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Review of Eden Nemesis 4x10" combo

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by azsfcsh, Nov 26, 2005.


  1. azsfcsh

    azsfcsh

    May 31, 2005
    Gilbert Arizona
    Well, ive had this thing for about a week now, but i decided i would put up a review already. First of all, Ive been looking for a not so expensive bass amp that has good tone, and lots of volume. Started out with an Ampeg BA115 combo amp, which i still have, because it is very loud, and has lots of low end. Then i bought a SWR Workingman's 4004 head, with a Workingman's 4x10t. It coulnt get very loud, so i decided to sell it. Now i have the Eden Nemesis 4x10" combo, plus an extension 4x10" cabinet if i want to use it. I must say that this little combo is LOUD. Not sure if it is because its about 300 watts, or because of 4 speakers, or a combination, but its powerful. It can easily keep up with a very loud drummer and a guitarist with a 100watt tubed half stack. And for once we actully had the cops called on us yesterday, im guessing just because of the bass, since the guitarist usually plays as loud as he can. When i add the extension cabinet, it doesnt really make it that much louder, but instead adds more tone to it. Im not exactly sure how to explain the tone difference but i guess it would kind of be a more full sound. Then if i really want to piss off the neighbors, i just add my ampeg combo to the collection of speakers by pluging it into the effects out, so its an un amplified signal, then just use that amplifier for the real low end stuff. Anyways, I want to give 2 thumbs up for this combo. The only draw back would be the price. However, at one of the local shops near me, they were selling them brand new for $649. I actully traded in my SWR stuff for it, but that is still a low price compaired to 123music or online stores like that, that usualy sell them for close to $900. The extension cabinet was an additional $430 for me, but im not sure of what other stores are selling them at. Anyways, for around $1000, for me, this is the nicest full stack i have played through.
     
  2. getz76

    getz76

    Apr 3, 2005
    Hoboken, NJ
    I'd hate to see what you consider a "big" combo. :)

    The reason you aren't getting much louder when you add the extension cabinet is because you are actually reducing the power; the external speaker jack in the Nemesis series is wired in serial; adding more speakers reduces the power output.
     
  3. azsfcsh

    azsfcsh

    May 31, 2005
    Gilbert Arizona
    Yea, and i was actully looking at the 8x10" combo... but i rather have the 4x10" combo with an extension so when i play(if i ever do...) at jazz gigs, or something like that, its easy to carry around, and wont be to terribly loud at lower settings, and yet still have a great tone. As far as the power decreasing when adding a cab extention, i thought that was the case, however, it doesnt seem to actully be losing that much... Still loud, if not louder, than just the combo its self. Maybe its just the tone that makes it seem that it is still loud when really it is decreasing a little. But i definately like the tone a lot more when both cabinets are running together than just one, but im not saying that the combo its self is a bad tone.. I guess im just a 8x10" kind of guy?? Not trying to be an advertisement to this company by any means, but if you can find a cheap deal on one of these, well.. at least try it... :D
     
  4. is the extention 4x10 an Eden as well? Also, how would you compare the tone of the nemesis to the SWR workingman's 4x10, and the volume of the two, keeping in mind the extra 100 watts the SWR has. And are you still using the 4004 head or another head?
     
  5. azsfcsh

    azsfcsh

    May 31, 2005
    Gilbert Arizona
    Yes, the extension is the eden nemesis 4x10", i think its the ns410, but i dont remeber the model number, but i think its the only 4x10 model they have so far.. I traded my entired swr gear for just the combo amp. As far as volume goes, before i traded it in, i played them side by side, and the eden blows it out of the water. SWR seem to clip when gain was more than half way up, might be cause im using active bass, but i was plugging it into active bass jack. The SWR Cabinet is pretty good, but it was really heavy.. like 100lbs.. I also have a 100watt all tubed carvin head.. which is what the guitarist is using, but i occasionally used it with the swr cabinet. That was louder than the 4004 head, but the combo is easily compairible with the tubed head in volume, but i like the combo's tone better. Maybe i just had a faulty swr head or something, but im happier with the eden stuff, and im not looking back.
     
  6. doubt its falty - i have the 4004 - 4x10t - 1x15t stack and the way you described it is the way i would.