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A totally modern, hybrid version of the famous SVT.

The tube preamp section of the Ampeg SVT-3PRO Series Head re-creates the great bass tone that made the original SVT the most respected bass amp of all time. The power section is solid state with a toroidal transformer that generates less noise and magnetic interference. Delivers 450W @ 4 ohms and has an arsenal of tone-shaping tools: 3 bands of tone, a 5-position mid selector, 9-band graphic EQ, plus low and high boosts. Other pro features include input peak LED, input pad and bright switch, mute function, tuner out, variable line-out level, time-delayed turn on, DC-supplied filaments, and variable fan speed. 2U rackmount.

Ampeg SVT-3PRO Series Head Features:

  • Tube preamp section re-creates great bass tone of the original SVT
    450W @ 4 ohms
    3 bands of tone
    5-position mid selector
    9-band graphic EQ
    Low and high boosts
    Input peak LED
    Input pad and bright switch
    Mute function
    Tuner out
    Variable line-out level
    Time-delayed turn on
    DC-supplied filaments
    Variable fan speed
    2U rackmount


Ampeg SVT-3PRO Series Head Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 19"W x 3-1/2"H x 15-1/2"D
    Weight: 26 lbs.
    RMS Power Output (8 Ohms): 275 À
    RMS Power Output (4 Ohms): 450 À
    RMS Power Output (2 Ohms): n/a À
    Tone Controls: 3 band À
    Mid Tone Control: 5 pos À
    Graphic EQ: 9 band À
    Ultralow/High Boosts: Yes À
    Balanced Line Out: Yes (Transformer) À
    Effects Loop: Yes À
    Pre-amp Out/Power Amp In: Yes


Ampeg SVT-3PRO Series Head

On May 1st, 2009, the Mackie, TAPCO, Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg websites will be updated with the addition of warranty URLs (e.g. www.mackie.com/warranty) expressing new A Stock warranty terms. These warranty URLs will go live on May 1st, 2009. Formerly, warranty periods for these LOUD brands appeared in a variety of locations – in product manuals (for Mackie and TAPCO) and on warranty cards and hang tags (for Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg). In order to streamline and clarify this process, Mackie, TAPCO, Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg warranty periods and terms will be communicated in full on the warranty pages. Any LOUD products purchased prior to May 1st will bear with them the manufacturer’s warranty as predates the new policy. Moving through this transition, in order for customers to obtain warranty service, both the sales receipt and a physical copy of the (older) warranty statement will be required by our Service and Support departments in order to issue Service Requests, etc. If the product was purchased on or after May 1st, 2009, but a physical copy of the older warranty terms is not presented, the new warranty terms and periods will apply. Meanwhile, the products that bear with them the new warranty periods (as reflected in the box contents of each product) are being tracked by serial #, and contain new warranty content referring customers to the appropriate brand website. The information below reflects the product warranty periods that will be effective on May 1st, 2009 for the Mackie, TAPCO, Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg brands: Mackie: A 3-year, nontransferable, inclusive warranty on electronics and a 2-year, nontransferable, inclusive warranty on drivers (where applicable) apply to loudspeakers (active and passive), power amps, powered mixers, and HR studio monitors. Specific models under this warranty include all SRM, HD, SA, C and S Series Speakers, all FRS Amplifiers, all HRmk2 Studio Monitors. A 1-year, all inclusive, nontransferable warranty applies to all mixers, MR Studio Monitors, Control Surfaces, Processors (digital), MR Studio Monitors, Control Surfaces, Audio/MIDI Interfaces, other SR & Recording Products. Specific product models under this warranty include all Onyx Compact, 4-bus and 8-bus, all VLZ3, all PPM, all ProFX, all CFXmk2 Mixers, all MR Studio Monitors, Big Knob, Onyx 800R, all MCU Pro family. Tapco: A 1-year, all inclusive, nontransferable warranty applies to all products and all models. Crate: A 1-year, nontransferable warranty applies to electronics and speakers on all models of MI amps, cabinets, and combos. 90-day warranty on all tubes Blackheart: A 1-year, nontransferable warranty applies to electronics and speakers on all models of MI amps, cabinets, and combos. 90-day warranty on tubes. Ampeg: A 5-year, nontransferable warranty on electronics and a 2-year, nontransferable warranty on speakers apply to all SVT Classic and Pro Series, MI amps and cabinets. A 2-year, nontransferable warranty on electronics and a 2-year, nontransferable warranty on speakers apply to all B Series, all Diamond Blue, and all BA combo amps. 90-day warranty on tubes.

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  • Killer 450W Head

    As reviewed by SpectorDude on 1/15/2007

    I bought this amp almost on a whim. When it came down to it, it was either a GK or this. This amp is a LOUD 450 Watts. When I first got it home and hooked it up to my 4x10, I about blew the patio doors off my place. This amp has tons of bottom, and with some EQ tweaking, the mids and highs sing. Work very well with my active 5-string. Also, the size and weight, with tubes, is amazing. If you got the cash - get it.

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  • SVT 3 Pro Review

    As reviewed by Kinkaid on 4/12/2011

    I picked this up about 2 years ago so I've really had a chance to live with it and use it in many situations. It is definitely a superior piece of equipment. I also own and play through a 59 Fender Bassman 5o (Great tube sound but nowhere near the power of the svt), and a tuck and roll Kustom. The svt is by far my fav. I run it through an svt 4x10 up top and an svt1x15 underneath and get a great range of sound, fat, low bottoms, clear crisp highs, and plenty of punch in the middle. My biggest and really only complaint would be the occasional interception of radio signals. my fender tube dose this as well and i've experienced it in other tube amps. In practice situations any worrys of not cutting through are put right to bed, even during double bass drum blasts and obnoxious guitar players. This power makes it suitable for pretty much all gigs and for the larger ones(6-12 hundred people) it has a direct line out for the p.a. so no more little box to fool with. and on stage with the right speakers you will feel it, so monitors are not so important. Unless for what ever reason you need more power I would recommend this amp to any one. Their also tough as hell mine took a drop from the top of the stack when some sound guy decided it would be easer to just push the whole thing from the bottom I plugged it in and it started right up. So in summation. Great range of sound, plenty of power, Fat , clear, and crisp, lots of pro extras five stars.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Ampeg has the tone

    As reviewed by ken talley on 3/7/2012

    Right out of the box, the tone was outstanding. I enjoy how quiet the amp is. I have it paired with my 410hlf cabinet. It is powerful and it gets loud for just 450 watts. In my opinion 5 tubes, 5 different mid range settings and a 9 band graphic eq (I use the in/out graphic switch for solo boost), not to forget gain, tube gain and master volume make it incredibly easy to dial in the exact sound, tone and volume. This amp is on the weightier side of things, however, in a 6 space rack with a power conditioner, tuner, effects, digital receiver and miscellaneous cords (speaker, patch,etc.) It is a nice neat bundle for intermediate venues. If you want to go larger you can connect as many slave units as needed or of course FOH. I now have a completely matched rig. Go ahead and make your day with this amp.

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