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Tell me about the Eden Wt800 bass head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by AlstottMVP2, Sep 12, 2008.


  1. AlstottMVP2

    AlstottMVP2

    May 9, 2007
  2. buffordbass

    buffordbass

    Nov 11, 2004
    Dallas
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amps, Lakland Basses
    Yes to all the above, and will make you throw rocks at the Ampeg!! IMHO, of course... LOL
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    There are three variants out there if you include the used market.
    The first WT800-now referred to as WT800A: ~400 watts per side into 4 ohms, 800 watts bridged into 8 ohms.

    WT800B: now ~three years old. 440/side into 4 ohms; 550 watts/side into 2 ohms; 1100 watts bridged into 4 ohms.

    WT800C: same specs, now with front panel mute and some other minor diffs.

    All versions can run bi-amp'd, nice built in crossover to seperate lows and highs if you care to. Nice DI. Good, powerful semi para EQ section with additional terble over, and bass under.Tube in the pre-amp section warms it up some. Decent comp/limiter. Tone is somewhere between tube and clean solid state; doesn't overdrive well at all if that's your thing. Big fat tone, nice clean top end. Not SWR or EBS "modern" if that's your thing.

    Really about as much power and features as you can cram into two spaces. Been a backline and touring standard for decades.
     
  4. Awesome amp..Tons of power!
     
  5. AlstottMVP2

    AlstottMVP2

    May 9, 2007
    would you buy one used for 800?

    (list 1600 or more)
     
  6. duff2

    duff2 Guest

    Dec 16, 2007
    That's a fair price IMO.

    Cheers,
    Duff2
     
  7. AlstottMVP2

    AlstottMVP2

    May 9, 2007
    Dog-gone it...this is the second time I've messed up someones post since becoming a Mod, and hitting "edit" instead of "quote"
    My most sincere apologies....



    Chef messed up your post by writing:
    ''btw: shenanigans on the below quote...you can't tell squat by looking at a tube (there's only one in there) unless it's tragically self destructed.
    however, very little to go wrong with a preamp tube; and they typically last longer than you will.''


    from original, chef mucked up post:
    ''the pre-amp tubes even look like they have low hours.''
     
  8. Rick Auricchio

    Rick Auricchio Registered Bass Offender

    List for the WT800C is US$2099. Street price is about $1700. It's probably a good deal at $800 used in good condition.

    Note that the earliest model had 1/4" and binding-post speaker outputs. It's a minor inconvenience; you can have a tech replace the BP with a speakon.
     
  9. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    +1. While no longer foremost in terms of design innovation, weight, or power amp design, the WT800 has been more or less the definitive bass head since it came out. I would certainly spend $800 on a 2004 model in good condition.
     
  10. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Better check , but I don't think 2004 will be bridgeable into 4 ohms.
    IIRC, that started March 06?

    A quick visual of the cooling holes in top will tell:
    oval=WT800B, 4 ohm bridgeable
    round=WT800A

    hth;
    alan

    btw: $800 is "stealish" for a B model, average for an A model
     
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Alstott, please read my stupid edit on post 7, and put back in there what you orignally posted if you can. sorry mate!
     
  12. AlstottMVP2

    AlstottMVP2

    May 9, 2007
    no worries... i'm still getting the hang of this meesage board thing too.


    "It is a well care for early model. Built in 12/04.

    I had it gone over by a tech, and he said it's in great condition..
    the pre-amp tubes even look like they have low hours.

    The tone of Eden amps are great.

    The reason I'm selling is that I have 4 amps.... 1 has to go"

    it's on sale for 800 used. Lists at 1600 or more.

    Should I buy it, in you guys' much more experienced opinions?
     
  13. AlstottMVP2

    AlstottMVP2

    May 9, 2007
    a pic of it

    [​IMG]
     
  14. AlstottMVP2

    AlstottMVP2

    May 9, 2007
    also I know very little about bass rigs. Been playing the same piece of crap hartke 250 watt for years now.


    Would I just send two speakers out - one to my 1x15 ampeg cab, and one to my 4x10 hartke cabinet?

    I don't know anything about setting ohms, etc. Would I have to change anything? Or just plug in and play?
     
  15. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    To answer any of those q's, you gots to tell us what ohms your cabs are first plz;)
     
  16. Vinny D

    Vinny D

    Jan 9, 2007
    Warwick, RI
    That WT800 is an *A* version, it is only bridgeable to 8ohms.
    If you can't run the amp bridged into a single 8ohm cab this might not be the best choice for you as the WT800 run in dual mono only produces about 250w @ 8ohms each channel.
    Seeing how this is an *A* model I would say $700 would be a better price.
     
  17. duff2

    duff2 Guest

    Dec 16, 2007
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    with warranty
    suh-nap!

    well worth the extra coin.
     
  19. Rick Auricchio

    Rick Auricchio Registered Bass Offender

    If I recall, the Eden warranty is not transferable.

    Nonetheless, a late-model 800C is still good at $850.
     
  20. wallybill

    wallybill

    Apr 4, 2007
    Tuscola, Il.
    Eden also has a 6x10 cabinet that is 6 ohms. The WT800A can be bridged into that cabinet for about 1,000 watts. I ran mine like that for several years. The good people on the Eden forums say that you gotta have the newer ones if you want to bridge it at 4 ohms. It does sound great into the 6x10 cabinet. I like the EQ, but it is very particular compared to other amps I've used. A little change goes a long way.
    I'd say $800 is a fair price.
     

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