What cab now?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tom dicus, Sep 11, 2018.


  1. tom dicus

    tom dicus Supporting Member

    May 17, 2017
    Wasilla, AK USA
    i suck at bass but will never give up
    I just bought an Ampeg SVT VR.
    Very excited.
    One question please, will my brand new Acoustic B410C's be good enough for the 300 all tube watts?
    I'm hoping so because I have no more money to buy another set of cabs!!!!
    Cheers folks!
     
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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Wouldn't be my first choice :D but they'll work fine. Enjoy the head, man!
     
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  3. tom dicus

    tom dicus Supporting Member

    May 17, 2017
    Wasilla, AK USA
    i suck at bass but will never give up
    I hope I do.
    Your incessant love for this particular head influenced me, by the way.
    I don't know you from a hole in the wall, but you seem very well respected.
    Thanks for all the great info in all your TB posts!
    Cheers!
     
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  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Aw, very nice of you to say...thanks Tom!
     
  5. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    And he uses an HPF. You should too!
     
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  6. tom dicus

    tom dicus Supporting Member

    May 17, 2017
    Wasilla, AK USA
    i suck at bass but will never give up
    What's an "HPF"?
     
  7. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    High Pass Filter (HPF) and Low Pass Filter (LPF) Mega Thread

    "HPF is used to get rid of frequencies that can't be properly reproduced by the sound system. It prevents wasting of energy for the power amp, preserves loudspeakers and keeps the stage from rumbling." Helps counter poor venue acoustics.

    Also known as a rumble or low-cut filter.

    @JimmyM uses his Broughton HPF and LPFs to control what is sent to the FOH.

    I use a Broughton always-on adjustable HPF.

    Broughton products are sold by TBr @Azure Skies .
    TBr @fdeck also builds a well received HPF.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2018
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Incessant. Good word, "incessant."
     
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  9. High Pass Filter. it helps keep out some of the lowest frequencies that can mudd up your tone, and helps keep your sound nice and tight.
     
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  10. tom dicus

    tom dicus Supporting Member

    May 17, 2017
    Wasilla, AK USA
    i suck at bass but will never give up
    I hope that is taken as a compliment. It was most certainly meant as one!
     
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  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    So yeah, I do use a high pass filter, but if it weren't for me running into PA systems run by guys who think oldies bass should sound like the inside of Snoop Dogg's car trunk, I would skip it. My speakers already do the high passing for me. So will yours. An HPF can help if you're looking to eke every last drop of power handling out of your cabs, but unlike my old pal Stumbo, I don't see a need to throw it onto every rig in the world :D I went close to 40 years without one and I was fine until these younger sound guys came along.
     
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Absolutely - it fits Jimmy to a "T."
     
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  13. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hey, JM, your old pal "The Stumboman" picked up his HPF not to long ago. I could have used it a few decades ago. :D
    Seems to me there's no downside, especially with 300 tube watts! :bassist::woot:
     
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  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Well I certainly respect your opinion, though I still stand by my own. I don't think I've ever done a gig at a loud enough volume to where it was an issue to need the little extra you can get out of using an HPF, and I've never heard any ill effects on my cab sound from not using one.
     
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  15. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Without FOH support, the Acoustic 4x10, which seems to me to around 200w thermal, could use a little help down low to keep it from mechanical over excursion. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. ficelles

    ficelles

    Feb 28, 2010
    Devon, England
    Where do you put your HPF in the signal chain?
     
  17. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    First. Get rid of the mud before it goes anywhere. :thumbsup: Just like @agedhorse prefers!
     
  18. klejst

    klejst

    Oct 5, 2010
    An Ampeg 4x10 of some sorts would be a nice pairing.
     
  19. As a VR owner, get an 810, just do it.
     
  20. tom dicus

    tom dicus Supporting Member

    May 17, 2017
    Wasilla, AK USA
    i suck at bass but will never give up
    I have a Peavey VB810.
    I was selling it to help cover the cost of the Ampeg, but maybe I should sell the 2 each 410's?
    I also am selling my VB2 head.
     
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