Riz, is that 4x10" a good price? If it is, I would consider buying it to try it. If you don't like it, you can sell it for more.

Lee is again right in pointing out these things. Sticking to the Ampeg cab, it is (in the 8x10" mode) one of THE classics of the world. To bass, it is what the 1960a + 1960b stack is to guitar. The strange thing is, Ampeg never designed it to capture the fundamental frequencies of the lower strings. What it does best is 'punch' the bass through the mix. It does it so well that Ampeg cabs (4x10, you name it) fetch good $, and the 2X10", 4x10", along with the 15" cabs, are offered by every bass amp/cab maker.

Who cares about bass though? You want to know about guitar use. Lee's absolutely right that the mega-dollar 1959 Fender Bassman combo was designed for bassists. Trouble is, a whole heap of six-stringers found that the amp, the 4x10" Jensens and a Gibson made you a Tone God. I'd like a Bassman (any old Bassman) but I have to fight the guitarists on Fleeb :cry: . The same goes for the humble Fender Musicmaster Bass combo. Student-player bass valve amp now hoovered up by blues guitarists.

With respect to the above post, there is no golden rule that bass amps and cabs make lousy guitar vehicles. In fact, there was that left-handed bloke with a white strat in the late 60s. He often played through a Marshall SuperBass because he liked it. Never caught on, and who remembers Hendrix these days?

In short, those Ampeg cabs are quality and worth trying out if you can travel there with your guitar and head. If you can't, just make a note of the store price and compare with eBay. If the price is stoopid, buy the 4x10 anyway.



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