rig options

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Eric Cioe, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. #1

    11 vote(s)
  2. #2

    8 vote(s)
  1. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2001
    Holland, MI
    i have a GK 400RB head right now that i will use for pre for both, and later i will run a/b between that and an Ampeg SVP-PRO Pre.

    #1 Carvin DCM1000 ($400) into Ampeg SVT-410HLF (the 4x10 with the ports) ($700)

    #2 Carvin DCM1000 ($400) into Bag End 15 ($400) and some sort of 2x10 (under $300) (give suggestions)

    Im trying to keep the whole upgrade under $1100.

    and yes i like my GK, dont nead a new head
  2. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz Guest

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    I would go with option 2.
  3. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Aug 31, 2001
    Halifax, Canada
    Owner - St. Germaine Guitars
    I voted no.1. But for #2 you might be able to pick up an SWR workingmans 210T or a carvin R210T, I thinkm but I'm not familiar with America prices. Actually, I'll change taht vote, #2, Bag End 15, DCM1000 and SWR WM210. I think it would be more flexible, and better low end.

  4. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Careful on the workingman series. I just heard that the horn's inferior protection circuit (or maybe it doesn't have one) will allow the horn to blow easily, and when that happens, it will blow your amp too. Big repair costs.

    When most horn protection circuits blow, they usually won't take your amp out too.
  5. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    In both setups, the speakers would not nearly be able to handle the full power of the DCM1000. You could wait for another $100 and get the SWR Goliath which would be able to handle the power.

    Or... the DCM600 and the Ampeg SVT 4x10.
  6. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2001
    Holland, MI
    the svt is rated at 800 watts program, which is what an amp should be able to deliver it right? well, as long as i dont crank it to 10, i should be fine. extra power=extra headroom right?
  7. Davidoc

    Davidoc Guest

    Sep 2, 2000
    Northern VA and JMU
    I wouldn't worry about blowing the ampeg 4x10; I've heard people running r1000 carvin heads into their lower power rated 410s. I think the hlf can handle more power. You might not want to crank it though.
  8. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9 Guest

    Jun 20, 2001
    i wouldnt recommend cranking it.

    we're in the same boat, cept you have a GK and im looking for a preamp.
  9. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    I would vote for #2. I play through a carvin 210T and a home built 1x18 cab. let me say that the carvin cab is a steal at its price of i think 300 bucks. It uses eminence drivers... not some house brand... and IMO sounds wonderful.
  10. kaseydilla

    kaseydilla Guest

    Sep 30, 2001
    New Orleans, LA
    Dont worry about blowing the cab up. I run a DCM1000 bridged into an SWR Henry the 8X8 (which is only SUPPOSE to handle 400 watts). As long as its CLEAN power, you should have no trouble.
  11. danny3k

    danny3k Guest

    May 26, 2001
    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    What do they mean with 800 Watts Program :confused:

    I'm sorry I don't understand very well the english language