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Who's running eight drivers live?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Marley's Ghost, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I've been gigging with my 2 MB NY604 cabs for about 6 months and have been really pleased with the overall lows, tone and power I get from 8 6in speakers. This is the first time since I ran a 70's SVT 8X10 that I have used 8 drivers, and the clean lows this rig puts out is amazing. And it's still crisp and punchy in the mids.

    Who else out there gigs in single or multi cab configurations with 8X6, 8X8, 8X10, or *shudders* 8x12 or 8x15 :eek:?
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I'll do 810's on occasion.
  3. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    I did for a short while, peavey 810TX. Pretty badass cab, buy I moved on to better things.
  4. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Sometimes 8 separate carloads of people show up to my shows.
  5. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Ampeg 8x10.
  6. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Can you send them to our next show?
  7. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
  8. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    I'm your huckleberry:


    - georgestrings
  9. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Ampeg 810 once in awhile. But, normally I'm a 115 or 215 guy.
  10. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Sweet rig! And that's a pretty SR5 you got there! :cool:
  11. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    Unless I end up running 8x6 in the future, I don't expect to gig with an 8 speaker rig unless I buy another CTS loaded vintage 810. Not counting HF drivers, of course. ;)
  12. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    Thanks - that SR5 was a real looker, but it just didn't work out for me tonally... I ended up trading it with another TBer for a Sterling 5 HS and some cash - which worked out well for both of us...

    - georgestrings
  13. Jeb


    Jul 22, 2001
    Agreed. And a very cool picture. But I don't envy your load in/out! :)
  14. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ampeg Heritage 810 whenever I can.
  15. Gab124

    Gab124 The path is greater than the destination Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    I will sometimes use my Ampeg810 - but I don't push it anywhere near its capability. I just really like the tone and the huge headroom I get with it. And, oddly, I find it easier to take to a gig than my Avatar 156 as it rolls along on its own and I just lean it into my truck bed and slide in. I have never played a gig with stairs so that has never been an issue.
  16. I've been running SWR 8x8 boxes for over a decade now.
  17. Bassmann1968


    Feb 17, 2009
    Eden D810RP
  18. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    a pair of 4x10 columns. old peaveys, stripped, line-x'd, steel grills, reloaded.

  19. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Thanks - and our load in/out is no biggie - our gigging backline stays in the truck between gigs, and it only takes us about 10 minutes or less... I've got a PH215 I use for side project gigs...

    - georgestrings
  20. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Eden 410 + hartke 410 fed by stereo power amp.