SVT-CL Cab Options

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by LikeLukin, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. LikeLukin

    LikeLukin Guest

    Apr 9, 2012
    Hello Talk Bass folks, this is my first post :bassist:

    First off, I am a little ignorant when it comes to technical information about bass amps and cabinets, but have been learning a lot by browsing these forums. Please be patient with me.

    I have a bit of a dilemma on my hands. 2.5 years ago I purchased a new SVT-CL, and 1 SVT-410HE cabinet to play it through, a big NO-NO since the 410HE is an 8 ohm cabinet!! I did not realize this until I started doing a little reading up on it all last week, after my tubes crapped the bed on me.

    I am now looking for a 4 ohm cabinet to run my SVT-CL through. I play rock music, and love the punchy tone of the sealed 410HE, it's a pity I can't use it. Anything bigger is not an option, nor is the 410HLF as I dislike the tone. Plus, I drive a small jeep, and would prefer to maybe even downsize to a 210 cab. I absolutely can't fit anything bigger than the 410HE in there, not going to happen.

    I only jam in a small space with my band, and we only play small club venues. I like to play with a pick and dial my gain knob to max :bassist: and adjust the EQ for the room I am in.

    Right now I am looking at purchasing an Aguilar DB210. It seems like a dream come true with respect to its dimensions, appearance, and the fact that it is sealed.

    What do you guys think about pairing my SVT-CL with the DB210?? Are there better options out there for me based on what I have written above??

    Thanks for the help!!
  2. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    If it were me I would not use a 2x10 with an SVT.
    If a 4x10 is out. I would go with a Schroeder 1515L cab.
    Compact 2x15 cab than would kill with a SVT. Or ever a Schroeder 1212L cab. Or go custom with LDS cabs.
  3. LikeLukin

    LikeLukin Guest

    Apr 9, 2012
    Why wouldn't you use a 210?? Just not enough balls??
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Because a 210 would not be near enough spkr for an amp with that much power. It could work, so long as the cab is 4 ohms, but push the bass and volume up, and plooie, there goes your 210. Keep the volume down, but then, why use such a big amp.
  5. LikeLukin

    LikeLukin Guest

    Apr 9, 2012
    Rickenboogie, I get what you are saying.

    I don't play at very loud volumes. In a jam I have typically had the SVT set at a master volume of 1 - 1.5 (Gain on 10), and for a gig at the small places we play I've had the master on about 2 (again, gain on 10). This was with the 410HE.

    I want an SVT not for its power, but because everything else I have played does not sound good enough to me. Even at low volumes I love the tone of my SVT-CL. I love the warmth, and the dirtiness with the gain on 10.

    So, according to Mojo-Man a 2x12 may do the trick?? Perhaps the Aguilar DB212?