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Thunderfunk vs Eden

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mrkode, Feb 20, 2008.


  1. mrkode

    mrkode

    Dec 19, 2007
    Montreal
    I've been looking for an amp that's reliable, not too heavy and has lot's of power, warmth and punch. I've round it up to these two contestants but not being able to get my hand on a Thunderfunk right away, i'd like to have your opinion on what are the differences in tonal characteristics between both.

    Also, I noticed that most Thunderfunk users are pairing it with Eden cabs. But what would a pairing of a Thunderfunk with a Berg HS410 be like?
     
  2. play4zero

    play4zero

    Dec 29, 2005
    Edorsing Artist: Eden
    Get an Eden WT800 with a D410XLT cab.
     
  3. Fawkes007

    Fawkes007

    Sep 13, 2005
    SF Bay Area
    I recently paired my Thunderfunk with a Bergantino AE410. Needless to say, it's awesome. Funk, classic rock, you got it in gobs. Plus, it's built like a tank and you're dealing with a small company - in other words, I'd rather Dave had my back than Eden should something fail.

    You won't miss the tube, either. If you really want that "tube sound," get an SVT Classic and be done with it. And contact a good hernia specialist.

    Remember, everyone is entitled to my opinion.
     
  4. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!!

    Feb 10, 2008
    NYC
    Have no experience with TF, but I can say that Eden, IMO, makes the best hybrid amps available. Eden solid state stuff tends to be a little clean for what it sounds like you're looking for, so if it's solid state you're after, I'd go for TF before I got a WT405. If you're going hybrid though, man it's tough to beat a WT550 or WT800.

    Fawkes is right about the CS though. Eden is apparently pretty hard to get through to with issues at the moment.
     
  5. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I'm an eden, 'funk and bergantino (112) fan. from my experience I love my eden wt550, but I kept wondering about the buzz around the TFB550. so I eventually owned both. for a while I was happy with both. I constantly mixed and matched eden/aguilar with 'funk/berg, eden/berg, 'funk/aguilar...etc I like to run two single 112s, but never really mix cab brands. I'VE NEVER USED THE HS410. basically I've heard the 'funk with bergs, aggies, and epifani ul112 and ul110. *IF* the HS410 is as revealing and lighter on the bass as the HT112, I wouldn't like the 'funk with it. if you've heard an eden 'hybrid' amp with decent cabs you should be familiar with, what I call, a sub-woofer type sound from the eden. there is a certain warm, "tubey"?, lowness that the eden has, but the 'funk doesn't. I find myself torn, sometimes, between 'funk and eden because the eden is about 5 Lbs heavier (20 total I think)

    However, the 'funk has more tonal flexibility if you discount the lack of the heavy bottom. a friend of mine, from TB, use to own eden and has had a couple of bergs with his 'funk. He recently went from the NV610 to the HS410 with his 'funk 550. here are some excerpts from his recent email... "I picked the 410 up at Willies a few weeks ago. I'm happy with the cab although it weighs 80+ lbs. The HS just did not get along with the Tfunk. In my opinion it was to harsh in the midrange or something. Just not the tone I was after. I had an NV610 for a few months though and the TFB550B sure sounded good with it. But I couldn't get the cab out of the basement myself so away it had to go." if you want to PM him I can get you his TB username. He plays in more of a bar band situation than me. I play at church fairly loud, but I bet its different than a bar :D He usually plays classic rock and maybe some country type tunes in a three piece band. BTW he says that he sometimes misses his old WT550. I forgot to mention that he is NOW running an Ampeg SVPCL with PLX2402 bridged into a HS410 Berg. So I guess he sold or is not primarily using the 'funk.

    so long answer short... I don't know what to recommend. They're both great amps, but the 'funk may not agree with as many different cabs as the WT550 or WT800 from eden. THATS a whole different story in itself!! if you want a MONUMENTAL sounding amp check out the WT800!! It looks like just a higher power version of the 550, but my jaw dropped just listening to the differences IN THE STORE! at lower volumes... but again the WT800 is heavier still...in more ways than one.
     
  6. Kael

    Kael

    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Re: T-funk/cab combininations. I've never encountered a head that fits as well as the thunderfunk with any cab I've tried it with. I know everyone is looking for a differing tone/has different hands/instruments/etc. but the thunderfunk really does mix well with any cab that is worth a flip IME.

    That being said, most Eden's (at least the ones that I've played) seem to have a rounder/softer tone. Has much less punch on the attack. Seems to have more bloom on the front end of the note. Some people dig that, I don't. The thunderfunk is punchier. The thunderfunk has a tighter low end, while Eden's have a "bigger" low end. That bigger low end can get annoying in boomy rooms. Once again that's all IME.

    I don't have experience with that every single one of the Eden heads, but the above comments seems to fit the heads I have used (the WT 800 most in particular).
     
  7. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I think I agree completely with what you've said. I guess it comes down to tone tastes... I guess I prefer eden at the moment.

     
  8. ShirazBop

    ShirazBop

    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC
    T'Funk and my Accugroove Tri-115L...gas relieved!
     

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