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Stoner/Doom Heavy metal rig? Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by DoomMetalJones, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. DoomMetalJones


    Aug 15, 2016
    Ive been looking at a bunch of stuff, and the best I can come up with is An Ampeg SVT-7 Pro, Ampeg SVT 4x10, and an Orange 1x15. This will come to about 2000 bucks. I really want some other options, I usually stick with Ampeg heads, but ill try other stuff. Let me know what you think, and I'm open to any, (possibly cheaper), suggestions. Thanks!
  2. deathness likes this.
  3. Foz


    Jul 26, 2008
    Jax FL USA
    Build a fEarful 66 - get a decent pre - add a Crest 3.0 DSP
  4. Marko 1

    Marko 1

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Mixing cabs can present many problems,

    keeping them the same is the safe bet. :)
  5. pglaser01


    Mar 19, 2013
    St. Louis, MO
    If only I were that good....
    $2000 I bet you could get an 810 and SVT CL both used....
  6. deathness


    Jan 19, 2015
    2grand? Tube head + 8x10 or loud 2x15.
  7. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    Ampeg SVT and 810E cab or Ampeg V4B Reissue with either the 810E or 2 215 cabs.
  8. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    That's not very good stuff that works even worse together.

    Start at what sort of sound you are aftrer, there is some variety in stoner/doom, like are you being driven and guitary, or trying to add subs below the guitars that are already pretending they are basses?
  9. twoby15


    Sep 11, 2016
    I like an 'old' sound. I highly recommend an orange ad200, and a 15 or 2x15. You can usually get a used Orange for $1500, then you have $500 for a cab. Totally doable.

    Ampeg V4, SVT (already mentioned) fender sb 300, 100T, or Mesa 400+ are all great.

    With a full tube amp like these you can easily get a loud slightly fuzzy sound that feels like your amp is turned up to 11 (even when it's not). I use an Orange ad200 with my stoner/garage/desertrock band.

    As a budget option I'd also recommend an old Traynor yba-1.
    They sound great with the matching 2x15 or 6x10s. I've seen vintage full Traynor setups like this go for less than 1k.

    There's a cool video of the guy from death from above 1979 showing his rig which is basically some bargain gear that ended up sounding great. The right setup is going to be the one that gives you a sound that inspires you.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2016
  10. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
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  11. GBassNorth


    Dec 23, 2006
    Marshall VBA400 head and two Marshall MBC410 cabinets would be total stoner/doom in my book.

    I'd view the Ampeg SVT/Fridge offering as more hard rock and Classic rock

    I'd place the Aggie DB750/GS412 as more prog or psychedelic Rock.
  12. twoby15


    Sep 11, 2016
    A few people mentioning big muff pedals. I have an old green muff, definitely good. Lately I dig the reuss fz-1 clone.
  13. Echo2112


    Nov 16, 2013
    Just saw Pallbearer in Dallas. Incredible band, bass sounds were simply amazing. He was playing a P Bass into a Verellen Meatsmoke through a pair of 2x15 cabs. Thunderous, glorious bass tone!
  14. tycobb73


    Jul 23, 2006
    Grand Rapids MI
    That was radically altered by the soundman.

    Who cares what genre you are playing? What's more important is getting a tone that works with the guitars and without knowing their tone a good suggestion can't be made.
  15. Echo2112


    Nov 16, 2013
    Being that I was about 10 feet from them, I would say that it was most certainly his amps driving that tone, and not what was getting pushed into the mains.
  16. cromag31

    cromag31 Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    orange county New York
    crest polite 3.0, demeter hbp-1, barefaced big twinII and Darkglass b7k ultra! done.
  17. Ampeg SVT II (non-Pro) into an Ampeg svr215 and 215E. Also look at Vintage Orange 215, Accoustic 301 and modern Matamps Green or Emperor 215 cabs. As far as tone goes, an all tube 300 watt head will destroy a 1000 watt SS power section. And mixing drivers usually isnt a good idea. I like 15s you might like 12s??? Just make sure that they are bass speakers and if the box they are in is designed for the drivers, instead of just thrown in, even better! All the best to you in finding your tone!
  18. BTW, I heard a Verellen meatsmoke head through 2 Ampeg flatback 810 cabs and I honestly prefer my rig ...
  19. BogeyBass


    Sep 14, 2010
    used 8x10 is pretty straight forward
    and bout 400 to 500

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