'70 SVT small box 8X10 question

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'70 SVT small box 8X10 question

Postby Dave Volume on Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:46 pm

i picked one of these up earlier this year. from what i read ampeg designed the SVT to go through two of these things. they can go to hell, im not carrying two 8X10's around to gigs. my question is, a possible new band member has a SVT CL and i was wondering if this cab could handle it? the band isn't particularly loud so it won't be cranked. leave it alone or go shopping for speakers?
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Postby claurindathevt40 on Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:34 am

check your pms please 8)
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Postby claurindathevt40 on Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:25 am

could you please respond to my private message

thanks, eric :P
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Postby cerrem on Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:47 pm

The old "flat-back" SVT 8x10 cabs were ratted at 210 Watts .....
Those had NO handle or wheels on the back of the cab...
If you play the SVT head loud, then you will need two of those older cabs..Many bass players got way with using just one cab if they keep the amp at a reasonable volume,such as at small venues..
All I use is the older cabs..becuase they had better speakers...the old speaker was a ALNICO magnet speaker....It has more punch, more bass, more zing, and are a bit more efficient, thus a bit more louder than the later ceramic magnet speakers they...
The later cabs are good for handling more power, but IMHO they just don't compare tone wise...

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Postby Dave Volume on Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:17 pm

yeah, the reason i have the thing in the first place is that it sounds great, even with a crummy hartke. thanks.
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Postby benjamindavismurphy on Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:17 am

i used to have a 1970 svt 8x10. powered it with a 300 watt GK800rb and never once had the slightest problem. sounded fan-frikin'-tastic too!
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Postby bloozeman2002 on Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:57 am

cerrem wrote:The old "flat-back" SVT 8x10 cabs were ratted at 210 Watts .....
Those had NO handle or wheels on the back of the cab...
If you play the SVT head loud, then you will need two of those older cabs..Many bass players got way with using just one cab if they keep the amp at a reasonable volume,such as at small venues..
All I use is the older cabs..becuase they had better speakers...the old speaker was a ALNICO magnet speaker....It has more punch, more bass, more zing, and are a bit more efficient, thus a bit more louder than the later ceramic magnet speakers they...
The later cabs are good for handling more power, but IMHO they just don't compare tone wise...

Chris


Is there anything new that compares to these old speakers? I wouldn't mind loading my cab with something better...
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Postby cerrem on Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:50 pm

I am unaware of any "new" speakers that sound like the old 32 ohm ALNICO speakers made by CTS.....
The few time I had a blown speaker.... I dissasembled the entire cone from the basket, repeaired the voice coil, re-varnished and baked the voice coil, then re-glued the speaker assembly back in the basket and it was back working great with no change in sound.....But that is a tremendous amount of tedious work to save an original CTS speaker from the reconing monster....One problem with reparing the CTS is that they used friggin EPOXY to glue the spider to the frame...this is not easy to un-glue...
When I get a moment, I will post some photos of original CTS ALNICO speakers and the later ceramic versions as well as the difference in the cabinet construction....

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1964 JTM-45 (GEC KT66)
1965 JTM-45/100 Super-Amp100W(GEC KT66)
1965 JTM-45/100 100W SuperPA (GEC KT66)
1967 Super Lead 100W (Mullard EL34)
1968 Super Bass 100W (Mullard EL34)
Various cabinets
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Postby gbarchus on Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:50 am

The old Ampeg cabinets with AlNiCo speakers are the best sounding. I used two with an SVT back in the "good ol' days." The SVT actually sounded better with one cabinet but it was easier to blow the speakers trying to get a punchy, slightly overdriven sound with a Fender Jazz bass, mostly on the bridge pickup.

I remember the sound :rawk:

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Postby jcs on Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:50 am

i read ted weber is cloning the cts alnicos,,,,there is NO BETTER sounding bass rig than an svt thru the early alnico cabs.

they make almost any cheap bass sound good,let alone what a serious bass will do thru one of these rigs,they are frickin incredible.
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Postby mattvon on Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:15 pm

jcs wrote:i read ted weber is cloning the cts alnicos,,,,there is NO BETTER sounding bass rig than an svt thru the early alnico cabs.

they make almost any cheap bass sound good,let alone what a serious bass will do thru one of these rigs,they are frickin incredible.


Yep, I've been waiting for some time for the Weber AlNiCo ABA10's to finally be available. Still says "coming soon"... :x

Still, I can't wait to see what they're like. Hard to believe no one has made a clone of those speakers yet, seeing as how there are so many vintage 810's with at least one blown driver.
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