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What do you think of this combination (Fender and Ampeg inside)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 2meterbassman, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Hi folks!

    I need new amplification.
    My thoughts:

    Ampeg SVT-7 Pro bass head
    Fender Bassman 410 Neo cabinet



    I play Classic Funk and Soul Tunes - and I think about this combination, because of it's power and lightweight - Class D power amp and neodym speakers.
    Plus a charming tube in the preamp.

    I wanna hear a modern sound with warmth.
    I don't like Hartkes f. e. - they sound to harsh.

    What do you think about that combination - will it sound as in my imagination?

    Thx for answers.
  2. The Fender Bassman Pro 410 Neo is the very best 410 bass cabinet ever devised by humankind. :smug:

    TalkBass and felllow Fender Rumble Club member, tedsalt has two of them and is awaiting a Fender Rumble 500. Likewise Gougedeye has a Fender Bassman Pro 610 Neo cab that he gigs with either a Fender Super Bassman or a Fender Rumble 350 (he has both).

    Fender LOVE Is In The Air! :D

    Ampeg.... not so much...:eyebrow:
  3. Thx for your answer, pal.

    There are other 4x10 bass cabinets, tested with very good results - f. e. the cabinets of the german company www.basssysteme.de, but I like the modern technics in it plus the classic look of the new Fender cabinets.

    A friend of mine (ahem, one of the most famous bass players in germany) is Fender endorser and plays the 810 cabinet plus the Super Bassman. Very good sound, just mighty - but the stuff is too heavy and too big for me.
    I don't wanna buy a truck for my amps...;-)

    So - the 410 neo is on my wishlist.

    You wrote "Ampeg - no".

    The SVT-7 Pro owners club in this forum says nothing bad about it.

    Do you had any bad experiences with those amps?
  4. No. My only Ampeg experience was in 1972 with a 1969 Ampeg B-15 that I absolutely hated. I'm a Fender man (as if you couldn't tell), and I suggest you listen to your smart friend.

    Nowadays, Ampeg has a reputation for catastrophic failure. Buy what you like but be careful.
  5. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Boy, what a bunch of crap! They had one amp that had more than a normal amount of failures and fixed it.
  6. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Yes to the SVT

    No to the Fender. I have owned 2 and found they lacked clarity and punch.

    I think you be better off with an Ampeg 410.
  7. MrBKerth

    MrBKerth The Gypsy Bravado

    Apr 20, 2013
    Fender cabs aren't typically my cup of tea. I like old peavey American cabs with black widows but they are heavy.

    If you are looking for class d with preamp id test a bunch of them. Many are nice but I've found myself back in the heavy weighted embrace of a fender bassman 300 pro. 80 pounds of tube loving. Of course I like fat warm rockin noise so it depends on what you're going for.

    With those biases in mind id look at used cabs like avatar as well. Id also test genz benz heads if you could. Markbass also gets much class d love on here.
  8. Hi Folks,

    thx a lot for your answers!

    Greetings from germany