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Which Ampeg tube bass-head?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by supremo, Jun 22, 2014.


  1. supremo

    supremo

    Oct 20, 2008
    So which full tube Ampeg head would be the best combination with an Ampeg Heritage 410HLF?
    The cab has very deep low frequency and it's boomy.
    So I want a clear punchy sound, not muddy and dark.
     
  2. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I think it'd be a good idea to swap that cab for a 410HE. The HLF is all the things you don't want.
     
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  3. Issue is the HE is an 8 Ohm cab, and I wouldnt want to run any of the SVTs with that.
     
  4. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Ah, good point.
     
  5. pglaser01

    pglaser01

    Mar 19, 2013
    St. Louis, MO
    If only I were that good....
    Well how loud do you want it? B15 might be strange with a 410...svt-cl would work...other than that I'd think you'd like the svt 4....cue JimmyM into this convo
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    BAM!

    If you do swap out the cab for a 410he, V4B. If you don't, any of the SVT's. However, Bill Hughes, the co-inventor of the SVT, says that they are perfectly fine running an 8 ohm load because of the overbuilt output transformer. I've done it with rentals and never had a problem. Compresses up the sound in a way that I prefer running a 4 ohm load, but it's still darn good sounding.
     
  7. mouthmw

    mouthmw

    Jul 19, 2009
    Croatia
    Man, anything but the 410HLF IMO and IME xD
     
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  8. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Another vote for get a different cab (if you want clear punch, instead of muddy boom).

    The Bergantino NV610 is 4 ohms and would definitely give you the kind of sound you said you want.
     
  9. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Oh, and once you get the right cab, I would say the Ampeg SVT 2 Pro is the ticket to ride. 300W. All tube. Has everything you'd get in a vintage SVT or SVT VR or SVT CL - plus more.

    http://www.talkbass.com/threads/cab-comparo-h810-v-nv610-v-ag-stack.1052037/

    And, bonus, because it seems like a lot of folks don't "get" the 2 Pro, they are often less expensive than any of those other 300W all-tube Ampegs.
     
  10. Groovy_Gravy

    Groovy_Gravy

    Apr 26, 2012
    V4b 410he. Hlf is the definition of mudd
     
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