 21, 2012
    Not enough cash for two seperate 410s at this moment. Thanks though
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    All Ampeg 810's are 4 ohms. Most others are too, but occasionally you'll find one that isn't. I like both the big Ampeg cabs but the 810e just plain rules for me. The 610hlf is great if you want some lower frequencies, though.
     
  7. bluestarbass

    bluestarbass

    Jul 31, 2007
    Indianapolis
    The 6x10 pairs well with the svt4. I ran the b4r bridged into the 6x10 for a long time. It's a rock solid cab, and easier to handle by yourself than a full fridge.
     
  8. Ncognito

    Ncognito Banned Commercial User

    Jan 8, 2002
    Hoffman Estates, Illinois
    Owner, Xsonics Bass Cabinets
    I paired my Ampeg SVT-4 pro with one or two Eden 410XLT's for the last 15 years and over 2,000 gigs. Incredible combination.
     
  9. randyg

    randyg

    Jul 10, 2010
    Creedmoor N.C.
    I use a 610 Ampeg with a SVT-CL or a SVP-CL/poweramp and it rules. To me it's easier to move around than my 410 because of the tilt and roll and an 810 will not fit in the back of my Tahoe without folding the rear seat. It is plenty loud with either head and sounds great. Bought it used in great shape for $450.00. Nothing like hearing a guitarist say turn the bass down I can't hear my Marshall.
     
  10. JayBass2361

    JayBass2361

    Oct 21, 2012
    Hahaha I'm up against two Marshall heads through two mesa cabs so I need every bit of power. Thanks for the input guys. I found a great deal on a Goliath 410 but I'm willing to pay more if ampeg is the way to go...
     
  11. I would put that 4pro on top of a fEARless 215.
     
  12. Jheake

    Jheake

    Jan 21, 2010
    Gilbert az
    I have used the 610 with the 4pro and it was a fart box. Go with the 810. You'll be better off for louder volumes. You can always add low end with the amp.

    810 with the 4pro is much better than the 610.

    I also agree that two 410s is the best route if that's possible. But if not get an 810.
     
  13. If youre playing against a total of 8 12 inch guitar speakers you need an 810, no less
     
  14. JayBass2361

    JayBass2361

    Oct 21, 2012
    I'm just really nervous because I blew not only my carvin v115t out but also my v410t cabs. They were rated at 400w @ 8ohms but I was running the amp mono. I don't care about blowing those cabs because I got them for free. I just bought an svt 810e. Any tips on "breaking it in"? My humble guess is that the 810s should be fine with the svt4 mono bridged at high volumes right?
     
  15. Bass 45

    Bass 45 Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2011
    Tempe, Arizona
    You would be safer not bridging and going half power to see if that works for you first. The 4 pro can blow the 810 if you crank it bridged - especially if you use a lot of low end.

    I don't think you will have any problems cutting through with that 810 though.
     
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Breaking in an 810e? Play it. The 4 Pro bridged will be fine with it, but for God's sakes, remember the Golden Rule of Cabs...if it sounds like it's going to explode, it will.
     
  17. JayBass2361

    JayBass2361

    Oct 21, 2012
    There it is! I was waiting for someone to point out my glaring ignorance! No harm done though JimmyM. I truly appreciate all the advice.
     
  18. xshawnxearthx

    xshawnxearthx

    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    I got scared using an 810e with a mono bridged 4pro. Using just one side of the amp was enough.
     
  19. Ampeg SVT 810. Or if funding is not an issue two 8 ohm Avatar 412 NEO's.
     
  20. Meh, those 412's are too much speaker in too small of a cab. The 212's actually have more low end.

    That said if budget isnt a concern a F215 and an SVT-4 Pro would be a monster rig.
     

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